Bone Marrow Chocolate Cream

posted on 9 Apr 2009 in Almost Engrish, Fun Products

I received this submission from Japan a couple of years ago and didn’t know quite what to make out of it. Some people are quite fond of bone-marrow (usually served within a bone at restaurants), but I was not aware that it is used as an ingredient in chocolate creams of all things…

Photo courtesy of Erin Street. Found in Okayama, Japan.

I Googled “bone marrow ideal fat food for children and invalids” and it looks like this phrase was used in vintage medical memorabilia – as in this photo on Flickr. I guess some Japanese confectioners took the phrase verbatim from these old medicines and are using it as a marketing tool for chocolates!

  • Duck

    It’s definitely not politically correct, that’s for sure :)

  • ric

    Not politically correct, but possibly delicious.

  • Snoozerpoo

    And I thought nothing could ever kill my love of chocolate, ewww!

  • EricG

    Sorry, but the ideal fat food has been, and always will be: deep fried, bacon-wrapped, polish sausage covered in blue cheese dressing.

  • Xenobiologista

    Bone marrow is awesome. I used to be disgusted by my dad’s eating it when I was a kid, but I’ve recently discovered how wrong I was. Try it on toast.

  • Matty

    I have a cookbook from early 20th century that includes bone marrow as part of a suggested menu for babies and the elderly, the thought being that it contains nutrients from meat, without the necessity of teeth . . . . and the book also claims it to be “easily digestible”.

    Being neither infant nor invalid, however, I agree with Xeno that it really is delicious, sort of the ‘essence’ of a roasted meat flavor. Try it, if you can get past the texture and knowing what it is.

  • http://OCDaisy.spaces.live.com Figure.10

    Tasty to the core.

  • Joy

    I like my bone marrow on eggs. With chocolate it sounds definitely weird…

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