L’éclat, the chocolate boutique of the Righa Royal Hotel Japan, has created beautiful planetary chocolates that look too pretty to resist. The chocolates are edible replicas of the planets Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea) and Neptune (cappuccino).
The chocolates are sold individually for 400 yen, but if you order the set for 3,800 yen, L’éclat will include the Sun which is made of criollo chocolate and pineapple. Their marble-like appearance and numerous flavors would make any chocolate lover go absolutely insane!
A staple of any visit to the boardwalk, salt water taffy originated in Atlantic City in the late 1800s. Popularized by rival confectioners Joseph Fralinger and Enoch James (both of whose stores are still in business in A.C. today), the sweet, soft and sticky treats spread up and down the shore and now can be found in any Jersey seaside town, from Ocean City to Cape May. There’s no real salt water in the taffy; it’s just a clever name.