CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN
As Valentine’s Day approaches, many thoughts turn to the rich indulgence of chocolate. When my mind does, I think of Fashion Candy. Everything that I have tasted in this store is heavenly. When you walk in, you will see a long display of cheesecakes and hand-made chocolates. There are a few different samples of the cakes that you can try near the case. Depending on the day, Shu Cream is available. These are my absolute favorite. Shu cream is a round pastry cut in half with cream in the middle, so it will look like a sandwich. They are not overly rich in flavor but have a fresh, light taste. Plus, they are only 100¥ each!
When choosing the chocolates, it is best to ask what the flavors are of each one or else you may be in for a pleasant; or unpleasant surprise. I have seen green tea and wasabi-flavored chocolates here! The chocolates that are wrapped in foil will be your alcohol and liquor flavored chocolates. Through the rest of the store you will find different assortments of cookies and other baked sweets.
As you walk through the store it is clear that fine quality and distinct detail are implemented into everything that is made. Assorted trays and baskets are pre-made and wrapped to create a beautiful gift. Your selected chocolates are tucked away inside boxes, then wrapped with a bow. Some of the cookies are in the shape of animals with the details baked into them. I have not inquired about it, but there are indicators that customers may pre-order items and possibly request catering as well.
You can also find these tasty treats sold at Ma Kururu on Kokusai Street in Naha!
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closed the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Payment: Yen or credit card
Directions: Drive south on the 58 past Camp Foster and MCAS Futenma. Turn left at the intersection with the Okinawa International School and the Chinese Peacock Restaurant. This will be the 2nd intersection after you pass the light for gate one of Futenma. Turn left at the stop sign. There will be a Family Mart on this corner. The next building will be a white tiled, multi-story building, with a large window in the front of the store; this building is Fashion Candy.
From Camp Kinser: Go north on the 58. Turn right at the light soon after you pass Jimmy’s. Turn left at the stop sign. There will be a Family Mart on this corner. The next building will be a white tiled, multi-story building, with a large window in the front of the store; this building is Fashion Candy.
Google Map points: 26.275484, 127.7429
Prices: individual chocolates start at about $1 each and go up from there. The cakes with the whipped cream filling are ~$10 (and they’d serve ~10 ppl) — I highly recommend the chocolate with mint chip filling. Their apple pie was <$15, they have packaged gift boxes that range from $20-$75. It reminds me ALOT of Ladurée (the luxury french bakery/macaron shoppe) with a beautiful storefront, uniformed employees and the very prettiest packaging. I'm from New York City (so my normal is a little skewed)… but, I think its (very) well priced for high quality homemade sweets.
This place will surely have a gift perfect for ANY occasion. Chocolate,, cookies, pastries— oh my … The choices are endless. I might single handed my keep this place in business. … Oh, I should mention – there a fantastic Chinese restaurant only a few doors down …( red and white building) no English but picture menus and friendly staff. past Jimmy’s on the left (next to kiki’s garden) … Try the dumplings
What are the prices like here? I’d love to go and check this place out! 🙂