A collaboration between natto and sweets. "Straw chocolate natto" is sold by Daruma Foods in Ibaraki. Purchased at the antenna shop "IBARAKI sense", which handles "specialties with a sense" in Ibaraki. The price is 594 yen (tax included).
This is a product developed by a project with Art Tower Mito. The package is designed by designer Taku Sato. What is wrapped in straw is chocolate, not brown natto.
Dry natto is coated with chocolate and has a light texture without stickiness. Crush it crispy and spread the mellow sweetness of chocolate. The first impression may be close to chocolate-flavored cereal.
Natto is chasing afterwards. Even if the sweetness and richness disappear, that unique flavor remains on the tongue. From chocolate to natto, the baton touch with a slightly different taste seems to be strangely addictive.
Not only natto lovers but also those who are not good at it now may be addicted to eating it. It seems to be a source of talk, including a unique package.