[Welcome to the place of the Best Hokkaido Chocolate Cookie ever made … 白い恋人]
It is probably one of the best chocolate cookies ever made, ever tasted. All my children, nephews, even my working colleagues and friends know this packaging, this name by 白い恋人. In case one is still not aware of how it looks like, check out the photo below, hopefully it could jolt your taste buds into an over-run 🙂 My kiddos were entirely fascinated to be able to visit these cookies’ place of origin, whereas for me … well … due to time constraints, I had to give the Sapporo Beer Museum a miss … no big miss though since I was the main driver, and I didn’t really want to drive after even a single cup of beer, not in a winter environment.
[Photo from Shiroi Koibito Park, showcasing their full range of the chocolate cookie products … Yummy!]
The entrance to the building from afar looks ordinary. But upon stepping in closer, Japanese standards never fail to surprise! Right from the outside, the wafts of sumptuous chocolate and cookie baking smell just pulls one by the nose into the building. Upon inside, the buildings looks refreshingly English-style and odd compared to the architecture structures just outside the gate across the road.
[Shiroi Koibito from the outside, looking very ordinary and factory-like]
[A little surprise when inside there … Hobbits’ houses in Hokkaido ? So Hobbits like cookies too haha!]
[Beautiful backdrop with the Clock Tower … well without the roses in the Rose Garden in winter :)]
[Very English-like building architecture]
Boy! …. Was the entrance into the cookie production line dramatic with such a treat of beautiful dancing lights and shadows generated by the Aurora Fountain.
[The centerpiece of the Aurora Fountain, creating waves of flickering and dancing lights in the enclosed surrounding]
[Shiroi Koibito Cookie Production Line viewed from the windows above]
The main attraction here personally if you ask me is to really get the opportunity to make the famous Shiroi Koibito cookie by yourself! The other option is to paint and decorate the cookie (not so interesting to me). The DIY cookie experience was really memorable where they have chefs guiding my kiddos step-by-step patiently, and they were really having so much fun too! Me too actually lol … taking photos and a little bit of an art work!
[The final product after all the hardwork 🙂 ]
Oh … did I forget to mention they also sell amazing sugar crafts! Just take a look at some of the fantastic crafts that they made here from mini and tiny ones to giant life-sized ones! Just remember that they can’t be eaten. Though they could melt in your hands … (literally by the heat of your palm…hehehe!)
[Mini Sugar Crafts … the intricate details at microscope level … wow! ]
[And the Giant Sugar Craft that one could stand beside !]
And last but not least, after all the walking and waiting and buying, the desire to reward oneself for the successful enjoyable day out at Shiroi Koibito Park is just over-whelming … geesh, just look at the range of desserts available =D