Kaneka Foods Co., Ltd., a group company of Kaneka Corporation, opened BENOIT NIHANT GINZA, the first domestic store of the Belgian chocolate brand BENOIT NIHANT*1, in central Tokyo. Grand opening on September 16th (Sat) in Ginza, Tokyo.
“BENOIT NIHANT” is a chocolate brand launched in 2005 by Mr. Benoit Nihant*2, a cacao craftsman from Belgium who has a background as a former engineer. It features a single origin using cacao from a single farm and a single variety, and is consistently produced in its own workshop from roasting to finished products. In addition, at our cacao plantation in Peru, we are working to create an environmentally friendly cacao plantation and engage in fair trade with cacao producers.
We started importing and selling “BENOIT NIHANT” chocolate in 2019, and have sold it at special venues nationwide, including Valentine’s Day, and at the official online shop ( https://benoitnihant.jp ).
BENOIT NIHANT GINZA, which will be grand opening this time, is Japan's first flagship store, and will sell tablet chocolates, bonbons, as well as Japan-only baked goods, chocolate confectionery, and Western confectionery. In addition, we have a reservation-only café, and we offer a "Japan-only parfait" that can only be tasted at the flagship store. Various chocolate products and baked sweets can also be purchased at the official online shop.
The store also functions as a Kaneka brand transmission base, such as Kaneka OLED lighting used for in-store lighting and Kaneka biodegradable biopolymer Green Planet® used for shopping bags.
In the future, we will continue to provide a wide range of solutions that contribute to the diversification and richness of food, and expand sales of products created by Mr. Benoît Niang, who is working to improve the natural environment and working environment. Kaneka makes the world healthier.We will contribute to solving global environmental issues by realizing KANEKA thinks “Wellness First.”
*1. 2016, 2017 CCC Silver Award Winner 2021 Academy of Chocolate Gold, Silver, Bronze Award
*2. Selected as the only “Chocolatier of the Year” in the Walloon region in the Belgian Luxembourg edition “Guide Chocolatiers 2021” published by French restaurant guide Gault & Millau in 2020. Ta.
・Store name: BENOIT NIHANT GINZA
・Address: Ginza Act Building 1F, B1F, 4-6-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
・Access: 1 minute walk from Ginza Station on the Ginza Line, Hibiya Line, Marunouchi Line ・Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
・Holidays: None (New Year’s holidays) *Closed days and business hours are subject to change.
・ Official online shop: https://benoitnihant.jp/
[Kaneka Foods Co., Ltd.] From the press release