Chocolat(ショコラ,shokora) (born February 15, 1978) is a Japanesesinger from the greater Tokyo area in Japan. Her first single, "Chocolat a la mode", was released in 1997 on Epic Records (Japan).
Her younger twin sister Heaco is also a singer. In 1998, Chocolat married the musician Akito Katayose from the band GREAT3 in Maui, Hawaii, which subsequently became her favorite place. In 2000, she moved from Epic Records to Warner Bros. Japan and later that year recorded the duet single "VERANDA" with her husband, credited as Akito Katayose featuring Chocolat. In 2005, she and her husband formed the group Chocolat & Akito.
"Chocolat a la mode"(ショコラ・ア・ラ・モード,Shokora a ra mōdo) (21 May 1997) Produced by shibuya-kei group Neil & Iraiza.
"Blue de Happy ga ii BLUE MINT BLUE"(ブルーでハッピーがいい BLUE MINT BLUE) (1 July 1997）Produced by Hideki Kaji
All Kum-Ji wants in life is to meet her favorite boy band, DDL. When she finds that the roster for the fan club is full, Kum-Ji despairs on ever having the chance to meet them face to face. Just when she believes all hope is lost, she decides to con her way into the boy band circuit by faking an interest in another band, Yo-I, and joining their fan club. Once in, she will have access to other bands, including her beloved DDL, who often plays the same shows. However, the best laid plans so frequently go awry, and her deception is very quickly discovered by one of the band members, E-Soh. E-Soh originally decides to blackmail Kum-Ji into doing whatever he wants, but he never planned on falling in love!
Note: Volumes 8 to 10 were published as a single omnibus edition.
HotelChocolat shares surged over 160 per cent on Thursday after the group revealed it is being taken over by US-based Mars Incorporated in a £524million deal ... Hotel Chocolat in second profit alert -... Ups and downs at Hotel Chocolat.
HotelChocolatGroup shares had their best performance in seven years after the company agreed to a 534 million pound ($663.1 million) takeover by Mars Inc., supporting the company's growth both within and outside of the U.K.
The 375 pence per share recommended cash offer announced on Thursday represents a 170% premium to HotelChocolat's share price on day before the offer, and looks set to bring to an end the group's seven years as a listed company.
Mars Inc., the US candy company, agreed to buy Britain's HotelChocolatGroup Plc for �534 million ($662 million) and pledged to help the high-end seller of chocolate "puddles, slabs and batons" expand internationally.