Sliced Chocolate Is Now a Thing — and We’re All In

12/09/2015 at 04:26 PM ET

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Bourbon

Are you into Nutella, but find it too labor-intensive?

Have we got a pitch for you!

Bourbon, a Japanese brand that, confusingly, specializes in chocolate and other sweets, is releasing sliced chocolate. To be clear, this is not a chocolate-flavored spread or topping. These are two-millimeter-thick slices of chocolate that are sold five to a pack.

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And this ain’t your chalky-tasting American chocolate, either: Bourbon used “nama chocolate” for their slices, which is basically high-quality cacao and cream. It’s essentially solidified ganache.

The company sells the slices in bulk bundles of one dozen five-slice packs on their site (which is Japanese, so good luck) for about $27. At that price, it’s a little expensive to go on Homer Simpson-style “64 slices of American cheese” binges, but we have faith in you.

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You can do it.

You just have to believe in yourself.

— Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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