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Ghana Chocolate: An Amazing Guide to this Japanese Snack!

Karina IkedoKarina Ikedo
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March 20, 2024
A Ghana chocolate bar in a store.

Give in to your chocolate cravings with Ghana chocolate! If you’ve been to an Asian store, chances are you’ve seen Ghana in the sweets section. Ghana chocolate is a popular Japanese snack in Japan and South Korea. This one-of-a-kind chocolate is one of Lotte’s most loved products. A brand that’s well-known not only in both East Asian countries but around the world. 

This chocolate delight has the perfect smooth and creamy texture, making it a good competition for Swiss chocolate! Keep reading to know more about this iconic chocolate’s origin and some of its most popular flavors.

When did Ghana Chocolate debut?

Initially, Lotte manufactured chewing gum and small candies in Japan. In 1964, the company decided to launch its chocolate range and created Ghana chocolate, named after Ghana, one of the largest cocoa bean exporting countries.

Chocolate from Ghana.
Cocoa comes from Ghana, a country in West Africa. Image via Shutterstock

This snack’s attractive packaging makes it unique, including a red box wrapper with a golden print. It became an instant hit, and many chocolate lovers cherish it today. Although other brands launched products to compete with Lotte’s Ghana Chocolate, none could shake its fame. Since Lotte went global, these chocolate bars are available worldwide. Aside from Asian stores, it’s possible to find them in your local supermarkets or favorite online shops.

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What kinds of Ghana Chocolate can I enjoy?

You can find this delicious chocolate bar in many different kinds. Let’s look at some of the best flavors and their ingredients!

Standard Chocolate Bars 

Lotte prides itself on creating melt-in-your-mouth chocolate with creamy and milky goodness. It uses real cocoa butter as one of its main ingredients. The natural and high-quality ingredients that make this famous chocolate are game-changers. Lotte ensures the distinct taste of the chocolate is present and uses the best ingredients. It uses cacao butter and the microgrind method to make the finest chocolates in the world.

A stack of Ghana chocolate bars.
They’re available at more stores worldwide! Image via Wikimedia

The milk chocolate has a unique sweetness that does not overwhelm you. The moderate sweetness of this chocolate is one of the main reasons why this treat is so famous in Japan. The bar has a soft, creamy texture. Every block melts in your mouth as you feel lost in the world of creamy cacao. 

The Ghana Black Chocolate has the same ingredients as the Ghana Milk Chocolate but has more cacao. This dark chocolate has a full-bodied aroma and rich taste.

Premium Line 

The premium line has a melt-in-your-mouth texture tailored for spring and summer. Indulge yourself in the unique sweet taste of chocolate filled with fruit jelly. Each luscious Ghana milk chocolate is filled with luxurious fruit sauces. You can enjoy the flavors of Amaou strawberries, Muscat of Alexandria, or white wine grapes. 

A box of premium Ghana chocolate truffles with white
The Premium Line includes truffles and chocolat a carre. Image via Shutterstock

Lotte Premium Ghana Chocolate Dark Matcha is a luxurious two-layer chocolate with green tea and premium dark chocolate. You can enjoy the full taste of matcha and bittersweet chocolate that melts in your mouth.

Another premium flavor that is a hit is the chocolat carré. The rich, savory flavor of double hazelnuts accompanies the light texture of the airy cacao-scented whipped chocolate. 

Novelty Chocolate Snacks 

Ghana also makes novelty chocolate treats that are the perfect pick-me-up! Make movie nights nice and sweet by snacking on a pack of indulgent chocolate popcorn.

A chocolate ice cream.
You can also get them in ice cream bar form. Image via Tumblr/dekitateyo!

Another popular snack is the Crunky fun-size pack. It has some of their most popular Ghana flavors in this mix pack, along with milk chocolate Crunky! Enjoy Ghana’s Milk Chocolate, Black Chocolate, and Crunky Chocolate varieties. The Crunky is a standard puff-filled crunchy chocolate.

Why should I try this Japanese snack?

Lotte’s signature chocolate wouldn’t be enjoying its popularity worldwide if it weren’t for its quality. What makes it a winning chocolate is that Ghana tastes just right. A lot of candy bars will overwhelm your tongue with sweetness. But that isn’t the case when you eat any Ghana chocolate. 

A stack of chocolate bars.
Have you ever had Ghana chocolate before? Image via Shutterstock

Eat a block of Lotte’s signature confection, and you’ll be treated to a velvety texture with melt-in-your-mouth goodness. It also has a lot of flavors that will be sure to fit everyone’s taste. If you prefer an overpowering cocoa taste to a sweet, milky bar, choose the flavor with a higher percentage of cacao. Grab a Ghana chocolate if you’re in a Japanese supermarket looking for the next best sweet treat from Japan! Have you tried Ghana chocolate before? Do you have a favorite flavor? Let us know in the comments below!

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