Ghana Milk Chocolate: Lotte’s First Milk Chocolate

Lotte is a large confectionery company founded by a Korean businessman named Shin Kyuk-ho in 1948 in Tokyo who is also known by the Japanese name, Takeo Shigemitsu.

Today in Japan, there are a bunch of sweet treats from Lotte that have long been loved by people of all ages, which include Koume CandyYukimi Daifuku, and a variety of chewing gum and chocolate.

Lotte Ghana Milk Chocolate 

Lotte Ghana Milk Chocolate

At the time of its foundation, Lotte mainly manufactured chewing gum, but afterward in 1964 first introduced milk chocolate by the brand name of Ghana Chocolate.

From the time that it was released, the combination of the red package box and the golden logo letters has never been changed, by which people can instantly tell Lotte Milk Chocolate apart from its counterparts like Morinaga Milk Chocolate or Meiji Milk Chocolate.


In the current version, the milk chocolate bar is wrapped in the shiny, brilliant pink foil paper.

Lotte Ghana Milk Chocolate Bar

The milk chocolate bar can be broken into up to 24 small pieces along the ridges.

Ghana Milk Chocolate from Lotte

As you can see in the photo, each piece has the letters “Lotte” engraved on the top surface.


I think there are no big differences in taste between the milk chocolate bars from Lotte, Morinaga, and Meiji. So every time I crave for milk chocolate, I choose one from them according to the mood of the moment.

They are all milky and have a gentle, moderate sweetness that you never get tired of.

Ingredients and Calories

Lotte Ghana Milk Chocolate Ingredients

Based on the ingredient list and nutrition facts on the back of the package, the Lotte Milk Chocolate bar consists of sugar, whole milk powder, cacao mass, cocoa butter, vegetable fat and oil, soy emulsifier, and flavoring, and has 279 kcal.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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