Ghana Milk Chocolate: Lotte’s First Milk Chocolate

Lotte is a leading confectionery maker 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 sweets from Lotte that have long been loved through generations, 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, the company first introduced milk chocolate by the brand name of Ghana Chocolate.

Since 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 edition, the milk chocolate bar is wrapped in shiny, brilliant pink foil paper.

Lotte Ghana Milk Chocolate Bar

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

Ghana Milk Chocolate from Lotte

As you can see in the picture above, each block has the logo letters “Lotte” engraved on the top surface.


As for the taste, I think there are no big differences between the milk chocolate bars from Lotte, Morinaga, and Meiji; They are all nicely milky with a gentle moderate sweetness.

So every time I have a craving for milk chocolate, I choose one of them according to the mood of the moment.

Ingredients and Calories

Lotte Ghana Milk Chocolate Ingredients and Nutrition Facts Label

Lastly, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts of the Lotte Milk Chocolate bar. Based on the label pictured above, with 279 kcal per box (50 grams), the Japanese treat consists of sugar, whole milk powder, cacao mass, cocoa butter, vegetable fat and oil, soy emulsifier, and flavoring.


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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