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[Latest Edition] Recommended for Souvenirs! Five Select Chocolate Snacks to get at Japanese Convenience Stores

Chocolates are perfect souvenirs to take home to friends and family. There is a wide selection of chocolate at Japanese convenience stores and supermarkets. This article introduces five select chocolates that do not melt easily and are available at convenience stores and supermarkets.

1. Almond Chocolate (Lotte)

These chocolate-covered almonds have a sophisticated flavor with understated sweetness. The Almond Chocolate is a popular standard by Lotte and can often be seen in convenience stores and supermarkets. The almonds themselves are crunchy and aromatic American almonds that have passed rigorous selection standards. These quality nuts are covered with two layers of chocolate—one bitter and one milk—to create wonderful bite-size snacks. An added bonus is the special coating that prevents melting.

Reference price: 170 JPY (incl. tax)
Retailers: AEON, FamilyMart, 7-Eleven, Lawson, etc.

1. Almond Chocolate (Lotte)

2. BAKE (Morinaga)

Aromatic and crunchy on the outside, and with smooth chocolate inside, BAKE was released 15 years ago as a chocolate snack with a new texture. The novel texture has charmed many consumers, leading to its long-term success. Each piece of BAKE is packed with rich chocolate flavor and has gone through a special process so that it does not melt in the hand even on a hot day. There is also an Uji Matcha version and limited-time flavors.

Reference price: 118 JPY (incl. tax)
Retailers: FamilyMart, 7-Eleven, Lawson, etc.

2. BAKE (Morinaga)

3. coffeebeat (Meiji)

Coffeebeat chocolates are distinguished by the delicate aroma of coffee. They have been beloved as a standard of Meiji's small chocolates since their release in 1971. They are adorable little chocolates that look like coffee beans. Even those who usually don't like coffee will love this snack that is flavored to taste like coffee with milk with just a hint of the bitterness of coffee. The tubular package is sturdy so it is great to take home as a gift or to travel with. The chocolates are sugar-coated to prevent melting.

Reference price: 100 JPY (incl. tax)
Retailers: AEON, FamilyMart, Lawson, etc.

3. coffeebeat (Meiji)

4. galbo (Meiji)

Galbo is a chocolate sweet of aromatic baked cookie covered in chocolate coating. The crunchy texture of the baked layer is out of this world. It comes in a variety of packages, of which the one with an easy-close zipper is recommended. It is convenient to eat just as much or little as you want whenever you want. The snacks also do not stick to you fingers. There is a variety of flavors, including strawberry and soy milk matcha green tea.

Reference price: 178 JPY (incl. tax)
Retailers: AEON, FamilyMart, Lawson, etc.

5. Marble Chocolate (Meiji)

Marble Chocolate is distinguished by the bright colors of its chocolate snacks. The name comes from the marble-like shine on the pieces' surfaces, and the shape that is like marbles to play with. At a time when most chocolates on the market were chocolate bars, Marble Chocolate was developed as a chocolate snack that could be sold in the summer, taking the hint from American chocolate candies with candy shells that do not melt easily. Today, it is beloved by many as a standard chocolate snack.

Reference price: 121 JPY (incl. tax)
Retailers: FamilyMart, 7-Eleven, Lawson, etc.

5. Marble Chocolate (Meiji)

All of the chocolates on this list are resistant to melting, which is very welcome when traveling. Enjoy them on your trip or take them home as souvenirs!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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