I’ve somehow never encountered Lotte’s Chocolate Lanterns until now, but it seems they’ve been out there for a little while at least. I’m not even sure if “lantern” is the best way of interpreting ランタン but anyhow – these are interesting little chocolates. Each box contains eight squares of (pleasantly!) hard, brittle chocolate filled with sticky, slightly bitter caramel. Bits of crunchy almond and apple pieces cling within them, lending them a mix of autumnal flavours.