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Lawson's Godiva chocolates are classy, sweet and provide some winter warmth

by Patrick St. Michel

Contributing Writer

The latest Lawson’s collaboration sees the company getting a touch more ritzy. The convenience-store chain has hooked up with chocolate maker Godiva to create a limited-edition set of sweets that can be found at stores across the country and have so far generated a lot of buzz online.

The most straightforward of the bunch is the chocolate mille-feuille (¥350 after tax). It’s sweet chocolate through and through; even the little square logo on top delivers a rush of the sugary stuff. It’s good, but a little one-note.

Better — especially as the temperatures drop — is the hot chocolate (¥380 after tax). It’s warm and milky, which helps to balance out the chocolate elements.

The highlight, though, is the chocolate fondant (¥350 after tax). This one requires a little extra work from the customer — you need to warm it up in a microwave to achieve maximum gooeyness. Cut into its exterior and a chocolate sauce comes pouring out. It’s tasty and just the right amount of sweet, and also feels fancier than Lawson’s other offerings.

In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.
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