Lawson’s chocolate cake with a hint of bergamot– A conbini sweets new product review.

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Get ready for the latest info on popular sweets available at your local conbini (the official Japanese abbreviation for convenience store)! The writer taste-tests and reviews new conbini sweets, letting us know which ones are the most note-worthy.
This time the writer reviews Lawson’s “chocolate cake with a hint of bergamot”, a new dessert released on the 7th of February 2017.

chocolate cake with a hint of bergamot

chocolate cake with a hint of bergamot
chocolate cake with a hint of bergamot
Product name in Japanese
Available at
295 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date
February 7, 2017
328 kcal

Bergamot is often used in the form of an essential oil in aromatherapy or as flavor in Earl grey tea but it is rarely used in dessert production. The use of bergamot to enhance the chocolate in this cake gives it a grown up taste.

This dessert’s appearance just exudes decadence.

A fruity, liqueur aroma hit my nose.

I cut into the cake to have a closer look at this beautiful treat. The top layer was chocolate glaze (Glacage in French), the next was milk chocolate mousse with a hint of bergamot flavor followed by Ganache with orange peel and finally orange cream and chocolate sponge cake dough at the bottom. It was a beautiful harmony of various ingredients and textures.

Oh my goodness! It was fantastic combination of the rich chocolate, orange and bergamot enriching each another!
The ganache in the middle was a little too hard and it wasn’t easy to bite it, but it contributed to the overall texture of the dessert. Take the time to eat this on a plate (it’s not ideal for eating on the go).

The combination of the orange and chocolate was so sophisticated.
This is what I consider a reward for adults. By all means enjoy a moment of indulgence with this dessert!