Lawson’s French chestnut mont blanc using AOP certified chestnut paste– 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 “ French chestnut mont blanc using AOP certified chestnut paste”, a new dessert released on the 22th of August 2017.

法國栗蒙布朗 使用AOP認定栗子醬

Product name in Japanese
フランス栗のモンブラン AOP認定マロンペースト使用
Available at
295 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date
August 22, 2017
319 kcal

This special mont blanc is made using high quality French chestnuts.
And they aren’t just any old French chestnuts, they are certified by the AOP of the EU! AOP is an acronym for “appellation d'origine protégée”, which is French for “protected designation of origin”. Chestnuts used for this dessert are AOP registered!

A simple mont blanc from the outside.

When I cut into the dessert, the generous amount of whipped cream and chestnut paste is revealed. Inside was a sponge cake base, a chestnut mousse, and whipped cream.

The chestnut cream was very thick, aromatic, and rich! How luxurious! The sponge cake dough and whipped cream was simple and not too sweet, which brought out the quality of the ingredients!
I could not believe this is available in a convenience store!
If you like rich, sweet desserts, this is for you.