Everything about Lotte Choco Pie | Review
Everything about Lotte Choco Pie | Review

Everything about Lotte Choco Pie | Review

Lotte… Lotte Choco Pie!!! Lotte Choco Pie wants us to have a life’s pause button.It is said that everyone wishes to experience greatest accomplishment in life. Why does Lotte Choco Pie want us to pause life? Is it to avoid the responsibilities? Let’s trace out the hidden joy….

Why do people love Lotte Choco Pie?

We Indians love Cakes and its various forms. Likewise, Choco Pie is a pie cake which comprises the overall taste of cake, choco dip and marshmallow. The  reason behind is its soft texture and delicious taste.

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Wanna Know About The Brand?

Wanna Know About The Brand?

Brand Name
Lotte Choco Pie
Chennai, India
Area Served
Parent Company
Lotte Confectionery Co.Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea
Area Served
70 Countries

Basic Overview

Life ka pause button!
Sub category
Fine bakery wares – Pies
Shelf Life
12 months
Net Quantity
56 g
Rs. 25
FSSAI License Information
Parent unit
Manufacturing Unit 1
Manufacturing Unit 2

Important Images on the Pack

The Lotte Choco Pie brand logo is illustrated. The fluffy marshmallows, soft biscuits and choco come together to bring this choco pie. In the brand logo, ‘Together Forever’ is shown with a tie illustration. What does  together forever mean  here?

Two choco pies are illustrated on the pack. One Choco pie is half sliced to see how it looks inside. The whitish layer is marshmallow and it  is placed in between the soft biscuits. The whole biscuit is covered by a choco layer.

Yeah! Lotte Choco Pie is India’s No.1 choco pie. This is the first pie category food product introduced in India.

We can  see  a birthday celebration illustration on the pack.
Yes! This pack is the birthday edition pack; we can present this Choco pie as a birthday gift to the loved ones..

Pause to share is one of life’s pause button moments. Lotte choco pie wants us to share this pie cake with loved ones. Is pause to share only the pause button moments? No. It wants us to pause our life to relax, to enjoy,  to celebrate, to comfort and to care.

Unboxing Lotte Choco Pie

Details on the Pack

a. Primary Packaging


b. Secondary Packaging

Taste Experience of Lotte Choco Pie

On opening the pack, the chocolate aroma is sensed first  and it makes us eat the treat quickly. While grasping, it delivers chocolate aroma.

It’s flat round in shape. Look! The  chocolate is  brown in colour and some tiny pores are visible on it.The sides of the treat have two separate biscuits and a gap is found between the centers of those biscuits. When the treat is divided into two halves a mild white colour is seen on both biscuits. One can notice that its a marshmallow and it looks white in colour. At the  bottom an additional Choco layer is found.

On  touching the treat, it’s softness and smoothness is felt. While pressing with  fingers, it feels spongy. A little chocolate stickiness feeling is spread  in our fingers. The marshmallow delivers sponginess while touching.

When biting this Choco pie, it easily clear cut in teeth and it delivers the chocolate taste. While chewing the pie as whole, chocolate taste and sponginess of cake is sensed. Meanwhile a slight marshmallow taste is also sensed. It gives slight sweetness to this pie, and mostly chocolate taste appears in the tongue.

Dry, creamy and spongy mouthfeel is observed. The chocolate taste stays for only a few minutes and a slight chocolate sensation is present in the throat  and also in the upper jaw for a few seconds. Marshmallow taste is not sensed after eating.

Lotte Choco Pie’s Ingredients

Choco Pie consisting of two parts.
         1. Cake
         2. Choco covering


Source : Wheat Grain
How : The wheat bran is separated from wheat grain. Then the starchy white part of the wheat grain is ground to produce refined wheat flour.
Why Refined wheat flour acts as the base ingredient. i.e., it gives structure to the cake.

Source : Corn
How : Corn starch is extracted from corn grains. Then corn starch is hydrolysed (enzyme hydrolysis or acid hydrolysis) to produce liquid glucose. After the hydrolysis process, the obtained liquid content is clarified and evaporated until the required consistency is obtained.
Why : Liquid glucose gives tenderness which allows the Lotte Choco Pie to be fresh and soft and avoid becoming stale. It also improves the texture of the cake.

Source : Sugarcane
How : Sugarcane is crushed and juice is extracted. The extracted juice is heated and filtered. Then it is crystallized to produce sugar.
Why Sugar plays a vital role in providing sweetness and texture to the cake. It also adds colour and flavour while baking.

Type : Interesterified
Source : Not mentioned
How : 
The oil type or the fat is not mentioned. So the process can’t be defined, as the processing methods vary according to the type of oil and also source is not mentioned.   Interesterification is the process of blending oil and a hydrogenated oil to form the desired consistency fat.
Why :
Edible vegetable fat gives texture and tenderness to the cake.

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Name : Sorbitol
Source : Glucose
How : Sorbitol is produced by batch wise hydrogenation of aqueous glucose solution.
Why : Sorbitol acts as a sweetener and  helps in maintaining moisture. It also keeps the Choco Pie fresh.

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Name : Glycerol
Source : Industry
How : The transesterification of fatty acids/oils produces glycerol. It can also form as a by-product of other fatty acid production.
Why : Glycerol helps in softening and  increasing the moisture retention ability of the Choco Pie .

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Name : Sodium Bicarbonate
Source : Industry
How : Sodium bicarbonate is produced when sodium carbonate reacts with water and carbon dioxide.
Why : Sodium bicarbonate releases CO2 during baking which increases the volume of the cake.

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Name : Ammonium Bicarbonate
Source :
How : Ammonium bicarbonate is produced when ammonium reacts with water and carbon dioxide.
Why : Ammonium bicarbonate helps in leavening the cake.

Source : Corn Starch
How : Dextrose is produced by hydrolysis of corn starch with acids or enzymes. Then it is purified, concentrated, crystallized and dried.
Why : Dextrose helps to enhance the sweetness of other sweeteners added in the Choco Pie. It also helps in brown colour formation during the baking process.

Source : Sea Water
How : Sea water is evaporated under sunlight to produce salt. Then potassium iodine or potassium iodate is sprayed over the normal salt in industries to produce iodised salt.
Why : Iodized salt helps in enhancing the overall flavour profile of the cake.

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    Name :
    Source : Seaweed
    How : Seaweed are washed to remove foreign matters. Then they are heated with alkali such as sodium hydroxide. The undissolved seaweeds are removed by the centrifugation process. The solution is filtered and pressure filtered again. Then they are concentrated and precipitated with alcohol and dried, milled to produce the carrageenan.
    Why : Carrageenan gives a better mouthfeel and also helps in the texture improvement of the Choco Pie. It also extends the shelf life and improves the quality of the cake. 
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Name : Xanthan Gum
Source : Simple sugars such as glucose, sucrose.
How : Xanthan gum is prepared by microbial fermentation of glucose by a particular species called xanthomonas campestris.
Why : Xanthan Gum  helps the product in improving texture and keeping things stabilised. It also reduces the water activity and thus helps to increase the shelf life of the cake.

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Name : Methyl Cellulose
Source : Industry
How : Methyl Cellulose is produced by reacting cellulose in an alkaline medium with methyl chloride or methyl iodide.
Why : Methyl Cellulose is used for stabilisation of the emulsion and it also acts as a thickener as well as an emulsifier in the cake.

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Name :  Monocalcium Phosphate
Source : Industry
How : Monocalcium phosphate is produced by carrying out a reaction between phosphoric acid and lime base under vaccum.
Why : Monocalcium phosphate acts as a humectant and maintains the pH value so that the consumer gets the desired taste when consuming it. It also helps in leavening of the cake.

Source Milk
How Milk solids is dry form of milk where the water is removed. Milk is spray dried to produce milk solids.
Why Milk solids helps in improving the crumb texture quality and makes the cake tender.

Type : Artificial
 Vanilla & Milk
Source : Industry
How : Artificial flavouring substances have chemical structure which does not resemble the chemical structure of any ‘Natural flavours’ that exist in nature and is completely made in industry.
Why : Artificial flavouring substance imparts vanilla flavour to the cake. It compensates the flavours which are lost during the process. It improves the flavour aroma of the cake.

Choco covering

The ingredient that are used in making choco covering is listed below,

Source : Sugarcane
How  Sugarcane is crushed and juice is extracted. The extracted juice is heated and filtered. Then it is crystallized to produce sugar.
Why : Sugar gives sweetness and improves the texture of the choco covering.

Source : Not mentioned
How : The oil type or the fat is not mentioned. So the process can’t be defined as the processing methods vary according to the type of oil and also source is not mentioned. This is hydrogenated oil, where hydrogen gas is allowed to pass through the oil to change the consistency of the oil.
Why : Hydrogenated vegetable fat gives the choco covering its creaminess, moistness and  consistency.

Source : Cocoa Beans
How : Cocoa beans are fermented, dried, roasted and grounded to produce chocolate liquor. It has half finely ground cocoa solids and half cocoa butter. The half cocoa butter is separated to obtain cocoa solids.
Why: Cocoa solids give the choco covering, its flavour and impart brown colour.

Source : Milk
How : Milk solids is dry form of milk where the water is removed. Milk is spray dried to produce milk solids.
Why :
Milk solids are added  to give rich flavour and it also improves the mouthfeel to the choco covering.

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Name : PGPR (Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate)
Source : Polyglycerol and Castor oil
How : Castor oil is hydrolyzed and made to react with polyglycerol which is produced by dehydration of glycerol. Both compounds react together to undergo interesterification in order to form a poly glycerol ester i.e. PGPR.
Why : PGPR helps in holding ingredients together as well to reduce the viscosity of choco covering i.e. it helps the liquid chocolate to get filled in the moulding. It also helps in releasing air bubbles (if formed in the chocolate) and prevents blooming of the choco covering.

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Name : Soylecithin
Source : Soybean
How : Soylecithin is a by-product of soybean oil production. The soya lecithin is extracted from soybean oil by-product by using different solvents (ethanol/chloroform).
Why : Soylecithin is an emulsifier. It is added to hold ingredients together which can’t mix  easily.

Type : Artificial
Flavour Vanilla & Milk
Source : Industry
How : Artificial flavouring substances have chemical structure which does not resemble the chemical structure of any ‘Natural flavours’ that exist in nature and is completely made in an industry.
Why : Artificial flavouring substance imparts vanilla flavour to the choco covering. It compensates the flavours which are lost during the processing and improves the flavour aroma of the choco covering.

Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve

Lotte Choco Pie nutritional information

Per pack = 56 g (2 pies)

242.5 kcal
36.9 g
147.6 kcal
2.24 g
8.96 kcal
9.52 g
85.68 kcal

Per serve = 28 g (1 pie)

121 kcal
18.5 g
74 kcal
1.12 g
4.48 kcal
4.76 g
42.84 kcal

Health Check

Complex Carbohydrates
Low Sugar
Low Saturated Fat
Low Sodium
Cholesterol Free*
Not mentioned
Trans fat Free
Caffeine Free

*Why is cholesterol given as not mentioned?
The cholesterol value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Lotte Choco Pie. The value of cholesterol is not mandatory to be listed in the Nutritional table as per Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) regulations, 2011.[1]

Dietary Check

Gluten free
Lactose free
Tree Nut free
Peanut free
Soya free
Sugar free

Things to know before buying

Veg/Non-Veg Symbol
Green colour indicates that Lotte Choco Pie is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on the front side.

Multiple sources used in the production of Lotte Choco Pie are listed. Mentioned on the top side.

Nutritional Information
The Nutrients present in Lotte Choco Pie are listed. Metioned on the top side.

Per Serve
This is the recommended per serve value on the pack. Mentioned on the top side.

Must See
The info which needs the most concern is  mentioned on the top side.

Manufacturing/Packed Date
The date on which Lotte Choco Pie was packed. Mentioned on the left side.

Best Before/Expiry Date
For the best experience of the treat, consume it before the given date. Mentioned  on the left side.

Ingredients to Know Before Buying

Each choco pie contains about 9.52 grams of sugar.  This is valuable info for the people who have concern for sugar intake.

Warnings on Lotte Choco Pie Pack

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Wheat Intolerance
Gluten Intolerance
Celiac Disease
Milk Protein Allergy
Milk Lactose Intolerance
Soya Allergy

Lotte Choco Pie’s Packaging

The primary pack is the pack which touches the treat. It is sealed well on all sides. So, the pack doesn’t allow the aroma  and moisture outside the pack. The recycle number is ‘7’ which indicates ‘other’ category of  packaging material. That is different polymers are used in  packaging. The particular material name is not mentioned on the pack.

On  touching the box, one  can feel that it is made of paper. The recycle number which denotes packaging materials used is not mentioned on the pack.. One can guess that the pack might be made of multiple numbers of recycled papers, are  bonded together that  results in a rectangular shaped box. This box acts as a container for two individual small primary packs.

The company’s illustration shows a man throwing the pack into the dustbin conveys that the empty pack should be thrown into the dustbin,after consuming the treat.

A mention ‘please do not keep under direct sunlight’ means that sunlight can affect the Choco Pie sensory attributes (taste, texture and aroma). So it is advised to keep it  away from direct sunlight.

Claims on Lotte Choco Pie

Together Forever
The claim is to convey  the campaign put forth by the company to send messages to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. The message would  be imprinted on a colourful card and delivered to their loved ones.

As per FSSAI rules, The term “original” should only be used to describe a food that is made to a formulation, the origin of which can be traced, and that has remained essentially unchanged over time. It should not contain replacements for major ingredients. It can similarly be used to describe a process, provided it is the process first used in the making of the food, and which has remained essentially unchanged over time, although it may be mass – produced. To be termed “original”, a product should not have changed to any material degree and should remain available as the ’standard’ product when new variants are introduced. A product re-introduced in  the market after a period of absence should only be described as “original” if it can be shown to meet these criteria.

100% vegetarian
Yes! Lotte Choco Pie is a vegetarian as no egg sources are used here to make the product.
The 100 % is more than like a marketing line, because a product can be non-veg or a veg. No one claims the product as 50 % vegetarian and stuff like that so, yeah you got the point.

Other Breakdowns in Lotte Choco Pie

How is it creamier even though no cocoa butter is present in the chocolate covering?
The chocolate coating gets its creaminess from the interesterified vegetable oil used. It is the alternative used for cocoa butter in chocolate. The hydrogenated vegetable oil mimics the taste and sensory attributes of the chocolate coating.

“With Rich Marshmallow, how thick is the marshmallow layer?
The pie consists of a thin layer of marshmallow between the cakes. It is about 1 mm in thickness. Marshmallow is made of sugar and corn syrup with gelatine. The term rich may indicate the richness in terms of quality of the sugar and corn syrup used.

What is a pie?
A pie is a baked dish made up of dough that looks  like a casing with filling inside. The ingredients that are used in  making the pie are similar to cake production. The filling is done with various types such as sweet or savoury ingredients.
Lotte Choco Pie contains marshmallow  as the center filling between the soft cakes with a chocolate outer coating.

India’s No.1 Choco pie
There are so  many  small manufactures producing Choco pie in India, Still this company produced the  first  Choco Pie in India and is the  leading and well-known Choco Pie manufacturers..

Not to be sold loose?
The pack is not allowed to be sold loosely as selling it individually will break the labelling laws and rules. A product can be sold only when it follows the labelling laws. There may be missing labelling information found in the outer pack but it’s absent in the individual pack. For example, packed date and batch no will be printed mostly in the outer pack and not in individual Pack.

Where & How to Store Lotte Choco Pie?

Before Opening the Pack

Expectation Vs Reality


Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave

Fact 1
Lotte Confectionery is the No.1 confectionery brand in Korea.
In India, Lotte Choco Pie was launched in 2006. Lotte Choco Pie is the first pie category food product introduced in India.
Fact 3
In 2018, Lotte Choco Pie crossed Rs. 200 crore marks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Marshmallow is a type of confectionery product which is made from sugar, water and gelatine.

Only one pie cake.

Disclaimer: The information in this page is mr_crunchy’s perspective and is fully for information purpose only, not for any nutrition or doctor’s advice. Mr_crunchy completely recommend you to consult a nutritionist or a doctor.


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. kashish

    how can it be veg if it contains gelatine?

    1. mr crunchy

      Hi, As per the information provided on the pack there is no gelatine in Lotte Choco Pie.

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