This Lotte Apricot & Dark Chocolate bar, hailing from Japan, is a really surprising flavor. I absolutely love chocolate dipped dried apricots so I came in with high expectations. The dark chocolate was rich and flavorful, and the crunchy pebbles of apricot combined well with the chocolate base. The chocolate bar smelled strongly of artificial apricot, though, and the flavor wove through the chocolate. It was a dark, funky, heavy version of apricot, not that tart, fresh, natural apricot flavor. Overall, a disappointment. It did get me thinking, though, that some chocolate company should come up with a lighter variation of this concept.