Except for Fujiya, another famous snack or chocolate/diary food company in Japan is Meiji Co. Ltd, now trading under the name Meiji Dairies Corporation. The two famous brother products from them are Kinoko no Yama, the mushroom shaped biscuit covered by chocolate and Takenoko-Sato, the bamboo shoot shaped biscuit covered by chocolate. The true meaning
Snacks – Konpeitō, How can you resist?
Coming back to the candy topic, Konpeito might be most historic candy in Japan which is still super popular nowadays.The word “konpeitō” comes from the Portuguese word confeito (comfit), which is a type of sugar candy that requires an unique technique for producing. Portuguese traders brought the technique and the candy to Japan in the
Snacks – Peko-chan, Candy Icon in Japan
Japan is famous for its anime and cartoon creation industries and it’s very common to see any type of company to have a cartoon character mascot for their products or services, including JR railway lines, amusement parks and even police department. One of the most well-known cartoon mascot in the candy or food industry is
Snacks – Why would someone want a fake ice cream?
When we first saw the sweet that we will talk about today, we were wondering why would any company sell this if it’s so easy to buy a real ice cream? It is called Caplico Stick (amazon link), which is a sweet crispy ice cream shape stick. Three classic flavors come with the package, chocolate,
Snacks – Have you tried Pocky? What’s the Pocky Game?
We know not everyone is Japanese candy or snack expert but everyone should have tried or try pocky! Different from Kit Kat originally, Pocky is from Japan. It was first sold in 1966 by Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd, one of the top confectionery products manufacturers in Japan. Pocky can be found almost in all international
Snacks – How many different KitKats flavors are there??
The variety of KitKat in Japan is so famous that many people including us almost forget that Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer bar confection created by Rowntree’s of York, United Kingdom, and is now produced globally by Nestlé, with the exception of the United States under a division of The Hershey Company. The standard
Snacks – Japanese Candies and Sweets
When is the best time for you to have sweets or candies? When being a couch potato, feeling stressful at work or simple wanting some flavor at the tongue? Compared with wagashi that is more high-end or formal to enjoy with during afternoon tea time, candies and sweets are for sure easier to get