Morinaga Milk Caramel: The Best Caramel Candy in Japan

When I think of classic Japanese candy that has been a long-time favorite of everyone in Japan, what comes to my mind first is “Morinaga Milk Caramel (森永ミルクキャラメル)”.

Morinaga Milk Caramel (森永 ミルクキャラメル)

Morinaga Milk Caramel

Morinaga Milk Caramel Cube Candy
Produced and sold by “Morinaga Seika (森永製菓)”, a long-established Japanese confectionery maker, Morinaga Milk Caramel is one of the Japanese candies with the oldest history.

Morinaga was founded in 1899, when the company started to sell a caramel cube candy simply named “Caramel (キャラメル)”. 

Afterwards, in 1913, Morinaga changed the name to “Milk Caramel (ミルクキャラメル)”, and its basic packaging design hasn’t changed for a long time. So today, most Japanese people can recognize the product at first glance.


Made with carefully selected ingredients, the Morinaga’s classic caramel candy has a mild and rich sweetness and is packed with delicious flavor. The caramel cube is firm but has a nice melt-in-the-mouth texture to it.

Ingredients and Calories 

Morinaga Milk Caramel Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Next, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts. Based on the labels on the back of the package, with 21 kcal per piece (4.9 grams), the caramel cube of Morinaga Milk Caramel consists of starch syrup, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, sweetened defatted condensed milk, vegetable fat and oil, wheat protein, butter, malt extract, Kuromitsu brown syrup, salt, sorbitol, soy emulsifier, and flavoring.

Where to Buy 

Since Morinaga Milk Caramel is argurably one of the best and most beloved caramel treats in Japan, it can be bought at every supermarket and many conveniece stores.

(Reference Page: Wikipedia 森永ミルクキャラメル )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

3 Responses

  1. Angela Jahnel says:

    Do you know what kind of starch syrup they use to make these? I’ve been wanting to try them, but I’m allergic to corn starch and corn syrup. Since these are a Japanese treat, I’m assuming they are made of rice starch?

    • Tomo says:

      Thank you for commenting.
      According to this online encyclopedia, in ancient Japan, starch syrup seems to have been made from rice. But it says in modern times the main ingredients are potatoes/corn. And I’m not sure what kind of starch syrup Morinaga is using, for the ingredients label says just “Mizuame (水あめ: starch syrup).

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