Morinaga Milk Caramel: Best Japanese Caramel Candy

When I think of Japanese candy that’s been a long-time favorite of everyone in Japan, what comes to my mind right away 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

Produced and sold by the long-established confectionery maker Morinaga Seika (森永製菓), Morinaga Milk Caramel is among the best Japanese candies with the oldest history.

Morinaga, known for Hi-Chew, was founded in 1899 when the company started to sell a caramel cube named Caramel (キャラメル). 

Morinaga Milk Caramel Cube Candy

Later, in 1913, the maker changed its name to Milk Caramel (ミルクキャラメル). But the package design hasn’t changed for a long time, so today, many people can recognize it at first glance.


The treats made with carefully selected ingredients have a mild and rich sweetness packed with delicious flavor. The caramel sweet is firm but delightfully melts in your mouth.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts 

Morinaga Milk Caramel Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Lastly, for your information, here are the specific ingredients and nutrition facts of the Morinaga Milk Caramel.

Starch syrup, Sweetened condensed milk, Sugar, Sweetened defatted condensed milk, Vegetable oil/fat, Wheat protein, Butter, Malt extract, Kuromitsu brown syrup, Salt, Sorbitol, Soy emulsifier, Flavoring

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Piece (4.9 Grams)
Calories 21 kcal
Protein 0.19 g
Fat 0.51 g
Carbohydrates 3.8 g
Sodium 5.2 mg
Calcium 5.1 mg
Iron 0.044 mg
Vitamin A 18 ㎍
Vitamin B1 0.0098 mg
Vitamin B2 0.010 mg
Niacin 0.20 mg
Vitamin D 0.37 ㎍

(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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