Meiji Chelsea: Classic Japanese Butterscotch Candy

Meiji is a leading Japanese confectionery maker with over 100 years of history, boasting an extensive line-up of products ranging from chocolate and gummies to novel unique candies.

As for their long-sellers, Marble Chocolate is known as Japan’s first grain chocolate, Karl is Japan’s first snack, and this Chelsea has long been a favorite through the generations.

Meiji Chelsea

Meiji Chelsea

Meiji released Chelsea in 1971. At the time, the maker organized a project team to create a new type of hard candy that hadn’t been around in Japan

The team researched various kinds of treats from many countries and reached butterscotch from Scotland.

Meiji Chelsea Yogurt Scotch, Butterscotch, and Coffee Scotch Candies

Based on that Scotch candy, Meiji made Chelsea into a product. For that, the company also adopted a bold, sophisticated package design, which was unprecedented.


Meiji Chelsea comes in 3 flavors; From the left, Yogurtscotch, Butterscotch, and Coffeescotch, whose taste is somewhat different from the original enjoyed in Scotland.

But these treats have a unique deliciousness, and each flavor is nicely mellow and pleasantly creamy.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Meiji Chelsea Candy Ingredients

Starch syrup, Sugar, Butter, Vegetable oil/fat, Dairy product cream, Concentrated yogurt, Dextrose, Whey powder, Coffee, Coffee extract, Dextrin, Caramel syrup, Creaming powder, Salt, Processed cream, Acidifier, Emulsifier, Flavoring, Caramel pigment, Seasoning (amino acid) (Partially including Milk component and Soybean)

Nutritional Values

Meiji Chelsea Candy Nutrition Facts and Calories Label

Nutritional Values per Bag (93 Grams)
Calories 390 kcal
Protein 0.5 g
Fat 62 g
Carbohydrates 83.2 g
Salt Equivalents 0.3 g


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.

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