Corn Potage Flavor Puffed Snacks from Umaibo and Riska

Like other countries, Japan has a wide range of savory snack foods, from traditional, like Senbei and Surume, to modern.

I love such treats, so I usually stock up on some varieties in my room, as shown in the picture below.

Best-Selling Japanese Corn Potage Snacks

Japanese snack foods

In terms of popularity, “corn potage (コーンポタージュ)” flavor snacks have been favorites in Japan.

So if you have a chance to shop at Japanese supermarkets or Dagashiya, you will find some different varieties lined up on the shelf in the snack and candy section.

Out of those, today I will introduce two best-selling corn potage snacks (corn puffs) from Umaibo and Riska, which have been widely enjoyed in Japan for decades.

Riska Corn Potage

Riska Corn Potage Corn Puff Snack
First off, the product Riska Corn Potage is one of my favorite puffed snacks. The maker Riska is actually the manufacturer that produces Umaibo, which is sold by Yaokin.

The corn puffs from Riska are full of the flavor of corn potage and very fragrant. It is admittedly one of the best-known puffed snacks in Japan, loved by many people.

Umaibo Corn Potage Flavor

Umaibo Corn Potage Flavor
Umaibo is a long-selling corn puff stick first released in 1979. It is one of the best and most famous Dagashi snacks, sometimes called “The King of Dagashi”.

Umaibo is especially popular with children because it only costs 10 yen (about 0.1 USD), comes in many unique flavors. Of all the flavors, this Corn Potage flavor is the most popular.

Umaibo’s texture is somewhat hard, compared to other corn puffs, but this Dagashi treat is so tasty for the price of 10 yen.


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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