Tirol Chocolate Kinako Mochi – A Candy with Traditional Japanese Foods

Most Japanese children like Dagashi.The Japanese word refers to relatively small, cheap snacks and candies, so kids can buy a bunch of Dagashi snacks and candies with their monthly pocket money.

The Japanese cheap snacks and candies are especially for kids, but many Japanese adults also love those.Actually, I’m one of them.Speaking of the price, the cheapest Dagashi, including Umaibo and Oyatsu Karupasu, are being sold at 10 yen in Japan.

When Japanese snack lovers talk about Dagashi chocolate candies, “Tirol Chocolate” often becomes a topic of conversation.

Tirol Chocolate is a very popular, cheap Japanese chocolate candy well-known as a standard Dagashi in Japan.Most of the flavors are available for 20 yen at convenience stores and supermarkets in Japan.

Tirol Chocolate Kinako Mochi – A Candy with Traditional Japanese Foods

Tirol Chocolate is famous for its rich varieties.It is said that about 20 to 30 new flavors are created and released in one year.Among those flavors, Tirol Chocolate Kinako Mochi ( went on the market in 2003 and after that, it became a big hit.Actually, I have the bag of 7 pieces of Tirol Chocolate Kinako Mochi today.

By the way, have you ever eaten or heard of Kinako Mochi? Kinako Mochi is the sticky Japanese rice cake coated with sweet roasted soybean flour, which is a traditional Japanese food eaten especially in the winter season.As the food name indicates, Kinako Mochi mainly consists of the 2 traditional Japanese foods, “Kinako (きな粉 : roasted soybean flour)” and “Mochi (餅 : sticky glutinous rice cake)”.

Let’s get back on track.From the above, you can imagine that the ingredients of Tirol Chocolate Kinako Mochi include Mochi rice cakes and Kinako flour.

But in reality, the chocolate candy has a somewhat chewy Mochi-like gummy made with glutinous rice flour in the center.On the other hand, the outer milk chocolate is mild and flavored with Kinako flour, so it has a yellowish color.

This flavor of Tirol Chocolate is one of my favorites.The chocolate candy itself has a slight, nice Kinako flavor and the combination of the 2 different textures of the outside and the inside is addictive.Besides, since this Tirol Chocolate chocolate candy is made with 2 traditional Japanese foods, it makes me feel nostalgic, and of course, it tastes great !

If you love candies, Tirol Chocolate Kinako Mochi is worth a try, for the Japanese chocolate candy has an unique texture and a pleasant flavor that you might never have experienced.


I'm Japanese living in Niigata Prefecture,Japan.I want to introduce things about Japan,especially unique Japanese products,sightseeing places,my daily life and Japanese culture.

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