Tirol Choco Kinako Mochi Flavor Chocolate Candy

Most Japanese kids love “Dagashi (駄菓子)” which is a snack genre unique to Japan consisting of cheap, relatively small, unique Japanese snacks and candies.

Those Japanese treats are cheap so that children can buy various varieties even with their small pocket money.

As for the price, the cheapest Dagashi is priced at 10 yen (about 0.1 USD), and such Dagashi includes Umaibo and Oyatsu Karupasu.

Tirol Choco Kinako Mochi Flavor 

Tirol Choco Kinako Mochi Flavor

When Japanese snack lovers talk about Dagashi chocolate candy, “Tirol Choco (チロルチョコ)” often becomes a topic of conversation among them.

Tirol Choco is a standard Dagashi chocolate that comes in many varieties and it is said that the maker newly creates about 20 to 30 flavors every year.

The majority of flavors are so cheap and unique and can be bought for 20 yen in convenience stores and the like.

Among them, the above Tirol Choco “Kinako Mochi (きなこもち)” Flavor was introduced in 2003 and afterward became a big hit.

What is Kinako Mochi?

Kinako Mochi Rice Cake

By the way, have you ever heard of “Kinako Mochi”? 

Kinako Mochi is a traditional Japanese dish of steamed “Mochi (餅)” rice cake that’s been coated with sweetened “Kinako (きな粉)” soy flour and is often eaten in the winter.


Tirol Choco Kinako Mochi Flavored Chocolate Candy

Now, let’s get back to the main subject. From the above, you might imagine that the Tirol Chocolate Kinako Mochi Candy contains both Mochi and Kinako.

But instead of using real Mochi, it has a chewy Mochi-like gummy candy in the middle, while the milk chocolate exterior is flavored with real Kinako, which is why it has a yellowish hue.


As a whole, the outer Kinako-scented milk chocolate makes a perfect combination with the Mochi-like rice candy inside, making people reminded of Kinako Mochi. Needless to say, it is yummy!


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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