Tirol Choco Kinako Mochi Flavor Chocolate Candy

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

Those Japanese treats are cheap. So children can buy various varieties even with little pocket money.

As for the price, the cheapest Dagashi is available at 10 yen, and such Dagashi includes Umaibo and Oyatsu Karupasu.

Tirol Choco Kinako Mochi Chocolate

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.

Tirol Choco is a standard Dagashi chocolate that comes in numerous varieties, as the maker newly creates about 20 to 30 flavors in a year.

Many Tirol Choco flavors are so cheap and unique, bought for 20 yen in convenience stores and the like.

Among them, the Kinako Mochi (きなこもち) flavor was introduced in 2003 and later 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 coated with sweetened Kinako (きな粉) soy flour, often eaten in the winter.


Tirol Choco Kinako Mochi Flavored Chocolate Candy

From the above, you might imagine that the Kinako Mochi chocolate contains actual Mochi and Kinako.

But instead of using real Mochi, it has a chewy Mochi-like gummy candy in the middle.

In contrast, the milk chocolate exterior incorporates real Kinako, which is why it has a yellowish hue.


Overall, the outer Kinako-flavored milk chocolate matches perfectly with the Mochi-like rice candy inside, reminding many of Kinako Mochi.

Not to mention, 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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