Caramel Corn: Tohato’s Classic Caramel Coated Puff Snack
Recently, I purchased snacks from Amazon Japan using Amazon Pantry, and when I was choosing, I found a good and old corn puff snack I used to often eat as a kid.
With it bringing back memories of my childhood, I thought I wanted to have the corn puffs for the first time in a while, so I added the product to the shopping cart.
Tohato Caramel Corn
Actually, what I bought this time is this “Caramel Corn (キャラメルコーン)” from Tohato. As its name suggests, the Tohato Caramel Corn is a puffed snack made from corn grits and flavored with caramel sauce.
These caramel-coated corn puffs were introduced in 1971 by the Japanese confectionery maker “Tohato (東ハト)”, and today the product has become one of the most loved caramel snacks in Japan.
I hear that there is a popcorn snack covered in caramel in the United States, but Tohato Caramel Corn is crispy puffed corn where a mild, rich-tasting caramel sauce is applied on the surface.
As you can see in the picture above, in the bag, you can find some small roasted whole peanuts mixed in.
The nuts are lightly salted so they can accentuate the gentle sweetness of the caramel puffs. The overall snack is so good that I always eat these in one sitting.
Ingredients and Calories
Lastly, let’s see the ingredient list on the back of the package. It says the Japanese treat Tohato Caramel Corn mainly consists of corn grits (Non-GMO), sugar, vegetable oil, peanuts, margarine, milk, salt, cream, honey, and caramel paste.
By the way, the calories per bag (80 grams) are 452.2 kcal.