5 Petit Chocolate Candy Treats for Kids from Meiji, Japan !

Like in other countries, there are a variety of chocolate candies in Japan.Especially, a leading Japanese food company, Meiji (明治) is famous for its wide variations of the chocolate candy.

In fact, Meiji has several long-seller chocolate candies that we Japanese are familiar with, so the company also sells an assortment of its popular chocolate candies.The Meiji’s assortment is a kind of sampler, in other words, the amount of the candies is small as compared to their regular versions, but it can be a nice treat for kids.

5 Petit Chocolate Candy Treats for Kids from Meiji

Here is the assortment of 5 petit chocolate candies from Meiji (Amazon.com), each of which is the company’s popular product.

Meiji Marble Chocolate

Meiji Marble Chocolate is a long-seller chocolate candy released in 1961, which is known as the Japan’s first grain chocolate.It is made up of 7 different colors of chocolate.The chocolate candy is thinly coated with colored sugar.It doesn’t have a strong cacao flavor, it is rather mild, delicious, really easy to eat.Here is the regular version (Amazon.com).

Meiji Coffee Beat

The chocolate candy of Meiji Coffee Beat looks just like coffee beans.It has a nostalgic taste to us Japanese.As you can guess, this chocolate candy has a coffee flavor, which is simple yet good and never lets you get tired.Here is the regular version (Amazon.com)

Meiji Gummy Chocolate Strawberry

Meiji Gummy Chocolate can make children happy because of its inside chewy strawberry gummy candy with a sour-sweet taste.Adults can also enjoy the change of its texture and flavor when biting and chewing.Here is the regular version (Amazon.com).

Meiji Choco Baby 

Meiji Choco Baby consists of tiny chocolate pellets.It is well-known as a long-seller item in Japan as more than 40 years have passed since it went on the market.The tiny chocolate pellet has a simple but pleasant, satisfying flavor.Here is the regular version (Amazon.com).

Meiji Apollo Chocolate

Meiji Apollo Chocolate is a long-seller chocolate candy loved by many Japanese.It was released on August 7, 1969.In July of that year, Apollo 11 succeeded in landing on the moon’s surface.As you can guess, this Japanese chocolate candy went on the market in commemoration of the Apollo 11’s landing on the moon.This chocolate candy has a two-layer structure that consists of strawberry chocolate and milk chocolate and that looks kind of like the command spaceship of Apollo 11.Here is the regular version (Amazon.com).


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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