Goen Choco : Nostalgic 5-Yen-Coin-Shaped Milk Chocolate
As with other countries, a wide range of chocolate candies are available in Japan. Each of those has its own characteristics and a flavor differentiated from others, but a few differentiate themselves in appearance.
Actually, today I purchased a representative example of such Japanese chocolate candies with unique appearance.
Goen Ga Aruyo (ごえんがあるよ)
What I bought this time is the above milk chocolate “Goen Ga Aruyo (ごえんがあるよ)”, which is a long-selling chocolate candy released by Tirol Choco in 1984. The milk chocolate of Goen ga Aruyo is dubbed “Goen Choco”.
As you may know, the Japanese company, Tirol Choco has another famous chocolate candy series “Tirol Choco (チロルチョコ)“, which is one of the most popular chocolate candy series in Japan.
Actually, the Japanese phrase, “Goen Ga Aruyo (ごえんがあるよ)” can be interpreted in 2 meanings, “Our paths will cross” or “There are 5 yen coins”.
This is why the mascot created after the Japanese 5 yen coin is printed on the package of this product.
The milk chocolate of Goen ga Aruyo is shaped like a Japanese 5 yen coin. From this, it is generally called “Goen (5 Yen) Choco”.
The 5 yen chocolate is a little bigger than the real 5 yen coin. Although the small package of Goen Choco was individually sold for 5 yen in many Dagashi shops before, I haven’t seen it recently.
The 5 yen chocolate is a simple milk chocolate, so I like “Tirol Chocolate (Amazon.com)” even better in taste.
However, I think it may be a good idea to buy this Goen Ga Aruyo chocolate as a souvenir for overseas people. If you come to Japan, it is available in supermarkets.
The Ingredient of Goen Chocolate
According to the ingredient list on the back of the package, the Goen Chocolate consists of sugar, cacao mass, whole powdered milk, cocoa butter, vegetable fat and oil, cocoa powder, emulsifier and flavoring.