5 Yen Chocolate – Long-seller Coin-shaped Milk Chocolate
There are a wide range of chocolate candies available in Japan with various unique characteristics.Many feature their flavor and taste differentiated from others, but a few differentiate themselves in appearance.
Actually, I picked up a representative example of such Japanese chocolate candies with unique appearance at a supermarket near my house.
Goen Ga Aruyo – The Cheapest Chocolate Candy in Japan well-known as “5 Yen Chocolate”
The Japanese product I want to introduce today is a milk chocolate “Goen Ga Aruyo (ごえんがあるよ)”, which is a long-seller chocolate candy released by Tirol Choco in 1984.
As you may know, the company, Tirol Choco has another famous chocolate candy series “Tirol Chocolate (チロルチョコ)“, which is one of the most popular chocolate candy series in Japan.
The product name, “Goen Ga Aruyo (ごえんがあるよ)” can be interpreted in 2 meanings, “our paths will cross” and “There are 5 yen coins”.Therefore an illustration of the Japanese 5 yen coin is printed on the package.
As, in fact, the milk chocolate is shaped after the Japanese 5 yen coin, it is generally called “5 yen chocolate”.
5 yen chocolate is a little bigger than the real 5 yen coin.
Although the small package 5 yen chocolate had been formerly sold at many Dagashi shops, I haven’t seen it displayed at grocery stores recently.The small package one was sold for just 5 yen in my childhood and the cheapest chocolate candy in Japan.
5 yen chocolate is a simple milk chocolate, so I love Tirol Chocolate (Amazon.com) much more in taste.However, it may be a good idea to buy the product “Goen Ga Aruyo (ごえんがあるよ)” as a souvenir for overseas people.
The ingredient of 5 yen chocolate (Goen Ga Aruyo)
According to the description of the back of the package, the ingredient of 5 yen chocolate includes sugar, cacao mass, whole powdered milk, cocoa butter, vegetable fat and oil, cocoa powder, emulsifiers, and perfume.