Glico Bisco : The Most Famous Cream Biscuit in Japan

When it comes to Japanese snacks and candies with a long history, what come to my mind right away are Morinaga Milk Caramel, Sakuma Drops, and Glico Bisco, which were released in 1899, 1908, and 1933 respectively.

In fact, all of them have been widely loved by Japanese for a long time since they went on the market and each has an old-fashioned package design even now by which many Japanese can immediately recognize the product.

Since I already talked about Morinaga Milk Caramel, and Sakuma Drops before, this time let me introduce Glico Bisco.

Glico Bisco Cream Biscuit 

Glico Bisco

As you can see from the illustration on the package, “Bisco (ビスコ)” is the long-selling cream biscuit produced and sold by a major Japanese food company Glico.

At the time of its release, Glico Bisco was an epoch-making product, because the biscuit contained yeast. Today, instead of yeast, you can take one hundred million lactic acid bacteria that are good for the stomach with 5 Bisco biscuits.

Glico Bisco Biscuits

The red package contains 3 silver packets with red hearts and each packet has 5 cream biscuits inside. So with this product, you can take three hundred million lactic acid bacteria in total.

The lactic acid bacteria are weak to heat, so they are mixed in with the fresh cream. The biscuit itself is soft and semisweet, while the white cream is pretty sweet and satisfying. 

Glico Bisco Cream Biscuit

Therefore, Glico Bisco is not only suitable for children, but I think adults can also enjoy the cream biscuit. 


Glico Bisco Cream Biscuit Ingredients

According to the ingredient list, the Bisco biscuit is made with wheat flour, sugar, shortening, milk sugar, sweetened condensed milk, whole milk powder, salt, wheat protein, starch, lactic acid bacteria, calcium carbonate, baking powder, emulsifiers, scents, amino acid, Vitamin B1, B2, and D.

Nutrition Facts

Glico Bisco Cream Biscuit Nutrition Facts

Based on the nutrition facts, one packet (5 Bisco biscuits) has 98 kcal, 1.3 g protein, 3.7 g fat, 14.9 g carbohydrates, 0.1 g sodium chloride equivalent, 117 mg calcium, 0.08 mg Vitamin B1, 0.09 mg Vitamin B2, and 0.5 μg Vitamin D.

Where to Buy Glico Bisco

Glico Bisco has a long history and is one of the most famous cream biscuits in Japan, so the product is available in many supermarkets.

(Reference Page : Wikipedia ビスコ (菓子) )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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