Glico Bisco: The Most Famous Cream Biscuit in Japan

When it comes to long-time favorite snacks and candies in Japan, what comes to my mind right away is Morinaga Milk Caramel, Sakuma Drops, and Glico Bisco, each of which was introduced in as early as 1899, 1908, and 1933 respectively.

Even now, all of them have old-fashioned classical package designs by which Japanese people can instantly recognize the products. As I already talked about Morinaga Milk Caramel, and Sakuma Drops before, this time let me introduce the rest, Glico Bisco.

Glico Bisco Cream Sandwich Biscuit 

Glico Bisco

As you can see from the illustration on the package front, “Bisco (ビスコ)” is a product of cream sandwich biscuits produced and sold by the Japanese food company Ezaki Glico.

At the time of its release about 90 years ago, 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 from 5 pieces of the Bisco biscuits.

Glico Bisco Biscuits

The red packaging contains 3 silver packets with tiny red heart images, 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 white fresh cream. The biscuit itself is soft crunchy and semisweet, while the whipped cream is pretty sweet, making you feel satisfied. Thus, Glico Bisco is not only good for children, but adults can also enjoy these good and old cream biscuits. 


Glico Bisco Cream Biscuit Ingredients

According to the ingredient list, the Japanese biscuit, Glico Bisco consists of wheat flour, sugar, shortening, milk sugar, sweetened condensed milk, whole milk powder, salt, wheat protein, starch, lactic acid bacteria, calcium carbonate, baking powder, emulsifier, flavoring, amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, and D.

Nutrition Facts

Glico Bisco Cream Biscuit Nutrition Facts

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

Where to Buy

With a long history, Glico Bisco is one of the most famous cream sandwich biscuits in Japan, so the product is available in many supermarkets around the country.

(Reference Page: Wikipedia ビスコ (菓子) )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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