Meiji Choco Baby Milk Chocolate Pellets
When I was a schoolboy, a chocolate treat was popular among us.
Especially, when we went on an excursion somewhere as a school event, some liked to take the candy because it was not just yummy, but its container was convenient to carry around.
Even now, the chocolate called “Choco Baby (チョコベイビー)” is available everywhere in Japan, and today I got it at a supermarket for the first time in a while.
Meiji Choco Baby (明治 チョコベビー)
Choco Baby was introduced by the leading Japanese food company Meiji in 1965. I think the old-fashioned classical package design has hardly changed from my childhood.
As you can see in the photo above, Meiji is one of the official partners of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games.
When you remove the outer packaging, you can clearly see lots of teeny-weeny chocolate pellets in the plain plastic container.
The plastic box is handy as the red lid can be easily opened and closed any number of times.
These tiny cylindrical milk chocolate pellets have a gentle cacao flavor and a smooth, creamy texture, making them easy to eat for kids.
Choco Baby Jumbo
Meiji Choco Baby comes in 2 sizes. What I bought this time is the regular size box (32 g), while the other is the bigger version called “Choco Baby Jumbo (チョコベビージャンボ)” (102 g).
Ingredients and Calories
Lastly, for those who want to know the ingredients and nutrition facts of the Meiji Choco Baby chocolate, here is the list.
According to that, with 173 kcal per 32 grams, the Japanese candy mainly consists of sugar, cacao mass, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, vegetable fat, emulsifier, flavoring, and brightener.