Meiji Choco Baby Milk Chocolate Pellets
When I was a schoolboy, a chocolate treat was popular among us children. Especially, when we went on an excursion somewhere as a school event, some liked to take the chocolate because it is not just yummy but its plastic container is also actually convenient to carry around.
Even now, the chocolate candy called “Choco Baby (チョコベイビー)” is available everywhere in Japan, and today I got it at a supermarket for about 120 yen (about 1.1 USD) for the first time in a while for this blog article.
Meiji Choco Baby (明治 チョコベビー)
The chocolate treats in a rectangular plastic container, Choco Baby was introduced by the leading Japanese food company Meiji in 1965. I think the classical old-fashioned package design has hardly changed from my childhood.
By the way, 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 very handy as the red lid can be easily opened and closed any number of times.
These small cylindrical shaped pieces of milk chocolate pellets are smooth and creamy with a gentle cacao flavor to them, making the treats very easy to eat for kids.
Choco Baby Jumbo
As for the variety, Meiji Choco Baby comes in 2 sizes. What I picked up this time is the regular size box (32 g), and the milk chocolate is also available in the bigger container called “Choco Baby Jumbo (チョコベビージャンボ)” (102 g).
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, for those of you who are interested in the ingredients and nutrition facts, here are the lists. According to that, with 173 kcal per 32 grams, the Meiji Choco Baby chocolate mainly consists of sugar, cacao mass, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, vegetable fat and oil, emulsifier, flavoring, and brightener.