Morinaga Milk Chocolate vs. Meiji Milk Chocolate

When it comes to Japanese chocolate brands, Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate have a long history, and in terms of recognition, there is nothing better than these.

Morinaga Milk Chocolate vs. Meiji Milk Chocolate

Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate

Morinaga Milk Chocolate is a product introduced by Morinaga Seika Confectionery in 1918.

It is Japan’s first milk chocolate, which was made from scratch, from cacao beans with the help of foreign engineers.

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Also, Meiji Milk Chocolate, dubbed “Milchi (ミルチ)”, is one of the oldest Japanese milk chocolate bars.

It was put on the market by Meiji Seika Confectionery in 1926.

Packaging/Design

Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate in Foil

Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate are similar in packaging design.

The paper wrappers are dark brown with golden letters, and the milk chocolate bars are wrapped in silver foil.

Morinaga Milk Chocolate

Meiji Milk Chocolate

The milk chocolate bars are also shaped like the same.

Each chocolate block has the logo of “Morinaga” or “Meiji” branded on the top face.

Taste

Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate Bar Pieces

These milk chocolates have a very close taste, but the Morinaga is a little sweeter.

They have the right amount of sweetness and are pleasantly smooth.

Nutrition Facts 

Meiji Milk Chocolate Nutrition Facts

Based on the nutrition facts label, the Meiji Milk Chocolate bar weighs 50 grams. The calories are 279 kcal, and the candy contains

  • Protein: 3.9 g
  • Fat: 17.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.7 g (Sugars: 25.9 g, Dietary fiber: 1.8 g)
  • Salt equivalents: 0.076 g
  • Cacao Polyphenol: 354 mg (estimate)

Morinaga Milk Chocolate Nutrition Facts

On the other hand, the Morinaga Milk Chocolate bar weighs 52 grams. The calories are 296 kcal, and the candy contains

  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Fat: 18.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.4 g (Sugars: 27.3 g, Dietary fiber: 2.1 g)
  • Salt equivalents: 0.05 g

Ingredients 

Meiji Milk Chocolate Ingredients

According to the ingredient list, the Meiji Milk Chocolate bar consists of sugar, cacao mass, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, lecithin, and flavoring.

Morinaga Milk Chocolate Ingredients

Meanwhile, the Morinaga Milk Chocolate bar consists of sugar, cacao mass, vegetable fat, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, whey powder, butter oil, soy emulsifier, and flavoring.


(Reference Pages: Wikipedia 森永ミルクチョコレート, 明治ミルクチョコレート )

Tomo

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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