Morinaga Milk Chocolate vs Meiji Milk Chocolate

When it comes to Japanese chocolate brands, Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate have a very long history and in terms of brand 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 bar of milk chocolate released in 1918 by Morinaga Seika Confectionery, which is Japan’s first milk chocolate that was made from cacao beans, or from scratch, with the help of foreign engineers.

Meiji Milk Chocolate, sometimes dubbed “Milchi (ミルチ)”, is also one of the oldest milk chocolate bars in Japan, which was put on the market by Meiji Seika Confectionery in 1926.

Packaging and Design

Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate in Foil

Morinaga Milk Chocolate and Meiji Milk Chocolate are similar in packaging design. Both the paper wrappers are dark brown with golden letters and their milk chocolate bars are wrapped in foil.

Morinaga Milk Chocolate

Meiji Milk Chocolate

Also, both the milk chocolate bars have almost the same shape and 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

As for the taste, both pieces taste great; milky and smooth with a moderate sweetness. They have a very close taste, but I think Morinaga Milk Chocolate is a little sweeter.

Nutrition Facts 

Meiji Milk Chocolate Nutrition Facts

Next, let’s see the nutrition facts. Based on the label on the back of the brown paper wrapper, the Meiji Milk Chocolate bar weighs 50 grams, has 279 kcal, and contains

  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Fat: 17.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.7g (Sugars: 25.9g, Dietary Fiber: 1.8g)
  • Sodium Chloride: 0.076g
  • Cacao Polyphenol: 354mg (estimate)

Morinaga Milk Chocolate Nutrition Facts

On the other hand, the Morinaga Milk Chocolate bar weighs 52 grams, has 296 kcal, and contains

  • Protein: 2.7g
  • Fat: 18.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.4g (Sugars: 27.3g, Dietary Fiber: 2.1g)
  • Sodium Chloride: 0.05g

Ingredients 

Meiji Milk Chocolate Ingredients

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

Morinaga Milk Chocolate Ingredients

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

(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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