Giant Caplico: Glico’s Chocolate-Filled Cone Snacks
When it comes to summertime treats, many people will probably bring to mind cone-shaped soft serve ice cream, and the ice cream cone reminds many Japanese of what I bought today with a sense of nostalgia, for in Japan it has been a favorite of children for a long time.
Glico Giant Caplico
I got these chocolate snacks from Glico called “Giant Caplico” at a supermarket, for about 100 yen (about 1 USD) per piece. The chocolate treat, Giant Caplico was first introduced in 1970 by the leading Japanese food company Ezaki Glico and now comes in 2 flavors, strawberry, and milk. Other than the 2 regular flavors, some flavors are sold only locally and the mini stick versions are also available.
As you can see in the photos above, the chocolate snack Glico Giant Caplico is cone-shaped, where milk chocolate is filled in the wafer cone and topped with the cookie-like strawberry-flavored or milk-flavored chocolate.
So in place of vanilla ice cream, the unmeltable cookie-like milk chocolate is fully filled in the wafer cone. The bubbly chocolate is airy, mild, and milky and has a much more pleasant crunch than normal cookies. By the way, the real cone-shaped ice cream product released in 1978 also by Glico “Giant Cone (ジャイアントコーン)” is shaped just like the Giant Caplico cone.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, for those who are curious about the ingredients and nutrition facts, here they are. According to the lists, their main ingredients are sugar, vegetable fat, milk sugar, the cone part: (wheat flour, starch, sugar, vegetable fat and oil, yeast extract, and salt), cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cacao mass, and whey powder. Both weigh 34 grams and have about 190 kcal.