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