Lotte Pie no Mi: The Best Puff Pastry Snack in Japan
Lotte is a long-established large confectionery company headquartered in Tokyo and its snacks and candies are widely loved not only in Japan but also in many countries around the world. Now, the company has many long-selling products, which include what I introduce here, the snack “Pie no Mi (パイの実: literally meaning “pie fruit” in Japanese)”.
Lotte Pie no Mi
Introduced in 1979 by Lotte, the Japanese treat Pie no Mi is actually a puff pastry cookie (biscuit) that comes in 3 flavors, “original chocolate”, “luxury cream puff”, and “deep-tasting Chocolat”.
The puff pastries are double-packaged in the inner plastic pack and outer box, and the cookies are glazed with caramelized sugar on top, which gives the surface shine and slight sweetness.
These puffy cookies have smooth milk chocolate and custard cream fillings and according to the article “パイの実” on Wikipedia Japan, the Japanese puff pastry comprises 64 layers, so it is light and very flaky. The taste and texture of Pie no Mi are so good, making the product the best and most beloved puff pastry snack in Japan now.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, here are the ingredient lists and nutrition facts labels of the Lotte Pie no Mi Original Chocolate and Cream Puff flavors. According to that, with 397 kcal per one box (73 grams), the original milk chocolate flavor mainly consists of wheat flour, margarine, sugar, vegetable oil, cacao mass, malt sugar, milk sugar, whole milk powder, whey powder, and salt. By the way, the suggested retail price of the Chocolate Pie no Mi is 157 yen (about 1.5 USD).