Morinaga Hi-Chew Ice Bar: I Tried the Popsicle
Today, the weather was cloudy but warm here in Niigata, Japan. So after bathing in a spa facility, I was in the mood for something icy and delicious.
There are three vending machines in the facility’s break room, and the pictured Morinaga’s ice cream vending machine is among them.
Hi-Chew Ice Bar Grape Flavor
So I decided to choose one out of the choices and was attracted to this Hi-Chew popsicle named Hi-Chew Ice Bar (ハイチュウ アイスバー).
The description says that this ice pop is a limited-time offer, but I noticed the Hi-Chew Ice Bar on sale a few years ago, and since then, it has been there all year round.
Despite that, I hadn’t bought that frozen snack. But today, I finally did it for 160 yen. I have never seen this sold in stores other than this place, so this was the first time I tried it.
Once I opened the bag, a pleasant fragrance reminiscent of the original Hi-Chew Grape Flavor instantly wafted out. The smell was indeed grape and easily recognizable as that of Hi-Chew.
The actual taste was quite fruity, and when eating with the vanilla ice cream part, it turned into a very Hi-Chew in my mouth.
Lastly, for your information, here are the specific ingredients and nutrition facts used in the popsicle.
|Sugar, Starch syrup, Grape juice, Vegetable oil/fat, Dairy product, Dextrin, Modified starch, Stabilizer (Polysaccharide thickener), Flavoring, Acidifier, Emulsifier, Red cabbage pigment, Gardenia blue pigment, Sweetener (Sucralose)|
|Salt equivalents||0.03 g|