Morinaga Hi-Chew Ice Bar: I Tried the Popsicle

Today, here in Niigata, Japan, the weather was cloudy but warm, so after bathing in a spa facility, I was in the mood for something icy and delicious. 

Morinaga Ice Cream Vending Machine

In the break room of the facility, there are 3 vending machines, one of which is the above Morinaga’s ice cream vending machine. 

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 product description says that this ice pop is a limited-time offer, but I noticed that the Hi-Chew Ice Bar is on sale a few years ago and since then it has been there all year round!

Morinaga Hi-Chew Ice Bar Grape

Despite that, I hadn’t actually bought that frozen snack, but at last, I did today for 160 yen (about 1.5 USD). I have never seen the Hi-Chew Ice Bar Grape sold in stores other than this place, so this was the first time I tried it.

Morinaga Hi-Chew Ice Pop Grape

Once I opened the bag, a nice fragrance reminiscent of the original Hi-Chew Grape Flavor instantly wafted out. The smell was really grape and easily recognizable as that of Hi-Chew.

Morinaga Hi-Chew Popsicle Grape

The actual taste was also quite fruity and when eating together with the vanilla ice cream part, they turned into a very Hi-Chew taste in my mouth!

Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Morinaga Hi-Chew Ice Bar Grape Flavor Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Lastly, for people who want to know the specific ingredients and nutrition facts, here is the label.


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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