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. 

Morinaga Ice Cream Vending Machine

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.

Morinaga Hi-Chew Ice Bar Grape

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.

Morinaga Hi-Chew Ice Pop Grape

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.

Morinaga Hi-Chew Popsicle Grape

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.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

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

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)

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bar (120 ml)
Calories 181 kcal
Protein 0.8 g
Fat 3.4 g
Carbohydrates 36.8 g
Salt equivalents 0.03 g


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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