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