Umaibo Halloween Happy Con-Pota vs Regular Corn Potage

The time of Halloween is nearing day by day.

Here in Japan, the festival is not that familiar to people. But that said, many like getting a taste of it through its related products.

Accordingly, since around the middle of September, I annually see such items in supermarkets and convenience stores.

This year too, lots of treats with packaging associated with Halloween are lined up in the snack and candy aisle.

Umaibo, the king of Dagashi, is also no exception. In fact, every year, its Halloween packaging design catches my eye.

And this year, I finally bought that limited-time Halloween edition.

Umaibo Halloween Happy Corn Potage Flavor

Umaibo Halloween Happy Con-Pota vs Regular Corn Potage Flavor

Umaibo Halloween Happy Corn Potage Flavor

This Happy Halloween Umaibo bag contains 30 “Happy Con-Pota (HAPPY コンポタ)” flavor Umaibo sticks. It is all made up of Happy Corn Potage flavor Umaibo!

Next to the bag, you can see regular Umaibo Corn Potage.

When purchasing, I wondered if there is some difference between the Happy Con-Pota and the regular Corn Potage. And for comparison, here I’ve got both.

Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Umaibo Happy Corn Potage vs Regular Corn Potage Flavor Ingredients Nutrition Facts

First, I checked these ingredients and nutrition facts labels. But as expected, both were completely the same (except for paprika pigment).

Though I had a gut feeling that the Umaibo Halloween would only bring happy vibes, something was different.

Color and Taste

Umaibo Happy Corn Potage vs Regular Corn Potage Flavor Corn Puff Sticks

The different things are the color and taste. The prices per pack are also the same 10 yen (about 0.1 USD), so these Umaibo differ in the two points.

As you can see in the picture above, the Umaibo Halloween stick has a browner hue, and I feel its taste is more thick and savory than the regular Umaibo Corn Potage.


Umaibo Happy Halloween Happy Corn Potage vs Regular Corn Potage Flavor

As I am used to eating the regular Corn Potage, honestly, I like its taste better.

However, the Happy Con-Pota flavor is tasty enough, and the special edition Umaibo will provide you with happy vibes and make your Halloween more enjoyable!


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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