Kikori no Kirikabu: Bourbon’s Classic Chocolate Cookies
Bourbon is a Japanese company that makes snacks whose headquarters are in Kashiwazaki, Niigata.
It is a long-established company founded in 1924 and has many hit products, including Cheese Okaki, Fettuccine Gummy, and Petit Series.
The maker is also creating unique products whose representative examples are Choco Anpan, Every Burger, and Kikori no Kirikabu cookies.
Bourbon Kikori no Kirikabu
Among them, Kikori no Kirikabu (きこりの切株: lumberjack’s stumps)(Price: 160 yen or so/about 1.4 USD) is a sibling product of Every Burger, introduced in 1984.
The package is associated with Meiji Kinoko no Yama and Takenoko no Sato, but those two are actually older than Bourbon Kikori no Kirikabu.
Meiji Kinoko no Yama was released in 1975, while Meiji Takonoko no Sato went on the market in 1979.
Spot The Difference Puzzle
As with Every Burger, on the backside of the lid, there is a spot-the-difference puzzle, with which even coloring can be enjoyed.
As guessed from the name Kikori no Kirikabu or lumberjack’s stumps, the snack is shaped like a tree stump.
The cookie or biscuit part contains whole wheat flour and calcium and is soft, while the chocolate is smooth milk chocolate.
Compared to Meiji Kinoko no Yama and Takenoko no Sato, the Kikori no Kirikabu cookie is not well known and hard to find.
It is a snack known to those in the know, but the taste is top-notch.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, for those who want to know the ingredients and nutrition facts of this snack, here are the labels.