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.

Bourbon Kikori no Kirikabu

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.


Bourbon Kikori no Kirikabu Cookies

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. 


Bourbon Kikori no Kirikabu Biscuits

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

Bourbon Kikori no Kirikabu Cookie Snack Ingredients Nutrition Facts Calories Label

Lastly, for those who want to know the ingredients and nutrition facts of this snack, here are the labels.


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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