Otsuka Calorie Mate: Best Japanese Energy Bar

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is a Japanese healthcare company that makes Japan’s best and most-loved energy drink and bar, Oronamin C (オロナミンC) and Calorie Mate (カロリーメイト).

The maker introduced the former beverage in 1965, while the latter Calorie Mate debuted in 1983, and now, it’s become Japan’s top brand of nutritional energy bar.

Calorie Mate Block (カロリーメイトブロック)

Otsuka Calorie Mate Cheese and Fruit Flavors

Today, Otsuka Calorie Mate also comes in liquid and jelly forms, and the original block type currently has five flavors.


  1. Cheese (チーズ) with black Calorie Mate logos, released in April 1983
  2. Fruit (フルーツ) (green), released in April 1984
  3. Chocolate (チョコレート) (red), released in October 1993
  4. Maple (メープル) (pink), released in September 2009
  5. Vanilla (バニラ) (blue), released in March 2022

Otsuka Calorie Mate Block Cheese and Fruit Flavored Energy Bars

My all-time favorites are these Cheese and Fruit flavors, which I think almost everyone can like.

Based on Japanese Wikipedia, discontinued flavors are Vegetable (ベジタブル) (2000-2007), Potato (ポテト) (2007-2014), and Plain (プレーン) (2014-2022).


Calorie Mate Bars

The Calorie Mate block is a cookie-like food with five essential nutrients. It consists of a good combination of protein, fat, sugars, 11 vitamins, and six minerals.

The bar is ideal for those always on the go, providing a balanced energy source needed for daily activities.

Above all, these Cheese and Fruit-flavored blocks are easy to eat, and you won’t get tired of eating them because of the delicious taste.

Nutritional Values 

Otsuka Calorie Mate Cheese Flavor

The calories per piece (20 grams) are just 100 kcal, and the Calorie Mate bars contain about half the vitamins you need in a day.

For your information, below are specific nutritional values of the Cheese flavor.

Nutritional Values per 80 Grams (4 Blocks)
Calories 400 kcal
Protein 8.4 g
Fat 22.2 g
Carbohydrates 42.7 g
-Sugars 40.7 g
-Dietary fibers 2 g
Salt equivalents 0.94 g
Calcium 200 mg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 50 mg
Phosphorus 100 mg
Vitamin A 385 μg
Vitamin B1 0.6 mg
Vitamin B2 0.7 mg
Vitamin B6 0.65 mg
Vitamin B12 1.2 μg
Niacin 6.5 mg
Pantothenic acid 2.4 mg
Folic acid 120 μg
Vitamin C 50 mg
Vitamin D 2.8 μg
Vitamin E 3.2 mg


Otsuka Calorie Mate Cheese and Fruit Flavors Energy Bars Ingredients Nutrition Facts Calories Label

The Otsuka Calorie Mate block is classified as Kashi (菓子: meaning snack), labeled as a dietary supplement.

The ingredients used in the Cheese flavor are as follows.

Wheat flour, Margarine, Sugar, Natural cheese, Egg, Almond powder, Starch, Skim milk powder, Soybean protein, Wheat protein, Salt, Casein sodium, Modified starch, Flavoring, Carotenoid pigment


The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the two packs version with 4 bars is 200 yen (about 1.6 USD) (excluding tax).


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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