Puku Puku Tai: Dagashi Chocolate Snack from Meito

Dagashi (駄菓子) is the Japanese snack genre equivalent to American penny candy, consisting of cheap and unique treats.

As an example, this Puku Puku Tai (ぷくぷくたい) Choco (chocolate) meets the conditions and has features loved by children.

Meito Puku Puku Tai Choco

Meito Puku Puku Tai Choco

Puku Puku Tai Choco (Price: 60 yen) is one of the products representing Meito, a Nagoya-based food company known for Alphabet Chocolate (アルファベットチョコレート). 

Puku Puku Tai Chocolate Snack from Meito

The motif of this snack is Taiyaki pancake, and in its name, Pukupuku (ぷくぷく) stands for something (in this case, Tai or sea bream) rising and sinking in the water, making bubbles. 

Puku Puku Tai with AIr-In Chocolate Inside

The inside is aerated chocolate associated with bubbles, which fish-shaped wafers cover. As with Taiyaki, the Monaka will never disappoint you with its good taste and pleasant texture.

Rare Puku Puku Tai with Heart

The sea bream fish rarely has heart-shaped scales, so let’s look carefully. If you can find them, you are lucky!

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Meito Puku Puku Tai Chocolate Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Wafers (Wheat flour, Sugar, Starch, Vegetable oil, Salt), Sugar, Whole milk powder, Vegetable oil/fat, Cocoa butter, Cacao mass, Milk sugar, Modified starch, Soy emulsifier, Shell calcium, Flavoring, Color (Caramel), Swelling agent

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Piece (16.5 Grams)
Calories 87 kcal
Protein 1.0 g
Fat 4.7 g
Carbohydrates 10.2 g
Salt equivalents 0.067 g
Calcium 40 mg


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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