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Category: Okashi (Snacks)

お菓子 (okashi)  are Japanese snacks that are Western-inspired. In contrast, 和菓子 (wagashi) are traditional Japanese confectionery.

Meiji Pucca Choco Pretzel Fish

Japanese Snack Meiji Pucca Choco Pretzel FishActually the label describes it simply as “choco pretzel” but of course it’s not pretzels, but crunchy fish-shaped baked thingies with a soft, creamy chocolate filling.

From the box:

Meiji Pucca Choco Pretzel

Pretzel Packed Full of Choco Cream!

Net weight: 1.76 ounces (50 grams)

Ingredients: wheat flour, sugar, vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated palm and soya bean oils), cocoa mass, whole milk powder, malt extract, emulsifier (soya-lecithin), leavening (sodium bicarbonate), enzyme (papain), salt, artifical vanilla flavoring

WARNING, WARNING: contains trans fat!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 cookies (15 grams)
80 calories, 40 from fat
Total Fat 4.5 grams (2.5 grams saturated, 1.5 grams trans fat)
No cholesterol, vitamin A or Vitamin C.
55 miliigrams of sodium.
Total Carbohydrates 9 grams (4 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber)
Less than a gram of protien.
Less than 2% DV of calcium and iron.

These Pucca fishies from Meiji are fun to eat because the baked shell is crunchy and and the chocolate cream sort of pops out into your mouth, but they are not a filling snack and are so bad for your nutritional health!
 
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Kinoko no Yama Chocolate Mushrooms

明治製菓:きのこの山 (―やま)

Kinoko means ‘mushroom’ and yama means ‘mountain’ in Japanese. The label calls it a  ‘chocolate snack’ (チョコレートスナック菓子) though I’ve heard it referred to in English as a ‘cracker’ or ‘cookie’ too. Each mushroom is a chocolate-topped biscuit stick.

Box of Meiji snack Kinoko no Yama

キノコの傘部分はミルクチョコレートとビターチョコレートの二層式になっており、柄の部分はビスケットである。The mushroom top is two layers consisting of milk chocolate and bitter (?) chocolate, while the mushroom stem is biscuit.

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