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Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks – Calorie, Nutritional and Allergen Comparison

In an effort to improve the nutritional diets of our families we looked more closely into Japanese packaged kids snacks. Below is calorie, tutorial and allergen comparison of  14 of the most common package snack foods sold in Japan. We all know fruits and veggies are the best but we all love convenient and yummy snacks.  My kids raised in Japan love all of these snacks, but after closer research, we will be cutting many of them out of our diets.

Japanese Packaged Kids Snack

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks, ハイチュウ Hichu Candy

1. ハイチュウ Hichu CandyThis hard gummy candy is popular with elementary and above children. Comes in a variety of flavors. One package has 12 pieces. –  1 piece is  4.6 g,  19 kcal,  0.08 g protein,  0.35 g fat,  3.8 g carbs, 0 mg sodium; allergens include gelatin & apple.

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks, ラムネ Ramone
2. ラムネ Ramone – The candy version of the sweet kids’ drink Ramona sold at all festivals. 1 plastic container is 29.0 g,  110 kcal, 0.00 g protein,  0.30 g fat,  26.2 g carbs,  0 mg sodium; allergens include  gelatin &  dairy. Be careful the top of the container is a swallowing hazard.

 

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks, たべっこどつぶつ Tabeko Doubutsu

3. たべっこどつぶつ Tabeko Doubutsu – Buttery biscuits in animal shapes marketed for children 1+ years.  1 snack size package is 24.0 g,  131 kcal,  1.70 g protein,  7.80 g fat,   23.0 g carbs,  93 mg sodium; allergens include wheat & eggs.

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks
4. タマゴボーロ Tamara Boro – Flour egg balls that dissolve in the mouth. A favorite of teething babies. 1 snack size package is, 16.0 g, 63 kcal,  0.20 g protein, 0.20 g fat,  15.0 g carbs,  2.5 mg sodium;  allergens include wheat & eggs.

 

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks5. うまい棒 umaibo –  This is one of the strangest snacks that is super old and also very popular. It is a stick that has the consistency of a huge puffed Cheeto. It comes in a variety of flavors from curry to chocolate   There is no nutritional info on the packaging but it can be found on the corporate site.  1 stick is 6.0 g,  35 kcal, 0.40 g protein,  2.30 g fat,  3.0 g carbs,  31 mg sodium; allergens include wheat & soy.Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

 

6.  ハッピーターン Happytan senbei – Mild and easy consume rice crackers for all ages.  1 senbei is 8.0 g, , 21 kcal, 0.20 g Japanese Packaged Kids Snacksprotein,  1.10 g fat,  2.5 g carbs,  22 mg sodium;  allergens include soy.7.

 

7. Pocky Chocolate – Everyone loves the sweat and salty flavor of chocolate pocky.  1 snack size package (avg 17 sticks) is 36.0 g, 182 kcal,  3.10 g protein,  8.20 g fat,  23.9 g carbs,  70 mg sodium; allergens include wheat & soy.

 アンパンマンビスケット Anpaman Biscuits
8. アンパンマンビスケット Anpaman Biscuits –  Easy to eat biscuits for babies 7+ months.  1 snack size package is 20.0 g,  71 kcal,  1.10 g protein,  2.00 g fat, 12.2 g  carbs, 6. 0 mg sodium; allergens include wheat & dairy.
Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks, かっぱえびせん Kappa Ebi Sen crackers 9. かっぱえびせん Kappa Ebi Sen crackers – These salty shrimp crackers are hard to stop eating. Marketed as good for 1+ year olds.   1 snack size package is 8.0 g,  32 kcal,   0.40 g  protein,  0.10 g fat,  7.3 g carbs, 40 mg sodium;  allergens include wheat,  eggs,  dairy & shrimp.

 

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks
10.  たけのこの里 Takenoko no Sato – No bamboo in these snacks, just biscuits covered with rich chocolate.  1 snack size package is 11.5 64 kcal,  1.00 g protein,  3.80 g fat,  6.5 g carbs,  25 mg sodium;  allergens include wheat,  eggs,  dairy &  soy.

 

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

 

11. 源氏パイ Genji – Pie  – Buttery sugary light biscuits which are hard to stop eating. 1 biscuit is 7.5 g,  41 kcal,   0.50 g protein,  2.40 g fat,  4.4 g carbs,  20 mg sodium; allergens include wheat, dairy &  soy.

 

 

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

12.  バウムクーヘン Baumkuhen –  The Japanese take on a German classic. 1 serving packaged is 25.0 g,  85 kcal,  1.47 g protein,  2.80 g fat,  13.2 g carbs, 48 mg sodium; allergens include wheat, eggs,  dairy & soy.

 

fullsizerender13. パイの実 Pie no Mi – These little chocolate filled pies are light and sweet – beware. 1 snack size package is 15.0 g , 79 kcal,  0.90 g protein,  4.60 g fat,  8.5 g carbs,  42 mg sodium; allergens include  wheat, dairy & soy.

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14.  果ぐミ Fruit Gummies – Gummies come in all shapes and colors in Japan.   1 snack size package is 12.8 g,  42 kcal,  0.77 g protein,  0.00 g fat,  9.8 g carbs, 3 mg sodium; allergens include gelatin & apple.

 

 

Calorie, Nutritional and Allergen Comparison Chart

Japanese name

Roman reading

Serving size

Grams

エヌルギー / 熱量Calories

たんぱく質 / Protein

脂質 / Fat

炭水化物 / Carbohydrates

ナトリウム / Sodium

Allergins

1

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacksハイチュウ

Hichu Candy

1 piece (usually 12 pieces to one pack)

4.6 g

19 kcal

0.08 g

0.35 g

3.8 g

0 mg

gelatin / apple

2

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacksラムネ

Ramone

1 plastic container

29.0 g

110 kcal

0.00 g

0.30 g

26.2 g

0 mg

gelatin / dairy

3

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

たべっこどうぶつ

Tabeko Doubutsu biscuits (butter flavor)

1 snack size package

24.0 g

131 kcal

1.70 g

7.80 g

23.0 g

93 mg

wheat/ eggs

4

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

タマゴボーロ

Tamara Boro

1 snack size package

16.0 g

63 kcal

0.20 g

0.20 g

15.0 g

2.5 mg

wheat / eggs

5

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

うまい棒

umaibo

1 stick

6.0 g

35 kcal

0.40 g

2.30 g

3.0 g

31 mg

wheat/ soy

6

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

ハッピーターン

Happytan senbei

1 senbei

8.0 g

21 kcal

0.20 g

1.10 g

2.5 g

22 mg

soy

7

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

Pocky Chocolate

Pocky Chocolate

1 snack size package  (avg 17 sticks)

36.0 g

182 kcal

3.10 g

8.20 g

23.9 g

70 mg

wheat/ soy

8

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アンパンマンビスケット

Anpaman Biscuits

1 snack size package

20.0 g

71 kcal

1.10 g

2.00 g

12.2 g

60 mg

wheat/ dairy

9

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacksかっぱえびせん

Kappa Ebi Sen crackers

1 snack size package

8.0 g

32 kcal

0.40 g

0.10 g

7.3 g

40 mg

wheat / eggs / dairy / shrimp

10

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

たけのこの里

Takenoko no Sato

1 snack size package

11.5

64 kcal

1.00 g

3.80 g

6.5 g

25 mg

wheat/ eggs/ dairy / soy

11

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

源氏パイ

Genji – Pie

1 biscuit

7.5 g

41 kcal

0.50 g

2.40 g

4.4 g

20 mg

wheat/dairy / soy

12

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks

バウムクーヘン

Baumkuhen

1 serving packaged

25.0 g

85 kcal

1.47 g

2.80 g

13.2 g

48 mg

wheat/ eggs/ dairy / soy

13

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Pie no Mi

1 snack size package

15.0 g

79 kcal

0.90 g

4.60 g

8.5 g

42 mg

wheat/  dairy / soy

14

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Fruit Gummies

1 snack size package

12.8 g

42 kcal

0.77 g

0.00 g

9.8 g

3 g

gelatin / apple

Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks – Calorie, Nutritional and Allergen Comparison

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