They are chocolate ball candies produced by Morinaga & Company. This famous confectionary and snack company also produces Hi-Chew, Dars chocolate, and Marie biscuits. These chocolate balls were first produced in Japan in 1960 and are known for their cute packaging and mascot.
The original flavor of chocoballs were chocolate, peanuts, and colorful (chocolate with colored shells). The brand expanded to flavors such as caramel, almond, and strawberry as well as seasonal releases. Some of the past limited flavors are melon, blueberry, peach, raspberry, Hokkaido milk, and chocolate banana.
From 1967, Kyorochan has been the mascot of the choco balls that is featured on each box. He is a cartoon bird and is a popular children's figure Japan. Kyorochan has been featured in commercials, his own TV series, and even a movie based on his anime series. There are also toys and merchandise such as plushies, figures, candy dispensers, lunch boxes, etc.
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