Ice cream Morinaga Snack

PINO is starred in Star wars? delicious secret of popular Japanese ice cream

Popular and delicious ice cream in Japan

popular Japanese ice creamPino is one of the most popular ice cream in Japan. Yes, it’s popular Japanese ice cream.

Trapezial ice cream is cover with chocolate. Size is about eyeball.

It contains six in one package. Each ice cream is put on the plastic tray neatly.

And it also contain one pin to poke ice cream.

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Who use this pin!

This ice cream is covered with chocolate, so we can pick up without being sticky. So I think we need not pin.

I think these tray & pin are waste of cost. They push up the price.

This ice cream company, Morinaga should beef up ice cream instead of unnecessary things.

Outside is chocolate taste because it cover with chocolate. And inside is vanilla ice cream taste. it’s very simple taste.

Star wars’ director, George Lucas steal  idea of this ice cream shape?


starwars & pino
Who can say star wars don’t steal the idea of Pino shape?

This ice cream, Pino start to sell in 1976. soon this become very popular in Japan because it’s very delicious.

Strangely Star wars is released next year. and surprisingly same shape character is starred in Star wars.

Yes it’s Darth Vader.

Darth Vader’s head shape is same to this ice cream, Pino.

I don’t want to say Gerge lucas steal the idea of this ice cream shape. But you will say it because shape is same.

But Japanese people cannot resist USA because of political problem.

it is not not star wars, it’s earth wars.


it's matter of politic? popular Japanese ice cream
it’s matter of politic?

It’s a bad taste story, but this ice cream is good taste. Please check how delicious by seeing my eating video.

Basic data

Product Name: PINO
Generic name: Ice cream
Category: snack
Price: JPY120- (You can check your country currency value by currency converter of within this site.)
Brand: Morinaga
Weight: 60ml
Calorie: 192kcal (19 min Jogging to burn)

Eating video for you

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Drink Morinaga Snack Tablet

Ramune tablet isn’t not for drug dealer nor Terrorist weapon, Snack for Child


Is this terrolist weapon ? chemical attack tablet ?

This strange shape and vivid unnatural color case seem to be new chemical weapon to kill innocent people by Terrolist.

I don’t recommend to keep this when you go through NY airport security gate if you don’t want to be taking off your wet yellow pants surrounded by cautious airport officers.


When you open the cover and take small white tablets, you misunderstand you are very bad drug dealer. But it is completely opposite. This tablet is for pure child.

Reason of this strange shape

The reason why this talet case is strange is it’s imitation of Ramune juice.


What is Ramune juice ?


Ramune is very popular drink in Japan. It’s Japanese sweet soda like Coke. This special bottle shape can keep corbonation pressure. Someday I will introduce this drink in this Jap food online.


This name is from lemonade. You know Japanese people cannot recognize difference of L & R pronounciation. We still believe we say lemonade, but actually Ramune.


You never know that lots of Japanese very old soldiers are still waiting for the command of Japanese emperor to beat up USA army at Parlor Bar. Maybe they are drinking Ramune at Palor bar.


And this tablet is imitation of this drink. Taste is sweet cider flavor.



Eating Video for you

Basic Data

Product Name: Ramune
Generic name: Snack
Category: Tablet snack
Recepie (Including gelatin in a part of the raw materials): glucose, tapioca starch, milk calcium, acidulant, emulsifiers, fragrance,
Price: 75JPY
Brand: Morinaga
Taste: Sweet and bit mint taste
Food texture: Hard
Calorie: 110kcal
Weight: 29g
Comment: It’s unique taste and unique shape case. Fun to see and fun to eat

Drink Morinaga

Future food? Drink? Weider in jelly Multi Mineral can satisfy hunger ?

I think if you don’t understand Japanese language, have nomal brain, you must think this of this drink as some motor oil or something.

or even if you can read japanese language, you cannot recoginse what is this product name.

Charge go ? In ? Multi Mineral ? Weider ?

This product is really difficult, complicated and misunderstandable drink.

Yes, this is drink, but it’s not liquid. it’s jelly.

It’s really complicated and misunderstandable product.



Package say this contain five mineral.

Iron, Calcium, Zinc and Copper. (in Japanese)

Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper and mMagnesium (in English)


Yes, it’s 5 minerals name in English, but it’s only 4 minerals name in Japanese.

it’s ununderstandable.





Carbohydrates 16g
Natriul 1-10mg
Calsium ?
Copper 0.2mg
Zinc 2.3mg
Iron 2.5mg
Magnesium 35mg



Tap is very futuristic.



This is jelly drink. mild pink color.


Taste is not bad.



Lots of people say this is good for emergency food. but I don’t know this really ease hunger.

at least this package is not so delicious looking.

It seem to be not healthy but it say it contain minimum nutrition, and we can take it efficiantly.

it must be future food.


Basic data
Product Name Weider in Jelly multi mineral in
Generic name  Soft drink
Category  Jerry
Price JPY210-
Brand Morinaga
Taste bit sweet and grape taste
Food texture watery jelly
Comment Taste is not bad.