What is Seventeen Ice ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #8

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What is ‘Seventeen Ice’ ??

What’s your recommendation ?

I wrote this article to clear your question about ‘Seventeen Ice’ very popular ice cream in Japan.

I would like to explain about the topic with mainly two parts.

  • Basic knowledge of Seventeen Ice in Japan
  • Deep Diving with answering questions
    • Where we can get it
    • History
    • Popular Flavor
    • Author’s recommendation
    • etc

In first part, you can get basic information about ‘Seventeen Ice’ in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about ‘Seventeen Ice’ in Japan, after reading this page.

What is Seventeen Ice

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‘Seventeen Ice’ is popular brand of ice cream in Japan, produced by glico.

We can buy this product only by vending machine. Seventeen Ice is for eating without spoon, like on stick, cone, or in plastic package.

There are more than 20 of flavors available in this brand.

What is Seventeen Ice in Japan
  • Producer is glico
  • Popular ice cream brand in Japan
  • We can buy only with vending machines
  • We can eat it without spoon
  • More than 20 of flavors

Deep Diving into Seventeen Ice in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Seventeen Ice in Japan, in this paragraph with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily.

Please kindly open items what you want to know.


I hope you can clear your question in this part.

The word, ‘Seventeen’ in ‘Seventeen Ice’ have two meanings.

  • ’17’ years old
  • ’17’ types

In starting sales, the target of this product was high school student in 17 years old. And there were initially 17 types of ice creams.

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Seventeen Ice have long history in Japan.

  • 1983 Started Sales
  • 1985 Started Sales with Vending Machines

Initially this products was sold in stores, as well as other ice cream products. To create new market, producer glico started sales with vending machines in 1985.

The first vending machine was placed at Bowling Alley, which was a fad, at that time.

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Seventeen Ice is long seller products in Japan !

There are more than 20,000 vending machines of Seventeen Ice in Japan.

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Please also kindly refer to next question
about the locations of vending machines

We can see Vending Machines of Seventeen Ice, where people gather.

  • Train Stations
  • Park, Zoo, Aquarium
  • Sports Facilities
  • Tourist spot
  • Shopping Center
  • School, etc

Author’s research

There are mainly 4 types of ‘Seventeen Ice’ products.

  • Cone type as Ice cream on the cone
  • Stick type as Ice cream on the stick
  • Bottled sherbet
  • Monaka (Japanese Wafer)

Author’s research

More than 20 flavors are available in Seventeen Ice in Japan.

  • Cone Type
    • Gateau Chocola with Macadamia nuts
    • Caramel Almond
    • Strawberry
    • Macadamia Nuts Vanilla
    • Cookie and Cream
    • Rum Raisins
    • Strawberry Cheese Cake
    • Waffle cone Vanilla
    • Custard Pudding
    • Waffle cone Chocolate
    • Matcha
  • Stick type
    • Soda Float
    • Choco Chip
    • Chocolate
    • Pink Grapefruit
    • Chocolate Mint
    • Peach Sherbet
    • Chocolate Banana
    • Strawberry Chocolate
    • Colorful Chocolate
    • Grape Sherbet
  • Bottled Sherbet
    • Mandarin Orange
    • Soda pop
  • Monaka (Japanese Wafer)
    • Red bean Monaka
    • Chocolate nuts Monaka

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You might be able to find your favorite one from the list !

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Popular Flavors of Seventeen Ice

  • No.1 Cookie and Cream
  • No.2 Waffle Cone Chocolates
  • No.3 Strawberry
  • No.4 Waffle Cone Vanilla
  • No.5 Soda Float
  • No.6 Choco Mint

Sauce : glico webpage

As vending machines are outside, I have Seventeen Ice after the exercise, like walk around city, playing football in the park, etc.

So my recommending flavor is ‘Grape Sherbet’. It is very refresh flavor. Really nice to have after the movement.


My sons also like it !


That’s all today. How was the content today ?
I Hope this article help you to clear your question about Seventeen Ice in Japan.


I hope you have clear understanding of Seventeen Ice !

Thank you for your reading !


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