What is Yukimi Daifuku ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #13


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  • To introduce ‘Yukimi Daifuku’ as product well known in Japan
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I wrote this article to introduce ‘Yukimi Daifuku’, as popular Japanese ice cream and to clear your question about it.

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

  • Introduction of ‘Yukimi Daifuku’ in Japan
  • Deep Diving with Q & A style
    • History
    • Where we can get
    • Price
    • Flavors, etc

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What is ‘Yukimi Daifuku’ ?

Yukimi-Daifuku is one of very famous long seller ice cream in Japan.

‘Yukimi’ means ‘snow viewing’ and ‘Daifuku’ is Japanese traditional sweets. It made from vanilla ice cream inside and soft rice cake rounded outside, which is loved from children to old in Japan.

Manufacturer is Lotte. And there are 200 million pieces of sales per year.

Introduction of Yukimi Daifuku
  • Vanilla ice coated by white soft rice cake
  • Two pieces per package
  • Design of package imaging winter snow
  • High sales in winter
  • 200 million pieces of sales per year

Deep Diving into Yukimi Daifuku in Japan

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Yukimi-Daifuku was released to the market in 1981.

To suggest to consumers to eat ice cream in winter, Yukimi-Daifuku was not produced in summer, until 2017. From 2018, producer decided to remove restriction. Now we can get it whole year.

History of ‘Yukimi Daifuku’

  • 1981 Started sales ‘Yukimi Daifuku’ (2 pieces)
  • 1984 Yukimi Daifuku Mini (9 small pieces in box)
  • 1992 Started sales of sub-flavors
  • 1995 – 1998 in squared shape packages
  • 1999 – Package changed to current style
  • 2018 Started sales whole year

Reference : Lotte webpage

Yukimi Daifuku is available in various locations in Japan.

  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Drugstores

Author’s research in Yokohama city

The price of Yukimi Daifuku is around JPY 130 (per package)

Author’s research in Yokohama city

Calorie of Yukimi Daifuku is 83kcal per piece (2 pieces in a package)

  • Calorie 83kcal
  • Protein 1g
  • Lipid 2.6g
  • Carb 13.8g
  • Salt equivalent 0.045g
Quotation Sauce:Lotte webpage

Reference : Package Label

Yes, there are some of sub-flavors of Yukimi Daifuku.

Sub-Flavors are replaced frequently. Here is the list of flavors in the past.

  • Flavors as of March in 2022
    • Vanilla
    • Sweet Potato
    • Kinako-Mochi (Soybeans powder rice cake)
  • Flavors in the past
    • Pastry cream
    • Cream cheese
    • Tiramisu
    • Chocolate
    • Lemon cheese cake
    • Strawberry
    • Espresso
    • Oshiruko (Red-bean soup)
    • Mitarashi (Sweet soy sauce)
    • Matcha
    • Pudding
    • Chocolate and cookie
    • Mont blanc cake
    • Pancake

Sauce : Lotte webpage


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