What is Apollo in Japan ? | Commentary by Japanese Webmaster | Common in Japan #26

What is ‘Apollo’ in Japan ?

Where can I get ?

I wrote this article to clear your question about ‘Apollo’, as popular product in Japan.

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

  • Basic knowledge of Apollo in Japan
  • Deep Diving with answering questions
    • Origin of name
    • History
    • Calorie
    • Author’s recommendation, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about ‘Apollo’ 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 ‘Apollo’ in Japan, after reading this page.

What is ‘Apollo’ ?

‘Apollo’ is very popular chocolate in Japan.

‘Apollo’ consist of two different chocolate. Upper part is made from strawberry chocolate and bottom is from normal chocolate.

The package with strawberry patterns is a trademark of ‘Apollo’. Manufacturer is Meiji, as one of famous maker of candy, chocolate, dairy products in Japanese market.

What is Apollo in Japan
  • Very popular chocolate in Japan
  • Two different chocolate, strawberry and normal chocolate
  • Manufacturer is Meiji, as large food maker in Japan
  • Strawberry pattern on package is trademark of Apollo

Deep Diving into Apollo chocolate in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Apollo chocolate 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.

Quotation Sauce:meiji webpage

The name of Apollo chocolate is coming from Spaceship of USA, Apollo11. The shape of Apollo chocolate is based on the Apollo11.

Sauce : meiji webpage

Apollo chocolate has more than 50 years of history in Japan.

  • Producer, Meiji started sales of Apollo in 1969
  • In same year, spaceship Apollo 11 was arrived at moon
  • 50th anniversary in 2019

The producer, Meiji started sales of ‘Apollo’ in 1969. In same year, spaceship of USA, Apollo 11 was arrived at moon.

The shape of products remains unchanged, since start of sales. In 2019, ‘Apollo’ was getting 50th years ani anniversaries.

Reference : meiji webpage

Apollo chocolate is available in various places in Japan

  • Convenience stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Drugstores
  • Kiosks, etc

Author’s research

Quotation Sauce:meiji webpage

The price of Apollo chocolate is around JPY 120 per box.

Author’s research in Yokohama city

Calorie of Apollo chocolate is 261kcal (per box, 46g)

  • Calorie 261kcal
  • Protein 2.7g
  • Lipid 16.1g
  • Carb 26.5g
  • Salt equivalent 0.06g

Sauce : meiji webpage

My recommendation is ‘Fujisan Apollo Big’.

Quotation Sauce:meiji webpage

This is large size Apollo. On top of the Apollo, white chocolate is partly coated. As a results, the shape of Apollo became similar to Mt. Fuji.

With strawberry chocolate, the body of Mt. Fuji Apollo became red color. Red colored Mt.Fuji is very happy item in Japanese culture.

So I would like to recommend this product as souvenir of Japan, which bring happiness to friends and family.


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I Hope this article help you to clear your question about Apollo chocolate in Japan.


I hope you have clear understanding of Apollo Chocolate !

Thank you for your reading !