What is Choco-Ball ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #49

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Hello World !

This is SHINTA+, Japanese writer.


What is ‘Choco-Ball’ ??

I want to know it !

This page is
  • To introduce ‘Choco-Ball’ well known in Japan
  • To clear your question about it

I wrote this article to introduce ‘Choco-Ball’, as popular Japanese donut restaurant and to clear your question about it.

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

  • Introduction of ‘Choco-Ball’ in Japan
  • Deep Diving with Q & A style
    • History
    • Character
    • Angel Mark
    • Line-up, etc

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

What is ‘Choco Ball’ ?

Quotation Sauce:morinaga webpage

‘Choco Ball’ is very famous ball shape chocolate snack in Japan.

In the core of chocolate, there is peanut (or caramel). Chocolates are in paper box, whose top can be opened to pick chocolate ball one by one.

Manufacturer is Morinaga as one of largest maker of food, like snacks, ice cream, candy, biscuits, etc. And ‘Choco-Ball’ is one of famous products of Morinaga.

Introduction of Choco-Ball
  • Ball shape chocolate snack
  • Balls are in the paper box
  • Easy to pick one by one from box
  • Manufacturer is Morinaga

Deep Diving into Choco-Ball in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Choco-Ball 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.

‘Choco-Ball’ has history more than 50 years in Japan

Producer, Morinaga started sales of ‘Choco Ball’ in 1963, initially with different name ‘SKIP’. This was for target to adult people.

After many of improvement, it’s supported from younger to elder, in Japanese market.

  • 1963, original product ‘SKIP’ in the market
  • 1965, renamed to ‘Chocolate Ball’
  • 1967, ‘Kyoro-chan’ & ‘Angel mark’ debuted
  • 1969, renamed to ‘Choco Ball’
  • 1974, changed package to current style
  • 1987, TV commercial and song was smash hit

Reference : morinaga webpage

The Character name of Choco-Ball is ‘Kyoro-Chan’

‘Kyoro-chan’ debuted in 1967. Since then, with several time of update, ‘Kyoro-chan’ has been printed on the package of ‘Choco-Ball’.

‘Kyoro-chan’ sing ‘KUEEEE’.

Quotation Sauce:morinaga webpage

Reference : morinaga webpage

‘Angel mark’ is printed on the outlet of paper box of ‘Choco-Ball’, very rarely. There are two types of ‘Angel mark’, ‘Golden Angel’ and ‘Silver Angel’.

You can get right to have gift of ‘Toy Can’ with ‘1 x Golden Angel mark’ or 5 x ‘Silver Angel mark’.

Quotation Sauce:morinaga webpage

Reference : morinaga webpage

‘Choco-Ball’ is available in various places in Japan

  • Convenience stores
  • Drugstores
  • Supermarkets
  • Kiosks

Author’s research in Yokohama city

The price of ‘Choco-Ball’ is around JPY 80 (+Tax, per box, 28g)

Author’s research in Yokohama city

There are 3 types in regular products of ‘Choco-Ball’ in paper box, with which there will be chance to get ‘Angel mark’.

  • Peanut (Brown package)
  • Strawberry (Pink package)
  • Caramel (Orange package)
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Other than that, there are several products, which are in plastic bags without chance to get ‘Angel mark’.

  • Large size choco-ball
  • Salty taste choco-ball
  • Peanuts butter ball

Reference : morinaga webpage


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


I hope you have clear understanding of Choco-Ball !

Thank you for your reading !