What is Jagarico ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #52

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Hello World !

This is SHINTA+, Japanese writer.


What is ‘Jagarico’ ??

I want to know it !

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

I wrote this article to introduce ‘Jagarico’, 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 ‘Jagarico’ in Japan
  • Deep Diving with Q & A style
    • History
    • Line-up
    • Price
    • Special products, etc

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

What is ‘Jagarico’ ?

Quotation Sauce:calbee webpage

‘Jagarico’ is very popular snack in Japan.

It’s made from potato with following process, slicing potato -> steaming -> puree -> seasoning -> forming to stick -> drying -> frying. The mouth feeling of ‘Jagarico’ is very unique, which is supported by Japanese consumers.

Manufacturer is calbee, as one of largest maker of snacks in Japan.

Introduction of Jagarico
  • Very popular snack in Japan
  • Packed in paper cup
  • Made from steamed potato
  • Product of Calbee

Deep Diving into Jagarico in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Jagarico 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.

Jagarico has more than 20 years of history in Japan.

Producer, Calbee started sales of ‘Jagarico’ in 1995. Test sales was made in Niigata area. After the three years of trial sales, calbee started sales of Jagarico all over Japan.

Sauce : calbee webpage

There are various products of ‘Jagarico’ in Japanese market.

  • Size
    • Normal size (52-57g)
    • L size (66-68 g)
  • Regular Flavors
    • Salad
    • Cheese
    • Jaga-Bata (Potato & Butter)
  • Seasonal Flavors (Replaced frequently)
    • Salt and sesame oil
    • Korean seaweed
    • Mozzarella Cheese and Tomato

Reference : calbee webpage

‘Jagarico’ is available in various places in Japan

  • Supermarkets
  • Drugstores
  • Convenience stores
  • Kiosks

Author’s research in Yokohama city

Price of Jagarico is around JPY 150 – 170.

  • Normal size around JPY 150
  • Large size around JPY 170

Author’s research in Yokohama city

‘Jagarico’ have various local products, collaborating with foods in each area in Japan.

  • Tokyo – Sukiyaki Flavor
  • Kansai area – Takoyaki flavor
  • Tokai area – Chicken wings flavor
  • Kyushu area – Spicy Cod roe (Mentaiko) flavor
  • Nagano – Nozawana flavor
  • Chugoku area – Okonomiyaki flavor
  • Okinawa – Tako rice flavor

People get it as souvenirs for family and friends, when they make domestic travel in Japan. The flavor is completely different from standard ‘Jagarico’.

Quotation Sauce:calbee webpage

Reference : calbee webpage


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


I hope you have clear understanding of Jagarico !

Thank you for your reading !