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What is ‘Tongari Corn’ ??

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I wrote this article to clear your question about ‘TONGARI Corn’ in Japan

I would like to explain about ‘Tongari Corn’ with mainly two parts.

  • Basic Knowledge of TONGARI Corn
  • Deep Diving into TONGARI Corn with answering questions
    • History
    • Price
    • Flavors
    • Calorie, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about TONGARI Corn. 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 more interest in TONGARI Corn, after reading this page.

What is Tongari Corn ?

Quotation Sauce:Housefoods webpage

‘Tongari Corn’ is a popular corn snack in Japan. This products have cone shape. Volume in standard package is 75g per package. We can see unique package of ‘Tongari corn’, hexagonal prism, at the shelf in the stores.

Basic Knowledge of Tongari Corn
  • Popular Corn snack in Japan
  • Producer is House Foods
  • With cone shape
  • 75 g per package
  • Package is hexagonal prism

Deep Diving into ‘Tongari Corn’

I would like to introduce more information about Tongari Corn 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.

‘TONGARI’ means ‘Pointed shape’ in Japanese. The name is coming from cone shape of the products.

Quotation Sauce:Housefoods webpage

Sales of Tongari Corn was launched in 1978. It’s long-seller in Japan. The package is originally with hexagonal shape, since then.

TONGARI Corn is available at various places

  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Drugstores

Author’s research in Yokohama city

TOGARI Corn is generally in range between JPY 120 – 180 per package.

Author’s research in Yokohama city

Yes. Producer, House foods started sales of snacks by business partnerships with General Mills in USA, who has original product, ‘Bugles’ , as base of ‘Tongari corn’. (‘Bugles’ is not sold in Japan).

Sauce : Housefoods webpage

3 Flavors of TONGARI Corn are available in Japanese Market, as of 2022.

As Standard Flavors

  • Assari Shio (Salty Flavor)
  • Yaki Tomorokoshi (Soy Sauce Roasted Corn)

As Seasonable Flavor

  • Butter Shoyu (Butter and Soy Sauce)

There were so may flavors in the past. Please kindly refer to next question.

There were more than 50 of flavors of TONGARI corn in the past. Flavors were replaced many times, almost every year, except Assari Shio and Yaki Tomorokoshi Flavors.

Flavors in the past

  • 1980’s
    • Chilli
    • Butter Corn
    • Beef Consommé
    • Cheeze
  • 1990’s
    • Japanese BBQ
    • Corn Pottage
    • Mexican Chilli
    • Roasted Garlic
    • Fresh Cheese
    • Sour Cream and Onion
    • Seaweed and Mayonnaise
    • Corn Cream
    • Crunch Peanuts
    • Bacon Mayonnaise
    • Onion Butter
    • Lobster
    • Double Cheese
  • 2000’s
    • Shrimp Chili Sauce
    • Onion Gratin Soup
    • Creamy Cheese
    • Juicy Steak
    • TERIYAKI Chicken
    • Carbonara
    • Tartar Sauce
    • Consomme Tomato
    • Sesame Mayonnaise
    • Rich Cheese
    • Roasted Butter
    • TERIYAKI Mayonnaise
    • Bacon Cheese
    • Corn Mayonnaise
  • 2010’s
    • Seaweed and Salt
    • Roasted Butter and Soy sauce
    • SHICHIMI Chili powder and Soy sauce
    • Curry
    • Mentai Mayonnaise
    • Bacon and Onion
    • YUKISHIO salt and Butter
    • Cheese and Cheese
    • Ketchup and Mayonnaise
    • Seafood Salt
    • Pumpkin Soup
    • Grilled Apple
    • Sweet Corn
    • White Cheese
    • Roasted Mayonnaise
    • Sour Cream Onion
    • Caesar Salad
    • Mayonnaise and Soy sauce
    • Tomato and Garlic Spaghetti
    • Sweet Salty Caramel
    • Ferment Butter Soy Sauce
  • 2020’s
    • Honey Butter
    • Pizza
    • Strong Consommé
    • Peanuts Butter
    • Salty Vanilla
    • Butter Toast
    • Bacon Cheese

Sauce : Housefoods webpage

Calorie of TONGARI Corn is approximately 400 kcal per package.

  • 409 kcal (Assari Shio Flavor, 75g)
  • 406 kcal (Yaki Tomorokoshi Flavor, 75g)
  • 404 kcal (Butter Shoyu Flavor, 75g)

Sauce : Housefoods webpage


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