Hi-Chew candy is now an ice cream - but it's only sold in Japan

Hi-Chew candy is now an ice cream - but it's only sold in Japan
"We will announce new products! May 29th! New products limited convenience store!" tweeted @MorinagaIce, the confectionary company producing Hi-Chew candies.
PHOTO: Twitter/ @MorinagaIce

Are you travelling to Japan this coming summer? Make sure to get your hands on the Hi-Chew ice cream.

The Hi-Chew candy that is known for its chewy, gummy texture, and a sweet and sour fruity taste is now refashioned into an ice cream, due to be sold in convenience stores in Japan from May 29 for a limited period until early July, according to Grapee.

That's right, only in Japan (though we'll pray hard that our local J-Marts would stock them too).

It is, however, not the first time Hi-Chew ice cream are produced. JapanToday reported that the ice lolly was sold as a family pack in Japan last summer too.

Check out this unboxing video of a green apple-flavoured ice bar released last year.

The ice cream also came in mini tubs.

Photo: Gigazine

The ice cream released this year would come in individual packs, attracting more buyers to try the snack without buying many of it at once.

It will be slighter larger than the ice bars in the video above, but made in the same fashion - soft cream in the centre coated with a frozen shell made with real fruit juice. 

Photo: Morinaga

Only the grape flavour will be made available this time (I know, you'd wish they came in green apple flavour too.)

The ice cream will be sold at 130 Japanese Yen (S$1.60) each plus tax, according to RocketNews24.

And it's also highly unlikely the Hi-Chew ice cream can be mailed overseas by friends who live in Japan. We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed that someone stocks it over here.

 

ongymm@sph.com.sg

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