The Origins of Glico Ingenuity
In 1919, Mr. Riichi Ezaki - Glico’ s founder - tested and confirmed that Oyster Broth contains generous amounts of glycogen - a substance that stores carbohydrates and acts to control sugar levels in the blood. Based on that result, he took the steps necessary to commercially offer food products incorporating that substance and thereby spread its healthful benefits to the world. Underlying that goal was the fact that a glycogen extract had contributed to Mr. Ezaki’ s son overcoming the effects of typhus.
In due time, the nutritious confection “Glico Caramel” was introduced into the marketplace and the Glico Company came into being with the objective of “Raising Human Quality of Life through Food".