History

1921

Glico

The nutritious candy - Glico Caramel is created and test-marketed. The heart-shaped caramel product, “Glico”, features the distinctive red package of the Glico logo and a marathon runner with arms raised in the air resembling victory.

1933

Bisco

A sandwich-type healthy biscuit treat made with yeast, becomes the second nutritious confectionery that Glico creates.

1955

Almond Glico

Created upon an encounter with almonds in the US, sales of Almond Glico commence with the catch phrase “Double the Flavor in Each Piece”. The taste of these caramels containing almonds is a popular hit among adults.

1958

Almond Chocolate

Until the introduction of this product that contained one almond in each piece of chocolate, chocolate products generally contained only chocolate. In 1962, Almond Chocolate wins an award in the Monde Selection Nuts category in Belgium, the first for a Japanese product.

1960

One Touch Curry

This Glico product was named because of the little time that is needed to cook it.

1962

Soda-flavored Pretz

Soda-flavored Pretz, a product based on a traditional German snack, commences sales in Hiroshima as part of a test run. The following year, butter-flavored Pretz is introduced and gains popularity among children right away.

1963

Glico Cone

This ice cream cone product featuring a distinctive chocolate and crushed almonds differs significantly from the ordinary cup and bar type ice cream products previously available. In 1996, the brand name changes to Giant Cone.

1966

Pocky

The world’s first chocolate coated biscuit sticks commence. A simple but innovative idea led to one end of the stick remaining uncovered so that no chocolate gets on the fingers.

1969

Yogurt Kenkou (Yogurt for Health)

At a time when yogurt was not yet well known, this product was developed with the positive goal of nurturing health with nutritious milk and lactic acid bacteria.

1972

Pucchin Pudding

A creamy taste along with the distinctive sound that occurs when popped out of its container contributes to this product’s popularity.

1973

Kogen Milk in 1000 ml containers

This special milk is available to customers from the closest of five designated highland producing areas.

1978

Panapp

A parfait-based product of ice cream as eat with long spoon and put the fruit sauce vertically.

1979

Café au Lait

Sales commence for Café Jelly as well as for Café au Lait that is based on the French beverage, which is a generous amount of rich milk added to coffee.

1985

Seventeen Ice

Seventeen Ice vending machines are introduced particularly for young people at trendy locations, such as bowling alleys where ice cream was not previously available.

1986

Beef Curry LEE

A heat and serve product in a retort pouch that is renowned for its spiciness.

1986

Aisu no Mi

Bite size fruit flavored cubes of sherbet ice.

1989

Donburi-Tei

A heat and serve product in a retort pouch that is simmered and served over rice.

1995

Juku Curry

Based on the thought that curry tastes best the next day, this product recipe was developed using techniques acquired during the production of other products.

1997

Choushoku Ringo (Breakfast Apple) Yogurt

A remarkable product containing no artificial sweeteners was developed to attract consumers who tend to skip their morning meal.

2003

POs-Ca ®

The development of the first stages leading to POs-Ca ®, a product that acts to prevent cavities and tooth decay while contributing to dental remineralization, is announced.

2003

Calorie Control Ice

Sales of Calorie Control Ice commence fulfilling the requests of consumers wanting a good tasting ice cream type product while striving to reduce sugar and calorie intake.

2004

ZEPPIN Curry

Curry roux is developed with using the manufacturing technology of confectionaries. The curry roux is included about 40 type’s spices and confine the rich taste and flavors.

2005

GABA

The "mental balance chocolate” that acts to reduce excitability in certain parts of the brain. The name is derived from the Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid found in a cacao base.

2007

Dororich

A product based on the concept of making a drinkable dessert.

2008

Cheeza

A product with an authentic rich cheese taste was developed primarily for adult consumption as a snack complementing alcoholic beverages.

2009

ICREO Balance Milk ICREO Milk Formula

The primary ingredients of the ICREO powdered milk products are carefully prepared to be similar to breast milk in both taste and smell.