Bikkuri-man chocolate was released in 1977, and they were booming in 1980’s – early 1990’s.
At that booming, every boys wanted to get the stickers of Bikkuri-man character which is inside snack. Some of them bought snacks and got stickers, but they didn’t eat chocolate and throw away. It became social issues.
By the way, it’s still popular snack and I like chocolate snacks but sticker:)
It was 30 yen 20 years ago ,but now it’s 80 jpy.
Japan generally is in deflation recently, but Bikkuriman chocolate is in hyper inflation.
There is 1 piece of chocolate with squared shape.
There is chocolate between wafers.
It’s crisp texture. Soooo nice!!
But many Japanese who buy often Bikkuriman chocolate are interested in not chocolate but sticker under the snack.
There are so many characters, so that is tremendously popular with collectors.
Back is explanation of the characters.
I think if it’s 30 JPY it’s worth to buy it and enjoy only snacks.
But 80 yen is little bit too much.
If you want to get stickers, it’s OK, but if not I don’t recommend this snack.
-Nutrition facts (per 23 g )
Soybean is also included.
*Made by the machine which make other product includes peanut.
Name: Bikkuriman chocolate ”ビックリマンチョコ”
Price： 80 JPY
Where you can buy: Grocery store, convenience store etc.
[as of Dec 2015]