Data of Shiroi Koibito
|Content by volume
|9pcs, 12pcs, 18pcs, 24pcs, 27pcs, 36pcs, 54pcs
|Ishiya Confectionery Co.
|2-11-36, Miyanosawa 2-jo, Nishi-ku, Sapporo
|Sugar (manufactured in Hokkaido), egg white, wheat flour, whole milk powder, processed oils and fats (butter, vegetable oils and fats, edible refined processed oils and fats, milk, other), cocoa butter, edible refined processed oils and fats, shortening, cream, starch/emulsifier, flavor, (contains wheat, egg, milk ingredients, soybeans)
|best if eaten by this date
|180 days from date of manufacture
|Store in a cool place below 28°C (82°F), out of direct sunlight.
|Width 18cm x Depth 15.5cm x Height 3cm
|famous production area
|Asahikawa Airport, New Chitose Airport, Hakodate Airport, Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), Kansai International Airport, Kushiro Airport, Monbetsu Airport, Memanbetsu Airport, Obihiro Airport, Okadama Airport, Nakashibetsu Airport, Toyama Airport, Wakkanai Airport, Kikonai Station, Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station, JR Asahikawa Station, JR Chitose Station, Furano Station, Hakodate Station, JR Higashi Muroran Station, Kitahiroshima Station, Kitami Station, Kushiro Station JR Minami Chitose Station, Obihiro Station, Odori Station, JR Otaru Station, Sapporo Station, JR Shin Sapporo Station, JR Teine Station, Yoichi Station, Kanayama PA, Usuzan SA, Wanatsu PA, Star Plaza Ashibetsu, Moyo Nakayama, Misogi no Sato Kikonai, Maoi no Oka Park, Space Apple Yoichi, Daimaru Sapporo Store, Marui Imai Sapporo Main Store, Sapporo Mitsukoshi, Sapporo Esta Tokyu Department Store Sapporo, Noboribetsu Bear Farm, Furano Marche, Goryokaku Tower, Hakodate Morning Market, Mount Hakodate, Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, Jozankei Onsen, Sapporo Outside Market, Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse, Lake Shikotsu, Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO, Nijo Market, Sapporo Beer Garden, Sapporo Clock Tower, Shiroi Koibito Park, Raccoon Shoroji Shopping Street Tomakomai West Port Ferry Terminal, Sapporo TV Tower, Upopoi, Waisho Market, Yunokawa Hot Spring
What is Shiroi Koibito?
Shiroi Koibito is one of the most popular souvenirs of Hokkaido and can be said to be an ironclad product.
It is a Western-style candy produced and sold by Ishiya Seika, a candy manufacturer in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Shiroi Koibito is a thin, crisp, and light cookie made without egg yolks and baked with flour, egg whites, butter, and sugar, called langue de chat, with chocolate sandwiched in between.
There are two types: “Shiroi Koibito White” with white chocolate in between and “Shiroi Koibito Black” with milk chocolate in between.
The origin of the name “Shiroi Koibito”, which went on sale in December 1976, can be found on the back of the paper box that you can read when you pick one up.
It is said to have come from a casual remark made by the founder on his way back from skiing one year: “It’s raining Shiroi Koibito.
The picture on the surface of the package shows “Mt. Rishiri” in Hokkaido.
When the then president of Ishiya Seika visited Rishiri, he was impressed that it looked like a mountain range in Switzerland and adopted it for the package because Shiroi Koibito was intended to be a European-style confectionery.
Shiroi Koibito is also sold in cans and paper boxes.
Click here to watch the opening video.
Here is a video of a white sweetheart being opened.
Check it out if you are curious to see what it looks like when you open it.
My Thoughts on Eating Shiroi Koibito
Open the bag and you will find a white sweetie that is just the right size for one bite.
It has a crisp texture, melts in your mouth, and has a mild, elegant taste.
In a word, this is how I describe my impression of Shiroi Koibito.
For some people, it may be crunchy and sharp.
The langue de chat is crisp, light, and slightly sweet.
The white chocolate is not just sweet.
Its flavor and creamy mouthfeel are really well studied.
There are many white chocolate candies on the market, but it is difficult to produce a taste like that of Shiroi Koibito. No other langue de chat has the taste of white chocolate.
The chocolate sandwiched between the savory langue de chat is neither too thick nor too thin.
And the harmony between the white chocolate and the langue de chat goes perfectly with coffee, a beverage with a strong personality.
This confection is so delicious that you can’t help but want just one more piece, just one more piece… and so on and so forth.
List of prices and contents of Shiroi Koibito. Also available in cans.
If you are thinking of buying Shiroi Koibito as a souvenir, you may be wondering how many pieces are in the package and what the price is.
Below is a summary of prices by contents.
Prices include tax.
|number of items
|27 sheets in a can
|36 sheets in a can
|54sheets in a can
|Original 36 sheets in a can
|Original 54 sheets in a can
If you have 27 or more pieces, they will come in a can.
If you want to keep the can as a souvenir of your trip to Hokkaido, the canned version is also a good choice.
If you get 36 or more pieces, you can also find black Shiroi Koibito in the mix.
The large number of sheets makes it easy to hand out at work or school.
It is a very convenient souvenir, and when you give it to someone, there is no mistake, and it is a souvenir that will be appreciated.
The smallest package I buy for myself is 9 pieces.
Sometimes I buy Shiroi Koibito for myself as a snack.
Calories and Nutrition Facts Label for Shiroi Koibito
When you buy and eat Shiroi Koibito for yourself, you may be concerned about how many calories they contain.
Knowing the calorie content and other nutritional information will help you avoid overeating.
That’s 57 calories each.
I thought that was not a bad number since many of these snacks have more than 100 calories in a single piece.
Shelf life of Shiroi Koibito is 180 days from the date of manufacture.
When eating Shiroi Koibito, you may wonder about the expiration date.
The official website says that the expiration date is 180 days from the date of production.
Since they are available in stores later than that, it may seem a little short, but considering that they are eaten crispy, I don’t think the expiration date is much of a concern.
Where can I find Shiroi Koibito?
If you want to buy Shiroi Koibito, you can find it almost everywhere in souvenir shops.
It is rare not to find Shiroi Koibito in souvenir shops, as it is the most famous souvenir in Hokkaido.
Of course, Shiroi Koibito is also sold at New Chitose Airport and Sapporo Station.
Department stores in Sapporo also have Ishiya Seika stores that sell Shiroi Koibito, so you can easily buy them.
You cannot generally buy Shiroi Koibito at AEON, but you may be able to find them at Hokkaido product fairs and other events.