I wrote about Japanese snack maker Calbee's antena hop in Harajuku in 2011. After that, Glico started antenna shops "Glico.ya Kitchen" to sell their limited snacks and also original goods. Glico's most well known item is Pocky. My favorite Pocky is this demitasse Pocky. A little bit strong and bitter chocolate is nice. Another Glico's big product is PRETZ. PRETZ has a lot of local limited series with its area's local foods and flavor. This is the special site that they foreigners about the best flavor of local PRETZ. Hmm Tacoyaki is No.1. I have never tried it before.
Here is the factory tour video of Pocky.
In Japan, there is another big snack and sweets company, it is Morinaga. Morinaga’s most well known snack is chocoball which was released in 1960s. I think chocolate is Morinaga’s field. Actually we have unique practice that only women give chocolate to men in Valentine day. That practice was started by Morinaga’s chocolate campaign. Anyway they didn’t have antenna shop like above two, but Morinaga had opened it in Tokyo Station, and it is only place which you can enjoy those BIG three’s antenna shop in the same place. It is “Tokyo Okashi Land” .