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CalorieMate (カロリーメイト) is a brand of nutritional energy bar and energy gel foods produced by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., in Japan.[1] It was first released in 1983 debuting with the cheese flavored block. CalorieMate comes in several forms, including Block, Jelly, and Can. CalorieMate Block (カロリーメイト ブロック) resembles a bar-shaped cookie (somewhat like a shortbread), sold in packs of either two or four. CalorieMate Jelly (カロリーメイト ゼリー) is a gelatin sold in a pouch with a spout. CalorieMate Can (カロリーメイト 缶) is a canned drink.

CalorieMate
Calorie Mate Block, Cheese Flavor.jpg
Product typeEnergy bar
Produced byOtsuka Pharmaceutical Co.
CountryJapan
Introduced1983
WebsiteOfficial CalorieMate website

Contents

FlavorsEdit

 
CalorieMate Jelly, Apple

BlockEdit

  • Cheese (1983)
  • Chocolate (1993)
  • Fruit (1984)
  • Maple (2009)
  • Plain (2014)[2]

JellyEdit

  • Apple
  • Fruity Milk
  • Lime & Grapefruit

CanEdit

  • Corn Soup
  • Café au lait
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa

In popular cultureEdit

  • CalorieMate makes an appearance in the Konami video game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The item is pictured as a chocolate-flavoured CalorieMate Block (maple-flavoured in the HD re-release), and fully restores Naked Snake's stamina when consumed. The game takes place in 1964, 19 years before CalorieMate was first released, and features a character talking about the benefits of eating it, including its ability to help maintain a healthy weight.
  • CalorieMate makes an appearance in the video game Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 (Disaster Report 3).
  • CalorieMate makes an appearance in the video game Momotarō Dentetsu 12: Nishinihon Hen mo ari Masse!.
  • In Kazuya Minekura's Wild Adapter manga, CalorieMate blocks are a favorite treat of the main character Minoru Tokito.
  • In Full Metal Panic!, CalorieMate is the favourite food of Sagara Sousuke (parodied under the name "CalorieMark", according to Ikinari Full Metal Panic).
  • In ""Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory, Sousuke hands Kaname Chidori an official CalorieMate block.
  • In the Baka to Test to Shōkanjū series, protagonist Akihisa Yoshii's sister, Akira Yoshii, attempts to force him to live on nothing but a parody version of canned CalorieMate, called "CalorieMaido".
  • In OHSE Kohime's English helper manga Heart Sugar Town one of the main characters decides to go on a diet using a "Calorie Made" block.
  • In EarthBound (known as Mother 2 in Japan), a healing item called the "Calorie Stick" appears.
  • In Ben-To, CalorieMate occasionally appears as an alternative for those who do not obtain a boxed lunch.
  • In anime Hagure Yuusha no Estetica, the CalorieMate appears as "Kelorin Mate". It is regularly used by its hero Akatsuki Ousawa as meal last resort when he unable to get a regular meal.
  • In the game Hatoful Boyfriend, the player character brings CalorieMate (referred to in-game as "CalorieM--e") for lunch on her class hike.
  • In Usagi Otoko Tora Otoko, the main character, Uzuki, is seen eating a calorie mate.
  • In Negima - Chisame Hazegawa is seen eating one in chapter 191 while surviving in the jungle.
  • In the manga Ping Pong by Taiyō Matsumoto, one of the main characters Peko is shown in Vol 5 Chapter 52 to be consuming a block of CalorieMate, with the box held in his hand.
  • In the manga "K-Days of Blue", Akira Hidaka asks Saruhiko Fushimi about the package of CalorieMate lying on his desk, wondering if it's Fushimi's dinner, which he confirms.
  • In the game Japanese version of Phantasy Star there's an healing item called Pelorie Mate.
  • In No Game No Life, Sora's little sister Shiro eats one, stating that it provides all the vitamins and nutrients she requires to grow bigger.
  • In No One Can Stop Mr. Domino!, on the level "Shop Til You Drop!", the player walks over a box of CalorieMate Blocks to reach higher ground.
  • In Charlotte (anime), while the protagonist Yu Otosaka is preparing to leave Japan, you see several boxes of a parody version of CalorieMate called "Calorie Made" amongst other items that he will be taking with him.
  • In ChäoS;Child Shinjou Takeshi can be seen giving a "Calorie Block" reference to Miyashiro Takuru.
  • In Girls' Last Tour Chi and Yuu find some sort of ration with various flavor in the same format.
  • In Devilman Crybaby it appears as "CalorieBuddy"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "カロリーメイト公式サイト|大塚製薬". Otsuka.co.jp. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ "New Calorie Mate Block "Plain" First simple, unadorned flavor marks a return to Calorie Mate origins after 32 years". Otsuka.co.jp. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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