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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. 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.
|Product type||Energy bar|
|Produced by||Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.|
|Website||Official CalorieMate website|
- Cheese (1983)
- Chocolate (1993)
- Fruit (1984)
- Maple (2009)
- Plain (2014)
- Fruity Milk
- Lime & Grapefruit
- Corn Soup
- Café au lait
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"
- "カロリーメイト公式サイト｜大塚製薬". Otsuka.co.jp. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- "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.