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CalorieMate Block, Cheese Flavor
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.
Flavors [ edit ]
Café au lait
In popular culture [ edit ]
CalorieMate makes an appearance in the
Konami video game . The item is pictured as a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 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. CalorieMate makes an appearance in the video game
(Disaster Report 3). Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 CalorieMate makes an appearance in the video game
. Momotarō Dentetsu 12: Nishinihon Hen mo ari Masse! In
Kazuya Minekura's manga, CalorieMate blocks are a favorite treat of the main character Wild Adapter Minoru Tokito. In
, CalorieMate is the favourite food of Sagara Sousuke (parodied under the name "CalorieMark", according to Ikinari Full Metal Panic). Full Metal Panic! In the
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". Baka to Test to Shōkanjū 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
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.
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