CalorieMate (カロリーメイト) is a brand of nutritionalenergy 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.
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.
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.