Anyone who's nibbled a few Japanese snacks here and there will likely have tried Hi-Chew, a sweet, chewy snack that comes in a variety of fruity flavors and is sold both in and outside of Japan. Now, the mouthwatering candy is getting a summer makeover as refreshingly cold Hi-Chew ice cream bars, to be sold for a limited time at Japanese convenience stores this season!

Hitting shelves on May 29th are individually packaged grape-flavored Hi-Chew ice cream bars. Available until early July, these summer snacks are packed with soft cream in the center and coated in a frozen shell made of real fruit juice, just like your ordinary Hi-Chew. Those who take a bite are sure to get hooked on the bars' saccharine tartness, which will definitely feel like a cool mouthful of fruity deliciousness during hot summer days.

Source: Morinaga

The grape Hi-Chew ice cream bars will soon be sold individually for 140 yen (US$1.23) at convenience stores throughout Japan.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.