Meiji America

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Meiji History

The Meiji Group was founded in Japan in 1916.  For nearly a century, it has provided a broad range of products built upon the accumulated knowledge and skills of its talented workforce. Its products are extensive and include confectionery, dairy, baby food, infant formula, sports nutritionals, health and beauty items, as well as pharmaceuticals. 

Meiji America Inc., founded in 2011, as the United States division distributes Meiji branded confections as well as Stauffer’s branded cookies and crackers in the US market.

Meiji manufactures and distributes a variety of unique confectionery and snack products including HELLO PANDA™, YAN YAN™ and CHOCOROOMS®. Hello Panda and Yan Yan are fun portable treats that are perfect for on-the-go snacking. Hello Panda has a crème center and a crunchy shell with drawings of cute Pandas enjoying various sports.  Yan Yan is a fun and delicious activity with sweet cracker sticks and crème for dipping. Chocorooms are an indulgent snack with a unique mushroom shape and wonderful chocolate flavors. Its melt-in-your mouth crispy cracker stems are topped with milk and dark caps made from quality West African cocoa beans.

Stauffer’s is best recognized for its original animal crackers but the company also produces a variety of crackers and cookies in three bakeries across the United States. Stauffer’s roots are in York, Pennsylvania where the first animal crackers were produced in 1871. Two additional bakeries are located in Cuba, New York and Santa Ana, California. Stauffer’s west coast bakery started producing crackers and cookies in 2001. Enjoy snacking with delicious Stauffer’s animal crackers in a variety of flavors and shapes.

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