The Grape Kororo by UHA Mikahuto is a mainstay flavour along with muscat. They are, after all, the fruits from which the appearance and texture of the candy find its inspiration. These Blueberry Kororo by UHA Mikahuto take on the same format and were a limited flavour that’s since been replaced by rockmelon.
Unlike the grape and muscat flavours, these Blueberry Kororo do not use 100% fruit juice. Instead, the flavour is distinguished by the addition of chia seeds. Soaked chia seeds, as here, absorb liquid and become very plump, sweet and soft like tapioca pearls.
These Blueberry Kororo have an artificial smell that recalls blue raspberry or blueberry flavoured Aeroplane jelly. Biting through the membrane releases a similar intense blue raspberry flavour in the head, but past this initial intensity, the flavour mellows and the sweet-sour notes of fresh blueberries are apparent in the body. The gummy melts to a thick, smooth texture towards the end of the body and leaves no aftertaste. So, while the Blueberry Kororo doesn’t resemble the appearance of a fresh blueberry, the membrane does recall the skin and the gummy, the flesh, to an extent.
This bag of Blueberry Kororo by UHA Mikakuto contained 10 pieces. It was produced in Japan and purchased in Okayama, Japan in 2015.