Grape Kororo by UHA Mikakuto

Many brands boast of using real fruit juice to fla­vour their gummy candy in Japan. And it makes a dif­fer­ence as the fruit gummy pro­duced in Japan has fla­vours that actu­ally resemble that of the real fruit com­pared to those in the West that can take some guess­work even when they’re nat­ur­ally flavoured.

These Grape Kororo by UHA Mikakuto are ‘premi­um’ gummy candy that takes this ‘real fruit taste’ concept to the next level with ‘real fruit texture’.

Each gummy not only tastes like real grapes, using 6.67 grams of grape juice con­cen­trate that’s been con­cen­trated 6-fold from 100% real grape juice, but also has the tex­ture of real grapes, with a ‘skin’ or mem­brane con­tain­ing the ‘flesh’ or gummy about 1.5 cm in diameter.

The smooth skin of each gummy has no fla­vour of its own. As you bite through the mem­brane, though, a grape fla­vour bursts forth. The gummy innards hold their shape without the mem­brane and give no res­ist­ance with a clean bite — unlike a chewy gummy by Kasugai — much like when you bite through a fresh grape. As the gummy innards melt in your mouth, it takes on a lux­uri­ously thick, gooey tex­ture that’s smooth with the richly bright fla­vour of fresh grapes. These gum­mies don’t stick to your teeth and leave no after­taste, which I appre­ci­ate as a linger­ing after­taste from candy makes me feel like the sug­ar is rot­ting my teeth.

At 10 pieces for ¥110, these are premi­um gum­mies with a fla­vour and tex­ture to match.

This bag of Grape Kororo by UHA Mikakuto con­tained 10 pieces. It was pro­duced in Japan and pur­chased in Okayama, Japan in 2015.