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.