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UHA Mikakuto Kororo Grape

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