Kororo Gummy: Real Fruit like Candy from UHA Mikakuto
When you shop at convenience stores in Japan, you will see a large variety of gummy candies lined up near the checkout counter.
I like trying those gummies, and when I come across a newly released product that draws my interest, I will almost definitely give it a try.
Actually, about a year ago, a friend of mine recommended me a new gummy candy of that kind.
It was a type of gummy candy that hadn’t been around until then, and she loved it. So I sampled it and found it interesting and addictive as well.
UHA Mikakuto Kororo Gummy Candy
The gummy candy I tasted at the time is this “Kororo (コロロ)” from UHA Mikakuto, which now has become one of the most popular gummy candies in Japan.
And now, it is my favorite gummy candy. The Kororo gummy is not only delicious, but it has a unique texture that makes me addicted.
Actually, by coating the gelatinous jelly-like filling in a firm film of collagen, the Kororo gummy candy takes on a real fruit-like texture.
Also, made with concentrated fruit juice, it is packed with lots of flavor and very fruity.
As for the ingredients, the Kyoho grape flavor Kororo gummy candy mainly consists of high fructose corn syrup, sugar, concentrated fruit juice (apple, grape, dates), starch syrup, collagen, vegetable oil, bilberry extract, glycerin, acidifier, polysaccharide thickener, potassium citrate, cellulose, colors, and glazing agent.
How to Enjoy
As UHA Mikakuto Kororo is a real fruit-like gummy candy, by adding a little twist, you can enjoy it more deliciously. As examples, here are 2 recommended ways to eat the Kororo gummy.
Wine and Kororo Gummies
Kororo makes a great pair with wine. Let a bag of Kororo gummies soak in a proper amount of wine for 8 to 10 hours, and they soak up the flavor of the wine and turn into treats for adults.
Soda Pop and Kororo Gummies
The combination of Kororo, fruits, and soda pop can be a good dessert for children. Let 5 or 6 pieces of Kororo gummies and fruits soak in a soda drink for about 1 hour, and they get fizzy.
Hi! Is there a way to know whether the collagen used is plant based or not? If it’s animal based which animal is it derived from?
Thank you for commenting.
I couldn’t find info on this one, but based on this article, it seems the collagen (gelatin) used in Japanese gummy candy is in many cases derived from cow or pig hides.