Otoko Ume Gummy: Addicting Umeboshi Candy from Nobel

You can see various kinds of sour gummy candies at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan.

Although those gummies all get lumped together as sour gummy, the taste varies. For example, the one with Ume plum or Umeboshi flavor is unique to Japan.

Umeboshi candy, including this Nobel Otoko Ume Gummy, is quite different in sourness and acidity from the one with a lemon flavor.

Nobel Otoko Ume Gummy Candy

Nobel Otoko Ume Gummy Candy

Otoko Ume Gummy (男梅グミ) is from Nobel’s Otoko Ume (男梅) line with a wide range of Umeboshi-flavored products, including this Ame (hard) candy.


Nobel Otoko Ume Gummy Umeboshi Candy

At first glance, the Otoko Ume Gummy Candy looks strange and unusual, but the outer appearance is because of a coating of Umeboshi particles.

The saltiness and sourness of this gummy candy mostly come from the covering, and when you wash it away, the color turns crimson.

The taste of the coating is not so intense, and it adds depth to the crimson candy inside, which is a sweet plum-flavored hard gummy.

The combination of the two is unlike any other and will make you addicted if you like Umeboshi plums. 

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Noble Otoko Ume Gummy Candy Ingredients

Sugar, Starch syrup, Gelatin, Salt, Umeboshi powder, Dextrin, Whey protein, Vegetable fat/oil, Ume vinegar, Ume plum flesh, Red shiso /perilla, Protein hydrolysate, Modified starch, Acidifier, Glycerin, Potassium chloride, Seasoning (amino acid), Emulsifier, Flavoring, Colors (Monascus and vegetable pigments), Sweeteners (stevia, aspartame, L-phenylalanine compound), Brightener

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (38 Grams)
Calories 121 kcal
Protein 5.98 g
Fat 0.74 g
Carbohydrates 22.62 g
Salt equivalents 2.28 g


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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