Nobel Otoko Ume Gummy Umeboshi Candy
Various kinds of sour gummy candies are available at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan as well as in many other countries.
Those gummies all get lumped together as sour gummy candy, but they are quite varied in taste.
For example, when it comes to sour gummy candy unique to Japan, I think the one with Ume plum flavor or Umeboshi flavor is a representative.
Since the gummy candy with Umeboshi flavor is quite different in acidity from the one with a lemon flavor, if you want to try out sour gummy candies different than usual, the Umeboshi candy can be a recommended item for you.
Nobel Otoko Ume Gummy Candy
If you really want to taste an authentic Umeboshi-flavored gummy candy, there is a popular Japanese gummy candy that is worth a try, which I bought today for this blog article.
It is this Nobel Otoko Ume gummy candy (Amazon.com) that I purchased this time, which is a product from Nobel’s popular “Otoko Ume (男梅)” series.
As its name indicates, the Nobel Otoko Ume series is well-known for its line-up of products with a Umeboshi flavor, which includes this hard candy.
The Otoko Ume gummy candy looks weird and unusual, but this is because the gummy is coated with Umeboshi powder.
In fact, if you wash away the dark brown Ume plum powder, the color of the gummy candy turns crimson. Actually, the saltiness and sourness of this gummy candy mostly comes from the coating.
Despite that, the Ume plum coating is neither so salty nor so sour. Rather, it adds depth of taste of Umeboshi plum to the gummy candy.
Meanwhile, the gummy candy itself also packs a lot of Umeboshi flavor in it and is pretty hard in texture, so the more you chew it, the more the flavor and umami comes out.
The plastic bag has a zipper so it is convenient for preservation and carrying.
According to the ingredient list on the back of the red package, the Nobel Otoko Ume gummy candy mainly consists of sugar, starch syrup, gelatin, salt, dextrin, Umeboshi powder, milk whey protein, vegetable fat and oil, Ume vinegar, Ume plum flesh, red Shiso (perilla), protein hydrolysate, acidifier, glycerin, potassium chloride, seasoning (including amino acid), emulsifier, spice extract, colors (monascus and vegetable pigments), and sweeteners (stevia, aspartame).
If you are interested in Japanese candy with authentic Umeboshi flavor, I will highly recommend this product.
The Nobel Otoko Ume gummy candy is really rich in flavor of Umeboshi and addictive. So you will like it.