UHA Geki-Shigekix: The Sourest Gummy Candy in Japan

UHA Mikakuto Shigekix is a Japanese gummy candy popular for its stimulating sour taste, and in fact, some Japanese say that Shigekix is the king of sour gummy candies.

At present, the Shigekix candy is available in 3 different levels of sourness, and it is no exaggeration to say that the one with the highest level of sourness is the sourest gummy candy in Japan.

Actually, the other day when I went shopping at a drugstore near my house, I found the maximum sour level of gummy candy in the series and grabbed it on impulse, because I wanted to know how stimulating it is.

UHA Mikakuto Geki-Shigekix

UHA Mikakuto Geki-Shigekix

The name of the product I bought this time is UHA Mikakuto “Geki-Shigekix (激シゲキックス)”. In the name, “Geki (激)” means “intensely”, so from its meaning you can guess this Japanese gummy candy is extremely sour and acidic.

When you see the upper right corner of the package front, you can find that this Shigekix candy has the maximum level of sourness “Sour Level 5 (スッパレベル5)”. Now, let’s check the contents.

UHA Geki-Shigekix Gummy Candy

The package only contains 7 round, somewhat big pieces of gummies, which are coated with particulate white powder. By the way, this Shigekix has a lemon flavor.

I cut one of these gummy candies with scissors to check the inner part. By doing so, I found that the gummy candy itself looks like it has a lemon flavor. The lemon candy inside has a somewhat hard, chewy texture and is sweet, not that sour.

As I expected, the stimulating sour taste of this candy mainly comes from the whitish coating on the surface. When I finished the bag, I noticed that beads of sweat stood on my face.


UHA Mikakuto Geki-Shigekix Gummy Candy Ingredients

Lastly, for those who are curious about the ingredients, here they are. According to the list on the back of the package, the UHA Geki-Shigekix gummy candy mainly consists of sugar, gelatin, concentrated juice (lemon and apple), starch syrup, acidifier, sterilized lactic acid bacteria beverage, vitamin C, and high fructose corn syrup.


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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