Kajyu Gummy: Meiji’s Classic Fruit Gummies
When it comes to Japanese fruit gummies, as I wrote in this article, UHA Mikakuto Kororo is one of my favorites because of its addicting real fruit-like texture and deliciousness.
Kororo is a new type of gummy candy that hadn’t been around in Japan until it was introduced by UHA Mikakuto in 2014.
Since then, I have loved the gummy Kororo. But in addition to it, several fruit gummies have long been loved in Japan, which include this “Kajyu Gummy (果汁グミ)” from Meiji.
Meiji Kajyu Gummy (明治 果汁グミ)
As “Kajyu (果汁)” is the Japanese word for “fruit juice”, Meiji Kajyu Gummy is a fruit juice-contained gummy candy that comes in several flavors. And among them, this grape flavor is especially popular.
The Kajyu fruit gummy was released by Meiji Seika Confectionery in 1988, and now it has become one of the most loved fruit gummies in Japan.
As its name suggests, Meiji Kajyu Gummy features its rich fruitiness.
These grape bunch-like gummies are made with concentrated fruit juice, and a single piece contains the same amount of grape juice as an actual grape grain.
What is more, the gummy contains 2700 mg of collagen per bag (51 grams) and uses no food coloring.
These grape gummies have a hard, chewy texture. But it is flavorful, and the more you chew on it, the tastier it becomes.
Ingredients and Calories
Lastly, according to the ingredient list and nutrition facts label on the back of the package, this Kajyu grape gummy mainly consists of concentrated grape juice, starch syrup, sugar, gelatin, starch, acidifier, and flavoring.
The calories per bag (51 grams) are 167 kcal.