Sakeru Gummy : UHA Mikakuto’s Popular Splittable Gummy Candies
When it comes to gummy candy, many gummies available in Japan are somewhat hard and bouncy in texture.
However, some Japanese confectionery companies try to think outside the box and are creating new types of gummy candies.
I think that, in recent years, representative examples of such Japanese gummies are UHA Mikakuto’s “Kororo (コロロ)” and “Sakeru Gummy (さけるグミ)”.
Kororo Grape Gummy Candy
Kororo (Amazon.com) is one of my favorite gummy candies. It is a soft fruit gummy candy with a texture like real fruit.
UHA Mikakuto Sakeru Gummy Candy
On the other hand, I had never tried Sakeru Gummy until today, even though several years have passed since the fruit gummi went on the market.
This is because, to me, Sakeru Gummy appears to be sugary rather than fruity and I assumed the gummi a playful candy for kids.
Despite that, I eventually tried it out today.
Actually, UHA Mikakuto Sakeru Gummy are splittable gummy candies that have become a topic of conversation in Japan during the last few years.
The Sakeru Gummy comes in 2 versions, the regular version I bought this time and the long-length version, as long as 50 cm! as the UHA Mikakuto’s official website says.
The Meaning of “Sakeru (さける)”
As I wrote above, the Japanese word “Sakeru (さける)” means “splittable”, so you can easily tear this fruit gummy candy into thin strips along its ridges.
As with Sakeru Gummy, Yukijirushi-Megmilk’s long-selling natural cheese, “Sakeru Cheese (さけるチーズ)” can be easily split and is fun to eat.
The product I purchased this time has 7 individually packed grape gummy candies in the package.
When you turn the small plastic bags upside down, you can get tips on how to enjoy this gummy candy.
The grape gummy candy is flat, rectangular in shape and soft, chewy in texture.
You can easily pull off strips, like this, from the candy.
Unexpectedly, the Sakeru Gummy was fruity and yummy, and had a right amount of sugar. Above all, I enjoyed the gummy candy a lot, so I think it can make adults satisfied as well as being a great treat for children.
Where to Buy
UHA Mikakuto Sakeru Gummy is available at convenience stores in Japan and on some online shopping sites. If you are interested in the Japanese candy, why not give it a try?
Finally, according to the ingredient list on the back of the product package, the Sakeru Grape Gummy Candy is made with sugar, starch syrup, collagen, concentrated grape juice, sterilized lactic acid bacterium bodies (10 billion faecalis bacteria), dextrin, cellulose, acidifier, color (purple carrot), and sweeteners (aspartame, L-phenylalanine).