Sakeru Gummy: UHA’s Popular Splittable Candy
When it comes to gummy candy, the majority of gummies available in Japan have a somewhat hard chewy texture.
But some Japanese confectionery makers always try to think outside the box and are creating new, novel types of gummy candies.
In recent years, representative examples of such Japanese gummies are “Kororo (コロロ)” and “Sakeru Gummy (さけるグミ)” both from UHA Mikakuto.
Kororo is one of my favorite treats. As seen in the video above, it is a soft, real fruit-like gummy candy.
Sakeru Gummy from UHA Mikakuto
On the other hand, I had never tried Sakeru Gummy (official website) until today, even though several years have passed since it went on the market.
This is mainly because the gummy appears to be sugary rather than fruity, and I assumed it is just a playful candy for kids.
As you might already know, UHA Mikakuto Sakeru Gummy is actually a splittable gummy candy that has become a topic of conversation in Japan for the last few years.
It is a soft, flat, rectangle fruit-flavored gummy candy that comes in 2 types;
- The regular variety I bought this time at a 7 Eleven convenience store.
- The long-length (as long as 50 cm) version known for the TV commercial character named “Long Long Man”.
The Meaning of “Sakeru (さける)”
In the name of this candy, the word “Sakeru (さける)” means “splittable” in Japanese, and as its meaning indicates, you can effortlessly tear the sheet into thin strips along its ridges.
So like Sakeru Gummy, the Yukijirushi-Megmilk’s long-selling natural cheese product shown in the video above “Sakeru Cheese (さけるチーズ)” can also be easily split.
This regular Sakeru Gummy contains 7 individually packed grape gummy sheets. On the back of the bag, you can see tips on how to enjoy these treats.
As I mentioned above, this was my first try at Sakeru Gummy. But unexpectedly, the gummy was on the fruity side with the right amount of sugar and delicious!
I think this can make adults satisfied as well as being a nice treat for children.
Ingredients and Calories
Lastly, for those who want to know the ingredients and nutrition facts, here are the labels.
According to that, with 18 kcal per sheet (4.7 grams), the Sakeru Gummy Grape Flavor consists of 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).