Neriri Ume-Neri : Nobel’s Long-Selling Umeboshi Plum Candy

“Ume (梅)” is a tree with white or pink blossoms that represents Japan’s winter season, which bears fruit like apricots.

The fruit is usually referred to as Ume plums in English, and the plums are characterized by their strong sourness and don’t become sweet even if they have ripened.

The Ume plums are often used in Japanese cuisine and “Umeboshi (梅干し)” is a quintessential Japanese food made with the plums.

Umeboshi is made pickling Ume plums in salt and drying them in the sun. The salted dried plums are usually so salty and sour that we often eat them with steamed plain rice.

In Japan, there are a wide range of candies made with Umeboshi plums, from gummies, like this, to hard candies like these. Some are quite unique in texture and shape, and this also applies to what I purchased this time.

Nobel Neriri Ume-Neri

Nobel Neriri Ume-Neri

What I bought today is this “Neriri Ume-Neri (ねりり 梅ねり)” produced and sold by a major Japanese confectionery company “Nobel (ノーベル)”.

Ume Neri Umeboshi Candy

The Ume Neri candy is made mashing Umeboshi plums into paste and then solidifying the Umeboshi paste.


Ume Nery Candy

These candies are quite hard in texture, but have some stickiness like gummy candies.

The more you chew the Ume Neri candy, the more the umami and flavor comes out. But you can also enjoy sucking on it.


Nobel Neriri Ume-Neri Umeboshi Candy

The Ume-Neri Umeboshi candy has a right degree of acidity and is characterized by its rich umami taste of Umeboshi plums. The candy isn’t sweet at all.


Nobel Neriri Ume-Neri ingredients

According to the ingredient list on the back of the package, this Umeboshi plum candy mainly consists of dextrin, salt, Ume plum flesh, branching oligosaccharide, Ume vinegar, salt, Shiso (perilla) powder, processed starch, sorbitol, and acidifiers.

Where to Buy the Nobel Neriri Ume-Neri Candy

The Nobel Neriri Ume-Neri candy is available in convenience stores and supermarkets in Japan.


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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