Boba Gummies: I Tried 2 Types of Tapioca Milk Tea Gummy Candy
I have been in the fan club of Perfume for 8 years. 7 days after I first purchased the Japanese techno-pop girls’ CD single “Spring of Life” and other CD albums, I immediately joined their fan club, for their music and dance performances instantly made me addicted to them.
Today after I watched their Youtube Live for the fan club, I went to a 7 Eleven near my house to buy Tapioca Milk Tea as they mentioned it in the live broadcast and I too had a craving for it.
Japanese Bubble Milk Tea Gummy Candy
As a result, in addition to a plastic cup of brown sugar (Kokuto) boba latte I also picked up 2 newly released tapioca milk tea flavored gummy candies that captured my attention.
The one with the orange package is “Kogumi Tapioca Milk Tea & Fruit Tea Mix Gummies” from “UHA Mikakuto” and the other with a light yellow ocher color is “Tapioca Milk Tea Gummy” from “Kreet (クリート)”.
Actually, bubble tea has become a fad over the last few years in Japan and nowadays also comes in candy form. As you can see in the photo, these 2 Japanese boba gummies have quite different characteristics, so here let’s take a close look at them with me.
Made with tapioca starch, the black gummi from Kreet has a Japanese milk tea flavor worked into the candy on its own, while the Mikakuto’s Kogumi candy recreates the taste of boba milk tea using 2 pieces of different flavors of gummy candy: the light yellow one has a Japanese milk tea flavor, while the brown one has a Kokuto raw sugar flavor.
Although the Kogumi gummies are also made with tapioca starch and taste so good, they are pretty hard in texture compared to the one from Kreet. When eating the milk tea flavored and Kokuto flavored gummy candies together, the Kogumi gummies taste kind of like boba milk tea, but texture-wise the black candy from Kreet is softer and closer to actual tapioca balls.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, here are the ingredient lists and nutrition facts of the 2 Japanese boba gummies for those who want to know about them.