Boba Gummies: 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 techno-pop girls’ CD single “Spring of Life”, I joined their fan club, for their music and dance performances instantly caught my heart.
Today after I watched their Youtube Live for fans, 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 cup of Kokuto (brown raw sugar) boba latte, I also bought 2 newly released tapioca milk tea flavor gummy candies that captured my interest.
The one with the orange packaging is “Kogumi Tapioca Milk Tea & Fruit Tea Mix Gummies” from UHA Mikakuto, while the light yellow ocher one is “Tapioca Milk Tea Gummy” from Kreet.
Actually, in Japan, bubble tea has become a fad over the last few years and nowadays it also comes in candy form.
As you can see in the pictures above and below, these 2 Japanese boba gummies have quite different characteristics, so here let’s take a close look at them with me.
First, made with tapioca starch, the black boba gummi from Kreet has a milk tea flavor worked into the candy on its own,
whereas the Mikakuto’s Kogumi candy recreates the taste of boba milk tea using 2 different flavors of gummy candy; the light yellow one has a milk tea flavor, while the brown one has a Kokuto raw sugar flavor.
Made also with tapioca starch, the colorful Kogumi gummies taste as good as the black boba gummi, but they are pretty hard in texture compared to the latter.
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, for your reference, here are the ingredients and nutrition facts labels of the 2 varieties of Japanese boba gummies.