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

    Tapioca Milk Tea Gummies and Boba Kokuto Latte

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)”.

Japanese Tapioca Milk Tea Gummy Candies

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.

Japanese Tapioca Milk Tea Gummy Candy

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.

Bubble Milk Tea Gummy Candies

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.


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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