Fruiche: House’s Long-Selling Yogurt-Like Fruit Jelly Dessert
Today, when I went shopping at a supermarket, I was in the mood for some fruit yogurt, but wanted to eat something more gelatinous, so I grabbed a bag of the yogurt like jelly dessert called “Fruiche (フルーチェ)” that I used to eat as a kid.
Correctly, “Fruiche (フルーチェ)” is an instant food product containing the base sauce of a yogurt like gelatinous fruit jelly. It was introduced in 1976 by House Foods and now has been a favorite of many Japanese people, especially favored by children.
So in the package, there is only one pouch which contains the dessert base like a fruit sauce. The making of the jelly dessert is quite easy. In addition to the base sauce, all you need to prepare is only (100%) milk.
How to Make
As shown above, the making of the Japanese jelly dessert is first pour 150ml of chilled milk into a bowl of the base sauce and stir well evenly with a spoon until the liquid mixture becomes firm and gelatinous. That’s it.
Flavors and Taste
The popular jelly dessert in Japan, House Fruiche comes in several fruit flavors and this time I chose this Rich Strawberry & Cherry Mix.
As you can see in the video, the Fruiche jelly is like a fruit yogurt and in fact tastes kind of like it, so good, but is more firm and gelatinous in consistency.
I think the distinctive fresh consistency that is somewhat different from that of usual yogurts is the secret behind the popularity of House Fruiche.
Lastly, according to the ingredient list on the side of the bag, the dessert base of the House Fruiche Rich Strawberry & Cherry Mix consists of sweetened strawberry, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, concentrated cherry juice, fructose, concentrated apple juice, salt, pectin, pH adjuster, colors (cape jasmine, monascus), and flavoring.