Suika Gummy: Watermelon Gummies from Kabaya
July has arrived, and a few days ago, it was announced that the rainy season “Tsuyu (梅雨)” was over in Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, which means summer has finally come.
When it comes to summertime, watermelon or “Suika (スイカ)” is often eaten in Japan as a refreshment, where the scene has become a kind of summer tradition.
Unfortunately, I don’t have real Suika now, but for some refreshment, I’m spending this hot summer day munching on watermelon gummies I got the other day.
Watermelon Gummy Candy from Kabaya
These watermelon gummies, literally named “Suika Gummy (すいかグミ)”, are from the Japanese confectionery company “Kabaya (カバヤ)”.
This Kabaya Suika Gummy (Price: 108 yen, about 1 USD) was introduced into the market in 2005 and this year marks its 15th anniversary. So it is a long-selling candy that annually comes with the summer season.
Shaped and colored like real watermelon, the Suika gummy candy actually uses some watermelon juice and beautifully recreates the summer taste of Suika.
In fact, these watermelon gummies taste quite good and made me kind of feel the advent of summer.
Lastly, let’s see the specific ingredients of the watermelon gummy candy.
Based on the list on the back of the bag, the main ingredients of the Kabaya Suika Gummy are sugar, starch syrup, gelatin, vegetable oil, concentrated watermelon juice, salt, sorbitol, acidifier, flavoring, and colors.