Cororo 100% Juice Grape Texture Gummy

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Hello! Once again it’s been nearly a month since my last Japanese candy review – why am I so unorganized?  To kick off the huge wave of Japanese confectionary posts that will be coming your way (I really mean it this time), I’m sharing the Cororo 100% Juice Grape Texture Gummy with you all today.

Cororo 100 Grape Juice Gummies - Famous in Japan

I received this unusual bag of gummies in the last Japanese parcel swap with Nicole.  Nicole tends to send me a mixture of weird and wonderful sweets, but these have to be the weirdest I have tried… so far!

Cororo 100 Grape Juice Gummies --- Famous in Japan (2)

There isn’t much information on the Internet about these particular gummies; all that I have managed to find so far is that they are “made with 100% Fruit Juice and each gummy has the unique texture of real grapes”.

Cororo 100 Grape Juice Gummies --- Famous in Japan (1)

I never thought I would say this, but I think I would prefer to eat a box of an actual grapes!  Let me explain.

To start with, the “skin” around the gummy is a weird taste and texture.  It’s not a firm skin like a grape; it’s saggy, and makes me think that the gummy is in a sack of some sort! (Make of that what you will – ha!).  It’s also a weird gummy to bite into, as you really have to sink your teeth in to break the skin.   The gummy itself isn’t a normal, chewy gummy either. I think it’s a lot softer compared to usual gummies, and to me has more of a jelly-like texture and taste.  If we are comparing the gummy to a grape, I would say that the gummy is softer than a grape, and not as firm.  They don’t have the exact taste of a grape either; they are sweet in their own way.

I think that these would make a great gift.  They are definitely unusual, and definitely something you can only find in Japan! I’m not sure I would go to the trouble of buying them again.  They’re not the best gummies I have ever tried.   It has taken me so long to eat these, as they’re so sweet you only need to eat a few at a time.  I can see what the creators of this gummy were trying to do here, but they’re just not for me.

Would you ever try one of these “grape gummies”?

Dannie x

April 4, 2015
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  • Reply sarah @tempsec

    I’ve tried a fair few grape gummies from japanese, chinese and korean brands but have never come across these yet. I like funky flavour and strange textures so I might like these! x

    April 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      They were a bit hard to find on the internet! You might like them, they are a very strange texture :) x

      May 10, 2015 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Laura

    I love your posts about Japanese goodies and sweets, and they’re all fascinating. This one I’m really lost on though – the idea just seems barmy. Sweets that are made of 100& grape juice, with the unique texture of real grapes – I don;t understand why you would ever choose to have these if they are going to taste the same and feel the same as real grapes! Crazy Japanese concept ha! x

    April 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Aw thank you :)
      Hahah, I know right? I would honestly prefer a box of grapes, at least they’re doing me so good rather than these sweets! x

      May 10, 2015 at 11:25 am

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