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Gummy Candy

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Confectionery connoisseurs believe Germany created the first gummy candy about 100 years ago. At the time, gummy candies had a texture tailored to Western tastes and were not yet available in Japan, so Meiji set out to create new flavors appealing to domestic preferences in Japan. We focused on making the candy with a hardness and elasticity that combine to create a comfortably chewy texture.

In 1980, we released the first gummy candy in Japan, Cola Up. Later, we adopted the mainstream German "starch mold" manufacturing method of combining gelatin and pectin to achieve exquisite softness while maintaining elasticity. The result captured the natural taste, aroma, and color of fruit juice and pulp. We called it Juicy Gummy, and it was released in 1988, quickly gaining popularity among both children and adults. Juicy Gummy now boasts the number one share of the gummy market at 22.3%.*

* INTAGE SRI, Gummy Candy Market Share in Value from April 2020 to March 2021

Fruit Flavors in Every Bite

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Premium fruit ingredients

We're constantly researching new fruits and blending the best varieties into Juicy Gummy, like our grape flavor made with quality grapes carefully selected from the word's top fruit-growing regions.

Photo of a row of Meiji's jucy gummies

Fun fruit shapes

Each Juicy Gummy comes shaped like a fruit. We take special care to ensure the mold is accurate, like our mandarin orange flavor shaped like a real orange, even down to the pulp.

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Product

Product information follows Japanese food labeling standards.

Product information follows Japanese food labeling standards.

Juicy Gummy Grape 51g
Gummy Candy
Contents: 51g
Ingredients: Starch syrup (manufactured in Japan) , Sugar, Grape juices concentrated, Gelatin, Vegetable oil, Corn starch/Acidity regulator, Gelling agent (Pectin), Flavor, Glazing agent (Contains Apple and Gelatin)
Storage: Store away from direct sunlight and high temperatures.
Nutrition Information
per 1 bag (51g)
Energy 167kcal
Protein3.2g
Fat0g
Total carbohydrate38.6g
Sodium chloride0.03g
Collagen2,700mg