[PR] Introducing the Premium Version of a Popular Japanese Gummy Candy, cororo
Japan is home to many gummy brands, with “CORORO” being one of the more popular ones. Recently, there’s been a buzz over a new and improved version of this particular gummy brand. This premium version, spelled in lowercase as “cororo”, can be found at Hankyu Umeda Main Branch in Osaka. People love how it feels on the tongue, as well as how it tastes almost like real fruit! Next time you visit Osaka, keep an eye out for these gummies!
They’re Surprisingly Popular with Tourists!
These premium gummies differ from your average bunch in several ways. First, they don’t use any sugar, only 100% fruit extract! Second, the packaging has been renewed to include a zipper and make it easier to carry. There are also flavors that are only available during certain seasons! Let’s not forget about their beautiful shape, delicious taste, and improved juiciness and texture. All of these points have made these gummy candies popular not only with Japanese people, but also with tourists, who buy a ton all at once as souvenirs!
The Evolution of CORORO: cororo!
Note the change from uppercase to lowercase! These special treats are the evolved version of CORORO, and can be found at Hankyu Umeda Main Branch in Osaka. Compared to the regular version (right in the picture), they look a lot bigger and more transparent. When you open the bag, a strong fruity scent will waft out. You’ll definitely fall in love with how cute they look! Even though they’re gummies, they feel kind of like jelly on the tongue, so it should be easy to eat them right up! They even have juicy fruit pieces inside, and have been improved so they are even more juicy and fruity - truly, a gummy innovation!
The Editorial Team Actually Tried Eating Some!
To see what they actually tasted like, the whole editorial team decided to try them out! They’re incredibly knowledgeable about Japanese souvenirs and food, so their responses are bound to be interesting!
Kyoho Grape Flavor
The premium Kyoho grape (an expensive variety of grapes grown in Japan) cororo differs from the regular version in its juiciness and fruitiness. It tastes as if you’re eating the actual fruit! This could be because it actually uses the extract of Kyoho grapes from Nagano Prefecture. Even with just one bite, a rich sweetness will spread through the mouth. You’ll also be able to smell a mellow, fruity scent. The editorial team noted that it felt as if they were drinking grape juice!
Shine Muscat Flavor
Doesn’t it look like a marble that children would play with? It’s not as sweet as the Kyoho grape flavor, but you can easily enjoy its high-class sweetness and faint scent. It also smells extremely good. Apparently, shine muscats from Nagano Prefecture were used to make it.
White Peach Flavor (Spring/Summer Only)
In order to get the juiciness of white peaches, actual peaches from Yamanashi Prefecture were used to make this flavored gummy! Pop one in your mouth to taste its delightful sweetness!
Kiyomi Orange Flavor (Spring/Summer Only)
Kiyomi oranges are a hybrid of satsuma oranges and tropical oranges from overseas. As expected, it has a texture that reflects both varieties and is incredibly juicy. When you bite into it, you’ll taste a hint of sourness that’s quickly overtaken by a delicious sweetness that’ll remain even when you’re done chewing it. It really does taste like the real thing!
Mango (Summer Only)
This gummy actually uses plenty of the king of mangoes, alphonso mangoes! Its unique scent is a big hit with mango fans. Bits of the fruit are actually in the gummy, so you can savor its rich sweetness and intense taste.
Pineapple (Summer Only)
This gummy makes use of golden pineapple extract. When you open the package, you’ll be hit with a sweet and sour scent that will stimulate your appetite! Pop one into your mouth and the juice will all come flowing out. The mellow sweetness and enjoyable sourness will make you feel as if you were actually at a tropical resort!
The Packaging is Also Luxurious!
If you purchase a box with only one flavor inside, there’ll be 4 packs (each with 2 gummies) of the chosen flavor. The golden packaging has a water droplet pattern and manages to look both luxurious and cute. Since it’s been separated into smaller portions, you can eat everything now or give a couple to your friends or family as souvenirs!
There are also smaller boxes with either 3 or 6 packs of varying flavors inside, which are called “Assort Gift Box” (picture shows the 6-pack box).
You can even purchase a “Happy Box”, which comes with 6 different flavors (4 packs each)! Note that only a limited amount of these are available for sale every day.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to something special or you just need to find a present, these are a great option!
You Can Do More With Them Than Just Eat Them!
If you look at the official website for the regular CORORO, you’ll find a section where they introduce different ways you can try eating the gummy. For example, you can have it with a milky drink, cider, red wine, brandy, and even sake (Japanese rice wine)! Now, imagine that you try all of these combinations with the premium “cororo” instead. Without a doubt, it’ll taste even better! During the summer, you could even try freezing it and eating it that way! But before you do that, make sure to try it out just as it is!
Purchase cororo at Hankyu Umeda Main Store in Osaka!
You can find the premium “cororo” being sold at the exclusive “cororo” store on B1F of the easily accessible Hankyu Umeda Main Branch. Seeing the colorful “cororo” lined up on cutely designed shelves will have you itching to purchase them. Next time you visit the Umeda area of Osaka, give these special “cororo” a try!
Product Name: cororo
Price: 540 yen/each
Store Name: Hankyu Umeda Main Branch (cororo Store in the Western Confectionery section of B1F)
Operating Hours: Falls in line with Hankyu Umeda Main Branch
Closing Days: Falls in line with Hankyu Umeda Main Branch
Address:B1F, 8-7 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka(Google Map)
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Umeda Station on the Hankyu Railway or Hanshin Electric Railway
Around a 4-minute walk from JR Osaka Station
cororo Official Website (Japanese): https://www.uha-mikakuto.co.jp/cororo/
Hankyu Umeda Main Branch Official Website (English): http://www.hankyu-dept.co.jp/fl/english/honten/?ttop
Hankyu Umeda Main Branch Official Website (Traditional Chinese): http://www.hankyu-dept.co.jp/fl/chinese-02/honten
If you’ve eaten the regular version before, then the next time you visit Osaka, drop by Hankyu Umeda Main Branch to try the new and improved version! You just might get addicted to its texture and flavor!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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