Gummy candy is a popular snack for people of all ages in Japan. Candy historian Beth Kimmerle traces modern gummies’ origins to Turkish delights and Japanese rice candy. Rice candy is a traditional Japanese sweet with a somewhat similarly chewy texture to gummies, but wrapped in rice paper and limited to simple shapes. Japanese gummy candies are known for their wide variety of shapes, colors, and flavors. Their packaging is fun and colorful, often featuring distinct mascots and logos. Yet, Japanese gummies are not just for kids—they are a great mess-free snack for adults to enjoy on the go or at home for a juicy treat. With flavors varying from sweet, fruity, sour, and a combination of all three, there is a Japanese gummy for everyone.