where to get plum wine in Singapore, non-alcoholic plum wine, plum wine, health benefits of plum wine

Plum wine, or umeshu, is a Japanese delicacy made by steeping fresh Japanese plum in some sort of alcohol. But what if I told you there’s a non-alcoholic version of it which you can buy online in Singapore? Foodieland, a local snacks distributor who has recently delved into the Japanese snacks scene, is selling Non-alcoholic Plum Wine and Premium Fruit Jellies on their online store.

Non-alcoholic Plum Wine

The Suntory Marude Umeshu Non-Alcoholic Plum Wine (S$6) is very rich and tangy; a refreshing mid-day energy booster that aids with indigestion.

There are a bunch of umeshu benefits online but I won’t be sharing all of them. Instead, I’ll be sharing from my personal experience. Not only does it stimulates appetite and aids with constipation, but it’s also my go-to drink whenever I overeat as it helps me feel less bloated.

Disclaimer: Suntory Marude Umeshu does not claim to have any of the above benefits

Not sure if anyone has tried to make grapefruit juice with actual grapefruit but I can tell you that it’s horrible. Bitter, sour, it’s probably what misery tasted like if feelings had flavours. Composed of 22% real grapefruit pulps, Gokuri’s Grapefruit Drink (S$3.5) retained the similar bitter and tart notes of a grapefruit while ensuring that it’s palatable. 

Lastly, Kirin Koiwai Junsui Pure Water (S$3.2) series consists of Grape and Orange flavours. The refreshing and gentle scent of the fruits. No colourings and whatsoever. 

The most refreshing jelly

I’ve never been a fan of jellies. The idea of solidified food flavourings just didn’t appeal to me. But these jellies… these jellies were different. Premium fruits, encased in a clear, supple jelly that disintegrates upon contact. While flavourings are present in the Tarami PURE Series Assorted Fruit Jelly Cups (S$5), it didn’t taste artificial. Perhaps it was due to the addition of apple juice, or from the aroma infused from the actual fruits, but the jellies were surprisingly refreshing.

Just look at the texture.

Jelly in a packet

For a more convenient experience, check out the Oishii Konjac Jelly Series (S$2.6). Containing 5g of dietary fiber and only containing 44kcal, this makes it the perfect motivational snack during a diet. Or honestly, whenever. These were so fruity and flavorful, not what you would expect from a ‘healthy’, 44kcal jelly.

The Konjac Jelly series comes in the following flavors: Mango, Peach, Apple, Muscat Grape, Budo Grape, and Muscat + Budo Grape.

For more Japanese snacks in Singapore, check out our review on Foodieland’s Japanese Cider Soda and Apple Juice.

*This article is written in collaboration with Foodieland

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