Happy New Year!
On Thursday, I woke up to a flood of “new year, new me” Facebook statuses, among other flooding things. You know, because it’s that time of the month where you start fresh. Those statuses Midol be the same concept, but they get annoying fast. I didn’t bother posting a status, because I think my uterine lining already did that. Okay, I’ll stop now. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO, BODY. ;w;
Instead of taking a selfie, let’s have a new section of kit reviews. It’s good to take a break once in a while, where you don’t have to stress over writing down patterns. I didn’t take enough of my own pictures, so click on pictures to see their original source. The finished gummy pics are mine.
You’ve probably heard of Japanese candy kits. They’re DIY kits that come with powders you mix, mold, and decorate to look like real food. I first saw VenusAngelic do the candy bento kit, and have since been determined to find and try some kits for myself. The obstacle: the language barrier. The instructions are entirely in Japanese, and our only guides (besides the tutorials on YouTube) are the diagrams on the box. Joining me on this journey are real life Peck Peck and Shoonie. (My baby bro and baby cousin, respectively) We’ll start with a simple kit: Oekaki Gummy Land.
Oekaki Gummy Land
Price: $6.00 at Sweet Tooth Candy Emporium
As the name implies, this kit lets you create your own gummy shapes. You get four random cookie cutter shapes, (we got a whale, dolphin, sailboat, and music note) three colour powder packets, a large packet of gelatin base, a water dropper, and a fork.
The fork has 3 prongs. If a fork is called a fork because it has FOUR prongs, does this make 3 prongs a “Tork?”
Directions for the kit are simple: place your desired cookie cutter into the base, and use the dropper to drip the colours. You can also mix colours together in the smaller channels of the tray. It didn’t take much time for our gummies to dry.
And then Shoonie got bored, and didn’t want to waste the rest of the colours….
Fun to do, though mixing the colours wasn’t as fun. The green turned out swampy, and the other colours looked too dark. This was redeemed, since they actually looked better once you drip them onto the base.
Red tasted like grape, blue tasted like Ramune soda, yellow tasted like lemon. Grape and soda seem to be popular candy flavours in Japan. I like their grape flavour; it’s a bit tart like real grapes, unlike the artificial grape we often get here in Canada. I was kind of hoping to get new flavours by mixing colours, as shown on the package. Then again, those flavours weren’t far from unique. (See image)
Overall verdict: 8/10 would recommend
This was simple and tasted like you’d expect candy to taste. They were very sticky and felt like homemade sourpatch. If you find this kit, give it a try!
And that’s all for the first post of 2015. How’s this for a sweet start to the new year?
Tired of the puns yet? Whale then, have a look at what I sent Tay for New Year:
What big changes are you making for the new year? Comment below!
Pika, so happy~