Candy Kit Review – Pudding

Shoonie got this for me several months ago, as an early birthday present. I’m just getting around to blogging our misadventures surrounding it.

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Brand: Kracie

Cost: ask Shoonie

 

Not including the tray, the kit contains the following:

 

  1. Pudding (not pictured)
  2. Caramel Sauce
  3. Orange slices
  4. Strawberry
  5. Whipped cream
  6. Candy-coated chocolate decorations
  7. Wafer
  8. Spoon

 

I appreciate that the packets in this kit contain drawings of their respective items, which made them easier to identify. Maybe the manufacturer is aware that non-Japanese speakers are buying these kits.

 

The pudding mold has a fill line on the inside. According to the instructions, you need to fill the water up to the line. Then, you stir the pudding 60 times.

60 times.

60. Times.

60. TIMES.

Apparently, Shoonie has actually purchased the macaron kit. I left the professional stirring to her, while I took care of the whipped cream.

The orange and strawberry proceeded without incident. The only thing we did differently, was mixing the strawberry directly into the mold. We didn’t see a point in stirring the powder in the well, and then transferring it when it was already big enough.

After 10 minutes, it was time to remove the pudding.

Or so we thought.

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Plop.

Hm, wait, this looks familiar…

 

Shoonie was determined, of course. She decided to pop the pudding back in and stir it a bit more. We didn’t count the stirs the first time, so maybe we could to stir it now. We also took some time to question our lives up to this point.

 

We decided to make do with what we had created: a “western” pudding. (Has a creamy consistency, rather than solid) Shoonie made it into a heart, and Top Hat suggested swirling the caramel sauce on top, like latte art. It actually looked cute!

 

At least the fruits turned out okay.

Here is the final result. Shoonie used the Wafer and whipped cream to make a nice arrow.

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Overall Verdict

Difficulty: Medium

I wanted to give this kit a “hard” rating, purely for the pudding outcome. But then the pudding turned out cute, so it was forgiven. Once again, this kit had drawings on the packet, so we knew which was which.

 

Taste: 8/10

Despite all our failures, this kit tasted pretty good. Orange-flavoured packets in candy kits tend to have a watered-down, rind taste to them. And sadly, the orange was not exempt.

The pudding tasted like vanilla pudding. I expected egg custard, like my favourite recipe. Whipped cream tasted like whipped cream.

 

Overall verdict: 7/10, how many stirs?!

Looking at RRCherryPie’s tutorial, we were actually supposed to stir the pudding 80 times. Therefore, the kit lost overall points for providing false information.

Thank goodness for creative Shoonies and Top Hats. While browsing the pudding kit, I found one picture in which someone had put the soft pudding into a mini cup, and decorated it like a parfait. Maybe I’ll try that with real custard pudding one day.

Don’t worry, next post is a plushie post. ^_^

How do you like your pudding? Egg, chocolate, yarn? Comment below?

 

Pika, so happy~

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