I recently traveled to Maine to complete an artist residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, which I will blog about in the near future. Now I am back and ready to indulge in candy decadence!
Before I left for my trip, the company, Japanese Treats, contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing their snack subscription service. As I am in the business of reviewing Japanese candies, I was excited to give this a shot! They recently sent me a package of eleven items consisting of Japanese candies, cookies and savory snacks.
Below are product shots of the snacks contained in the package.
Chokobi: chocolate flavored cereal stars by Tohato
Ju-C: grape flavored hard candy Kabaya
Maze Maze Drink: soda flavored taffy by Meigum
Kino no Ko no Yama: mushroom-shaped biscuits with a chocolate cap by Meiji.
Zoo Crackers: Animal-shaped butter cookies.
Don Don Yaki: Japanese rice crackers flavored with Northern Japanese frying sauce.
Kyabetsu Taro: Octopus flavored corn puff snacks. Though I stopped eating meat, I taste-tested this for the sake of my viewers. 🙂
Fortune Telling Candy: A hard candy that can predict the future!
Pakuncho: Cookie biscuits filled with creamy chocolate. Disney characters are imprinted on each cookie.
Pudding Flavored Kit Kat: White chocolate coated cookie wafers. This is a bake-able food item!
Nigi Nigi Osushiyasan: Diy gummy candy set. The gummy rice can be paired with different seafood-shaped gummies.
Of all the subscription services I have tried thus far, this has been the best! Every snack contained in the package was excellent in my opinion, which is a very rare occurrence. If you are interested you can check out the Japanese Treat website at: www.japanesetreats.com
If you would like to watch my video review of this snack subscription, you can watch it below.
We have another Japanese candy review! This is another crazy candy kit from Kracie, which is the maker of Popin’ Cookin’! The Japanese name of this fishing candy set is Asobo Sakana Tsuri.
Front of Package
Back of Package
Below, you can see the contents of the package.
Unlike other Kracie kits, this doesn’t involve actually making the candy. The candy is pre-made and comes in the purple package. What makes this kit unique is that it is a fun game that you can play with other people! The first step to play this game is to put the candy pieces in the clear blue “kiddy pool” above.
You then pop out the colorful paper board hooks, which you then use to “fish” for your candy. The candy is a gummy marshmallow and is shaped to resemble sea life. There are crabs, squid, seashells and fish.
The candy is artificially grape flavored and unfortunately does not taste very good. The candy seems to suffer from an identity crisis as it seems to hover in that twilight area between gummies, taffy, bubble gum and marshmallows. Since the candy doesn’t quite cross over into any clear category, the resulting texture is confusing. It is both hard, foamy and chewy. Not delicious, however, taste, as with most Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ kits, seems to play a secondary role to its interactive quality. In other words, buy this kit to play the game! The fun factor more than makes up for any lack flavor! Here is the link to the candy: