たのしいおすしやさん//Kracie DIY Sushi Candy Kit ☆

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3.28.2015
Hi there everyone! おひさしぶりですね~ It's been a while! 

I've been wanting to do these DIY candy kits for the longest time, basically ever since they popped up on the internet. I looked for them when I went to Japan back in 2013, but our trip was too busy for me to do that. However, my boyfriend and I noticed our local H-Mart is now carrying these! They're not that expensive either, ranging from $3.5 to $5, which is closer to the original pricing in Japan.

I've done a few already, because they are seriously addicting, and I'm going to show you the Sushi kit today!

「作って食べよう!」(Tsukutte tabeyou!) means "Let's make and eat!"
This kit is by Kracie, a brand in Japan that focuses mostly on snacks. I believe Kracie was the first brand to actually put these on the market. 


Obviously, the instructions are in Japanese. However, due the large popularity of these overseas, a few wonderful, kind people have taken the time to translate the instructions into English. This is the particular one my boyfriend and I used when we made this. If you're learning Japanese, read the back of this packaging for practice! The kanji has furigana, so it's easy to read for children and also people who are still shaky on their kanji~


This is what the kit comes in, within the box. You are actually supposed to cut off that top image to serve your sushi on, but my boyfriend just cut out each plate.


Here's a closeup of the tray in which you will make everything! The textured spaces are for making the tamago and the maguro.


Here are your ingredients~! Gohan (rice) mix, shoyuu (soy sauce) mix, maguro (tuna) mix, nori (seaweed) gummy, iruka (roe) mixes, and tamago (egg) mix.


Now, obviously there are a ton of videos showing you how people made these. I decided to not document the process because 1) the lighting in my kitchen is shoddy and 2) it was a fun activity for my boyfriend and I to do so we didn't want to stop and take pictures. Here's a video I like that demonstrates what the whole process actually looks like. Obviously the packaging has gone through some changes!


Our end result! My boyfriend and I were super happy with how it turned out. The rice was a weird texture, but also really cool at the same time. We enjoyed the ikura, and everything was basically grape flavoured. If you've ever had Japanese grape flavouring, then you would know what I'm talking about. It's usually a muscat based flavour! 

The ikura kinda pops in your mouth like those flavoured bubbles you can put on top of your frozen yogurt at places like Menchie's. 



More pictures~ At first glance, these can be pretty deceiving! 


We put the fake soy sauce on the tamago and it tasted like muscat flavouring again! It looked like real soy sauce and my boyfriend and I were a little weirded out by how real it looked hahaha.

Next time I will show you Kracie's Decoration Cake kit! 

Bye bye~