These Japanese DIY candy kits from Kracie successfully combine two of most kids' favourite things - eating sweets and playing with their food. There are lots of different types of kit available, from the Popin Cookin' and Happy Kitchen ranges, in which you can create perfect mini candy hamburgers and candy sushi, to the slightly simpler Neru Nerone range that only needs to be "mixed and kneaded" in order to create a dipping candy set. The latter comes in various flavours, including Cola or Grape. I was very happy to be sent the Ramune Soda (which usually means lemonade) set to review by Oyatsu Cafe, an online Japanese store that delivery worldwide at great prices.
The set comes with three little sachets, all helpfully labelled, and very clear instructions.
Simply add water and stir! The powdery substance then becomes a fluffy soft consistency. Then all that's required is to dip the spoon into the gooey candy and then into the crunchy pieces to create a delicious treat.
The soft mixture has a pale blue colour and really did have a lemonade flavour, even with a slightly fizzy edge. The hard candies are chalky type sweets which are needed to balance the tart flavour of the gooey section. A very intriguing and fun candy and my eldest son has now asked for some more sets for his birthday!
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Grocery Gems Verdict: Kracie Neru Nerune - Ramune Soda
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Absolutely.
Purchased: Available from Oyatsu Cafe.
Price: $2.89 (approx. £1.81).