Kracie Popin Cookin Obento (Bento) Candy Kit Review

Kracie Popin Cookin Obento (Bento) Candy Kit

Kracie Popin Cookin Obento (Bento) Candy Kit

Kracie Popin Cookin Obento (Bento) Candy Review by twinebirds.com]

[Review by twinebirds.com]


“The concept behind Popin’ Cookin’ is to put various powders into a tray (which is provided) and just add water! There are many kits with different themes such as cupcakes, sushi and donuts. I should also note that this is edible candy after it sets.


I first learned about Popin’ Cookin’ from RRcherrypie who posts videos of himself making DIY (Do It Yourself) kits he bought and other miniature collections. He also made this kit and you can find the video here. I can’t explain why, but something about the videos makes them very addicting to watch.


There are five things to make in the bento kit: broccoli, fried eggs, octopus hot dog, onigiri and napolitan pasta! My overall impression was that it was fairly simple to make and extremely fun. I was expecting the candy to smell horrible, but as I was mixing, they smelled surprisingly good which I was happy about.


As for taste, there wasn’t anything that tasted bad. The broccoli tasted like green apple but apparently the box said something different. The napolitan pasta and fried eggs were grape; the octopus hot dog was strawberry and the onigiri was yogurt. I enjoyed the broccoli & ocotpus hot dog the most. The best part was piping out the napolitan pasta and sticking hardy candies onto the final products.


The only place I really had issues was making the seaweed for the onigiri. You first make the rice using the power and mixing it with water. But for the seaweed, you pour black powder into slots of the tray and press the ‘rice’ into it so it stamps out the shape of the panda face and strip of seaweed. Since no water was added to it, the powder got everywhere. It also became sticky as it got wet due to the ‘rice’. I actually had to redo the ‘seaweed’ as it started to melt off.


It took me around an hour to make. I think it took me longer then required because I was also taking pictures at the same time. One word of advice is that the mixture does set fairly quickly which is something I learned the hard way. Once you add in the water, start mixing. I think there were parts like the rice, that didn’t shape well, or the napolitan that was grainy when you ate it.”


Kracie Happy Kitchen Hamburger Candy Kit Review

Kracie Happy Kitchen Hamburger Candy Kit

Kracie Happy Kitchen Hamburger Candy Kit

Kracie Happy Kitchen Hamburger Candy Review

Kracie Happy Kitchen Hamburger Candy Review

[review by manabanana.net]


“It’s more of an activity than a candy set. In fact, this particular set isn’t actually “candy” at all. You’re making *real* burgers, bread, ketchup, soda and fries!”

“I say real, but of course it is just little miniature food items. You make them in the microwave after you combine the dry packets with water. The fun thing here is that I’m pretty sure it uses real food ingredients. For example, whenever I opened up the packet labeled “potato” (for the fries) it smelt like dehydrated potatoes. The hamburger packet also even had a little dehydrated onion in it, so it was full of usual hamburger spices.”




“The instructions are in Japanese, so you’ll probably need to watch a video to understand which packet goes with which product. Thankfully, I had my husband to read the packets for me. Honestly, though, you can probably open them up, sniff and figure it out. Also, some of it is simple – like the hamburger. The brown packet is obviously hamburger. The two orange, larger packets are the fries/bread. You can sniff them out to tell the difference. The fries smell like potatoes, as I mentioned before. :D One of the small red packets is ketchup – and believe me, it does smell strongly of ketchup! ^^”




“For the most part, though, you can use the visual clues on the back of the package. There is a little measuring spoon you cut off and there are numbers telling you how many spoons of water to mix with the packets. Very easy! There is some microwaving to be done, too, for the buns, burger and the fries. But the microwave job only takes a few seconds. If you make this, be sure to watch close as they cook really, really fast. (In only a few seconds – 10 to 15.)”




“My favorite thing to do in this kit was to make the cheese. No idea why, but I liked pressing down the cheese on the paper. Sadly, I couldn’t get it perfectly square. :(




“Also, to make the little wrappers, like the holder for the fries, you have to cut out little film pieces and tape them up. This isn’t difficult and there are visual instructions included.”


Overall, I’d definitely do this kit again. :D ! I’d probably not buy it again, until I have a child old enough to do it with, but it is a lot of fun, cute and somewhat tasty. Yes – it is edible! It does taste like hamburgers. The fries, well, don’t exactly taste like fries, but they do taste like potatoes. The soda is kinda intolerably sweet, but you could just add more water to remedy that problem. ^^ If you need help making this kit, check out YouTube videos for it! But really, it’s pretty simple. Afterall, it is targeted toward children! (And childish adults, such as I. :D )

Kracie Popin Cookin Sushi Candy Kit Taste Review

Kracie Popin Cookin Sushi Candy

Kracie Popin Cookin Sushi Candy

(review by bohnenhase.blogspot.de)


“The taste is not really a hit. At least not with me. It was not as sweet as I think, but quite chemically taste. With the grape flavor it was a bit boring. A bit variety with raspberry or lemon flavor would have been quite interesting. I found the best flavor has the caviar-jello and the nori-soft candy. The consistency of the jellies and the soft candy was ok, only the rice-soft candy has stuck a bit to the teeth.”

Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts Candy Kit Review

Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts Candy Kit

Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts Candy Kit

Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts Candy Review by twinebirds.com

Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts Candy Review by twinebirds.com

[Review by twinebirds.com]


“When I opened the box is that the contents smelled “sweet.” Aside from the packets of powder, there is a little note warning that you should only use four cups (the plastic one they provide) of water when mixing the dough.  The cup  in this kit a bit smaller as well. There is a dent in the bottom of the tray where you mix the dough indicating how much water needs to be added.


Word of advice: while it is very tempting to add more water in as you’re mixing the dough as it seems like there isn’t enough water, trust in the instructions and keep going! I found using a “kneading” motion used for mixing dough extremely useful. Slowly, the power will mix with the dough and become workable.


The instructions say to prepare four dough balls each for vanilla and chocolate making eight in total. However, I was able to make three extra ones. The vanilla cake base smells very much like birthday cake and the chocolate smells like baked chocolate cake, both of them didn’t taste extremely like their name sake but there was a definite hint to it.


As for the frosting, the chocolate icing leaned more toward a dark chocolate flavour whereas, vanilla frosting tastes “sweet” and strawberry tastes like its name sake. When I was mixing, the positioning of the icing/frosting reminded me of Japanese snacks called “Yan Yan” I used to eat as a kid. As for decorating, the chocolate one was easiest to use. We are given two decorations, one is the colourful hard candy and the other is crispy bits, I think it uses the same flavouring as the donuts. If you would like some additional tips on decorating, click here!


One thing I love about these about these kits is that they have multiple uses and I also like how the powders turn into different things even when they start off all the time. My over all impression of this was that this kit was extremely fun! I liked the decorating bit as well and recommend this kit to anyone who does. There wasn’t anything in this kit that was hard to do and generally everything tasted fine.”


Popin’ Cookin’ Ramen Candy Kit Taste Review

Popin' Cookin' Ramen Candy Kit

Popin' Cookin' Ramen Candy Kit


(credit-studiolorien) “The soup is like salty ramen, but the noodles toppings are sweet. Gyoza is soda flavored chewy candy.”

Popin’ Cookin’ Burger Candy Kit Taste Review

Popin' Cookin' Burger Candy Kit

Popin' Cookin' Burger Candy Kit

(credit-Emmymade in Japan) “The fries taste like freeze dried potato snacks, the ketchup has a bouillon-y flavor, the cola tastes really fake, the bun has a rubbery texture and sweet flavor, and the meat patty has a rubbery texture and tastes like beef bouillon. That may not sound awesome, but it is favorite kit in the Popin’ Cookin’/Happy Kitchen series. It tastes pretty good for what it is. The tediousness? It’s totally worth it.”




Popin’ Cookin’ Sushi Candy Kit Taste Review

Popin' Cookin' Sushi DIY Candy Kit

Popin' Cookin' Sushi DIY Candy Kit

(credit-SuperDelacruz11) “Overall it tastes like artificial grape :)


Popin’ Cookin’ Ice Cream Cake House Candy Kit Taste Review

Popin' Cookin' Funny Cake House Candy Kit

Popin' Cookin' Funny Cake House Candy Kit

(credit-queenieito) “I was actually very surprised that this one tasted as yummy as it did. So far this kit is my favorite tasting one. I recommend that if you want to have fun making one of these popular Kracie Popin Cookin Kits AND you want it to taste yummy – the ice cream one is for you!”