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Kracie Zoo Animals DIY Gummy Kit

MaakieMaakie2 years agoReview
Welcome to my small review from the Kracie Zoo Animals DIY Gummy Kit! As the name implies, this is a Do It Yourself kit to make gummies that are animal-shaped.

Packaging

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When it comes to packaging, Japanese candies almost never seem to fail! Cute and popping with colors!

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The backside shows the ingredients and how to make the candies step-by-step:
- Put the gummy powder in the animal shapes
- Mix the mystery powder with water
- Put the mystery water now on the gummy powder
- Mix it well
- Remove gummies from their shapers
- Done!

Contents

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This set comes with:
- One animal pattern set with mixing part. There are 5 different combinations with animals, you get one randomly assorted. I got one with a panda, a sheep, a squirrel and a cat.
- Grape Flavor Powder
- Lemon Flavor Powder
- Display zoo sheet. There are 4 different ones that make up the whole zoo, you get one randomly assorted.
- Mystery powder I couldn't identify yet that makes water turn into magic liquid that can make other powders gummies. (Some sort of gelatine?)
- Plastic fork for mixing and removing the gummies from their shapes.
- Pipette for gently applying the magic liquid to the gummy powder.

Making the kit

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You can mix both the grape and lemon powder, but I decided to make them seperate. Starting with the grape.

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I'm sorry for calling this mystery powder and magic liquid, but I have no clue what I'm mixing here.

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Finished it had a blue-ish foggy color, but was still completely liquid (I expected it to get a bit more thick).

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Very interesting was after only adding a few drops of liquid the color already turned red!

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The gummies need a bit of hardening/drying, but I already found out here I made them too wet. So my first batch was a bit like...

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...oh god.

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KILL ME.

I'm so sorry panda bear, I didn't mean to.

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My sheep came out the best of this batch.

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It was time to move on to the second batch. I made sure to watch out with the liquid this time.

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They're far from perfect, but already a lot better looking! I like the sheep-shape the most. Nice about this set is that you can carefully clean the patterns and re-use them as chocolate- or other foods molds! If you make this set yourself: do watch out with adding the liquid, as only one drop too much will make everything look like my first batch!

Taste

The taste of the candy was very generic to be honest. Just normal grape-candy and lemon-candy flavor. The structure of the gummy was a bit more dense than the gummies you can buy over here.

Conclusion

Considering the taste wasn't very special, this set is only recommendable if you're interested in making cute candies and/or want cute molds. This DIY kit is very simple, so it's up to personal liking if this is creative enough for you. For me personally, I would rather go for a more extensive kit next time.

Finish

If you are interested in my other Food/Drink/DIY-kit reviews, you can look here:
Hora Dekita! Ringo Ame: blog/25334
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/24995
Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts: blog/24501
Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts: blog/24501
Kracie Happy Kitchen Pizza: blog/24411
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/24278
Crayon Shin Chan Fake Beer Namaiki (Cheeky Drink): blog/19021
Popin' Cookin' Sushi: blog/18923
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/18658


I have gotten the question in multiple blogs if I could translate the ingredients of the food I review. This is not possible for me, as my Japanese is not that good. If you are interested in helping me out with translating, please shoot me a message!

Thanks for reading my blog! My next blog will be an AmiAmi grab box I recently received (I hope to upload the blog this week). I hope people are looking forward to it!
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VioFitz (11 months ago) #17014802There are in several market or mall who sell them but, they're way too expensive to buy... Because of that price, I don't have any courage to buy them. It'd be better to buy it directly in Japan because I found them alot cheaper.
Yeah, I think so too... But, that's not the one I really concerned, it's just matter of the price & taste... I don't really want to gamble myself buying food that was pricey & I don't know whether it taste good or not. If it's cheap I think I wouldn't mind buying whether they're good or not.


Oh yeah same here. Small package of Pocky at a con is easily 3-5 euros...importing yourself from Japan 100 yen or so. If you combine multiple items in a shipment you still get cheaper prices than buying on cons. ^^''

I have the rule that I only try new foods from Japan once. I rarely buy anything double, unless I reallllyyy enjoy it, like UCC Coffee. :) I also keep it (thanks to customs) only to orders worth approximately 20 euros, so I don't spend an fortune each time I decide to do a snack loot. :)
11 months ago
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Maakie (1 year ago) #8921473Do you have a lot of opportunities to locally buy Japanese snacks? Here we're limited to conventions.
Hrmm, as far as I know these sets don't contain anything related to animals and most flavors are artificial. The kids' sets of these also shouldn't have any alcohol.


There are in several market or mall who sell them but, they're way too expensive to buy... Because of that price, I don't have any courage to buy them. It'd be better to buy it directly in Japan because I found them alot cheaper.

Yeah, I think so too... But, that's not the one I really concerned, it's just matter of the price & taste... I don't really want to gamble myself buying food that was pricey & I don't know whether it taste good or not. If it's cheap I think I wouldn't mind buying whether they're good or not.
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VioFitz (1 year ago) #8869799I know but, the point if we can speak or read Japanese we may be able to find out which is the ingredients part. Yeah, I know that too, perhaps the only thing before buying is to check on the local market which put the translations on snacks then if I can decide to buy or not. Yeah, the import on the local stores definitely overprice the items way too much.
I don't have any allergies but, I was thaught to not eat like pork, lard & alcohol.


Do you have a lot of opportunities to locally buy Japanese snacks? Here we're limited to conventions.

Hrmm, as far as I know these sets don't contain anything related to animals and most flavors are artificial. The kids' sets of these also shouldn't have any alcohol.
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Maakie (1 year ago) #8727970Ah, like that. It can be really hard to find ingrediënts for items like this. When you buy them from Candysan or any other direct-shipping-from-Japan-shop, you get the original Japanese untranslated packaging and most websites don't put translations up. Local importers over here have to put translations on their snacks, but they overprice their items so heavily (3-5x the Japanese retail price) that I only bought locally a few times and didn't keep any of the packaging.
If you have a lot of allergies you're better off not buying snacks like this. ^^''


I know but, the point if we can speak or read Japanese we may be able to find out which is the ingredients part. Yeah, I know that too, perhaps the only thing before buying is to check on the local market which put the translations on snacks then if I can decide to buy or not. Yeah, the import on the local stores definitely overprice the items way too much.

I don't have any allergies but, I was thaught to not eat like pork, lard & alcohol.
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VioFitz (1 year ago) #8602972It's not about making them too but, rather find out about the ingredients.

Ah, like that. It can be really hard to find ingrediënts for items like this. When you buy them from Candysan or any other direct-shipping-from-Japan-shop, you get the original Japanese untranslated packaging and most websites don't put translations up. Local importers over here have to put translations on their snacks, but they overprice their items so heavily (3-5x the Japanese retail price) that I only bought locally a few times and didn't keep any of the packaging.

If you have a lot of allergies you're better off not buying snacks like this. ^^''
1 year ago
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Maakie (1 year ago) #5142888It was harder than I expected to get good tasting gummies. @.@ You don't really need to know Japanese though, to make these well. :)

It's not about making them too but, rather find out about the ingredients.
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VioFitz (2 years ago) #5094666Another kid's stuff but, wow! That's rather cute & challengingly interesting. Japanese was so creative, I'd like to try those someday but, I really2 need to master my Japanese language.

It was harder than I expected to get good tasting gummies. @.@ You don't really need to know Japanese though, to make these well. :)
1 year ago
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Another kid's stuff but, wow! That's rather cute & challengingly interesting. Japanese was so creative, I'd like to try those someday but, I really2 need to master my Japanese language.
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mickeydeerho (2 years ago) #4902150I got a good laugh at the grape gummy photos/ captions xD. The display zoo sheet is a good touch to the kit.
I ought to try an AmiAmi grab box, sometime.
Great review as always =)


Luckily I could eat them to remove them from their burden of living. xD

Grab boxes are great, but you must be willing to trade/sell/gift a lot, because there is no way you will like all of it!

Thank you! ^w^
2 years ago
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I got a good laugh at the grape gummy photos/ captions xD. The display zoo sheet is a good touch to the kit.


I ought to try an AmiAmi grab box, sometime.

Great review as always =)
2 years ago
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