Hello! After having so much fun with the Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ Oekaki Animal Candy Land DIY Candy Kit yesterday, I quickly went back into the stash for another kit to try. It was a tough decision, but in the end I chose the Kracie Tsunagete DIY Candy Kit – Ramune and Soda for today’s post.
Kracie Tsunagete DIY Candy Kit – Ramune and Soda
£1.44 – OyatsuCafe
The Kracie Tsunagete DIY Candy Kit is a fairly new addition to my Japanese candy stash, having only received it a few weeks ago in my May OyatsuBox.
The aim of this candy kit’s game is to link the flavoured candies, and see how long you can make your chain before giving into temptation and eating them. “Tsunagete” means to connect or to join in Japanese, don’t cha know? I was feeling fairly confident that I would be able to make the longest, greatest chain ever…
As I opened up the kit, I was greeted with the instantly recognisable scent of grape candy. Dang nabbit, I was supposed to be going on a grape candy detox! I’ll start it tomorrow… This is the entire kit; a small plastic tray containing 16 pieces of candy.
The candy pieces look like the letters A and C. You connect A to C, and so on, to make the chain. I have to admit that I was expecting smaller pieces of candy, and a lot more of what was here. Then again, these are about the size of a 1p coin, so I’m not sure how much smaller they could have made them! I should stop being so fussy…
Do not let the above picture deceive you; out of 16 pieces of candy I made a chain of 12 pieces with 4 breaking off * flexes muscles*
To be honest, it wasn’t really a challenge not to eat the candies in this kit; I was more focused about getting the pieces to link together in the first place! Both candies had a mixture of thick and thin pieces; some pieces managed to link easily without complaint and others just wouldn’t link at all because they couldn’t fit in the small space.
Turning to the actual candy now… I was expecting a hard candy that would disappear after a few bites, but the candy pieces in this kit turned out to be soft and surprisingly chewy. The texture of the candies reminded me of bubblegum, especially whilst eating.
The pink C’s had a grape taste, and the blue A’s had a ramune taste. The ramune flavour was enjoyable as always. Ramune, in case you are new to my blog, is a Japanese flavour. I describe it as a mixture of bubblegum and lemonade – yes, it is as nice as it sounds. The grape candy had more of a carbonated grape taste then the usual sweet taste you get with gummies, but I didn’t mind it that much in this kit.
Even though I ended up enjoying the candies a lot more than I thought I would, I was quite disappointed in the kit overall. I thought that this kit was annoying and fiddly. It wasn’t that much fun, or particularly different compared to some of the other DIY candy kits out there. My patience with this kit quickly disappeared after a few minutes, and I would imagine kids getting easily frustrated as well. Sorry Kracie, but I would not buy this kit again.