Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit

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Hello!  Today’s post features a DIY Candy Kit FAIL; read on to find out just how badly I messed up the Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit.
Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit - Famous in Japan

Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit

The Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit was one of various treats included in the February OyatsuBox.   This DIY candy kit kit is about creating your own instant version of the popular Japanese treat, mochi.  When I had an afternoon spare I decided to finally give the kit a go.

Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit -- Famous in Japan

In the kit you will receive a plastic tray, a packet of chocolate sauce, a packet of sweet soybean powder, small discs of what will be the mochi, and a small plastic tong.

Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit Step 1- Famous in Japan

Step 1!  Empty the packets of chocolate sauce and the sweet soybean powder into the small sections of the plastic tray.  Easy enough, right?

Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit Step 2- Famous in Japan

Step 2!  Add water to the mochi discs.  They were originally hard and powdery, but when a dash of water is added they become very soft and bouncy.  Still following me?

Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit Step 3- Famous in Japan

Step 3! Take your mochi disc on to your plastic tong and begin to add your toppings.   Uh-oh…

Coris Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy Kit Step 4- Famous in Japan

Step 4!  Make a complete mess of the DIY candy kit and abandon all hope.

Seriously, what a complete fail of a DIY candy kit!   I didn’t enjoy the end result at all, and I found the kit to be frustrating from step 3.    The mochi discs were so watery that they would not “hold” any topping at all.  I tried in vain to spread the sauce on to the disc but it just was not having it!  I prodded and poked, but nothing seemed to work.  I tried adding the powder first to soak up the excess water and that kind of worked, hence the result above.

The combination of all three textures, and flavours, was not good.  It was like eating wet paper.  The white mochi circles tasted very artificial and fake. The texture was unbearably watery and not nice to swallow.  I feel that I may have added too much water to the mochi discs, but then again, I wouldn’t fancy having a chew on their original hard, powdery, chalk-like state either!

The sweet soybean powder got everywhere and the chocolate sauce was similarly messy.  The chocolate sauce tasted cheap and of low quality.  The  sweet soybean powder didn’t seem to taste of anything at first, and after a while I managed to detect a slightly bitter, savoury taste.  I ended up eating the powder and sauce mixed together in the end; it was almost like eating a biscuit…

I would definitely, and DEFIANTLY, not buy this kit again.  I did not enjoy it at all.  Usually I have a lot of fun with DIY Candy Kits, but this just seemed to raise my stress levels even higher.  I feel it is only right to try another kit and restore my faith in DIY Candy Kits… *dives headfirst into the stash*

What did you think of my DIY Candy Kit fail?

Dannie x

July 20, 2015
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  • Reply kariss

    I got a DIY kit and it was a total disaster, you’ll see it on my Instagram, it didn’t even taste nice :/

    July 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I will have to go see this for myself x

      September 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Amy - Cakes with Faces

    Oh no! I’ve got some Popin’ Cookin’ sets from Tokyo to try out, I hope they don’t turn out like this!!

    August 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I’m sure they will be ok! x

      September 15, 2015 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Heather

    These kits always looks so cute, it’s a shame this one didn’t turn out well :(

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    April 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I prefer the Kracie kits, much more easier and fun! xx

      April 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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