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Japanese Candy Popin Cookin Sushi


Japanese Candy

Japan has a large and great selection of sweets (candy, if you’re American). Over the next couple of months or so we will be sharing some of the wierd and wonderful treats that can be found in Japan, and even bought online, for the worlds delight.

Popin Cookin Sushi

First up is one of the many great mixture packs from Popin Cookin. The best way to describe Popin Cookin packs are to the likes of making  your own sweets, a DIY project one could say. You start off with a few sachets that you mix into different compartments of the tray filled with water. You get all that is needed to make your sweets looking like sushi. If you don’t know Japanese then it might take a little time to figure out which sachet is to mix into which compartment. Thats where our making video below will come into hand for everyone that is trying to make their own Popin Cookin Sushi kit! We have made a step by step guide on how to make them correct, making it easy for you to follow and be successful when making them yourself.

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I would highly recommend these sorts of DIY kits for families, since what’s more fun than just eating sweets is making them first, of course. You can check out the manufacturers of Popin Cookin via this link: http://www.nerune.jp/product/ where you can find lots more of their kits that can be made. We got our kit from the UK company CyberCandy and it cost around 4-6 pounds from their store (http://www.cybercandy.co.uk). There are also a lot of other online stores that sell all over the world, so just do a search for Popin Cookin via Google for other places to buy them from.


We found it great fun to make. I think it was more fun making it than actually eating it, but that’s mostly due to that we might not be used to Japanese sweets in that way. We have a couple of more boxes from the Popin Cookins series to share with you in up and coming posts, and we also have other fun sweets to share with you all.

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Kit Kat in Japan

Kit Kat and Japan

When Im in Japan I love visiting the confectionery shells in the convenience stores to see what I could find. Most of the candy I had never seen before. There are some that I know, like Pocky thats all over the world nowadays. But one of them that has a strong presents on the market is Kit Kat.

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Kit Kat in Europe

Kit kat in Europe is quite normal and boring really. Its normally just milk chocolate, but I have seen more flavours starting to come out onto the market, but noting as a great as the Japanese market is.

Kit Kat in Japan

Since Japan is a hard market to break into for a western company its nice when you do find a brand that you heard of before. But for Kit Kat its not just the normal milk chocolate that we are most used to. Instead, in Japan you find them in all diffrent flavours. Lots of them that I had never even seen or dreamed of. Quite often Kit Kat is sold in a sort of gift box pack where you get many small packs of the same flavor in. A box which can be great to take home as a gift for someone.

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Limited edition

Kit Kat is also often releasing limited edtion flavours. Here is a little list of flavours that are or have been available:

  • Rum & Raisin
  • Wasabi
  • Green tea
  • Strewberry cheese cake
  • Dark Soy Flour
  • Halloween Pumpkin Pudding and Cinnamon Cookie
  • Petite Bitter Chocolate
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Sweetness Raspberry
  • Yubari melon
  • Tea
  • Soy Sauce Limited
  • Shinshu Ringo Apple


Check out this link for more flavors and pictures:

So, whats your favourite flavor of Kit Kat?

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