This snack is an intellectual training kit for small children that allows them to make candies that are visually reminiscent of popular foods available at omatsuri (Japanese festival) sites. Further, this DIY candy kit is free of synthetic colorants and preservatives.
Before use, prepare a glass of water and wash your hands. Avoid using mineral water as it may not blend well with the mixes.
Open the box and plastic bag inside it, take all the contents from the bag, and cut the tray into four pieces: triangle measuring cup, large tray (it has a banana mold, bumpy bottomed tray, and candy apple mold), medium-sized tray with jagged bottom, and tray with a star mark. Meanwhile, spread out the plastic bag to make the Matsuri sheet, which will be necessary for the later steps.
Use the measuring cup, and add two cupfuls of water to the tray with a star mark. Then add the apple candy mix (red package) to this tray, and mix them well with the attached spoon. Pour the mixture into the candy apple mold (i.e. two round holes on the large tray) immediately after mixing them. Wait for approximately 10 minutes until the mixture gets solid.
Add a cupful from the measuring cup into the medium-sized tray: the one with the jagged bottom. Then add French fries mix (green package) and blend them well. Make sure to mix them thoroughly until all the powder is completely dissolved.
When the mixture is created, press it with your finger and squeeze it onto the tray to flatten the surface of it. Turn the tray over, place the mixture on the cutting board that is illustrated on the Matsuri sheet, and cut it along the notches using the attached spoon.
Open the corn mix (white package), roll it with your hand and stretch it to the recommended corn size that is marked on the Matsuri sheet. Then cut it in half using the attached spoon. Meanwhile, add corn grain (blue candy) to the bumpy-bottomed tray until the content covers the whole bottom. After this, roll the corn on the tray so that the grains can adhere to the corn.
Use the jagged-bottom tray, and mix two cupfuls of water and banana mix (yellow package) together to create banana dough. When you make a mixture, knead it well and press it into the banana mold.
Add a cupful of water and chocolate mix (brown package) into the jagged-bottom tray again, and stir thoroughly to create the chocolate sauce. Meanwhile, press the back of the banana mold to squeeze out the mixture, and divide it into three pieces of banana-shaped candies. Then skewer these candies with the attached toothpicks, dip them in the chocolate sauce, and add toppings.
Create a package for French fries from the Matsuri sheet, and put fries-shaped candies into it. Finally, remove the apple candies from the mold by turning them with the toothpicks in a circular motion. Once you turn over the candies, put the toothpick into the round side of the candies. Then finish creating the apple candies and they are ready to eat.
- Contents: Pack of 5 boxes
- Net weight (per box): 24g
- Main ingredients: Sugar, glucose, vegetable oil, starch, dextrin, lactose, cocoa powder, corn syrup, milk-based protein, reduced starch syrup, gelatin, condenced yogurt
- Nutrition facts (per box): Energy 100kcal, protein 0.2g, fat 1.5g, carbohydrate 22g, sodium 0.03g, calcium 52mg
- Potential allergens: Milk, soybean, gelatin
- Notes: The design of the tray may vary but there are no differences in its functions. Check out the detailed English instructions, which is attached in one of the product images in this webpage.
- Made in Japan