I don’t know a single person that doesn’t like to get a surprise box of goodies delivered to right to their doorstep once a month (or more!). Marimo Marshmallow’s subscription service is packed to the brim with delicious goodies straight from Japan. This isn’t your ordinary candy – they are kits that you can create the candy yourself! They are also a hit on YouTube. Some of their videos showing how to assemble the kits have thousands of views! I am so excited to have this opportunity to show you all of the candy they sent and how you can get some for yourself!
Marimo Marshmallow was nice enough to send me their huge premium pack but they have many options available. There are three sizes to choose from and plans start at only $11.99 a month. Best of all, shipping is included in the price! You can choose from:
Each of the boxes will ALWAYS include the candy kits! I was sent the July box and it had 9 DIY kits and 1 candy. I had so much fun playing with them and I kept saying over and over, “Man, I wish we had these when I was a kid!” The instructions are in Japanese but that’s okay because there are tons of YouTube videos explaining how to put them together. I was able to figure out all but 2 simply by using the pictures on the package.
Marimo Marshmallow not only has subscription boxes, they also have a huge assortment of candy, toys, and kitchen items like adorable rabbit chopstick rests. You can even purchase gift cards so that your loved one can buy whatever their heart desires. (I know I would love to receive one as a gift!)
It took me a long time to get this post written – there were so many DIY kits to try out! By the time you finish all of the candy, it will be time for you to receive your next box in the mail!
The first kit I put together was the Heart Hoppechan Strawberry Pudding. It comes with a packet of strawberry powder mix, chocolate sauce, and the mold. All you have to do is dissolve the strawberry packet in 100ml of milk, microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave again for 30 seconds. Give it another stir, pour into the molds and refrigerate for a few hours until firm. To finish, pop them out onto a plate and decorate with the chocolate sauce. This was definitely one of my favorites out of the whole box!
My second favorite was the Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ Colorful Ramune Land kit. It comes with 3 different colored mixes that you can mix with each other to create 3 more candy colors. The mold is made to cut apart so you can use the measuring cup on the side to add the perfect amount of water to the pouches. The mixing wells flip upside down and turn into a holder while you stir the water in the pouches. Once you have the candy “dough” made, press it into the mold and pop them out! These tasted really good – like a mild sour gummy.
The Kracie Gummy Tree was the most fun to make – plus it had SPRINKLES!!! This one was pretty straight forward. Fill water to the line in tray “1” add packet “1” and stir. Then add packet “2” to tray “2.” Next, pop out the pieces for the tree and assemble. Once you have everything set up, spin the tree in the liquid, then spin it a couple of times in the powder. Keep going back and forth until you have built up your gummy balls. Finish it off with a dusting of the colorful sprinkles!
Next up was the Soft Ice Cream Candy. I had no idea what this one was going to be like just by looking at the packaging. I figured out that 10cc of water was needed to I added that to the tray along with the pouch of white granules. It immediately foamed up – kinda like a science experiment from 3rd grade. I added the sprinkles from the Gummy Tree for color. It tasted like sour meringue or kinda like a clear soda. I couldn’t eat this one – this was the only one that I didn’t care for the taste. :)
This one had me fooled. Simply by the packaging, it looked like s’mores (marshmallows with crushed graham crackers and chocolate). Boy was I wrong – it was Chocolate Kinako Mochi! Mochi is made with rice flour so it pretty much takes on the flavor of whatever is added to it. On a side note – I REALLY like mochi ice cream! With this one, just add a few drops of water to plump up the mochi and dip them in the chocolate and cookie crumbs. I made them into a flower like is pictured on the front of the packaging. :)
This one is interesting. It is called Hiachu Soda Candy (Hi-Chew in English). It is super tasty – reminds me of 7up minus the fizz. It was super gooey and stuck to my teeth, just the way I like it. I didn’t know if it was gum or candy until I read this on wiki “The origins of Hi-chew began when Taichiro Morinaga sought to create an edible kind of chewing gum that could be swallowed because of the Japanese cultural taboo against taking food out of one’s mouth.” So there you have it, it is edible chewing gum!
I really love the idea of making your own candy. With the Kracie Dolphin Gummy Making Kit, you fill the mold with the packets of sour powder. Then, fill the well with water to the line and add the silver packet. To turn the powder into gummies, use the dropper to pick up the water mixture and add droplets over the powder. It instantly sets up and you can peel them out and enjoy!
The Meigum Tsukuru Gaburichew DIY Chewing Candy Kit was like Starburst. It comes with 4 colors and a press that you use to create the candy “food”. You can get even more creative and mix the colors to create new ones. The final result is SO tiny, like not even half an inch. Little fingers would do fine with this, but for me, I could barely do it! I still had fun trying! (Plus, my candy rice bowl was pretty delish!)
Kracie Tsuganete Candy Bracelet/Game was super fun to put together. It was actually sort of an interesting challenge. They feel like a stiff bubble gum but if you aren’t careful linking them together, they will break. You have to use a gentle hand putting it together. They were perfectly sweet and chewy.
Last, but most certainly NOT least were the Kinoko No Yama by Meiji. In Japanese ‘Kinoko’ means mushroom and ‘Yama’ means mountain. These were so so so yummy. You get 3 flavors of chocolate that you heat in a bowl of warm water (about 120F). You then twist off the top and squeeze it into the molds. Finish them by placing a “stem” cookie down into the chocolate and allow to set up. Pop them out and enjoy! (You really can’t go wrong with chocolate.)
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I received a subscription box in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.