This candy series will be a seven part series that I do throughout the next week or two. I didn't think of starting it until I got my package, and thought some people would be curious about them. Some of the candy I got is really weird, this is one of the weirder ones, since it actually is supposed to taste like curry, yeah, weird. Stay tuned for more in this series! (drinking game: take a drink everytime I say something is "weird" lol)
Doesn't this look appetizing! (answer: no)
Many of these candy sets have lots of powders and plastic things to mix the powder in!
Mixin' the rice. It kinda smelled like onions which kinda scared me. Rice isn't supposed to smell like onions. But I continued the mixing fighting the urge to run away. But the scent grew on me.
More Mixing! This is the powder for the croquettes. This smelled like onions too, but was a little different. I was used to the odor by now.
I am so creative with the shapes I turned the croquettes into aren't I. Yep just a triangle and a circle. Can't you see the screen bursting because of an overflow of creativity? I know I can.
You were instructed to crush these little bead-like things and then coat the croquettes with the powder. I think this was supposed to add texture.
The croquettes all coated up.
The infamous curry that actually tastes like curry. Not indian curry like most people would think, but Japanese. So this curry doesn't have much spice. You might be able to see that there are little vegetables in the liquid. Yes this was one of the packets. The curry didn't smell bad though, so I wasn't dreading eating it.
Doesn't this look tasty?
The Taste Test
Croquettes- These didn't have much flavor, but they weren't bad. I would describe them as onion play-dough. Poppin Cookin is known for having "interesting" textures. I can't decide if I like them or not though!
The rice- This also had a weird texture. Not like rice, but again, it wasn't bad. Like onion fluff or something.
Curry- I actually liked the taste of this! It had a nice zing, per say, to it. I would like curry that actually tasted like this in large quantities!
All together- The curry flavor dominated everything when you had them all together, so I guess it was good.
Overall, this kit was really fun to make, especially with a group of friends (which I did). I would say that the prep is more fun than the eating, maybe, but neither part is bad. It tasted OK, and I wasn't expecting much, so I guess it exceeded my expectations.
Stay tuned for more awesome Japanese candy coming soon!