Fancy winning some super cute and tasty treats?
I love love love sweets and chocolates. I really don't have that filter that tells me to stop. So when the lovely people from Blippo sent me over a candy box, how could I resist? First thing to understand about this post is that I cannot speak Japanese, let alone read or pronounce any words. You'll have to excuse any typos or misspellings of names. I've tried my best from googling but let's hope I don't accidentally offend the whole of Japan. From my wonderful selection, I narrowed it down to five of my favourites from the box to tell you about. I thought I'd do this to keep some of them a surprise as you might win a few in my giveaway below.
First up is the Meiji Bubble Gum (I really hope that's correct!) In true Japanese style, the packaging is very cute with little cartoon characters. It even has a little trap door to pour the gum out on the side of the box. It's grape flavour although I never think grape-flavoured things taste like grapes. The gum has a hard shell at first but then bursts with flavour. You can blow pretty good bubbles too.
Next up is the Puccho chewy sweets. These are quite bizarre. So it's basically a soft milky sweet with bits of fruity, gummy sweets inside. They taste really good together, but it's a bit of an odd texture. I had some apple flavoured sweets but they come in all different flavours.
I then tried some Marukawa Cola flavoured gum although they look more like little dragon eggs to me. I also have no idea if I've photographed them the right way up! You get four balls in a pack and again, they have a hard shell which turns into chewing gum. These weren't as tasty as the other chewing gums but I thought these were super cute and the perfect travel size.
I think the next ones are called Lotte Koala March Biscuits, but I'm not too sure on the name. These are little animal biscuits filled with chocolate. The biscuits have prints of different koalas doing cute activities and with various accessories. Apparently you can heat them up and eat them as a melting hot treat. I need to try this, be right back.
Finally, the piece de resistance (no clue how to say that in Japanese) is the Kracie Popin' Cookin' DIY Candy Kit. Now I know as children, we were all taught not to play with our food, but these are just so freakin' adorable, how could you not? In your crazy colourful box are 5 fondant-type sweets, some sprinkles and a little tiny rolling pin to help mould your creations. The box can be used as a mat with different prints. As you can see, I'm not the most err, creative and tried to make some sushi, a doughnut and a rabbit. They taste delicious too.
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*Blippo very kindly sent me these products free of charge.
These are just my opinions on a few of the sweets, but why not enter the giveaway below to be in with a chance of trying some Japanese goodies for yourself!
NOW FOR THE FUN COMPETITION PART!
-Contents in the picture below may not be in the box.
-The competition will end on the 18th August.
-The winner will have 24 hours to claim their Candy Box via DM or email, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.