This is not a sponsored review and because of this I won’t mention where I bought this set, if you do an online search using the name of this kit you’ll be able to find this one in several webshops.
Popin Cookin – Tsubu Tsubu Land – Simple
Price: ± €3
Extra supplies: Water, Glass, Scissors.
Most of the Popin Cookin kits have English instructions, which you can find here.
With this kit you create four cute gummies, but they’re a little different due to the small coloured candy orbs. Most likely inspired by the popularity of the ikura in the sushi kit, the Tsubu Tsubu Land kit allows you to make the colourful candy orbs in a variety of colours. The kit includes a mould, of which there are different varieties, I got the bear, rainbow, gift box and hearts. You can colour these in with the candy orbs, however you wish and cover them with a powder which will turn into a white gummy that holds the orbs in place.
The white part of these gummies had a chewy texture and tasted mostly like the Popin Cookin ramune flavour usually does. The orbs had a different flavour per colour, according to the packaging blue had a ramune flavour, yellow had a lemon flavour and pink had a grape flavour. The only flavour I didn’t really recognize was grape, because it was very faint.
When you taste the complete product, so the white part and the candy orbs together, you mainly taste the white part. The flavours of the candy orbs don’t stand out then.
Time needed: ⧗
As this is a pretty simple kit with few steps it doesn’t take very long to make these treats. You can spend as much or as little time deciding where to place which colour.
Difficulty level: ★
The only thing you need to pay attention to with this kit is that you keep to the instructions and don’t overfill the mould with the candy orbs, so the powder can still easily cover them and hold them together.
As you can see on the pictures below, the final product looks very similar. The only difference being that the pictures on the packaging are clearly not photographs of actual edible candies. With the exception of the perfect placement of the candy orbs on the packaging, this looks pretty much the same and definitely the way I expected it to look.
TIP: If you added too much fluid onto the powder, making it very sticky to remove, and you’ve got some powder left them spread some of the leftover powder over the sticky surface. This’ll make it easier to handle.
Want to enjoy this kit again?
Clean the mould with warm water, after using it, and let it air dry. Don’t use soap to clean the mould.
If you want to reuse the mould you could fill it with melted chocolate or find a recipe for the same kind of candy orbs and use food colouring, just like I suggested in my review of the sushi kit. You could also use the mould to shape fondant or marzipan.