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What is Popin' Cookin'?

Updated on June 29, 2012

Popin' Cookin' DIY Candy

Popin' Cookin' is a series of Do-It-Yourself candy kits by the Japanese manufacturer Kracie. To make the gummy sweets you mix special powders with water and let the mixture dry in special molds. So you can create the craziest shapes and have gummy candy that looks like mini sushi, hamburgers or Ramen soup, but tastes like candy. It is fully edible and suitable for children.

Especially in Japan Popin' Cookin' is super popular among children and teenagers. One trend is to film yourself while making the Popin' Cookin' and upload your video on YouTube. There are already hundreds of different Popin' Cookin' videos, which also work as instructions. This is very handy for people who don't speak Japanese, as the instructions on the package are in Japanese only.

How to do Popin' Cookin' Sushi - Take a look at a great "How to" video by RRcherrypie

Popin' Cookin' is a great DIY activity for the whole family

Japanese Popin' Cookin' kits are a fun activity to do with children and teenagers. The sets already contain the different powders, molds and accessories needed to make the candies depicted. The only thing you have to provide yourself is some water and a table. Some sets also require a microwave oven.

It is easy to follow the picture instructions on the package or to watch one of the instruction videos on the internet. Popin' Cookin's can be a live demonstration of chemistry with an educational effect, as kids see the reaction between powder and water, the change of consistency and colour.

It is also a lot of fun to try the different candies once they are made.

How to do Popin' Cookin' Ramen Set - Another super funny 'How to' video for the Popin' Cookin' Ramen set

10 Reasons to buy Popin' Cookin'

You're not sure if you should buy this? You should if....

  1. You love candy
  2. You like DIY projects
  3. You want to amaze your kids
  4. You're a big Japan fan
  5. You're looking for a crazy birthday present
  6. You're looking for a fun activity for kids and teenagers for a birthday party
  7. You always want to keep up with the latest trends
  8. You want to try something completeley new
  9. You want to have some great fun
  10. You want to have a crazy experience to tell your friends and family about

The different Popin' Cookin' candy shapes

- Sushi

- Bento Box

- Ramen

- Hamburger and Fries

- Donuts

- Cookies

- Ice Cream and soft cream

- Dinosaurs

- Insects

How to do Popin' Cookin' Bento Box Set - This is how you make the kawaii Popin' Cookin' Bento set

Popin' Cookin' Pictures - Take a look at some Popin' Cookin' sets

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Popin' Cookin' Bento BoxPopin' Cookin' CookiesPopin' Cookin' Soft CreamPopin' Cookin' DinosaursPopin' Cookin' Gummy LandPopin' Cookin' HamburgersPopin' Cookin' InsectsPopin' Cookin' RamenPopin' Cookin' DonutsPopin' Cookin' Sushi
Popin' Cookin' Bento Box
Popin' Cookin' Bento Box
Popin' Cookin' Cookies
Popin' Cookin' Cookies
Popin' Cookin' Soft Cream
Popin' Cookin' Soft Cream
Popin' Cookin' Dinosaurs
Popin' Cookin' Dinosaurs
Popin' Cookin' Gummy Land
Popin' Cookin' Gummy Land
Popin' Cookin' Hamburgers
Popin' Cookin' Hamburgers
Popin' Cookin' Insects
Popin' Cookin' Insects
Popin' Cookin' Ramen
Popin' Cookin' Ramen
Popin' Cookin' Donuts
Popin' Cookin' Donuts
Popin' Cookin' Sushi
Popin' Cookin' Sushi

How to do Popin' Cookin' Hamburger Set - Here RRCherrype shows how to do the Popin' Cookin' Hamburger set

Do you like Popin' Cookin'? - Tell us what you think about that crazy trend from Japan

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      5 years ago

      @anonymous: my only comment to this, is that the FDA allows food dye 50, 20 and 30 which are all made from oil bi-products and can cause hyperactivity in children, and other causes. japanese live longer lives, healthier lives, and are not hyper or prone to obesity (3.5% in comparrison to our 30%) hmmm... idk. but i bought 4, and can't wait to try them myself. :D

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      5 years ago

      I cannot find anything to say that this is safe. Kracie has been denied FDA approval for use of food color that doesn't meet requirements. How can you give this to kids when you can't be sure it is safe for them to eat?

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      6 years ago

      Looks great to do with kids.


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