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Hora Dekita! Ringo Ame DIY kit Review

MaakieMaakie2 anos atrásReview
Welcome to my review of the Hora Dekita! Ringo Ame DIY kit! This is a set to replicate the candy apples you can find on Japanese festivals. An important note is that this is a more "simple" kit than the ones I reviewed earlier.

Packaging

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This packaging really pops with the colors! It is very cute and shows 2 mascots, the contents and how the set works. Look at those cute and happy bears! This set must be good, right?

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The backside shows the ingredients, disclaimers and most important...the instructions. It doesn't look that hard:
- Put all the contents in the right container
- Put the "apple" on a skewer and dip in "caramellised sugar"
- Dip the caramel apple in the sprinkles
--> You have a ringo ame (candy apple)!

Contents

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The contents of this kit are also a bit lower than you normally see:

- Plastic mixing tray
- Wooden skewer
- 7 "apples" (chewy candy with sour apple flavor)
- Bag of "caramellised sugar" (cherry-like flavor)
- Bag of sprinkles (colored sugar)

Making the kit

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I was very afraid of the sugar being too hard, but it was quite gooey!

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It ended up being a bit messy with the sugar, but looking at other reviews of this set online, I guess I didn't do too bad. I also skewered the first apple and it was harder to puncture than expected. You need to use a lot of force. The candy itself is quite powdery and though.

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Time to smother it in sugar! You need to use a lot of force here, as the sugar gets so sticky that the apple easily can gets stuck and fall off the skewer.

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For my first candy apple I tried to make it look like the packaging.

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On my second one (and all the others that followed) I wanted as much sugar and sprinkles as possible. I also found it it worked better to skewer the apple on the widest part instead of the bottom.

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Because of the sugar being sticky and the sprinkles sticking onto everything, this set became messy quite quickly. Oh well, it still tastes the same.

Taste

As for the taste. The candy itself was quite powdery and tough to chew. The taste was really nice as it was sour apple. I personally expected it to be sweet apple and the sour taste gave more of a kick to it. The "sugar" tasted a bit like cherries and then the sprinkles were real sugar. The sweet sugar and sprinkles on the sour apple candy were quite a good mix. When it comes to taste, this set is defenitely recommendable. When it comes to fun/creativity, that part is very limited with this set, as it's a more simple set you make in a few minutes.

Conclusion

Because of the candy being so sticky it had to be eaten right of the stick, so I couldn't make an overview picture of everything I made.

If you're up for some nice apple/cherry flavored candy: go for this set! If you want some more creativity or DIY parts, it's better to go for another.

If you are interested in my other Food/Drink reviews, you can look here:
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/24995
Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts: blog/24501
Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts: blog/24501
Kracie Happy Kitchen Pizza: blog/24411
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/24278
Crayon Shin Chan Fake Beer Namaiki (Cheeky Drink): blog/19021
Popin' Cookin' Sushi: blog/18923
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: blog/18658


I have gotten the question in multiple blog if I could translate the ingredients of the food I review. This is not possible for me, as my Japanese is not that good. If you are interested in helping me out with translating, please shoot me a message!
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VioFitz (2 anos atrás) #5094665I found them looks funny & weird but, when you said about how they taste, the more I want to try that honestly.

They're pretty cheap! I recommend to try them at least once, but the DIY part is nothing to be impressed about, lol!
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I found them looks funny & weird but, when you said about how they taste, the more I want to try that honestly.
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Macavy (2 anos atrás) #4826873The green ones? I do, but I didn't taste them in the candy. I've never had a candy apple though, so maybe that was it.

Yeah, I meant the green ones. :) I had a candy apple twice, but wasn't completely crazy about it. Is was sweet coating and sprinkles on top of a sweet apple. Also the 2nd time I got one was in summer and I was getting followed by wasps and other insects, NOT FUN! That experience made me stop ever wanting an real candy apple again. xD
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MaakieYeah, they were sour apples! I like sour apples, you never eat those? :O
The green ones? I do, but I didn't taste them in the candy. I've never had a candy apple though, so maybe that was it.
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mickeydeerho (2 anos atrás) #4766771Another fun set! Very simple this time. I was thinking the candy itself looked to be soft and chewy. Your country's holiday snacks looks pretty good too, heh.

Nope, the candy had a very different structure and taste than I expected!

And hehe, the temptation is so high for those because I drive by so much stands selling these snacks daily! Must...resist...until..the...actual...holiday...starts...! or shortly after when everything gets discounts. xD

Macavy (2 anos atrás) #4814432And here I thought they were cake pops lol.
I didn't taste apple at all when eating these, but that's cool now that I know what they are.


Yeah, they were sour apples! I like sour apples, you never eat those? :O
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And here I thought they were cake pops lol.
I didn't taste apple at all when eating these, but that's cool now that I know what they are.
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Another fun set! Very simple this time. I was thinking the candy itself looked to be soft and chewy. Your country's holiday snacks looks pretty good too, heh.
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victorviper (2 anos atrás) #4723395I first scanned through the pictures without reading anything, and I thought this was going to be a DIY dango set. As it happens, it wasn't but surely such a thing exists?

Yes! From the same manufacturer is also a dango set:

http://napajapan.com/Content/Photos/2013/210/20131026P_0005.jpg

I want to try out that one too! :) I have no clue if it's sweet or has a realistic taste. I'm pretty sure the steps you have to follow are (almost) the same.
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I first scanned through the pictures without reading anything, and I thought this was going to be a DIY dango set. As it happens, it wasn't but surely such a thing exists?
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mukyuu (2 anos atrás) #4723336This seems like easy enough I would try doing myself! These kits seem delicious but too hard and too few for the effort, even though they are really cute. Reminds me I have been drinking apple christmas soda which is pink and sour (and extremely sweet somehow which is taking me days to finish a 1,5l bottle lol). Which seasonal foods do you have Netherlands?

It's true that with most sets you end up with not much food or candy in the end. I think a lot of the price of the production costs also goes into the pretty packaging, mixing trays and that most of them come with a lot of different parts.

Apple christmas soda sounds nice! Is it like apple juice/lemonade with bubbles? We have something like that as alternative for non-alchol champagne.

Currently it's almost "Sinterklaas" here, which is the Netherlands (and Belgiums) own version of Christmas. It is associated with foods/snacks like this:

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With things such as decorated cake and cookies, special chocolates and small candies. :) Most of the cookies are with ginger, cinnamon and other likewise herbs. Cookies and cakes get decorated with almonds and are baked in special shapes. The last few months of the year are always good here because there is so much nice stuff to snack. xD
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