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Japanese Popin Cooking

If there’s one thing that Japan does well, it’s making childish things awesome enough for adults. Arcades and video games? I don’t think children even could play the games in Japanese arcades. Much of the Japan’s anime and manga is definitely adult-oriented. Toys, games, Gundam models… Japanese parents are as obsessed with these things as are their children. And that’s why I don’t feel terribly guilty about all the crazy candy we bought. It’s irresistible, and it’s not really just for kids… at least, that’s what I kept telling myself. Here were our favorites:

Popin’ Cookin’ Sushi

Mix the powder with water and then form the resulting goo into perfectly-shaped candy sushi. [Buy it here: Popin’ Cookin’ Sushi]

Shin-Chan Beer Candy

Nothing says “fun for kids” like getting buzzed on candy beer. [Available on Ebay!]

Magic Taffy

Mix the ingredients and slowly pull a taffy-like substance out of the container. Pure and healthy. [Shop Link: Gummy Tsureta Fishing Candy]

Toilet Candy

Modern-day children are disgusted by drinking from toilets. Time to re-educate the stupid brats. [Buy it here: Toilet Candy]

Hamburger Set

Just like real Extra Value Meals, this candy replica is made from powder. But it’s probably healthier. [Buy it here: Kracie Happy Cooking Hamburger Set]

Takoyaki Set

If the idea of eating octopus balls turns your stomach, you can always try this candy version of Japan’s favorite snack. [Buy it here: Octopus Ball Candy]

Crayon Shin Chan Experimental Drink

More wholesome goodness from Shin Chan. Mix the ingredients in a vial and marvel as they change color. And then drink your mad experiment! [Available Here: Shin Chan Experimental Drink]

Popin’ Cookin’ DIY Cake Shop Candy

This one gets a little meta, because you’re asked to make candy replicas of favorite candy classics. [Buy it here: Popin’ Cookin’ DIY Cake Shop Candy]

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July 1, 2014 at 9:07 am
9 comments »
  • July 1, 2014 at 10:32 amelpariente

    I am having a great time with your Tokio pagesEnjoy your stay!!!

  • September 27, 2014 at 7:16 pmIsabella

    Where in Tokyo did you guys buy these? A few friends of mine went there a few months back and said they couldn’t find them! 

    • September 28, 2014 at 8:00 amJuergen Horn

      You won’t find them in big shopping malls but regular super markets. We found a whole bunch of them at the supermarket chain LIFE! Have fun hunting them down 🙂 It’s worth it!!!

  • March 3, 2016 at 11:10 pmKevin

    OMG, this is great. I knew a lot about Popin’ Cookin’ but Shin-Chan is on another level. How did you enjoy the flavor overall of all these? Are there any you would recommend in particular?


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Weird Japanese Candy If there's one thing that Japan does well, it's making childish things awesome enough for adults. Arcades and video games? I don't think children even could play the games in Japanese arcades. Much of the Japan's anime and manga is definitely adult-oriented. Toys, games, Gundam models... Japanese parents are as obsessed with these things as are their children. And that's why I don't feel terribly guilty about all the crazy candy we bought. It's irresistible, and it's not really just for kids... at least, that's what I kept telling myself. Here were our favorites:
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