Whenever we start talking about Japanese candy kits, it is extremely easy to get lost in a good way. The ingenuity of the Japanese approach to blending gastronomical aesthetics perfectly with taste is really breathtaking. 

Much can be said about the candy industry of Japan, not only in terms of their candies tasting great, but also because they are pieces of edible art. From kawaii hard candies to Japanese DIY candy kits that might overwhelm some who just want a cute serving of a sugary fix, (Japanese) candy is beyond remarkable. 

Japanese Candy: A Brief History

Art is an essential part of the Japanese culture, and this is very evident from even the littlest of all things Japanese. Believe it or not, sugar is not the root of this beautiful story, as Japanese sweets all began with the formation of mochi or sticky rice cake. This is considered as the origin of it all.

In the past, sugar has been considered as medicine and not as a culinary ingredient. However, its undeniable taste eventually made its way to the sweet pieces we have now. It may sound dramatic, but each bite of any candy you’ll have has a little piece of story in it. It’s not just about being a sweet fix. The labor and the artistic sense that went into making a piece of candy brings so much more to the table.

(Japanese) Candy Box

Japanese Candy Box Assortment

A beautiful explosion of varying levels of sweetness and texture – this is an apt summary of what a Japanese Candy Box can offer, and there are tons of options available in the market. The Candy Box choices contain different kinds of sweets at different quantities. The good thing about these Candy Boxes is that you can have them for personal consumption or use them as a festive gift you can offer to family and friends.

Japanese Candy Box Assortment

A delicious variety of traditional Japanese Dagashi(Candy)

(Japanese) Candy Kits

Kracie Popin Cookin DIY Happy Kitchen Japanese

The interesting thing about Japanese candy kits is that there are certain types of these sweet treats that require you to “play” with them. One of the most prominent companies that shine in this department is Kracie, which is known for its DIY Candy sets. The products are cute, and while they require some labor – from packs with simple instructions for candy mochi making to something a little bit advanced like making candy ramen, which is one of our favorite Japanese DIY candy sets in the market today (they are not ramen flavored [actually cola], but they are really fun to do) – the end product is so worth it.

Don’t be afraid or be overwhelmed by the instructions because there are candy sets that contain all the steps you need to take. This may take some time to understand, but each DIY product is meant to be a pleasant experience. We’re sure you’ll get by. 

Kracie Popin Cookin DIY Happy Kitchen Japanese
Kracie Popin Cookin DIY Happy Kitchen Japanese

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The bottom line of getting your fill of (Japanese) candy products is simple – to appreciate the joy of tasting the sweet things in life. The diversity of Japanese products reflects their artistic foundation, and when you look at the Japanese DIY candies in the market, you will immediately see, feel, and taste in culture that is deeply rooted in each piece.

Mikasa Jones
Mikasa grew up in the dynamic Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Mikasa defines herself as an adaptive young woman who has been immersed into various cultures not just in the United States, but also her mother's hometown in Yokohama, Japan. She is a chef by profession and is an active member of the American Culinary Federation. She swears by a cup of hot matcha after a long day, saying that it helps her relax and focus on her tasks on a day-to-day basis.

Japan Daily Press is one of her outlets for sharing information with readers about the accessibility of commercially available Japanese products. She thinks that the misconception of sub-standard quality and taste of commercial food should be erased because there are a lot of manufacturers that are really stepping up their game in terms of developing products that are as close to authentic as possible.