Foreign tourists devour DIY candy

posted on December 13, 2015

More and more foreign tourists are being drawn to Japanese kits for making candy by mixing powdered ingredients with water.

Such kits are called "chiiku-gashi" (intellectual education candy), and let users enjoy both the process of making candies and the candies themselves. Kits that produce candies resembling foods such as sushi and bento lunch boxes sell for ¥100 to ¥300 each, and are especially popular among foreign tourists, according to a manufacturing company and other sources.

With the chiiku-gashi kits, people can make candies in desired shapes by mixing powders containing sugar and gelatin with water and kneading the mixture. Fans of such candies in Japan and overseas have shown how they're made on video-sharing websites, which reportedly led to growing interest among foreigners in these "confectioneries existing only in Japan."

source by the-japan-news
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