So, here we have something very interesting and fun, and, apparently, healthy for you! It’s for the artsy-craftsy person inside all of us, and if that artsy-craftsy person inside you also likes to play with your food, well you are in for a treat! This fun sushi is incredible. It’s like a kid’s science kit that you get to play with, and then eat everything! Okay, so, let’s get into it. Although the directions are all in Japanese, you can pretty much figure everything out from the pictures.

The box comes with a mixing tray, 6 pouches of different powders, an eyedropper, a mixing spoon, and guidelines for making the nori wrap. It’s all very exciting.

So, I just started from the first set of directions, which is showing me how to make the egg for the egg nigiri sushi. So we just put the egg powder into the egg section of the mixing tray (with the egg indentations on the botton, so it looks like real sushi egg!). Then, we add a little water with the eyedropper, and mix it together….and in a few minutes it forms into egg-resembling gelatin! Alright, fun stuff!

Then, we get the tuna powder, put that into the tuna section of the mixing tray (with indentations to make it look like real tuna!), add a little water with the eyedropper, and after mixing and setting, we have gelatin tuna! Awesome.

Now, we make the salmon eggs for the salmon roll. This is the BEST part by far! So, we dump two powder packets into two different sections, add water to both and mix. And that gives us a section full of a watery-blue substance, and a section full of an orange goopy substance. So, now we take the eyedropper and suck up some of the orange goopy substance. Then, we carefully drop it into the blue substance drop by drop. You will notice that the orange substance turns into little balls that look just like salmon eggs! O man, this part is so cool and fun! They even pop when you squeeze them like salmon eggs!

Ok, so we have the salmon eggs. Now, the rice. So, same procedure as everything else, dump the powder in the allotted section of the mixing tray and add water. This time, instead of turning into gelatin, the rice starts to get sticky and gain consistency. You keep mixing until you have a nice sticky rick pile, and it actually looks and has the same consistency as sushi rice! Pretty neat.

Finally, we make the seaweed (nori). So the seaweed comes in a gray block of stuff that looks and feels like gum. So you take two pieces, one big, one a little smaller, and you squish them out on the direction pad to the size that they have created for you.

Now, we have all our ingredients and can start putting them together!

So here is the egg nigiri:

And the tuna nigiri:

The salmon roll:

And the tuna roll:

And, finally, the ‘everything’ sushi:

Pretty awesome, right? Yea. So, interestingly, everything has the same consistency as the sushi it resembles, but everything tastes like grape! It throws you off a bit, but for those of you that are a fan of candy, but not sushi, do not worry, because this stuff is pure sugar (and calcium, that’s why it’s healthy for you!). Popin’Cookin makes a lot of these ‘do it yourself’ candy that looks like real food, and they are actually meant to be educational candy/toys for children. While the taste (grape flavor in this case) is reallllyyyyy sweet, I’d say it’s still an enjoyable pastime for adults and children alike. Good thinking Popin’Cookin’!

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  1. oh my gah! i bought that at mitsuwa and was going to do the same thing on my blog! nice work! i especially like the ikura!

  2. i made this too, when i lived in japan!!! you did a much better job tho, mine turned out a bit funny looking! yours look great! kawaii!

  3. Ohmahgosh!

    Where do you buy these?! Can you seriously buy me a couple of boxes and send them to me in the US? 😀

  4. actuallyyyy we are in the US too and we got them here!! if you live in LA, they sell these in Little Tokyo on 2nd street and San Pedro, there are a ton of little shops right there. If you don’t live in LA, we can totally send you some, though! send your info here: and we can set something up!

  5. Oh may GAWD
    Where did you get these i live in vancouver and i never saw them before
    I want one soo badly!

    1. Ah! I doubt they have them in vancouver, but Nijiya market is where we found them ( in LA.

      BUT, we are looking into some sort of distribution plan for people who don’t have Nijiya markets in their city, so stay tuned for a post with more details in the next few days!

  6. Hey this is amazing!
    Where can I get some of these in Sydney Australia?
    My friend just showed me and we really want to buy some!

    1. oooo sydney, not too sure about that one. these are really hard to come by! all i can say is the only place we can find them here in LA is a place called Nijiya market, all I can say is check if they have stores in Australia. However, stay posted because we have had so many requests for this candy, we MIGHT be able to work something out…..
      (in the meantime)

  7. tricia, what store were u able to purchase these at?

    I’m actually in santa monica, and i frequent jtown quite often.

    thank u in advance 🙂

    1. it’s actually a store in west LA, so pretty close to you if you’re in Santa Monica. it’s called Nijiya market, here’s the website with a locations section:

      apparently, they don’t always have popin cookin products in stock, though, so call ahead before you go to make sure!

    1. you can order them from us now, for a limited time (we only have a limited supply, so hurry!)

  8. Excellent. I think Nijiya is off sawtelle. I think i might just have to sto by after work.


  9. Yeah I live in NJ too and I cant find them anywhere 🙁

    I’m surprised you cant buy them online anywhere.

    I’ve been searching and searching…I wanna get this so bad!

    1. it’s for sale from us right now!! check out our front page and order now, we only have a limited supply!!

  10. Hi, I live in Canada and i was wondering if there are any stores that sell this candy in ontario. Please reply! 🙂

  11. What does this candy taste like anyway? and does the fish eggs taste like tapioca(texture wise)

    1. haha loving these comments! actually, all of the popin cookin kits I have tried so far have been grape flavor and a little bit sour, EXCEPT for the dessert kit, which tasted like cake batter and was oh so delicious. not to say anything bad about grape, but does it really hold a candle to cake batter?

  12. OMG I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Anxious to buy this product when i find out where to buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Please reply!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. from us? nope, we are offering a flat rate of $12 for each box and it’s sent right to your door!

    1. ahhhhh nice with the vodka idea!!! imma have even more fun next time i make these!

  13. Where can i buy it ? i live in scotland >.< !

    even any good online sites ? x

  14. There is an extra packet in everyone of the kits that I have opened…purple colored.
    No idea what it’s for and nothing in the English instructions.

    and ideas/help.

    fyi – these are a freaking blast to do with kids!!

  15. Does anyone know what the purple packet is for? the English instructions don’t even mention it and I’ve gotten one in every kit that I’ve opened.

  16. You might be able to find it at your local Japanese market, but if not, you can buy it through our online store! (Shipping fee will be a tad expensive though :/)

  17. Omg were do but this i love this and it looks cool plz send me on i must have this plz tell me were i can get this i want it really bad i love sushi and cabdy and it looks fun to make

  18. i love this and it looks cool plz send me on i must have this plz tell me were i can get this i want it really bad i love sushi and candy and it looks fun to make

  19. i nnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddd to get popin cookin …. is it posible to send me summ ??????? … plzzzz ?????
    o and please reply 🙂

  20. Omg I have tried every where if you can get me some please do Im just a kid

  21. Where did you buy these thing.Can you give me one of those like you color the gummy and can you also reply me

  22. no fair i really want one so bad but i can’t find them and im in pennsyvania awww i really want the bento kit!!!

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