Believe it or not, there was not one but TWO make your own gummy kits in Nagzilla’s Box of Awesome. We decided to try this one first:
As you can tell from the dolphin, turtle, and fish illustrations, this gummy pack had an ocean theme going on.
The package included the critter shaped molds seen above, some mystery packets,
and an aquarium scene, which we assumed was what you put your gummies on once they were done.
So, let’s at least take a stab at the directions, right? I mean, visuals have to count for something.
So it looks like the first step is to use the red and blue packets to fill up the molds. Can do.
Next, it looks like we add some liquid with the dropper.
Once the powder was saturated we waited. And waited. And attempted to remove the gummies but they were a sticky, not solid mess. Let’s look at the instructions again. What did we do wrong?
So apparently this white package holds the ingredient that actually allows the candy to hard. I’m assuming gelatin. Whatever it is, we were supposed to add it to the water before putting the water on the powder in the molds. On a log in a hole at the bottom of the sea.
After a few minutes, the magical packet had worked it’s charms and we now had gummies!
They came out a little misshapen, and I don’t know if that’s because we screwed up or if they would have turned out that way regardless. The dolphin in particular is a bit deformed. The true test, however. The true test is how they taste. Andrea?
All in all, they weren’t bad. They weren’t GREAT, but they were edible. We even did a second batch using the remainder of the red packet and the now adequately mixed magic sauce.
They were still a weird combination of slimy and grainy, which is…weird. They were edible though. It was like eating goopy koolaid, if you can imagine that.
In the end, we gave this gummy kit a C+. As a snack, it was less than impressive, but it was entertaining to make them. So positive points for the fun that went into making them, but demerits because eating was not as awesome as we had hoped. Good effort.
So will the other gummy kit be as or more successful than this one?
You’ll have to tune in next week to find out in part II of our Japanese gummy adventures!
PS- Once again I have to give props to Alex Hurst. She’s the source of the Box of Awesome (and the mega cool Nagzilla drawing!) and I would be remiss if I didn’t give her credit. Send her some love and go check her out!