Kracie – Goldfish Scooping – Elaborate
Price: ± €5
Extra supplies: Water and Scissors.
This adorable little kit by Kracie allows you to play a game of goldfish (and turtle) scooping. Goldfish scooping, or Kingyo-sukui, is a common activity at Japanese summer festivals. Using a paper scoop, called a poi, you have to scoop the goldfish out and be gentle enough so the poi doesn’t tear or break. When the poi is completely destroyed the game is over.
With this kit you can create goldfish, turtles, stars and another creaturee that differs per mould. You’ll make a poi as well and use it to catch the many creatures in the water. It’s a kit with quite a few parts and chemical reactions to it, but if done right it allows you to play a fun game as well. In the package you’ll find five powder sachets, a mould, a spoon and a small bowl.
The flavours in this kit are pretty faint and all of the parts were either fluid or had a gummy texture to them. Soda, grape and peach were supposed to be the flavours of this kit, but I can’t say I recognized any of these specifically.
Both the fish and turtles had sweet flavours to them, but I couldn’t quite recognize them. They weren’t overly sweet, but a bit sweeter than the other candies in this kit. Their texture was pretty soft.
The semi see-through gummy, in which you trap the candies after you’re done scooping them, had a faint sweet flavour and a sort of crumbly texture to it. The blue water, which remains fluid, was sweet but had a salty aftertaste to it as well.
All the elements of this candy kit mainly tasted sweet to me and the jelly wasn’t very firm, both the, non-blue, “water” and the water creatures fell apart pretty easily when eating them.
Time needed: ⧗
Although there are quite a few steps, this isn’t a kit that will take very long to put together.
Difficulty level: ★★
Slightly difficult to make, given the different parts and reaction in this kit. The main thing that can go wrong easily is making the poi. Don’t prepare the solutions too far in advance and work quickly to ensure you get the poi mould fully covered.
As you can see on the pictures below, the final product looks very similar to the picture on the packaging. You can’t quite see all the details on the fish or turtles on camera, but they are pretty detailed as well.
Want to enjoy this kit again?
You can reuse the mould to create some cute fishes and turtles, but it’ll be hard to recreate the poi itself. If you’d like you could also use the mould for something other than gummies, such as chocolate or to shape kneadable candies.
This is not a sponsored review and because of this we won’t mention where this set was bought, search online using the name of this candy kit and you should be able to find it.