Since Creamiicandy sent us a huge range of their kawaii squishies, we decided to test them all out and let you know which are the best buys for your money.
My living room floor, shortly before the mega photo session!
Myself and Nicolette scored all 25 squishy types for cuteness, scent, packaging, charm and – the most important! – squishiness. The results are not what we would have expected from just looking at them – compare the top ten with my personal favourites.
It seems only right that Creamiicandy’s signature Yummiibear character ends up on top! These adorable bears cool down with ice cream on their heads and got top marks for squishiness, scent and cuteness. They’re very slow rising too. The charms are really cute, though not as high quality as some of the others. If you’re starting out collecting squishies, we recommend going straight to the Yummiibear collection.
2. King Cheeki
Cheeki Monkey is another major Creamiicandy character and there are a lot on this list! King Cheeki rules over the rest with top marks for cuteness and squishiness and high marks for scent. They also come packaged in a cool box and the playing card charms are really fun. These are high quality squishies with lots of cute details.
3. Cotton Candy Koala
These super sweet koalas rated highly on cuteness and squishiness, and even smell like cotton candy. We loved their expressions and the plastic charms are pretty cute too.
4. Magician Cheeki
Magician Cheeki would have been #2 as the details are even cuter and the charms are incredibly high quality. They’re filled with water and glitter and would look great on your bag even without the squishy. Unfortunately, we didn’t like the scent much.
5. Animal Popsicles
These animal popsicles are some of the cutest squishies I’ve ever seen with fun popiscle-style packaging and a stiff ‘wooden’ stick to hold them up. They’re a little bit flat for full squishy enjoyment but still fun to play with. We liked the scents too, especially the melon dragon.
6. Magical Baby Dragons
These baby dragons got the highest packaging score as they come in plastic eggs with a fluffy nest. The expressions are all adorable and the scents are nice too. Despite their small size, they’re great for squishing.
7. Cheeki’s Magical Banana
These were a surprise top ten pick but we loved the scents, especially the green apple. They’re also a great shape and size for squishing. We were a little confused by the charms though, which have a magic/witch theme. There’s no explanation given for this – maybe Magician Cheeki is turning other monkeys into bananas?
8. Mini Marshmallow Kitties
Another good all-rounder – these kitties are super cute, fun to squish and have nice scents. The themed spoon and fork charms are especially fun and make it a top choice for hanging on your bag.
9. Cheeka’s Mini Fruity Bananas
These fruity bananas aren’t the most kawaii design but there’s something really fun about them and they come with cute Cheeki & Cheeka charms. They’re also the perfect size and shape to fit in your hand for squishing. The scents are a bit hit and miss so try before you buy if you can.
10. Octopus Stack Ice Cream
These stackable squishies are so much fun to play with as they have magnets inside. There’s 3 different cones and 10 different octopus scoops so you can mix and match. While they got top marks for cuteness and scent, they’re not as much fun to squish because of the hard magnet inside, and you also can’t attach them to your bag.
11. Pirate Cheeki
High marks for squishiness and cuteness with a nice scent but no charms.
12. Cheeki Monkey
Top marks for scent and high marks for squishiness and cuteness.
13. Pineapple Donut
Top marks for squishiness and cuteness with super cute charms. Unfortunately, we really disliked the scent, which is so strong. I wanted to keep one of these for myself but it was giving me a headache!
14. Crazy Poo
These food and animal poos get top marks for scent and are fun to squish. We liked the matching charms but some of the characters are a lot cuter than others.
15. Jumbo Cheeki & Cheeka Papaya
Really big size papayas so great fun to squish but not very slow rising. The charms are cute and the scent is nice too.
16. Mini Penguin
Scored highly for scent and squishiness but the charms could be cuter.
17. Jumbo Cheeka
These pink Cheekas have really cute expressions and are fun to squish with high quality charms but the scent is a little chemical.
Top marks for cuteness but we didn’t like the scents much. Squishiness was varied – the panda was incredibly slow rising but the others were much faster.
Very cute and fun to squish but low marks for scent and no charms.
20. Baby Cheeki & Cheeka Papaya
Nice charms and scent but the baby papayas are just not as exciting as the jumbo size.
21. Baby Cheeki & Cheeka Kiwi
Similar scores to the papaya.
22. Cheeki in Banana
Cute expressions and great fun to squish but we didn’t like the scents and no charms.
23. Cheeki Moon
These had average scores all round with no charms.
24. Yummii Cheeki
Monkey fatigue! These had similar scores to the above.
25. Timekeeper Owls
While these owls are quite cute and fun to squish, the scents are a bit too chemical. The charms also let it down as they’re too big and curling up with an uneven finish.
Where to buy
Look out for a giveaway on Wednesday for a chance to win some of these squishies!
(Products were provided by Creamiicandy for review but all words, photographs and opinions are our own.)
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.