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Japanese Sweets & DIY Candy Kits Review

Posted on July 16th 2014 by mar-c

japanese candy reviews

As promised, me and my sister Nicolette sat down and reviewed a whole pile of Japanese sweets and DIY candy kits at the weekend. Having visited Japan, we’re familiar with some of this madness, but new to some things too, so here are our honest reviews! With each item, we first gave our snap decision on whether it would be good, then tried it and decided whether we would buy it again. Most of these are available to buy from Tofu Cute, but I’ll provide some other links at the end.

kit kat bakeable pudding

Let’s start with the one we were most excited about - Kit Kat Bakeable Pudding! These are mini pudding flavoured Kit Kats that you chill in the fridge and then put under a grill for a few minutes until the top turns golden brown. We were certain these would be amazing, but were still a little apprehensive when they were melting under the grill. They did look awesome and tasted really good too – a caramel flavour with melty chocolate and crunchy wafer! At £1.50 for two we would definitely buy them again – you would never get something like this in the UK or US and we felt a real sense of achievement, baking our Kit Kats!

sakura matcha kit kat

Continuing with Kit Kats, we had a gift box of Sakura Matcha flavour, which we also thought would be good. “Ooh it’s green!” exclaimed Nic and so they are! I couldn’t quite place the flavour, but eventually decided they tasted of pink, so I guess that counts as Sakura (cherry blossom)! The matcha (green tea) flavour was very subtle – you would only really guess that flavour by the green colour. They were a little bit sickly after a while, as white chocolate tends to be, and at £3.99 they’re a little expensive, but as they’re beautifully packaged they’d make a lovely gift.

popin' cookin' gummy land kit

Having never tried a candy kit before, we were very intrigued by the Popin’ Cookin’ Gummy Land kit. We were also doubtful of it being edible or tasty. I downloaded English instructions, but purposely didn’t watch any videos so we’d give you a realistic review! It was all easy enough to follow – basically mixing water with coloured flavour powders, mixing those with a dropper to make different colour combinations and then dropping water into moulds placed into the gummy powder.

DIY gummy

Making the gummies turned out to be really frustrating though! The liquid seeped out of the bottom and spread and they took ages to set. We made a few and kept having different problems each time. When we eventually ate them, they tasted of nothing, just vaguely fruity. The texture was also off-putting – with bits tasting wet and powdery. All in all, it felt like a lot of effort for little reward so we wouldn’t buy them again.

We did watch a video after, and they made it look a lot easier so you might be better at it than us! We were quite enraged that they had a flat spoon with their kit instead our fork, which was useless for smoothing down the powder. Continue reading »

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Panda News

Posted on July 15th 2014 by claire



Some news from behind the scenes at Super Cute Kawaii today – little old Panda San (me!) is going to be leaving at the end of August! I hope it will be as smooth a departure as hanging onto these balloons and drifting off!

I’ve had such a great time since we started all those years ago trawling the world for the cutest of things to bring you, but the time has come to hang up my kawaii hat! Don’t worry, Bunny San will still be here and there may even be an opportunity for you to get involved yourself coming up – exciting!

I’ll be around a little while longer – be sure to check out Irene Gough’s illustrations – isn’t this panda so cute?!

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BooBoo & Ted

Posted on July 14th 2014 by mar-c


It’s always nice when someone includes my products in an Etsy Treasury, especially because they’re usually alongside some cute shops I’ve never seen before, like BooBoo & Ted! They have a great range of laser cut acrylic, wood and paper products including clocks, brooches, magnets, cards and more. That sun clock would cheer up anyone’s house!



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Most Wanted: Little Ceramic Seal

Posted on July 11th 2014 by mar-c


I stumbled across this herd of seals at Barruntando on Etsy and I want them all! Each one is handmade and unique with a random selection of colours. I’m sure I could never choose one but they all have cute little faces and fit in your hand. You can pick up a seal for just £6.50 and you’ll also find some cute bowls, planters, mugs and more.



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Most Wanted: Sock Monkey Necklace

Posted on July 10th 2014 by claire



As with so many Mary Mary Handmade pieces, the second I saw this sock monkey pendant, I mentally added it to the top of my wishlist. Silver jewellery – check. Necklace – check. SOCK MONKEY – ding-ding-ding, oh hell yeah, CHECK! Gotta have it!

Check out the rest of the Mary Mary range, which is equally adorable, here.

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Tofu Cute Giveaway

Posted on July 9th 2014 by Monsieur Le Bun

Bonjour! I have ze super cute new giveaway today from mes amis at Tofu Cute. Bunny san reviewed some Tofu Cute products yesterday, and today you can be winning a kawaii prize pack!

tofu cute giveaway

Une lucky winner will receivez an adorable Yellow Alpacasso Alpaca 6-Inch plush, Tofu Cute shopping bag, Sakura Matcha 3-pack Kit Kat gift box, Grape Neru Neru Nerune DIY Candy, Pocky pencil case et Tofu Tomodachi Membership Club card. Tres bon, oui?

To entrez, please use ze Rafflecopter widget below and you will find many chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ze contest closes on Tuesday 22nd July and le winner will be picked at random. Bonne chance!

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Sushi Roll Pencil Case Winner

Posted on July 9th 2014 by mar-c

Monsieur Le Bun will be along later with a brand new giveaway from Tofu Cute, but I’m just popping in to tell you the winner of the sushi roll pencil case. And the winner is….

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Rachael! Look out for an email from us on how to claim your prize.

If you weren’t a winner this time, you can pick up a pencil case for yourself at

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Tofu Cute Review

Posted on July 8th 2014 by mar-c

tofu cute review

Tofu Cute are one of our favourite online stores in the UK so I was delighted when they sent me a box full of cuteness to review! It included Alpaca & Sheep Sponge Stickers, a yellow Alpacasso Plush CharmSakura Matcha Kit Kat Gift Box, Popin’ Cookin’ DIY Gummy Candy and a Tofu Tomodachi Card.


It all came packed in a box and everything was in perfect condition. The alpaca plush caught my eye first – it’s so cute and fluffy, and yellow is one of my favourite colours. It’s an official tagged Alpacasso brand with an elastic loop and will be going on one of my bags pronto. Continuing the alpaca theme, the Korean alpaca and sheep stickers are super cute with loads of different designs and sizes, and all made of squishy sponge.


On to the candy! Having visited Japan a few times, exciting Kit Kats always make me happy and you get 3 in this nicely packaged set, which would make a great gift. The Popin’ Candy kit is for making gummies and looks fun. Look out for another review post soon, when I’m going to rope my visiting sister into helping me try out lots of crazy sweets and candy kits, including these!

tofu tomodachi

Finally, the Tofu Tomodachi card. It’s a membership card that you can buy for £1 and then lets you earn points for every purchase online or at one of the many events Tofu Cute have a stand at. You can save up your points and use them as cash discounts on a future order or trade them in for special gifts! If you buy a lot of kawaii or Japanese candy, this is definitely worth the investment as Tofu Cute have such a great range of products. Plus it will looks awesome in your wallet!

Everything in my box is well-priced with the most expensive item (the alpaca plush) only £4.99 and the stickers are a bargainous £1.50. Tofu Cute ship worldwide and there’s free UK shipping on orders over £20.

If you like the look of all this, check back tomorrow for an even bigger and better giveaway prize pack with Monsieur Le Bun!

(Products were provided for review by Tofu Cute, but this is my honest review and the photos are my own)

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Moshi Moooosh Stickers

Posted on July 7th 2014 by claire



Aren’t these stickers just too cute? I love these tiny coffee mugs – perfect for your diary. Meeting up with Bunny San for a hot chocolate – sticker!



Have medication to take on certain days – sticker!

Check out what else you can stick in your diary at the Moshi Moooosh store on Etsy. 

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Cherry Abuku Plush

Posted on July 4th 2014 by mar-c

cherry abuku

I can never resist food with faces, especially if they’re as cute as this! Cherry Abuku have an adorable range of plushie friends and each one is handmade! They’re really affordable at £3-£10 each so that means you don’t really have to choose between those dango and the banana – you could get them both!

cherry abuku

cherry abuku

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Posted on July 3rd 2014 by mar-c


I love everything in the Supercrafti shop, a range of prints, cards and textiles by children’s book illustrator Erica. The funny bunny is my favourite, but I also love her tiger, fox and floral designs. Make sure you check out all her colourful designs over on Etsy.



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Let’s Go Shopping at Kawaii Land

Posted on July 2nd 2014 by Monsieur Le Bun

Bonjour mes amis! Today we take ze short break from giveaways and instead I do ze shopping. Kawaii Land promises to be ‘the cutest online store’ so let moi find ze cutest picks for you!


First, they have so many of ze cute squishies! I was happy to see mon ami Pom Pom Purin – we are both fond of ze pudding.


Did you know you can be making your own squishies? It is true! Zis Puffy Kit gives you all you need to be making your own squishy cake et donuts for keychains or decoden.


Kawaii Land have many of ze edible kits aussi. With these choco puzzle kits, I can be eating Bunny & Panda, oui?


There must be plushies too, non? Hannari Tofu pillows come in many sizes and tasty designs.


Et finallement, something cute to be storing your pennies for ze next shopping trip. Ze fruit coin purses are even half price in ze sale!

Make sure to be checking out Kawaii Land for ze full range of cute products. I return next week with ze new giveaway, and there is still time to entrez mon Sushi pencil case giveaway. Au revoir!

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Bead Crumbs

Posted on July 1st 2014 by mar-c


Bead weaving is not usually a craft known for being cute, but add some animals and food characters and you’re on to a winner! Bead Crumbs have lots of cute designs available as pendants, keyrings, earrings and more, plus a few patterns and books if you fancy giving it a go yourself.



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Hunkydory Home Summer Sale

Posted on June 30th 2014 by claire

Hunkydory Home are having their summer sale right now, so let’s see what’s cute and on offer!


These cute little egg cups are a snip at just £2 each.



This little guy can keep  you safe in the dark at night for just £3!


Make breakfast more fun with one of these fried egg moulds – cute and only a crisp fiver!


If you’d prefer to make your own kawaii, then how about this little fox kit? A bargain at £6.50 and so cute!


And one last pick – make your own odd owl with this kit – still under a tenner. Ace.

Check out the full sale at Hunkydory Home here.

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on June 28th 2014 by mar-c

yozo craft

If you’re planning a crafty project, YOZO Craft have some really pretty buttons in stock. They’re printed on wood in a multitude of colourful designs and a pack of 5 buttons costs less than a dollar!


Artbox are offering you 25% off all Sugar Hotel branded stationery products until the end of the World Cup (that’s July 13th, for those of us who aren’t watching). Just use the code brazil at checkout, plus there’s free UK shipping on everything.


You can still get free shipping on any order from Kawaii Case until the end of the month. Check out these Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma phone stands!

the bellwether x asking for trouble

Panda-san is giving you a massive 50% off all kits at The Bellwether with the code 50KIT, including these cuties designed by me!


Or grab yourself 15% off any cute stationery, accessories and gifts from my Asking For Trouble store through Sunday with the code SUMMERFUN. The pineapple says so!

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $25! Plus use the code SUMMERSCK for 10% off any standard ad booked in June.

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