Recently, Creamiicandy sent me a GINORMOUS box of kawaii squishies to try from their Puni Maru, Yummiibear and Cheeki Monkey ranges. There are so many that I’m splitting this into two posts. First I’ll show you my top ten favourites and then in a few weeks Nicolette and I will rate them all by cuteness, squishiness, scent, packaging etc. (and then we’ll have a giveaway!)
I haven’t really bought into the squishy craze yet so these are the ones that I picked out while photographing everything because they had something special that I loved.
1. Animal Popsicles
This whole set is adorable and they even have fun packaging to look like individual ice lollies. I especially liked that the ‘wooden’ stick is made of a thicker material so you can really hold them like lollies. My favourite two are the dragon and bunny – the dragon just pips it as it smells of melon! They’re very soft and slow rising so fun to play with.
2. Magnetic Stacking Octopus Ice Cream
I didn’t quite figure out what these were until I saw them on Creamiicandy’s website. Each squishy has a magnet inside so you can stack them up into your own ice cream. It gets a bit wobbly once you stack more than two but there’s lots of different colours and flavours to mix and match so it’s great fun.
3. Unicorn Dango
This dango was one of the first pieces I pulled out of the box and stayed as one of my top favourites. I just love the rainbow colours and that shiny gold horn. It’s pretty big and a fun shape for squishing too.
4. Yummiibear Hugging Strawberry
I can never resist an animal/food combo and Creamiicandy’s own Yummiibear is super cute. There were a few in the box but this one is the sweetest with a sleepy face and strawberry theme. The big strawberry is very slow rising and satisfying to squish.
5. Marshmallow Kittens
Who can resist tiny squishy foodie kittens? I really liked the spoon and fork charms included with these, which really add to the dessert theme. I can’t quite pick between the pink and blue versions – they’re both too cute.
6. Pineapple Donut
This squishy is massive and also rises quite quickly so it’s good for exercising my nerve-damaged hand. It also has one of the cutest charms, that I would happily use by itself. It’s got a nice strong pineapple scent too.
7. Magician Cheeki
Cheeki & Cheeka Monkey are another of Creamiicandy’s characters and there were loads of squishies in the box. I especially liked the premium designs that come packaged in themed boxes and have extra special charms. I love Magician Cheeki’s fangs and cape, while the charm is really great quality with water inside. It’s super slow rising too.
8. Cheeka’s Mini Fruity Banana
These are very silly but I love them. The packaging is very clever, made to look like net grocery bags and the charms are really cute too. There’s just something about a banana that looks like a strawberry that gets me. Fits perfectly in your hand for squishing too.
9. Cotton Candy Koala
There’s nothing particularly notable about these – they’re just really really cute! I love their expressions and pastel colours. If forced to pick one, it would be the pink koala chomping away at the cotton candy.
10. Crazy Poo
I am really not into the kawaii poo craze, but these are really fun, so let me just pretend it’s cream. This set of food-themed poos are a collaboration with TheHollycopter and come with matching kawaii charms. They’re all sweet, but I like the burger best.
Are any of these going on your wish list? Which would you like to see in the giveaway?
You can buy most of these online from Creamiicandy, or look out for Puni Maru stockists near you. If you can’t find what you want, shoot them a message as I think some are quite new and should be available soon. We’ll be back with more squishies in a few weeks.
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.