it’s not about whether you have a special someone or not. I, myself, decided to share my love to my family and friends this year. Because love isn’t just this oneway thing. You can appreciate all the people in your life ❤ My valentines present to you this year is my first bakingvideo! It’s my favourite cupcake recipe. I hope you enjoy it! Just click on the pic to get to my youtube page and watch the video.
Have a great day!
It’s breakfast time! Since I try to eat healthier I’ve made a avocado spread:) Enjoy the recipe!
Here is what you need:
- 1 ripe avocado
- a pinch of salt
- a bit of pepper
- a bit of garlicpowder
- 1 tsp onion granules
Get the flesh out of your avocado, add all your flavours and smash it up with a fork. Let it settle in your fridge for at least half an hour. Enjoy with tomatoes or other vegetables 😉
Congratulations to our dear reader Sana from Tunisia! She won the monthly box full of japanese candy!
Do you remember the japan candy review I made this summer? Since I really enjoyed doing this for you, I was able to pair together with Japan Candy Box, a monthly subscription box full of japan candys. There will be an announcement at the end of the review 😉 This post was not paid. They just gave me the box for the review.
So here is my delicious review 🙂
The box I received the november box, so lets see whats inside:
- Moko Moko Mokolet 3 Candy Toilet Kit
- Puccho Pyramid Blue Soda Ball Candy
- Coris Mizuame DIY Syrup Candy Kit
- Meito Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer
- Pine Deka Pudding Candy
- Meiji Pucca Chocolate Filled Pretzel
- Fujiya Milky Sweets
- Tohato Caramel Corn
- Meiji Cola Flavored Popping Candy
Let’s begin with my favourite. As you may know, I really fell in love with the milky candies, so I hoped there will be more milky candies in the box that I recieve. And luckily, there was. But these are different from what I tried before. These ones are tiny little white balls. You can’t chew them directly, because they are just too hard. Just let them in your mouth for some while and chew them step by step. These caramels are sticky, but damn, these are good. Just the sweet milky taste I missed so badly.
Secondly, I tried the “Tohato Caramel Corn”. I thought this would be really weird to me 😀 Because we got these little corn things here in Germany too, but they taste salty. The caramel corn is much bigger, then the ones I know and indeed they tasted weird to me. A light, sweet taste but also crunchy with a note of corn. I must say, because of the taste confusion, this really wasn’t my type of sweets.Next, I tried the “Meiji Pucca Chocolate Filled Pretzel”. Didn’t even know, they are also making different things apart from the meiji caramel dices. I think they look like little fish. It’s chocolate cream filled up into a crunchy pretzel dough, which tastes like cookie. They do remind me of the “Chocolate Koalas” you can get in Germany. As simple, as delicious.
Now to a more confusing sweet. A typical japan “diy candy”. Since I didn’t do the “Sushi diy candy” until now, this one was my first ever diy candy. Somehow disgusting, but also interesting and funny. In the package was a little spoon, to mix the ingredients together, a little plastic bowl and 3 packages with ingredients in different colours. Although I can’t read japanese, the instructions were easy to understand, since there were different pictures, which showed you how to do it step by step. They result was a sticky white/grey mass of candy. It definitly didn’t look that nice, but I tasted like this typical sweet grape flavour you often got in the japanese candy. And I love this flavour. Super sweet and super artificially, but delicious. I must say, I shared this little bowl of candy, since it was just too much and too sweet to eat it all at once, all alone.
Also interesting were the sweets that came out of the “Pachi Pachi Panic” package. Little brown shivers and multicolored little tablets. The brown candy tasted like cola and popped in your mouth, the little tablets tasted like normal fizzy tablets. A funny combination, I didn’t tried before. I like them 🙂
The “Puccho Pyramid Candies” were so cute! They were packed in 2 boxes. You had to follow the numbers to open up the package and get to the candy. First I removed a little ribbon of paper, then I pushed the other box out of it’s cover. At least, you had to push into the box and open the little “barrel” to get to you candy. I enjoyed this package so much. Little crazy drawings of candy riding a dolphin or little candies in the disguise of pirates. So cute! The candy itself was a big round blue/white ball. It tasted like chewing gum, with a fizzy tablet filling. These were so yummy, I enjoyed eating them all.
In the box, there was also this fish:I really hoped there would be no fish flavoured candy at all. Fortunately, it’s just a fish shaped waffle filled with chocolate mousse. It looked kind of funny and the fish is quiet big. But i must say I didn’t like the taste of it. Don’t know why. Maybe chocolate is somehow different in Japan, than it is in Germany?
This little ball had a cute little pudding on the package. This candy tasted like caramel and vanilla. First you had to suck the candy. After a while, you could chew on it. The filling also tased like caramel. Don’t know what japanese pudding tastes like, but I loved this pudding ball. Delicious!
At least, there was another diy candy. A really curious one. A toilet candy! You got this little box with all the part to build your own little toilet. It also had these cute little stickers to give your toilet a face! 😀 So funny! I did saw this candy in a youtube video some while ago, so I wasn’t that surprised. But it’s funny anyway. After you build and decorated your little toilet, you add some water and one package of the powder and mix it together. Afterwards you drink it from your tiny little toilet. Don’t know how and why somebody invented this, but it’s so cute. Love it!
I must say, I really enjoyed this box and can recommend it to you, if you’re a fan of japanese sweets. In my point of view trying japanese candies is always like a litte adventure, because you don’t know what you get unless you can read japanese.
Get more informations about the Japan Candy Box on their official website.
And here is my announcement:
With the friendly assistance of Japan Candy Box you can win one Japan Candy Box to the value of $ 19.90. Just enter the giveaway and with a bit of luck, the box will be shipped to your home soon! The giveaway runs until friday the 29th of january. Click here to enter the giveaway.
Christmas is over now and indeed was much more stressfull than I thought it would be. But it was really worth it, if you seen your beloved ones and had a happy time, as I had. I must say, I am lucky and got really cool gifts for christmas and one of it was…. a kitchen machine! A little, cute “Bosch Mum4”. This litte machine can do so much things. I still have just the basic model, but there are so many options to go with. Ice cream, noodles, cookies, meat, mixing, just erverthing seems to be possible. And it’s affordable. The machine itself costs about 60€ ($199). Don’t ask me, why the price is much higher in US $. But it’s cheap here in germany, you may order it from the german side 😉 If I’ld buy it myself, I’ld possible buy the complete package in the beginning, to safe some money. I must say, this little thing made my baking passion come back in few days. So easy. It’s amazing. Can’t wait to try out more of my new baking book recipes. Since I got less time to bake caused by working and studying this makes it all easy. I’ld just wish for an integrated scale, but for the beginning, this is great.
Picture: © Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH (Not sponsored)
Have a great day!
I’m not able to tell you yet, but there will be a sweet surprise for you hearties, so come back later to check it out ;)❤️
I’m really in “Christmas-Mode” since yesterday. I love, love, love it! Christmas songs all day long, baking cookies, decorating my home with christmas stuff. And presents. I love picking presents for my family and friends. Can’t wait for Christmasday to come.
So I’m trying to share my enthusiasm with you hearties! Christmas recipes, present ideas and more! Stay in touch.
Tomorrow, I will show you, how to make this delicious mini chocolate cake for your family at christmaseve 🙂
Have a great weekend, ’till tomorrow