The Japanese certainly know how to make sweets extra fun, don't they? Today I got to act out a childhood fantasy and mix a potion in a (plastic) cauldron thanks to Kracie's Witch Mix, or Majomajo Neruneru to give it it's Japanese name. Mixing the ingredients up is a little long-winded but it's also a lot of fun.
You start with a plastic base that has two circles, one with a star on the bottom and one without, and a detachable corner. The corner acts as a cup for when you add water to the mixture.
There are also five little packets of ingredients and a spoon for mixing.
The first step is to add pouch number one to the side of the pot without the star, followed by one corner cup of water and mixing it together.
After mixing for a short time, you should see something that looks like this:
I'll admit the colour is not massively appealing so far, but it is suitably witchy-looking.
Next, add pouch two to the mix along with another corner cup of water and stir again.
The colour will now change to something more appetising-looking.
Pouch number three now goes into the pot with the star on the base.
This pouch contains little crunchy treats in the shape of stars and circles. You now have something of an enchanted Muller Corner and it's worth tasting at this point before you add any more pouches.
Scoop some of the mixture, add some of the crunchies like a topping and enjoy.
Now you can add another pouch. I added the black one first.
Again, add a corner cup of water and mix. The colour will change again and the taste becomes a little different too.
After this, you can add your final pouch, in my case, the pink one and watch what happens next.
The colour changes slightly once more and the mixture becomes frothier. The final result should look something like this:
This last mix was my favourite. Mostly because the foaminess made it taste like sherbet, which is never a bad thing.
Like I said, it is a bit of a process to go through for a sweet treat, but I think it's a lot of fun and I'm a grown woman (allegedly) so I can imagine that little ones would love all the mixing and making. After all, who doesn't enjoy a little bit of pretend witchiness now and again, right?