Powdered Food DIY Kits From Japan Are Kinda Creepy but Also Awesome
What on Earth am I looking at?
Laina Swanson/Tumblr These contain powdered meat flavors.
You're looking at a Kracie Happy Kitchen DIY Hamburger set. From what we can tell, everything up there tastes like it's supposed to. The drink is a fizzy cola, the burgers taste like meat, the fries like potato, etc.
Terrific, but what is it?
Did you ever gaze lovingly at a toy food playset and wish, "My word, I wish these tiny food items were actually edible"? It would appear that you were not alone, and half a world away in Japan, there was some young man or woman who had the same thought. But while you grew up to be a moderately successful CPA, they grew up to be a designer of tiny food items that can actually be eaten. Even better, they devised the means to turn their tiny foods into powders that can be prepared and assembled at home.
How is that possible?
We're not sure, either, but this video of the "cooking" process is absolutely hypnotic:
Kracie makes an entire line of these Easy-Bake ovens sans oven food kits. They also have doughnuts and "soft cookies." They also make larger treats such as this adorable panda cake/cookie . . . thing.
These videos are produced by a Japanese duo who remain staunchly anonymous. On their webpage they insist, probably rightly so, that revealing their identities would cause trouble for them at work if a customer found out they were associated with, "an odd YouTuber who wears cat ears." Beyond tiny powdered food meals, they seem to have an affection for minature tea sets and storefronts.
Bonus video because these are unbearably cute:
It looks like at least some of these items can be ordered online. However, at $8 a pop, you're paying a phenomenal markup (these appear to sell for a dollar or two in Japan).