Meiji’s DIY burger candy kit doesn’t require you to do much at all13 August, 2012 by Chad
Here’s yet another candy toy from the same series as the previous Takoyaki Yasan. Yataiman no Hamburger-yasan (ヤタイマンのハンバーガー屋さん) is a perhaps the simplest kit so far since Meiji’s other Niginigi Osushiyasan Gummy.
This Hamburger maker costs the same 158 yen as the other products in Meiji’s Yataiman series, the other being Takoyaki-yasan and another pizza one. All 3 are packed similarly in a plastic wrapper, and thus probably not as eye-catching as say Kracie’s Popin’ Cookin’ series. On the plus side, the Yataiman series is significantly cheaper.
Here’s a short unboxing video of its contents. There’s no “making of” video this time round since there are next to no steps involved.
Looking at the contents, all you really had to do was stack the slabs of gummy between the provided wafer “buns” and top it all off with the same caramel sauce found in the Takoyaki kit. There were enough ingredients to make two cheese burgers and one regular burger, since one of them was lacking the “cheese” gummy.
The only amusing point here is that the gummies were molded in the likeness of the burger ingredients. However the process of stacking them together felt clumsy and forced.
It would definitely been better if the buns were gummy as well like in Meiji’s sushi candy, since sandwiching the gummies between the tasteless wafer biscuits did nothing for it.
Since Yataiman no Hamburger-yasan requires so little effort on one’s part, this is one DIY candy kit that I wouldn’t consider much fun at all. And while not as intricately molded, Trolli or any one of the other western non-DIY gummy burgers are far more palatable.
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