Prepare Your Own Sushi Out of Candy
It’s been long known that Japan’s innovative ability is leagues ahead of the rest of the world. Even in the realm of candy, they have far surpassed even Warheads and Sour Patch Kids. We introduce to you sushi candy: using the culinary art of…powder mixing, you can now create all types of sushi, including maguro (tuna), tamago (egg), and ikura (salmon roe).
Helpful redditor deathbyshotgun (names can be deceiving) described the molecular gastronomy that goes into producing the orange balls of “salmon roe”:
Near the end of the video where the guy is dropping the red liquid into the clear one, you are seeing an example of applied molecular gastronomy in action.
…This particular instance is probably some kind of flavored beads made with sodium alginate and calcium chloride. The clear liquid would be a calcium solution and when the red liquid is dropped in, the calcium and alginate will react to produce a thin wall of gel surrounding a liquid center. This process is known as spherification.
According to the YouTube description, the candy comprises “grape flavored jello, gummy candy and soft candy.” As an added bonus, there’s apparently no artificial coloring, and the “meal” totals a mere 112 calories! Sushi’s always been a slimming dietary choice.
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