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I Actually Tried A Raindrop Cake And Here's What It Tasted Like

And no, it didn't taste like jello.

Hi, my name is Julia. I just tried a Raindrop Cake, and I'm here to tell you allllllll about it.

Julia Reinstein

Yes, I'm talking about that jiggly blob you probably keep seeing all over the internet, which is now available at Smorgasburg, Brooklyn's food flea market.

And while it is most certainly NOT a cake (a pretty unforgivable lie, in my opinion), it is without a doubt one of the strangest, coolest, and hardest-to-explain foods I've ever tried.

Let me begin by telling you IT IS SO JIGGLY.

Julia Reinstein

Is that a Raindrop Cake, or did I just find Ms. New Booty???

I just wanted to poke it forever, but the cakes melt into a puddle if left at room temperature for half an hour. So it was time to taste it.

My initial reaction was literally just WUT.

Julia Reinstein

A lot of people have been saying the Raindrop Cake is just water jello, but I am here to tell you they are WRONG. This is not jello.

Yes, it is squishy, yes, it is jiggly, but the second it enters your mouth, it melts into water. It doesn't even pop — it just sort of instantly dissolves. It seriously is like eating a raindrop.

It was weirdly refreshing. I felt healthy and alive and stunning, like the way most people say they feel after going to the gym.

Julia Reinstein

The creator of the Raindrop Cake, Darren Wong, told me it reminds him of the scene in A Bug's Life where they drink water droplets off of leaves, and he's so right.

I felt like a cute little woodland fairy eating a fresh morning dewdrop.

But it was also SO FREAKIN' WEIRD.

Julia Reinstein

The brown sugar syrup and soybean flour it's served with are SO delicious. They deserve to be sprinkled on all the pancakes in the world.

But the Raindrop Cake itself...I've never tasted something that is inherently, well, tasteless. Not even normal water. It felt like a snack a Martian would eat.

Also, it looks exactly like a breast implant.

Julia Reinstein


Here are some faces I made while eating it.

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You know how they say the best way to overcome picky eating is to just try a food multiple times? I get it now. Because I had never eaten something that felt or tasted even remotely like this, and my mouth was just like, "WHAT IS THIS? THIS FEELS WRONG. I AM CONFUSED. NOPE."

Overall, the Raindrop Cake was weird and awesome and confusing AF.

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It wasn't the most delicious thing I've ever tried, but it was among the coolest.

If you're looking for a food adventure, this is it.

Julia Reinstein

Try it ~for the experience~. It'll mess with your mind and your taste buds like nothing you've ever tasted before.

(But I also highly recommend chasing it with some real food, like mozzarella sticks.)

Julia Reinstein