Freedom Japanese Market is a subscription box that sends a selection of Japanese snacks and sweets to your door every month.
Each box is filled with almost a pound of authentic Japanese treats, many of which are sold exclusively in Japan. Items can include DIY candy kits, salty snacks, chocolate, cookies, gum, character-themed snacks, and more. Every box comes with an itemized list with photos and descriptions so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be eating. You’ll receive a handmade, seasonal origami in each shipment as well!
Three different box sizes are available: Puchi Pack ($12.99/month, 5-8 items), Original Pack ($24.99/month, 12-16 items), and Family Pack ($45.99/month, double the items in the Original Pack). Shipping is free worldwide! — Mention “2 Little Rosebuds” in the notes when you place your order to receive a FREE bonus item in your first box!
Let’s see what’s in the February Freedom Japanese Market box!
The box was shipped right from Japan and had all the stickers to prove it. 😉
A peek inside!
An info sheet featured a letter from the founders (they’re a family-run business!) on one side, and a list of everything inside the box on the other. I received the original full size box.
Origami – February’s “Origami of the Month” was a chopstick holder with a heart shape folded into it.
Okashi Na Mizu Ame – A DIY kit that includes 3 packets of different flavored gel candy (strawberry, soda, & lemon). Mix them together in the included tray to form brand new flavors, then eat with the plastic spatula. Yum?
Sorbet Pelo – A grape flavored sucker that you dip into sour powder for a burst of bitterness.
Peperoncino – A mini cup of noodles that can be enjoyed either ramen-style or pasta-style, depending on how much flavoring/soup you add.
Awa MokoMoko – Add this packet of banana flavored powder to a cold beverage for a fun & fizzy treat.
Colorful Ramune Land – Another DIY candy kit. This one involves mixing colored powders with water to create a dough-like substance. Press it into the included molds to make your own little animal-shaped gummy candies.
Nagal Sour Gummy – A LONG gummy rope made with cola flavor. (It looks a lot longer in the feature image than it does in this one!)
Umaibo – I think it’s an unwritten rule that these guys have to be included in every Japanese snack box. I guess they’re really popular there? They’re basically tube-shaped corn snacks with unique flavors like the ones pictured here — chicken curry & pizza!
Pokemon Wafer Chocolate – This is another snack I see a lot of… It’s a big wafer cookie with chocolate cream inside. It also comes with a collectible Pokemon sticker.
Cider Candy – Hard candies that feature a tangy cider flavor.
Chocolate Bananas – Aw! These are so tiny and cute! Individually wrapped banana-shaped (and flavored) chocolates.
Bokun Habanero – Crunchy little potato rings with a spicy habanero pepper flavor.
Kinako-Chan – This was listed as a bonus snack. It’s mochi covered in kinako (roasted soybean) powder.
Freedom Japanese Market did a great job of packing an impressive amount of snacks into this small box! There was a nice variety of sweet, sour, savory, spicy, and more. A great way to sample authentic Japanese treats at an affordable cost. — Remember to mention “2 Little Rosebuds” in the notes when you place your order to receive a FREE bonus item in your first box!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.