Japan Crate is a subscription box that sends you an assortment of fun Japanese snacks and treats every month.
Each box will include a selection of handpicked, full-size candies and snacks straight from Japan. You can expect to receive anything from Do-It-Yourself sushi kits to Vanilla Ice Cream Kit Kats and everything in between.
There are 3 different size options to choose from: Mini ($12/mo) includes 4-6 items, Original ($25/mo) has 8-10 items including a DIY kit, and Premium ($30/mo) has 12-14 items including a DIY kit, a drink & a bonus item. All plans include free 2-day shipping.
Let’s see what’s in the August 2015 Premium Japan Crate!
Everything was shipped in a large (rather heavy!) red box.
A peek inside! — So many colorful snacks!
A neat little booklet that read back to front included info on all the snacks, as well as random bits of Japanese pop culture goodness.
Chocolate Pucca – These are described as crispy pretzel biscuit shells filled with creamy chocolate. I used to eat treats similar to this before going vegan and they were delicious.
Pokemon Puzzle Gum – This packet includes bubble gum and a little Pokemon sticker puzzle to complete while you chew.
Shuwa Shuwa Soda Candy – Soda-flavored candies in what I’m guessing are orange, grape, and cola flavors. The center has a fizzy surprise.
Crayon Shin-Chan Candy – This is definitely my favorite item in the box due to the packaging alone. I guess this “Shin-Chan” guy is a popular anime/manga character who’s apparently not afraid to expose his butt. Pull down the tab on the front of the box to see him in action — when his pants fall down, the candy comes out of the opposite side of the box. Win/win?
Mario Kart Gum – A strip of 10 individually wrapped Mario-themed pieces of gum. Each piece features a different character & kart.
Soda Mixing Jelly Beans – These jelly beans feature five different flavors. Mix & match them to create your own unique blends.
Puzzles & Dragons Wafer – A chocolate wafer treat that comes with a collectible trading card. My husband gave this to my girls as a treat and I *think* it came with a sticker too (unless that was the trading card?).
Wow, Such Banana?! – Welp, this one clearly wins for the best name. It’s a chocolate cream filled marshmallow banana treat, though all I can see when I look at the “banana” on the package is a roll of toilet paper.
Soy Sauce Pretz – We’ve gotten these crunchy biscuit sticks in a few other boxes, but I think they were pizza-flavored. These ones feature a “tangy soy sauce glaze”.
Crackling Cotton – This is described as a cross between grape cotton candy and Pop Rocks.
Creamy Melon Soda – Just what it sounds like… Creamy soda with a unique melon flavor.
Chocoroom DIY – What a cute kit! I used to buy Japanese chocolate mushroom cookies all the time and I LOVED them. This kit lets you actually make them yourself. Fun!
Japanese BBQ Scones – These are described as the Japanese version of Cheetos, but in BBQ flavor. After seeing the big ol’ ribs on the package, I was totally surprised to see that these are actually vegan. Woo!
So many snacks! Japan Crate is the perfect subscription box for anyone into authentic Japanese treats. They included a great variety of different snacks — sweet, chocolatey, salty, fruity — something for everyone. The price is very reasonable too!Browse more Food & Beverage Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
August 2015 Japan Crate Review
A fun box for fans of Japanese candy! I love the little info booklet and the price is totally affordable.
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.