Time to review the September 2016 TokyoTreat box!
If you haven’t heard, TokyoTreat is a monthly subscription box that sends you authentic Japanese candy and snacks straight from Tokyo. Each box will contain an assortment of premium candies, snacks, and beverages — all sourced and shipped directly from Japan. Items can include salty snacks, sweet treats, DIY kits, unique drinks, limited edition snacks, and more.
There are 3 different subscription options to choose from. The Small Box is $14.99/month (includes 5-7 items), The Regular Box is $24.99/month (8-12 items plus a sushi candy kit), and The Premium Box is $34.99/month (13-17 items including a DIY candy kit, beverage, and special bonus item). All boxes including FREE shipping worldwide!
I recently received a Premium Box for review, so…
Let’s see what’s in the September 2016 TokyoTreat box!
The big orange box!
A peek inside. — Jam-packed as usual.
A 16-page, full-color booklet featured info on all of the items in the box, along with mini contests, fun facts about Japanese culture, and more
Yakisoba Sauce Flavored Corn Puffs – I Googled “yakisoba sauce” and found that it’s a popular Japanese condiment generally made with Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, and sugar. It’s traditionally used on yakisoba noodles, but here it’s used as a seasoning for corn puffs.
Chocolate Umaibo – Umaibo are Japanese corn puff stick snacks that typically come in savory (sometimes odd) flavors like pizza and fried chicken. These ones are not-so-common chocolate flavor and are said to be highly sought after.
Sour Plum Pretzel Sticks – These sort of look like “reverse Pocky sticks”, with the flavoring on the inside instead of an outer coating. They’re sour plum flavored, which is said to be a perfect mix of both salty and sour.
Pakkucho Disney Character Biscuits – My kids love these chocolate-filled biscuit treats and this is the first time we’ve gotten Disney themed ones. Apparently there are over 100 different characters included and even a rare heart-shaped one. Neat.
Easy to Make Soft Candy Ice Cream Bars – A cute DIY candy kit that allows you to create your own little “ice cream bars”. Looks fun!
Pokemon Fruit Jelly – Little packets of grape-flavored jelly candy with Pokemon characters on the lids. The info booklet suggests trying them frozen or just chilled in the fridge.
Tsubumi Aloe White Grape Juice – This can looks a little different than the one pictured in the info booklet, so I’m not 100% certain that it’s actually aloe juice… It look more like straight up grape juice, but I’m a little too nervous to try it myself. 😉
Maple Butter Beer Ramune – A tribute to Harry Potter, these ramune candies are butterbeer flavored! They also feature a hint of maple syrup for extra sweetness.
Super Sour Lemon Gum – These gumballs sound like they’re the Japanese/gum equivalent of Lemon Heads. Super sour and “not for the faint of heart”.
Moguchuu Strawberry Soft Candy – Sweet, chewy candies bursting with strawberry flavor.
Japanese Corn Potage Snack – Crunchy corn soup flavored puffs. Apparently potage (corn soup) is so popular in Japan that canned potage drinks can be found in vending machines there.
Crazy Cola Bubble Ramune Candy – Ramune flavored tablets that pop and fizz when you put them in your mouth. Like giant Pop Rocks!
Kuppy Ramune – Orange, lemon, and strawberry flavored ramune candies that are free of 7 common allergen — egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, and crab. I wonder if that means they’re vegan-friendly?
Pokemon Chocolate Egg – Ooh! A surprise egg! My kids love these things and watch “opening” videos of them on YouTube all the time. This one is Pokemon themed and features a chocolate egg with a collectible mini figure (I think?) inside.
Mystery YumeTwins Item – To celebrate the success of their sister box, YumeTwins, they included a surprise kawaii item in this month’s box. — A colorful beaded bracelet!
Pokemon Monster Collection – With the recent popularity of Pokemon Go, TokyoTreat decided to feature a collectible Pokemon mini figure in their Premium box this month. I don’t know too much about Pokemon, so I don’t know what figure I got, but it looks like a purple cat(?).
TokyoTreat is such a fun box to open. It’s always chock full o’ treats and I love that they include a couple non-food items as well. Plus free shipping worldwide! 😀
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.