Monday, March 14, 2016

Tokyo Treat | Japanese Candy Subscription Box Review

Tokyo Treat

PREMIUM | January 2016

c/o TokyoTreat


















Tokyo Treat is a subscription box filled with assorted Japanese candies. Every month they'll send you a mystery box stuffed with premium, full-sized candies, hand-picked and carefully packaged from Japan. Treats in the box include savory snacks and the ultra-HOT Japanese candy DIY kits, which let you build your own sweet confection-creations! Also, they offer free shipping worldwide!

Included every month in the PREMIUM box ($34.99/month) are:


  • 13-17 Full-size Japanese candy and snacks.
  • 2 DIY Candy Kits.
  • 1 Special Item (i.e. drink, premium DIY, ramen, high-quality Japanese capsule toy from Anime and Video Game series, etc) included.
This is my fourth box from Tokyo Treat! I was pleasantly surprised when the mailman delivered a bright ORANGE colored box wrapped in a plastic cover. Turns out Tokyo Treat has changed their packaging and branding completely and made it so much more awesome! No, I am not being paid to advertise this. I AM GENUINELY IN LOVE WITH THEIR NEW PACKAGING. 



Here's my amateurish attempt at making a gif of the Tokyo Treat box I got and I am not giving it away to the paper-recycle-man of our apartment complex (yes we have a guy like that):



Also, this was their FIRST EVER anime-themed box. Can you guess the theme (I stood hyperventilating for approximately two minutes when I found out, by the way)? 

*drum rolls please*


Pokémon. YES. Pokémon.

Pokémon Moncolle
Original Pokemon collectibles were included in this month’s box as the special item of the month. You could get any one out of the twelve Pokémons from the collection. Crap. Now how do I get the other eleven? 


Youkai Watch Omikuji Seal Snack
Yo-Kai (Youkai) is specter, Omikuji is a paper fortune, and Seal means sticker in Japanese. The packaging features a large sticker seal, featuring famous characters from the series. This delicious Japanese corn snacks taste extremely light and crispy with a delightful curry flavor. To add to the fun, this snack comes includes a sticker with fortune. What will your fortune tell you?

My fortune? I don't know! *cries silently* I can't read Japanese (YET). The curry flavored snack was delicious though. My mouth is watering thinking about the taste as I'm writing this.

Pokémon Wafers
An awesome milk chocolate filled wafer in an even more awesome Pokemon pack! Each pack contains one of 58 official collectible Pokemon Stickers.

I have had this before and loved it again! Give me Japanese chocolate any day and I'll gobble it up within seconds.


Melt in Your Mouth, Winter Premium Pocky
With Pocky’s signature no-mess “handle,” each stick of Milk Chocolate Pocky allows you to experience sweet, velvety chocolate and a satisfying cookie crunch. 

Oh God! These chocolate coated cookie sticks were heaven. The cookie stick is actually dipped in milk chocolate and then coated with a layer of dark-chocolate powder. The bitter sweet (and not overly sweet) taste and the crunchy non-sweet cookie stick... this is one of my favorite Japanese snacks ever.

Tyrant Habanero: Who Came Back!
The name Tyrant Habanero refers to the habanero pepper, which is one of the world’s hottest chili peppers. Having that said, these potato-based salted snack rings are flavored with red powder that gets hotter and hotter as you tunnel to the bottom of the bag. Could you finish the whole bag on your own?

Hell yes! I even licked off the crushed pieces and the spices from the packet (meh heh!). I LOVE spicy food and the flavor in this snack was soooo sooooo good!


Pokémon Ramune 5 Pack
This Pokemon Ramune 5-Pack Fizzy Candy from Lotte comes with 5 different flavors (Pineapple, Melon, Cola, Soda, and Grape). Each tablet is round, sweet and tasty, place in your mouth and the candy will slowly start to fizzle. 

Can you believe this? We can EAT Ramune (similar to Banta, the Kanche wala fizzy lemon drink, in India) now. Not just DRINK it, but EAT IT. And in five flavors. Seriously though, these too weren't overly sweet and I loved popping them in my mouth and EATING Ramune.



Chocolate Ball Peanut
These choco balls are a delicious chocolate coated ball fused with peanuts that has enjoyed a long history in Japan. First created by the Morinaga company in 1967, this is a snack enjoyed by old, young, men and women alike.

I loved munching on these. Japanese chocolate. My favorite roasted peanuts. What's not to love?


Fuku Fuku Tai Chocolate
This is an unique snack made by Meito which consists of a monaka wafer on the outside and creamy chocolate on the inside. This taiyaki shaped wafer snack has a satisfying crunch when bitten into. 

This reminded me of the Korean 'Carp Bread' that I recently saw in the K-Drama 'Answer To 1997'. Filled (and I mean filled well!) with chocolate, this was gone within seconds after I ripped the wrapper open. On an unrelated topic, I just realised, I tend to eat fast and eat just about anything you might put in front of me, when I'm watching supernatural and Dean is about to die (again). Umm...


Pokémon Chewing Candy
Each package comes with a Pokemon battlecard that has a symbol in the top corner for Scissors or Rock so that you can battle with your friends.

I have had this before (like six-seven months ago?) and I kept the cute Pokemon cards from then. Now I have ten cards! Anyhoo... I love Japanese chew-candies and this was no exception.

Pokémon Sticker Matching Chewing Gum
Large piece of chewing gum in the vibrant and sweet flavor of cola. The wrappings have a special collection game where you can solve a puzzle with the monster seals you receive.

This had a cola flavored chewing gum. Nice and soft. I liked it.



Youkai Watch Soft-served Ice Cream
Enjoy an accurate vanilla ice cream tasting coating from these corn puff curls. 

These tasted just like vanilla ice-cream! Only better! They were much sweeter than other Japanese sweet snacks though, which usually have a milder sweetness. But still tastier than the other Japanese corn-puffs I've had (except the chocolate-peanut ones, which were heavenly).

Amazake – High Quality Sweet Sake
Amazake (甘酒) is a traditional sweet Japanese drink made from fermented rice. This drink is usually enjoyed warm.

This was SO good. I've always wanted to try some Sake (and Soju too). This was a non-alcoholic version of the traditional Japanese rice-wine (it had 1% alcoholic content as per the label). The rice chunks and the flavor and the lukewarm goodness of it was so tasty.

Oekaki Kyanland Candy
This fun and yummy DIY Candy Kit allows you to create different adorable animal shapes from molds. Not only that, you can also get creative and apply edible paint to them using a spatula.

Another DIY kit. This was really fun to make and play with. I think I'll make a post (or maybe a video) about DIY Japanese candy soon.




Neru Neru Nerune Soda Flavor
This special DIY candy kit has been popular in Japan for over 30 years! Wow, can you believe that! Enjoy making this soda flavored candy and start your crazy and fun Japanese candy adventure!

This was really fun too. I think I like playing with Japanese DIY candy kits more than I like eating them.




Conclusion


And again, out of all the Japanese snack boxes I've tried, Tokyo Treat has been the best so far. The packaging, shipping speed, shipping/tracking updates and the super tasty contents, all made this my personal favorite!

Get the Tokyo Treat Box


SMALL | $14.99 Per Month

REGULAR | $24.99 Per Month

PREMIUM | $34.99 Per Month


Free Shipping Worldwide!


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