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Marimo Marshmallow Candy Club Review – October 2015

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The Marimo Marshmallow Candy Club is a subscription box from Japan that sends Japanese candy.  They offer three different subscription levels: Kitten Kibbles, Sweet Tooth, and Premium.

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The box:  Marimo Marshmallow Candy Club

The price:  Kitten Kibbles (2-4 products) – $11.99,  Sweet Tooth (5-7 products) – $20.99, or Premium (8-10 products) – $29.99

The products:  Japanese novelty candies, with DIY kits!

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I received the October premium pack from Marimo Marshmallow Candy Club for review.  They sent 10 items with a few little chocolate candies thrown in! This included at least 4 DIY kits.  One thing to note about this subscription, is that you can skip months any time!  

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Here is everything I received.  I love all of the packaging, even though I can’t read a word of it!  Everything is so bright and cute.  I’ve never had the opportunity to make any of these DIY kits, but I am looking forward to doing it with my nieces and nephew soon!

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Happy Kitchen Hamburgers – $4.99

Tanoshi Cake Shop – $3.99

These are both DIY kits.  I’ve never seen anything like this in the US before, so they’re very intriguing!  Each box includes multiple steps that you have to complete to be able to eat the candies.  They include batter, which you have to microwave, a piece of candy you have to cut into fries, etc.  I am saving these to complete with my nieces and nephew, because I think they will LOVE this!  

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Halloween Yokai Watch Pocky – $1.50

Halloween Koala no March – $1.99

Oekaki Gummy Land – $2.99

I love Pocky, and so I love these.  They’re chocolate covered pretzels, which is everything I would ever want in a snack: sweet and salty!  Now, here’s hoping I can find them to purchase again…

I also love these Koala biscuits.  These are chocolate filled biscuits and while they’re cute for kids, I have been known to purchase them for myself!  So cute, and yummy!

This is another DIY kit, but for making gummy candy!  The really cool thing about Marimo Marshmallow, is that they have videos showing how to make their DIY kits.  Since the packaging is all Japanese, the videos will help a lot when I go to make these!

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Mogi Mogi Fruit – $1.25

Wata Gum (Soda) – $1.25

Pachi Pachi Panic (cola) – $0.75

Why did I never know that Japanese candy was so fun?  These gummy candies have to be ‘picked’ off of a gummy vine, the cotton candy is really gum in disguise, and the Pachi Pachi Panic is like Pop Rocks that taste like sweet and sour soda.  I feel like I am overusing exclamation points in this review (which is probably pretty standard of me), but everything is exciting!

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Halloween Tirol Chocolate – $0.80

Neri Cho Soft (Strawberry) – $0.99

Horadekita Candy Apples – $1.99

These chocolate candies include two of my favorite things: crunch and chocolate.  They’re delicious, and I wish there were more than two included in my box.

This Neri Cho Soft (Strawberry) is a powder that you mix with water to make a foaming candy that you put in ice cream cones.  I feel like I missed out on an integral part of childhood not having these candies around.  Just saying.  

These ‘candy apples’ are another DIY kit, that include sprinkles, candy apple covering, and little candy apples that you decorate.

The Verdict:  The cost of this box is $29.99 and I received $22.49 worth of Japanese Candy.  Even though the value is below the cost, I think I’m OK with that.  I do hope to see the value increase in the next few shipments, but I was introduced to many, many new candies, brands, and even ways to eat candy.  I also recognize that the shipping costs are probably high, and that adds a little value to the box.  I think it is important to keep in mind that due to the fact that this is shipping from Japan, there could be hold ups in customs, and it may take longer than other boxes to arrive.  In general, I would highly recommend getting this box if you’re interested in trying new candy, and I can only imagine how exciting this would be for a child to receive!

What do you think about Marimo Marshmallow Candy Club?


Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!
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  1. @jennyjenny, you can find the ingredients online, it’s not all that sinister. These are mostly starches and dried and powdered food: vegetable powder, potato powder, egg powder, etc. Even the items that have chemical names are common food ingredients – milk proteins, baking soda and calcium. It’s definitely no healthier than any other junk food, but it’s also no worse than eating any other candy or sweet.

  2. Too bad the value isn’t there or I’d totally get one of these boxes for my daughter for Christmas. We did one of the candy kits, and the point of it is making it, not eating it. It’s amazing how you start with powder and end up with burgers, sushi, pizza, cake, whatever. It’s also perfect doll size food.

  3. I’ve seen the video of the hamburger kit floating through FB a few months ago. It’s pretty disgusting. It’s all chemical based. Watch the video and see if you would still eat this.

    • Yep, totally would. Would probably down it with some Hydrogen Hydroxide on the side. 🙂

  4. Watch the YouTube videos before you do the DIY kits. It will make it easier

  5. cute, but i think you can get these candies cheaper ala carte and with free shipping on amazon

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