TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review – January 2017
TokyoTreat is a snack subscription box filled with candy and other tasty goodies from Japan. A little salty, a little sweet… all very authentic to what you’d find walking through a convenience store in Japan.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Small Size, $14.00 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: TokyoTregat
The Cost: Choose from one of three different sizes:
Small – $14.99 + free shipping
- 5-7 Full-size Japanese candy and snacks (< 1 lbs)
Regular – $24.99 + free shipping
- 8-12 Full-size Japanese candy and snacks (< 1.5 lbs)
- 1 DIY candy kit
Premium – $34.99 + free shipping
- 13-17 Full-size Japanese candy and snacks (< 2.5 lbs)
- 1 DIY candy kit
- 1 Drink
- 1 Special item (i.e. drink, premium DIY, high-quality Gachapon toy)
The Products: Each box has a hand-picked collection of Japanese candies, DIY kits, traditional Dagashi snack, and savory snacks and drinks for you to enjoy.
Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide
Good to know: Sign up for boxes is open until the last day of the month. All boxes are targeted to arrive between the 20th-28th of the month.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The theme for January is Happy New Year and the booklet shows which treats each subscription level receives.
The booklet that came with the box also has extra information on some of the treats and Japanese culture.
Black Thunder – Kinako Flavor – Value $0.99
Kinako is roasted soy bean flour and this candy bar pairs that with milk chocolate and rice puffs.
This reminded me of a lighter version of a Nestle Crunch Bar. I think that’s due to the familiar pairing of chocolate and rice puffs. This also has an almost coffee-like aftertaste to me. It wasn’t exactly a coffee flavor but I’m wondering if the roasted soy flour gives it a slightly savory undertone.
The milk chocolate wasn’t too sweet and I really like crunchy, light candy bars so this was a big hit with me!
Sour Plum Fortune Candy – Value $1.00?
This bag contains sour plum candies. Some are regular and some are super sour!
They all look the same so I couldn’t find a way to figure out which ones were super sour. The outer layer of these are a pretty pink-purple but that top layer fades away quickly to reveal a paler pink inside. I really liked the plum flavor of both versions.
The plain ones do just taste like slightly sweet plums. I didn’t think the regular candies tasted sour at all. When I did finally get a sour one, it wasn’t too bad! It wasn’t the kind of sour that turns painful, it was just a nice surprise!
Pikachu Gummy – Value $1.30
These are grape flavored gummies which are a familiar snack but these have the added bonus of being Pikachu shapes!
I always enjoy gummy candy and I thought the grape flavor was good.
Once again, these aren’t really new products but the packaging is what really shines through on this one. I wish all of my candy could be Pikachu-shaped!
Condensed Milk Choco Anpan – Value $2.99
At the risk of sounding repetitive, I love the packaging! Treats are so wonderful on their own but the cute characters on the packages make them even more special. Anpan is traditionally made with red bean paste but these little mini anpans are filled with condensed milk.
Samurai Japan Chips – Value $0.85
Samurai Japan is the national baseball team so each bag comes with a collectible Samurai Japan baseball card. It is always fun to get a bonus collectible and chips are a great companion when watching a baseball game!
Super Ottotto Savory Soy Sauce Flavor – Value $5?
These potato snacks have a consistency similar to a puffed cracker and they have the flavor of a potato chip infused with soy sauce. My value is a total estimation because I wasn’t able to find an exact match for these online. I wish I could find them online because I would probably order more!
It was a really interesting combination. I like the taste of soy sauce but a little goes a long way. I loved the taste of these but could only eat a small amount because the soy sauce flavor was pretty strong.
That’s not a complaint, though – it’s a nice portion control method! I really enjoyed these and this was a pretty big bag!
Bonus Snack – Value $1.80
This month featured a bonus snack for the New Year!
I received a packet of gummies that could be assembled into little sushi bites. The flavors of these gummies were light and fruity.
I love Japanese candy that’s cute and requires some light assembly so I was happy to stack up my mini sushi!
Verdict: This was my first ever TokyoTreat box and I really enjoyed it! My rough estimation of the prices comes to $13.93, just short of the $14.99. I think it’s important to note that the estimation is just the cost of the item itself. I don’t have access to most of these in person and the cost of shipping would definitely put me over the cost of the box. I think the added appeal of this box is the fact that it’s stuff I can’t pick up at my local store. Overall I liked the variety of products I got – hard candy, gummy, chips, and chocolate. The chips were the only item that didn’t feel too original. But it was a nice range of snacks and I think my favorites were the Super Ottotto Savory Soy Flavor and Sour Plum Fortune Snacks.
Do you think you’ll try TokyoTreat?