Treats Subscription Box Review – August 2015
Treats Box is an international snack subscription that sends an eclectic range of snacks from all over the world. Each box includes treats from a particular country, and a new country is featured every month.
Subscribers can choose between the Standard Pack (4-5 snacks) and the Premium Pack (8-10 snacks).
Treats Box sent me this Premium Pack at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Treats Box
The Cost: $12.95 per month for the Standard Pack and $24.95 per month for the Premium Pack. (Note that this is a review of the Premium Pack.)
COUPON: Use code TAKE15 to save 15% off your first box.
The Products: International snacks from a different country every month.
My box included a nice handwritten thank you note.
There’s also a card that lists the items included in this month’s box. It’s pretty clear that this month’s snacks are from Japan!
Before I get started on the review, I want to mention that I’ve opted not to list pricing estimates for the items in this box. I’m able to find most of the items in this box for sale on Amazon, but many of the items are listed with third-party sellers and the prices seem inflated or inaccurate. Since I don’t feel these prices would accurately represent the value of the items in the box, I’ve decided to omit them.
Amanoya Himemaru (3.45 oz.)
Amanoya Himemaru is a Japanese Rice Cracker snack that’s crunchy, savory, and really delicious! They’re flavored with a mild seasoning that has a subtle heat.
Baked Shrimp Chips (1 oz.)
Shrimp Chips have become one of my favorite international snacks. At first, I was hesitant to give them a shot because I was worried they’d have an unpleasant fishy flavor. Luckily, that’s not the case at all. Instead of tasting “fishy,” they really just have a mild, savory flavor.
Kaki No Tane Uegaki (4.5 oz.)
Kaki No Tane is a baked rice cracker snack. They’re crunchy and have just a hint of spice.
Butter Soy Sauce Crisps by Jagabee (1.35 oz.)
This snack looks exactly like French fries! The first ingredient is potato, so they taste a little like them, too. Of course, they’re very crunchy, not soft in the middle like fries. Flavor-wise, I get more butter than soy sauce, but I think it’s a tasty, albeit unfamiliar, combination.
Pocky Tsubu Tsubu Ichigo (1.79 oz.)
No Japanese snack box would be complete without Pocky! This strawberry-flavored Pocky features a heart-shaped biscuit stick. So cute!
Kasugai Fruit Gummy Assortment (3.59 oz.)
Kasugai gummies are made with real fruit juices, which gives them great flavor and makes them taste like real fruit! This assortment contains lychee, mango, and strawberry gummies. I’ve tried quite a few different Kasugai flavors before, and lychee is one of my favorites.
Glico Giant Caplico Strawberry (1.19 oz.)
Non-frozen cone snacks are popular in Japan, and I’ve sampled a few different kinds. I’m a big fan! I think there’s something fun and whimsical about eating a cone snack that doesn’t melt in your hand! Instead of ice cream, this cone is filled with whipped strawberry-flavored chocolate.
Meiji Watapachi Melon Soda (.42 oz.)
I received the grape version of this candy in a recent Japan Crate, and I loved it. I’m thrilled to try a new flavor! This snack combines cotton candy with popping candy (like Pop Rocks). It’s an unfamiliar combination, but it’s so much fun to eat! The soft cotton candy melts in your mouth and then the popping candy starts crackling. I’m a fan of the melon soda flavor, too. I might like it even more than the grape!
Morinaga Milk Caramel (2.01 oz.)
I’ve never tried Japanese caramel before! It tastes pretty similar to caramel candies from other countries, but I like the small, bite-sized pieces and the handy, portable box.
Mikakuto Puccho Soft Cola Candy (1.76 oz.)
This is definitely my favorite discovery in this box! I love cola-flavored candy, and these chews are unusual and delicious. The soft, cola chew contains a fizzy center that effervesces and makes the candy taste like carbonated soda.
Verdict: This is my first time trying Treats Box, and I really enjoyed my snacks from Japan. It’s hard not to compare this box to Universal Yums, since both boxes feature snacks from a different country each month and offer nearly identical pricing structures. Since this is my first Treats Box, it’s difficult to know how other months will compare, but it seems like Treats Box offers fewer treats in their boxes. That said, everything in this box was full-sized (whereas, Universal Yums often sends a few items in smaller portions- like loose candies). I enjoyed the selection of treats in this box, and I think Treats Box did a great job of showcasing different kinds of Japanese snacks. As I mentioned above, I didn’t list value estimates for the items in this box, but I’m happy with what I received considering the cost of the box.
Have you tried Treats Box? What do you think about this month’s selection of Japanese snacks?
Treats offers two subscription levels to pick from. The Standard Pack ($13.95 per month) includes 5+ typical snacks from a new country ... read more.