TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
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.
I love the bright orange box and manga-inspired design!
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: TokyoTreat
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.
Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add TokyoTreat to your subscription list or wishlist!
The booklet that came with this box is more like a mini magazine, listing out all of the items included in each of the subscription levels (I’m tempted to get the Premium now…), awesome illustrations, and snapshots of Japanese culture.
O’Zack Carnival Chili Lime Chips – Value $1.65
These chips were light and almost rice-like for potato chips. The design of the bag makes them seem like they’d be spicier than they are. Instead, they have a bright lime taste—the hint of spice provides more flavor than it does heat.
Koala’s March Halloween Edition – Value $1.20
I remember buying Koala’s March cookies at my local Pennsylvania grocery store when I was little. They were such a different (and adorable) sight to see sitting amidst all the American snacks. And they tasted awesome, too. These little vanilla cookies are stuffed with chocolate cream and printed with different koala faces. For the Halloween edition, the koalas are dressed up in costumes and other autumnal garb. I thought maybe they’d taste different (pumpkin spice, perhaps?), but it seems the designs are the only thing that’s changed for Halloween.
Look at these little guys. So kawaii!
Uncle Pierre’s Strawberry Cream Roll Cake – Value $0.59?
This little foil-wrapped cake is no bigger than the size of my hand, so it goes fast. But it’s not bad for such a simple treat. The cake is moist and sweet, and the cream inside, while not as pretty pink as the packaging suggests, is lightly strawberry flavored.
I couldn’t find this item online, so I looked to other grocery store snack cakes to figure out the value. Since it’s imported from Japan, this snack cake might be worth a bit more than the ones you find here in the states, but based on the quality, I doubt it’s worth much more than $1.00.
Mr. Taro Onion Taro Puffs – Value $0.88
These little puffs are like a lighter cheese puff. They have a great onion flavor that’s not too overwhelming, and like cheese puffs, they’d melt in your mouth if you didn’t crunch through them fast enough. I’ve only ever had cheesy flavors in a puffy snack like this, so the onion was a tasty alternative. Super good!
Hip Hop Berry Soft Candy Stick – Value $0.39
The colors of this candy stick made it seem like the flavor would be more watermelon than berry! The candy has the soft, chewy consistency of an old-fashioned Cow Tail. There are little bits of crunchy sugar on the inside, too, which add some fun texture.
Pipo Chocolate Whistle – Value $0.75
The end of this little plastic pipe is filled with little-candy-coated chocolate balls, which are sweet and fun to crunch open. When you’re done snacking, you can use the pipe as a toy whistle!
The equivalent item I found has a price that feels a little low, but the chocolate and the plastic is admittedly pretty cheap. If it is worth more, it’s probably not by a whole lot.
Verdict: Fans of Japanese culture will get a kick out of the flavors and bright, flashy items in the TokyoTreat box. While these aren’t the most sophisticated treats, it’s more about the fun of the presentation and the thrill of enjoying something from such a cool country. Going mostly off of similar items (I couldn’t find most of these products online), the value of the box is around $5.46, which is well below the $14.99 box cost. The uncommon foods are cool, but I wish there were more treats or related surprises included that would even out the cost.
What TokyoTreat item are you most curious to try?