TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review – December 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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box 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 level, fun info about Japanese culture, and more.
Tohato Caramel Corn – Value $1.49
This bag is so cute! I love that it has a little reindeer face on it.
There’s a space on the side where you can write someone’s name, in case you use this snack as a holiday stocking stuffer.
I think because of the name I expected popcorn kernels inside, but this bag is full of these crispy little curls. They’re lightly sweet but still very corny, in the way that sugary corn cereal tends to be. I really liked these curly treats!
Shimi Choco Corn – Value $1.64
This snack also came in a cute Christmas package!
There’s a “Dear” and “From” space on the back of the bag on this treat, as well. I like that these snacks know that they might make the perfect present for a fan of Japanese treasures!
These puffs are in the shape of cute little stars! Like the last snacks, these reminded me of my favorite chocolate cereal. They’re just a smidge less sweet, though.
Strawberry Roll-Up Candy – Value $2.00
This package isn’t overtly Christmas-y, but the bright red strawberries do have a festive color scheme!
This gummy candy is very similar to roll-up candy you’d find in the states. Nothing too out-of-the-ordinary, but still a nice strawberry flavor.
Two Umaibo Christmas Edition Chocolate Sticks – Total Value $0.96
Again, I love the holiday packaging on the treats in this box! Everything has such a festive feel. The Christmas edition umaibo is no longer available on Amazon, but you can find additional chocolate options here.
These treats are little chocolate-covered sticks, kind of like log-shaped candy bars.
Inside, they’re crispy and light. Apparently, these are also a corn snack, like the other crunchy finds in this box. They definitely have the consistency of a corn puff, and a bit of that same corn-cereal flavor I was getting from the other finds.
Asahi Bireley’s Soft Candy – Value $2.95?
This is an awfully cute package, isn’t it? I love the classic pastel stripes.
I couldn’t find this product online (just other similar treats from the same brand), so it’s a pretty rare treat.
The candies themselves are like little sugary pearls. They come in an assortment of four flavors (apple, grape, peach, and orange, I think), and the flavors are nice and tasty. These are chewy and fun, though not that distinctive in my opinion. They’re pretty much just tasty fruit candies. Very cute, though!
Christmas Fugashi – Value $0.67?
This was my favorite package yet. I love that little Santa! I based the value on similar fugashi.
I did a little research around what fugashi is after trying it. Apparently, it’s made from wheat gluten, which I’ve never had in “candy” form before! The texture is like a dense, almost foam-like corn puff. It’s super light and crispy with a sugary taste. This is the kind of super unique treat that I like to find in this box, though I can’t say I liked it all that much!
Verdict: I enjoyed a lot of the items in this TokyoTreat box, and I really liked all of the festive packaging! The estimated value of the box is only $9.71, which is way short of the $14.99 box cost. I think it’s really fun to explore foods from another country, even if they aren’t all right up my alley, but I do wish there was more in the box to help make up the missing value.
Do you think you’ll try TokyoTreat?