TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review – June 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.
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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!
TokyoTreat included this handy booklet filled with all kinds of information including the ever so helpful product assortment list.
Dagashi Bag (5)
This bag filled with 4 random dagashi snacks and 1 Umaibo. According to TokyoTreat, “Dagashi snacks are the Japanese version of old-fashioned penny candy” and Umaibo is a “super popular corn puff snacks whose name literally means “delicious stick”.
This is the Umaibo treat from my bag. I couldn’t quite put my finger on the flavor, but it tasted sort of cheesy to me.
Again, these gummy little treats were interesting, but I really am not sure what the flavor was exactly. The picture on the front looks like some sort of pudding dessert, but the flavor tasted more citrusy than sweet. A little weird for me.
These littles guys tasted like a big sweet tart or Smarties type candy. I think with most of those candies the flavors are indistinguishable and this was very much the same. It was good though! They were definitely softer to chew than a regular sweet tart candy which is nice.
Okay so when I first started chewing on this, I was not sure what was happening because the texture was strange to me. BUT, then I realized…this is gum! Yes, this was a lemon flavored gumball, but I was totally put off guard because it was so soft and didn’t have the usual hard outer shell that gumdrops do. LOVED these.
This little dessert type treat was very similar to a Twinkie but better. It was softer, had more of a real vanilla taste, and generally just tasted good!
Super HimoQ – Grape & Muscat Flavor
Gummy candies are my favorite! I am not a super huge fan of grape flavored candy so that already sort of put me off and to be honest, I have no idea what Muscat tastes like…or at least I didn’t know. To me though, this tasted very much like elderflower. I liked that flavor!
O’Zack Sesame Chili Oil Chips
As soon as you open this bag of chips, you can smell the sesame chili flavor. These tasted so so good, but I am not sure I could really eat a whole bag of these chips in one sitting. It was a small bag that you get, but I could really only have a handful before I had to stop. That’s probably just me, but these were very good!
The most obvious comparison here is M&Ms. These little candy coated chocolates are very similar to M&Ms although don’t really taste too much like them. I liked this just the same and really liked the little cardboard tube they come in!
Verdict: Overall I think this box was a little overpriced for the $14.99 price tag (plus free shipping). If you break that down, that would be about $2.00 per item and given the fact that the dagashi bag is described as being “penny candy” I don’t think $2.00 is worth it for each item. The flavors were definitely strange, but still good enough to try and try again. I think my favorite item in my box were the sesame chili oil chips! Interesting and tasty.
What did you think of this month’s TokyoTreat?