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Each month, Doki Doki comes with an informative booklet that includes all you need to know about your items, a comic, a list of the prizes you can win, and social media highlights! This month's theme is "Kirei Kitchen" which means "clean and cute"! I'm super excited!
Medium My Melody Tray
The first item is a plastic dish/tray featuring My Melody! It reminds me of the bowls people make out of records. This one is about 6.5" in diameter.
Small My Melody Tray
They've included a smaller size of the same dish for the next item. It's roughly 5.5" in diameter.
Here they are compared to one another. What a cute little set!
They are a hard plastic that is clear with pink and blue designs with My Melody in various poses, along with beauty products and roses.
Since these are in the kitchen themed box, I figured they were best used to serve candy, but you can use them for anything you like!
Piyo Piyo Apron
This has got to be my favorite item of the box! You all know how much cooking I do with all the meal kits I review, so this is a great score for me! I also love cute yet practical things, and this bright orange apron fits the bill!
It has a standard loop to go over your neck, and ties on each side to affix around your body.
There's a cute scene on the front with a hen and three little chicks walking atop a sunny side up egg! There are also two large pockets to store your smartphone for recipe referrals...
...or a kitchen cloth to clean up with!
My Melody Microfiber Dry Cloth
Another useful item for the kitchen is this little cloth which is on the thicker side and is super absorbent.
It's 12" by 9" with a baby blue edge.
It's patterned with small, quizzical pink My Melodys, and flowers.
The back side is a soft spongy mesh situation.
I don't have a dish washer, so this is perfect to dry items that won't fit into my dish rack, or more delicate things like wine glasses.
Set of 2 Hello Kitty Kitchen Cloths
My favorite Japanese items are often very practical. Why buy plain everyday items when you can have these Hello Kitty kitchen cloths!
You get two different colors (red and yellow) with the same pattern, which includes Hello Kitty herself, apples, and little canisters.
These are super lightweight cloth towels that can be used for drying or wiping up messes in the kitchen. They are only a step above paper towels, so I can see getting a handful of uses out of each before you'd have to toss them out.
They are pretty large, so you could even cut them into smaller towels to prolong their life.
Panda Onigiri Mold Kit
Making super kawaii foods for your bento box is popular in Japan, and this set can help you achieve the most kawaii panda onigiri (rice balls) imaginable!
There are directions on the back (with pictures, luckily) that explains how to use the two included tools.
There is a mold for the rice, and a metal punch for seaweed.
The rice mold is made from a sturdy plastic and has three parts: the handle, and two sides to the panda face mold.
Keeping the front of the face in the handle, you put your sticky rice in the mold, then use the back of the panda head to press the rice down.
The panda face stamp is sturdy plastic with a metal punch, like ones you use for paper.
You take a sheet of dried seaweed and feed it into the punch to get your ears, eyes, and nose/mouth punched out! Then, you'd place them on the panda rice to complete!
Dokodemo Calimero Blind Box Figure
Let me introduce you to Calimero, who is a good-hearted but unlucky baby chick who starred in his own tv show back in the 60's!
There are 10 different variations you could have received! Here's mine.
I think he's supposed to hang off of a pencil cup, but I could not for the life of me get him to balance! He is so top heavy!
Tanabata Angel Hoppe-chan
Yay! Another hoppe-chan charm for me! Tanabata is the star festival, which is why she is adorned with a sparkly gold star atop her little dollop head.
She has pink rhinestone cheeks and is attached to a metallic pink ball chain so you can hang her from your keys, tote bag, or anywhere else you may want her angelic face to brighten up.
Awwwww look at her little angel wings!
Verdict: I LOVED this month's kitchen theme for Doki Doki! I received 9 items (counting the onigiri set as two), and there wasn't anything I didn't squeal at when unboxing. Almost everything will be put to good use by me personally, and I'm excited to make my kitchen "kirei"! Doki Doki runs $30 per month, which makes each item cost a little over $3.00 a piece. That is totally reasonable to me!
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