TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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.
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!
TokyoTreat includes an informational booklet in each box. August’s theme is Asian Summer Festival!
The booklet features featured snacks, prizing, DIY tutorial, and detailed information about Japanese summer fireworks and popular food of the season!
The booklet also goes into detail about the snacks featured for the month. Let’s see what’s inside!
Dagashi Bag (5 items)
In this box, you will find a plastic 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 snack whose name literally means “delicious stick.”
I tried the Umaibo first! It looked like it had a cheese powder coating like a Cheeto so I was surprised when I got a hint of fish flavor. The snack is described perfectly simply as a ‘corn puff stick’ and it has a lot of crunch to it! I had a hard time picking out what I thought this tasted like, but it was basically a cheese puff with a little bite to it.
There wasn’t a description for this snack, but the packaging was very cool so I was initially excited! I am not sure how you would describe this snack because it wasn’t a cracker but it wasn’t a candy, instead it had a sort of chewy texture. I wouldn’t consider this a candy because it had a very strong fish flavor and smell to it. Certainly, a savory snack that had the feeling of a gummy. All in all, this snack just wasn’t for me, but it was very unique which is always fun when taste testing.
This next snack was savory and unlike anything I’ve had before, in a good way! The flavors had a mix of beer, salt, and barbeque sauce. Although, sometimes I thought it tasted like pizza! Whatever the flavors were, this was a deliciously crunchy snack that I could not put down.
The packaging on this snack said it was a sour, cola flavored gum. The package came with three round pieces of the gum that had a yummy cola flavor to it that wasn’t too overpowering! Each piece really kept its flavor too. I didn’t get really any sourness, but I didn’t mind that because it allowed me to enjoy chewing this candy even longer!
This last snack embodied what I think of when I hear ‘penny candy.’ This little lollipop tasted like chocolate and caramel. It wasn’t overly sweet and had sort of a rich creaminess to it if that makes any sense when describing a lollipop! This candy was cute and delicious!
BAKE Limited Edition Coriander Flavor
Wow, where can I buy more of these?! I wasn’t really sure what the texture of this would be, I almost thought it would be a hard candy maybe, but this was like biting into a fresh brownie! The outer layer was sort of crunchy and very crumbly, and then the inside was a rich creamy chocolate that just melts in your mouth (like a warm brownie just out of the oven). This treat wasn’t too sweet and you got a nice mixture of bitterness from the dark chocolate mixed with the coriander. This was hands down the best snack from this month’s box for me!
Mitsuya Mandarin Orange Gummies
These were so good and there were a ton in the bag, enough to share with a friend! They tasted more to me like a gummie bear because they weren’t overly sweet. The orange flavor was very refreshing and the gummies had only a light covering of sugar, so nothing too intense if you don’t like your candy too sweet.
Super Thin PRETZ – Edamame Flavor
These were exactly like pretzel sticks with a unique flavor! I love edamame so I knew I would love these, I was right. They had a wonderful crunch and salty flavor that made them very hard to put down. I could have eaten so many more bags of these, even though the bag came with a ton. We were fighting over these in my house because even my son couldn’t stop eating them!
Verdict: I had a lot of fun with this TokyoTreat box! It is always interesting trying new snacks and then seeing the similarities to what you can buy here in the U.S. I am not one for surprises so the Dagashi Bag was a little challenging taste testing since there weren’t any descriptions or ingredients to review first, but I think that is the whole fun of this box. I do think the $14.00 price is a little high for smaller snacks, but I think you are paying more for the experience with TokyoTreat. I really enjoyed sharing this box with my family because we were all able to learn and enjoy the different treats together!
What was your favorite treat from the August TokyoTreat?