TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017


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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. 

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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)

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code SPOOKTACULAR to save 10% off your first Premium box!

COUPON: Use code 3OFF to save $3 off your first box

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.

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TokyoTreat includes an informational booklet in each box. The theme for September is Japanese characters! 

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The booklet gives a detailed look at what snacks are in each size box! It also highlights a fun Odangoyasan DIY kit and a list of what the lucky treats of the month are! 

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You will also find a super fun look into themed eateries! Ever hear of the Cafe De Miki With Hello Kitty?! Learn all about it in your September booklet, plus you can also learn about the TokyoTreat monthly contest. Let’s take a look at what snacks September has in store for us!  

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Crunky x One Punch Man 

According to the booklet, Crunky is a popular chocolate bar and the flavor featured this month is a limited edition bar! The packaging also comes in three different designs featuring the popular series, One Punch Man. What a fun way to start the box! The chocolate bar itself was incredible! It was a white chocolate bar with a light crunch throughout. The best way that I can describe the flavors is that it tastes exactly like cookies and cream. I think I’m still shocked that I love white chocolate so much now!   

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Calbee Satsumaimon

OMG, these little chips were so good! Each chip is a dried sweet potato, but if I didn’t read that in the booklet I would have thought these were plantains. The surprise ingredient is the addition of cream cheese! Each chip has a wonderful tartness from the cream cheese with that lovely sweet from the potato. We were all gathered around this bag of chips, we couldn’t get enough!

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Hi-Chew Premium – Red Grape

I love receiving candy like this because it is something I would never buy for myself. These candies were extra chewy and so sweet with a little sourness. A super fun fact from the booklet about this snack, 98% of the juice used in these hi-chews comes from Italian Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. No wonder I loved these so much! 

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Dagashi Bag (5 items)

In this box, you will find a plastic bag filled with 5 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! If you are familiar with some of my past reviews, you will remember that I haven’t found a Umaibo that I have liked. Until now that is! When I first started eating this Umaibo I thought it tasted like a white cheddar, but then I started to get some sweet flavors, almost like a kettle corn. I am still not sure what flavors are packed into this Umaibo, but I do know that I loved it! 

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The next snack was a curry flavored stick. The best way that I can describe these is that they were like hot fries with a curry seasoning on them! They weren’t overly spicy, but had a wonderful curry flavor to them. Curry is a big hit in my house so these were gobbled up very quickly!  

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The packaging of this candy is on point! These champagne soda pops are little hard candies that are made from mochi. While I didn’t get a strong champagne flavor, I did really get a big hint of soda. Overall, these were a really cute and fun candy that I loved trying!

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Another super cute candy! This little fist tasted just like Jell-O and had the same texture. It had a wonderfully sweet grape flavor that I loved. I could see this being a really fun treat to get for your kiddos at the store, which is why this works so well coming in the dagashi bag!

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I have received these in other boxes and boy do I love them! They are basically chicken noodle soup in a cracker form. You can eat these straight out of the bag or you could even use them as a topper on a soup. I decided to save this bag to use on soup, and believe me that did not disappoint!

Verdict: This was my second time receiving TokyoTreat, and I was very impressed with everything from the September box! Normally I get a little nervous for the mystery snack bag, but everything I tried this month was delicious. The best part about TokyoTreat is that they really send a variety of snacks that are unique to me. The booklet included each month is always so fun to browse and you can always learn something new! With the monthly cost of the box of $14.99, each item would equal out to a value of $1.87. While I loved each of the snacks featured this month, I do think the value is coming a bit low, especially since the dagashi bag are usually smaller, less expensive items. I do think TokyoTreat is an overall experience and they offer so many different contests and ways to interact with the box community all month long! I can’t wait to see what October has to bring with TokyoTreat

What was your favorite treat from the September TokyoTreat?

Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

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  1. I’m very unhappy with this company and I won’t be renewing my subscription. The items they put in their boxes are always great, but I signed up for a 3 month subscription on July 5th and I’ve received 2 boxes since then. My August box arrived a few days into September, and my September box that shipped on the 4th still hasn’t arrived over a month later.

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