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My Japan Box KitKat Subscription Review – January 2018

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My Japan Box KitKat

My Japan Box KitKat is a monthly subscription that selects a variety of different flavors of Japanese KitKats to be delivered to your door each month. With over 200 varieties of KitKat available in Japan, you’re sure to try new ones each time!

a look inside My Japan Box KitKat

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This is a review for the $29.00/month KitKat subscription.

contents of My Japan Box KitKat January 2018

About My Japan Box KitKat

The Subscription Box: My Japan Box KitKat

The Cost: $29.00 per month + free shipping

The Products: Various KitKats with flavors exclusive to Japan

Ships to: Worldwide

January 2018 My Japan Box KitKat Review

My job is kinda hard sometimes. Sometimes Liz forces me to try all sorts of crazy KitKat flavors and it’s just… awful. JK everyone, I’m super excited about this one!! I ordered it in mid-December and it took about three weeks to get here from Japan. I would check in on tracking every few days to update everyone but it’s finally here and it is SO COOL. Since My Japan Box doesn’t include an info card, I had to make guesses and do research to figure out these exact flavors.

Let’s dig in!

White Chocolate Citrus KitKat box back of White Chocolate Citrus KitKat box White Chocolate Citrus KitKat box with three minis popping out front and back of White Chocolate Citrus KitKat

A space to write a little message on the back!

White Chocolate Citrus KitKat on plate

Citrus Golden Blend KitKats (3 minis)

This is the smallest selection of the month and came in the form of three minis in a baseball-themed box. I’m not sure what citrus fruits have to do with baseball (my guess: nothing) but I think it’s pretty cute. I thought I would hate this since I don’t care for fruit-flavored milky things (like ice cream) but I was pleasantly surprised. I got a strong lemon/orange flavor while Andy immediately said “grapefruit?”. The fruits on the box look like a lemon, lime, and an orange (or is it a grapefruit?) so I’ll just go with that. Biting into a milky KitKat and being met with a sharp tart/sour flavor is really quite an experience. I love it already.

Strawberry KitKat bag back of Strawberry KitKat bag Strawberry KitKat bag with minis pouring out Strawberry KitKat on a plate

Strawberry KitKats (12 minis) – Retail Value $4.59

The rest of the KitKats come in larger bags of minis. This strawberry flavor came with 12 so I could easily share. As soon as I ripped open the wrapper, I could smell a strong strawberry scent! I’ve never been one for strawberry milk or anything like that, but like the citrus, this has a tart flavor! The wafers are covered in a pale pink chocolate and there are tiny chunks of strawberry in there as well. It actually reminds me of strawberry lemonade. I’m glad to see these are available online to buy, but since they are my least favorite of this bunch, I don’t think I’ll be ordering.

Matcha KitKat bag back of Matcha KitKat bag close up of Matcha KitKat bag

Look at that little cutie on the back of the package!

Matcha KitKat bag with minis pouring out Matcha KitKat bag on a plate

Matcha Green Tea KitKats (13 minis) – Retail Value $4.98

Hello, lover. In my very limited exposure to Japanese KitKats, these are hands down my favorite. You need to already love matcha to love these, which I do. They taste a lot like a matcha latte from Starbucks and I can eat a whole bag in one sitting, no problem. Describing matcha is kind of hard, but it’s an earthy tea flavor, but mixed with sweet milk chocolate. Just- stunning. It looks like these are a little more available than some of the other flavors included in the box, perhaps because of the matcha craze we’ve all been going through here in the U.S.

bakeable custard kitkat bag back of bakeable custard kitkat bag

Heating directions?!

bakeable custard kitkat bag with minis pouring out bakeable custard kitkat on a plate

Bakeable Custard KitKats (13 minis)

Well, I think these are the most unique of the bunch in flavor as well as practice. The package urges you to bake these, although there are no English directions provided on the package, or by My Japan Box. For shame. I did find some stuff online though because I wanted to try it and give you all a really beautiful photo of a perfectly toasted KitKat. Spoiler alert: I can’t deliver. I popped one into my toaster oven at home for 2 minutes on 350 degrees but only got a melted KitKat. It was still good, but not how I imagined. Perhaps I needed a higher temperature to start with. Oh well! Before researching, I was guessing this was a vanilla froyo flavor (based on the front of the package) which wasn’t far off, but now I think it tastes more like creme brulee. There are little crunchies in there too that I can’t quite place but will guess that they are vanilla bean?

Verdict: My Japan Box KitKat subscription is super fun! For $29.00 (with free shipping worldwide) I received four different variations of KitKat (two that are rare and seemingly hard to get ahold of online, and two that are exclusive to Japan, yet can be ordered with a few clicks) for a total of 41 minis. I liked that they sent three large bags so I could share with friends, and the smaller one that only came with three packs made it seem extra exclusive. Though the price is a little steep (after seeing two of the flavors are available for about $5.00 each), I’m hoping to receive more rare flavors in coming months that I won’t be able to easily get my hands on otherwise. This is a fun idea for a KitKat enthusiast as a gift, or to split with friends who want to taste some obscure treats. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No- since boxes are mailed at the beginning of the month, it looks like you have until the end of January to sign up for February.

Value Breakdown: At $29 for this box, you’re paying approximately $0.71 per mini KitKat.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

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5 Comments

  1. I buy the machta ones at my local oriental store.

  2. You don’t like ice cream? My brain can’t compute. Also this seems a bit expensive for what it is

    • Haha, I like ice cream- just not when it’s fruit flavored (like strawberry), or orange creamsicles *shudder*. I’m not a MONSTER, Erica! 😛

  3. I assume the baseball referred to halftime oranges!

    • Ohhhh- is that a thing with baseball? I’m not a huge sports person.

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