My Japan Box KitKat Subscription Review – March 2018
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!
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This is a review for the $29.00/month KitKat subscription.
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
My Japan Box KitKat March 2018 Review
Since My Japan Box doesn’t include info cards and all of the packaging is in Japanese, I’m at the mercy of scouring the interwebs to try and decipher the flavors they send each month.
Easter Break Banana KitKats – Retail Value $5.99
I’m going to start the review off with the KitKat I am most afraid of. I was at first excited to see an Easter-themed bag but then noticed the looming bright yellow banana. I loathe banana-flavored candy, but I will take one for the team here. It actually smells like bubble gum somehow and looks suspiciously like a white chocolate KitKat at first glance. Ok, they aren’t that bad. The flavor isn’t overly banana-y and it kinda just tastes like banana milk. I still don’t love it, but I didn’t wretch like I thought I would. Phew.
White and Milk Chocolate Sakura Edition KitKats?
From what I can tell, this bag is just a mix of white chocolate and regular old milk chocolate KitKats! The subtle difference is that the packaging features sakura (or cherry blossoms) to celebrate Springtime! Just as they bloom in Japan, they bloom around this time in Washington DC as well. It’s kind of nice to eat a basic kit kat after all of these bizarre ones, and the white chocolate one is extra sweet and milky. Mmmm.
Dark Matcha Green Tea KitKats – Retail Value $8.00
Once again, My Japan Box has sent another flavor they had just sent the previous month (siiiiiigh). Lucky for me, it’s a flavor I like: the dark matcha green tea. This one has the creamy flavor of the regular green tea KitKats, but also has chunks of dark green throughout! Textural and a little bit bitter! I love it.
Citrus Golden Blend KitKats
Another duplicate from the last two months. They must have a ton of these on hand because I’ve gotten them every time so far. They’re citrus flavored and surprisingly delicious, in my opinion. Baseball is reportedly very popular in Japan, so the baseball-themed packaging is fitting, especially since a reader pointed out that it may refer to orange slices consumed during breaks. So tart!
Cough Drop KitKats
The final KitKat flavor is by far the strangest of the box, and that I’ve received. Andy was the first to try this seemingly innocent variety, going in blind since the package gave us little to go on with just an announcer yelling on it. He was kind enough to do some Googlin’ and find that these are COUGH DROP FLAVORED. The article that he found explained that the man on the package is Yasutaro Matsuki, a Japanese soccer commentator and that these were released during the FIFA World Cup matches. While Andy urged the rest of us to avoid this flavor at all costs, I have to do my duty and report my findings back to you all. They smell minty fresh, which I actually like, but they do have a very odd medicinal minty flavor to them. They truly do sort of clear up the sinuses a bit and as you can tell by the coloring, are made with white chocolate. I don’t dislike them!
Verdict: Oh, My Japan Box KitKat subscription, I can’t really quit you, can I? I was annoyed to again receive not one but two repeat flavors this month, but the odd cough drop and banana flavors kinda drew me in. With over 200 flavors available in Japan, I really hope to receive more unique flavors and less duplicates next month. Only time will tell.
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 April to sign up for May.
Value Breakdown: At $29 for this box, I’m going to break it down into paying roughly $7.25 per large bag of Kit Kats and $3.63 per small box. While Kit Kats shouldn’t really be that expensive, these are pretty hard to find here in the US, so it’s an easy way to get mystery limited edition flavors to your door.
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