Japan Candy Box is filled with hand-picked quirky Japanese sweets & snacks directly to your home every month. Each box includes 10 delicious, special and fun Japanese candies and snacks.
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About Japan Candy Box
The Subscription Box: Japan Candy Box
The Cost: $19.90 a month + free shipping
The Products: 10 Carefully curated and fun Japanese snacks
Ships to: Worldwide, with free shipping to every country!
Japan Candy Box May 2018 Review
This box came with an illustrated info sheet for details on the products included.
Yaokin Umaibo Chicken Curry - Retail Value $0.40
This is the second month in a row that after eating the including umaibo in the box I immediately went online to order more. These definitely taste like curry powder but they have a slight sweetness to balance the curry flavor. In short, they are delicious.
Koikeya Spicy Fries - Buy 4 bags for $4.90
These spicy fries have an airy texture that still provides a decent crunch. The small fries at flavorful, but the heat from the chili builds as you eat these.
Masuya Onigiri Senbei - Retail Value $1.10
I liked these a lot more than I thought I would because 1) I am not a big fan of rice cakes and 2) I am not a big fan of soy sauce flavored things. These, however, had a great crunchy texture and the soy sauce flavor, while prominent, wasn't too salty. There was almost a light sweetness in these that balanced out the seaweed and soy sauce, and it really made for a well-balanced snack.
Nobel Plum Sour Candy - Retail Value $2.90
Biting through this sour plum candy is like biting through a big gumball, only instead of the inside being hollow you are treated with a sour candy. The sour plum taste has a mild perfumey taste to it, but eating them reminded me of eating a handful of sour skittles and regular skittles at the same time— a competing flavor of sour vs sweet.
Kyoshin Green Apple Mochi - Retail Value $1.60
These had a really interesting texture and a sort of powdery finish. The green apple flavor was bright and tangy and yummy, and this is another snack I could have eaten in one sitting.
Sanrio Characters Strawberry Marshmallows
These are delicious. They taste like soft pillowy clouds and the strawberry jelly isn't too messy. I ate one to try them, and then proceeded to eat the entire bag.
Fujiya Anpanman Egg Boro Biscuits - Buy 4 bags for $4.50
I tried these in the April Zenpop Sweets + Ramen Box and on their own I wasn't impressed. However, when I tried these it was immediately after the curry umaibo and spicy fries, and I was really able to taste the slight sweetness these biscuit cookies have. They remind me of a less sweet vanilla wafer cookie.
Glico Pretz in Tomato - Retail Value $3.90 (found here for $2.70)
On their own, I am not a tomato fan, so I wasn't too hyped about trying these. They were surprisingly really yummy! Rather than tasting like a raw tomato they tasted almost like pizza flavored chips. This pack came with two inner packs, and one is already gone.
Kasugai Konpeito Candy - Retail Value $5.90
These are the bigger version of the Sugarfina Kyoto Blossoms which is one of my favorite candies. These taste just like a little ball of rock candy, so if you love rock candy like me this will really be your jam. I ordered more of these when acquiring more curry umaibo.
Pine Ichigo Milk Candy - Retail Value $2.90
These little hard candy balls remind me of a less dense blow pop, and once you bite through the hard candy outer shell you are treated to a soft core that tastes exactly like strawberry milk. I needed to buy more of these too because this is fantastic and delicious.
The Verdict: Japan Candy Box is quickly becoming my favorite Asian snack subscription box! I love that they include a great mix of sweet and savory, and a lot of the items seem to seasonable with what is popular in Japan right now! I also love that they have a connected online store as well because this is the second month in a row I had to immediately purchase more of the snacks that came in the box. A value wasn't available for all of the snacks, but the total value of 7 of the 10 snacks was $18.70, which is about a dollar less than the $19.90 cost of the box, including free shipping. The remaining three snacks surely push the value over the cost of the box, plus the free international shipping adds to the value as well.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box cost $19.90 with free shipping, and I received 10 cool snacks. That breaks down to $1.99 a snack!
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