My Japan Box KitKat Subscription Review – May 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 May 2018 Review
Sake KitKats – Retail Value $12.00
I’ll begin with the obvious: My Japan Box needs to invest in some insulated packaging. This is the second month in a row that every KitKat received was melted. Don’t get me wrong, they still taste the same, but they look like heck. I was really excited to see this completely new variety of KitKat, especially because it’s also in a fancy box. It’s unfortunate that these are apparently so special that you only get 9 minis in the box though. The package states that these are “the elegant taste of sake wrapped in the gentle sweetness of white chocolate”. I honestly can’t recall what the average sake tastes like and I’m sure there are unlimited variations like all alcohol, but these just taste like perfume to me. The white chocolate is super sweet, and then I can certainly get an alcohol flavor once I start chewing, but it’s not a flavor I’m into. Sadness.
If you are a fan of Japanese culture, you may recognize the bear on the bag of this flavor of KitKat. His name is Kumamon and he’s the mascot of the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kumamoto is famous for Ikinari Dango (aka “Sudden Dumplings”- given their name because they are so easy to make) which is what these KitKats are flavored like. The sweet dumplings contain red bean paste and sweet potato and these KitKats do a pretty good job of capturing that deliciousness. These may be my favorite of the bunch.
Dark Matcha Green Tea KitKat – Retail Value $9.95
Ah yes, the not-so-elusive green tea KitKat in Dark Matcha. I received these back in February as well. I love matcha and all but like always, with over 200 flavors of KitKat in Japan, it’s a bummer receiving duplicate flavors within a few months. That being said, I really enjoy this flavor- it’s a bit more earthy than the other green tea KitKats and is a little less sweet.
This is kind of odd. They tossed one loose strawberry KitKat in the box as well. I’m not going to count it towards the value since it’s just one mini. Strawberry KitKats are probably one of the easier Japanese flavors to get a hold of and I’ve received them in this box in the past as well. They taste pretty much how you’d expect: quite sweet with a strong fruity flavor.
Verdict: My Japan Box KitKat can be hard to put a value on since the prices seem all over the place. Some you can find at big box stores online and others are only available through specialty stores or eBay where the prices drastically fluctuate. I love the idea of getting unique KitKat flavors straight from Japan each month but My Japan Box seems pretty unorganized and it’s random how many bags or total KitKats you’ll receive. They also need to seriously look into insulated packaging so the product doesn’t melt during these warm months.
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 would receive June.
Value Breakdown: The box cost $29.00, so you’re paying about $9.67 for each of the three flavors.
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