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 July 2018 Review
This box came with an illustrated info sheet for details on the products included. This months theme is ice cream!
Koala’s March Biscuits
These were tasty with a creamy filling right out of the package, but Japan Candy recommended freezing them and the cold really elevated this sweet treat. Each little koala was like biting through a wafer cone to get to a creamy ice cream center. I am a big fan of these!
Meiji Panda Yan Yan Biscuit Sticks
I’ve tried these before and they’re not my favorite. This is essentially a build-your-own pocky, as you have the biscuit sticks, chocolate dipping sauce, and sprinkles. If you enjoy chocolate pocky I think this would be a real treat, but they’re not for me.
Fujiya Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate
It specifically says on the packaging that these are only allowed to be sold in Japan, and that hurt my heart a little bit as Baskin Robbins is holding out on us American ice cream lovers. This tastes similar to an Andes mint, only with the chocolate being creamier and the mint not being as intense. This is really mint chocolate ice cream in chocolate form, and I currently have the remaining chocolate chilling in the freezer for the next time a mint ice cream craving strikes.
Kabaya Kakigori Shaved Ice Gummies
I love how these gummies look like snow cones! These gummies have a soft texture that is made more interesting thanks to the crunch of the sugar crystals, and the blue one reminded me the most of shaved ice. The red and yellows tasted yummy too, but I don’t know that I would be able to pin down their flavor the way I could the blue one.
Yaokin Little Gang Popping Candy
This little bag is essentially Japanese pop rocks! I love pop rocks, so these were fun. I ate this bag as is, but the next time I go get ice cream I’m going to grab a bag of pop rocks to top it because that idea really intrigues me.
Baby Star Shinkansen Ramen Maru
These are little crackers made from dry ramen noodles. The crunch factor was through the roof but I thought overall the flavor was a bit bland.
Glico Caplico Mini Ice Cream Snack
This was so good! To me, it tasted like a freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream cone, and I was ALL about it. I could really taste the strawberry and chocolate ice cream as I munched through this, and I thought it was delightful.
Coris Hiyarinko Ice Gum
These gumballs tasted just like a regular gumball with a bit of texture on the outer shell. The mint flavor wasn't very strong in this, but I still enjoyed it.
Coris Cola & Soda Soft Candy
This confused me, as this is both a cola and soda flavored chewy candy. To me, cola and soda are used interchangeably to describe a soft drink, so I didn't really understand this. The cola flavor of this tasted like Coke, and I think the "soda" flavor was lemon-lime? Either way, I wasn't a big fan of the two flavors combined.
Calbee Sapporo Potato Chips BBQ Flavor
These potato chips were light, airy, and crunchy. The BBQ flavor was more soy sauce than American BBQ, but overall the flavor was mild and it made for easy snacking.
The Verdict: I will never be mad about a snack box choosing ice cream as the monthly theme! This box was a great way to try ice cream-centered snacks that are eaten in Japan, and I had fun with the variety of flavors and textures provided in the box. I look forward to getting this box every month because it really is just fun—even if I don’t like a snack, I still enjoy the experience of trying something I couldn’t get here in Louisiana.
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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