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 June 2018 Review
This box came with an illustrated info sheet for details on the products included.
Bourbon Nicotto Vanilla Cream Biscuits
These mini cream filled biscuits look like Oreos, and that is just what they tasted like. As a lover of Oreos, this was a great snack.
Anpanman KoroKoro Chocolate Balls
These seem like a cheap chocolate covered biscuit, but the chocolate in this tastes like it is of a way better quality compared to the cheap chocolate we get here in the states. I don't think these were dark chocolate but there was that savory undertone that comes from high-quality dark chocolate that made these really pleasant.
Dole Dessert Peach Yogurt Gummy Candy
I was excited to try these as a lover of peach and a lover of gummies, but the yogurt here tastes exactly like yogurt and that wasn’t really a pleasant combination for my palette.
Calbee Kata-age Black Pepper Potato Chips
These black pepper chips have a fair amount of black pepper flavor, but it wasn’t so peppery that it was too much. What these chips were really missing, however, was salt. When I am eating chips I really crave that salty flavor and these did not deliver.
Dorachoco Mini Pancakes
These mini pancake sandwiches were sooo good. The chocolate filling was a surprise for me, but the two flavors complemented each other perfectly. The pancake itself was so pillowy soft and moist, and the chocolate was almost like a ganache. I would totally eat a full-size red bean pancake after eating these little guys.
Tohato Caramel Corn in Matcha Green Tea
I have tried plain tohato caramel corn in the past, and I really loved them! These, on the other hand, didn't do it for me. You could smell the matcha as soon as you opened the package, and the matcha flavor was the dominant one. I like the occasional matcha green tea Frappuccino or mochi ball, but this matcha had a really grassy aftertaste that I wasn't a fan of. If you like a lot of matcha flavor, though, these would totally be your jam.
Sanrio Characters Ribbon Biscuits
Plain biscuits like these are common in Japanese snacks, but I don’t really get them. They’re not sweet at all and are almost flavorless if we are being honest. Maybe these are the cheerios of Japan that you give to toddlers as they are slowly graduating from baby food solids? Even though these aren’t my thing, I do appreciate how cute the hello kitty bow designs are!
Kracie Fuwarinka Beauty Rose Gum - Retail Value $2.50
I love rose in my bath products and lotions, but not in my gum. These are very rose-forward and the flavor was too perfumy for me to want to keep chewing.
Umaibo Snack Stick - Vegetable Salad - Retail Value $0.40
I have yet to try a umaibo I didn’t like, and these were no exception. Honestly, I don’t know how to describe these because it definitely doesn’t taste like lettuce. However, when it comes to umaibos I believe in eat first and question later, so I am not really fussed by not understanding what I am eating. My umaibo arrived a little crushed, but that did not affect its savory deliciousness one bit.
Marukawa Strawberry Shaved Ice Gum - Retail Value $0.90
This gum doesn’t taste like any shaved ice I have ever had. It has a generic sweet flavor that is not unpleasant, but this isn’t a gum I would be chewing for more than a few minutes.
The Verdict: Japan Candy Box is one of my favorite snack boxes that I receive every month. I love that they include a mix of both sweet and savory, and I really love that they have a connected online store that allows me to purchase more umaibos. My taste buds are looking forward to the July box!
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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