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Japan Candy Box Subscription Review – August 2018

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakAug 26, 2018 | 1 comment

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Japan Candy Box
3 overall rating
9 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Japan Candy August 2018 review

About Japan Candy Box

The Subscription Box: Japan Candy Box

The Cost: $19.90 a month + free shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code AUTUMNSNACKS to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: 10 Carefully curated and fun Japanese snacks

Ships to: Worldwide, with free shipping to every country!

Japan Candy Box August 2018 “Natsu Matsuri” Review

This box came with an illustrated info sheet for details on the products included. This month’s theme is Summer Festival!

Coris Kakigori Shaved Ice Ramune Candy

Coris Kakigori Shaved Ice Ramune Candy

Normally I don’t like ramune candies but these were great! They had a crunchy outer shell that would pop when I bit them, and the inside is a powdery bit of deliciousness. These don’t taste like American shaved ice, but they taste like the other shaved ice candies I have tried from Japanese snack boxes.

Boruto Gummy

These were interesting. The description says these should taste like a sweet and sour pineapple energy drink, and I didn’t get any sweetness or any pineapple but a lot of the sour and the fizz of an energy drink. The gummies themselves were very firm and sticky so they didn’t want to peel out of the container. Overall these were a bit unpleasant.

Bin Ramune Powder Bottle Snack

Bin Ramune Powder Bottle Snack

This snack is so interesting! This is a wafer bottle filled with ramune powder, and you stick a straw into the bottom of the bottle to essentially drink the powder. It was a little weird to sip powder through a straw, but I liked it.

Umaibo Takoyaki Potato Rings

Umaibo Takoyaki Potato Rings

The last time I tried a takoyaki (Japanese octopus flavored balls of dough topped with mayonnaise and bbq sauce) flavored snack I was not a fan at all, so I was hesitant to try these. These are extra cheeky, with some of the snacks being ring-shaped and some of them actually being octopus-shaped. When I tried these, however, I actually liked them! There is the faintest flavor of mayo that then goes to BBQ, and while that may sound strange it just worked.

Glico Karu Edamame Potato Sticks

Glico Karu Edamame Potato Sticks

I love edamame so I was excited to try these! The sticks were light and airy, but the edamame flavor was a bit grassy which I was not expecting. These definitely don’t have a traditional edamame flavor, so I was a bit disappointed.

Osatsu Doki Sweet Potato Chips – Pancake Flavor

These were stellar. They really do taste like buttery, syrup-soaked pancakes and they were so addictive! These chips are one of the best Japanese snacks I have ever tried.

Yaokin Yakitori Umaibo

Yaokin Yakitori Umaibo

I love umaibo – there has yet to be an umaibo I have not liked. These are yakitori flavored, which is a Japanese grilled chicken. This umaibo had the smoke and char flavor that you would expect from a real piece of grilled chicken! As expected, this was tasty.

Yaokin Soba-meshi Noodle Snack

Soba-meshi is a quintessential Japanese street food, and this snack did not disappoint. This was a savory snack with a hint of spice and a good crunch.

Puccho Sakurajima Mandarin

Puccho Sakurajima Mandarin

This chewy candy is flavored with authentic Sakurajima Mandarins, and these really packed that sweet citrus flavor. I wasn’t a big fan of the strange firm, yet chewy, texture, but the mandarin flavor was absolutely delicious.

Sumikko Gurashi Grape Gummy

These gummies had a firm outer layer with a juicier gummy texture inside, and they really taste like grapes! These were fun.

The Verdict: I really enjoyed getting to try snacks inspired by the food served at Japanese summer festivals! Those pancake sweet potato chips are a game-changer—they are SO good! 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:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by August 31st to get the September box!

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code AUTUMNSNACKS to save $5 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $19.90 with free shipping, and I received 10 cool snacks. That breaks down to $1.99 a snack!

Read all of our Japan Candy Box reviews and more sweet snack box reviews in the Food Subscription Box List!

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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Anna

These snacks are all sold on Blippo, they have a great assortment of snacks and a lot of assorted kawaii items.

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