TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review – July 2018
TokyoTreat is a snack subscription box filled with candy and other tasty goodies from Japan. A little salty, a little sweet… all very authentic to what you’d find walking through a convenience store in Japan.
TokyoTreat offers to sizes: the Classic box for $25.00 a month and includes 12 snacks, or the Premium box for $35.00 and includes 17 snacks. More information about the snacks included can be found here.
This review is of the Classic, $25.00 a month, box.
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The Subscription Box: TokyoTreat
The Cost: $25.00 + free shipping
The Products: Each box has a hand-picked collection of Japanese candies, DIY kits, traditional Dagashi snack, and savory snacks and drinks for you to enjoy.
Ships to: US and Worldwide
TokyoTreat July 2018 Review
Each Tokyo Treat box comes with a booklet. This month’s theme is “Camping Getaway”.
The first two pages explain why they picked the theme and then has a few riddles for fun!
The next two pages show what comes in the classic and premium boxes. This box is classic, so it doesn’t contain the first 5 items listed on the left.
The next pages talk about featured candies. For premium, it’s Pineapple & Coconut Marshmallows, while for classic, it’s Water Candy!
Then there are two pages of contest details.
Because this is the camping themed month, they’ve decided to share popular hikes in Japan and have shared some vocabulary words to learn Japanese that also relate to camping.
These two pages highlight some social media photos.
The back has the address to access a digital copy of the booklet.
Now let’s get to those treats!
Water Candy DIY
I have mixed feeling about DIY candy. I can see why they are popular because it’s a fun little thing to do, but part of me is like “can’t this just come ready to eat?”. I’m probably not the target audience, but it is neat to see how something with three different flavors can be mixed together to create another. Here, they’ve given us strawberry, ramune soda, and lemon liquid candies in separate pouches. Squeeze them all out into the included plastic tray and mix with the included plastic paddle to create what somehow ends up tasting like grape! While I’m not a big fan of this thick glue-like consistency, it’s certainly a unique experience. It also got a little stringy and messy to eat, but I suppose that is part of the fun?
Pretty Cure Chocolate Wafer
I was unaware of the “Pretty Cure” anime series before this snack, but have come to understand that it’s about “a group of magical girls known as Pretty Cures who battle against evil forces”. This wafer snack is pretty unmagical, aside from the packaging, but it is accompanied by nail stickers! Whoa! The small brightly colored glitter stickers can be put on your nails as nail art but you could also use them in a planner instead. The chocolate wafer is delicious, by the way.
Rich BBQ Potato Sticks
This snack is right up my alley! These have to be one of the best BBQ flavored potato snacks I’ve ever had! So unbelievably smoky and savory! YUM! The stick shape makes these easy to shake out of the “one hand” bag that has specific directions on how to eat. Just tear open the top of the bag where only a small portion has an opening for the sticks to “exit” from. You can just dump these back into your mouth to enjoy, mess-free!
Okara Cheesecake Cookies
Oooh- interesting, A cheese cookie, you say? This soft baked cookie has a little bit of sweetness to it with a very mild cheesy flavor that is strange for my palette to make sense of! The more I think about it, the more I like it! Two individually wrapped cookies come in the pack, so you can enjoy one at a time without the other going stale.
Even though umaibo are a popular snack in Japan, they can be very hit or miss for me. Thankfully, they’ve sent a cheese flavored one instead of the more unusual meat flavor that can be found in snack boxes. This is just equal to a large single cheese puff for me, so I can definitely get on board. Plus, it’s very travel-friendly, so it’s perfect for hiking and camping.
Grape Soda Gummy
I love grape flavored candy and this single grape soda gummy is quite yummy! The ombre yellow to orange coloring on it tricks me a bit since I’m used to purple identifying grape, but the flavor is delicious! The gummy is nice and soft and is coated is super sweet sugar.
These are maybe the prettiest treat this month. I’ve seen these before in special tins and just love the pastel colors and unique little shape. These little hard candies remind me of rock candy that has been knocked off the stick and resembles what I would find in caves, forming crystals! I think these are essentially just colored sugar chunks but are actually meant to resemble flowers. Cute!
Poteko Potato Rings Share Pack
This row of four brightly colored packages each contains a gang of salty, crunchy rings of potato snack goodness. They’re really similar to the Hula Hoop potato snacks of the UK, though I think these are a bit smaller. Super fun to eat, and as they’re named, quite shareable. Love these!
Chocolate Mint Twigs
These are hands-down my favorite treats of the box. You can’t mess with the chocolate/mint combo in my opinion (especially with the cool texture) and I love that they come in portion-controlled packs. These are easy to toss in your bag to get your sweets fix later in the day and I appreciate how they correlate with the camping theme!
Verdict: TokyoTreat was quite the experience this month! Leave it to Japan to have super fun packaging, unique flavors, and a great mix of sweet and savory snacks. The camping theme was a fun one and I like that many of the items had separate portions. My faves were def the mint chocolate twigs and the BBQ potato sticks! This is a great way to explore different snacks from Japan for not a lot of money.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, but order now to get September as your first delivery!
Value Breakdown: This box is $25.00 a month which makes each of the 9 snacks cost around $2.78.
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What treat would you most like to try from this month’s TokyoTreat?