ZenPop Japanese Sweets + Ramen Mix Pack Review – July 2018
ZenPop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack is a monthly subscription from Zenmarket that sends unique Japanese ramen + sweets handpicked by their staff in Japan.
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.)
About ZenPop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack
The Subscription Box: ZenPop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack
The Cost: $24.50 a box with free worldwide shipping. Save with longer commitments.
The Products: 2-3 variations of noodles and 6-8 Japanese snacks, candies, or goodies
Ships to: Worldwide
ZenPop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack July 2018 Review
This box comes with an info sheet that explains everything included! This month’s box has an overall citrus theme.
These light chips don’t have too strong of a cheddar flavor, but they were very addicting. They have a great crunch while still being airy, and they weren’t too salty or greasy.
These chips are like if a Cheeto (shape and crunchy texture) and a smoky BBQ chip (flavor) had a baby, and I loved it. I ate the entire bag in one sitting and I do not regret it one bit.
Stars in the Night Sky
These little balls of sugar are just like star-shaped rock candy! As a lover of rock candy, I gobbled this up real quick. Why such a small size, Zenpop?
Oh, boy were these sour! These reminded me of a sour spree, but since this is so chewy the sour flavor lingers on your tongue longer.
The flavor of these gummies reminds me of a margarita and I am here for it! These gummies had a great chewy texture—the only disappointment is that I wasn’t lucky enough to get an elusive star-shaped gummy. ☹
Lemon Cream Sandwich Crackers.
These cream-filled sandwich cookies have more of a lemon essence than a true lemon flavor, but these actually weren’t as awful as I was expecting. I wouldn’t choose these over a yellow oreo, but I would eat these if I was hungry.
Lemon Squash Caramel Corn
These lemon flavored caramel corn treats have the true sour taste of a lemon that fades to sweet. These are a bit too unique for my tastes—I still prefer the original Tohato caramel corn which are soo good.
All three of the candies look exactly alike, only two are sweet and one is incredibly sour. Zenpop suggested playing a game by having random people picking one and eating it at the same, and the person who gets the sour one has to compliment the others. I was the person who got the sour one, and since I was expecting that the sour was almost paralyzing. As soon as I swallowed it I started guzzling water while my friends enjoyed the show while chewing their sweet piece of candy. The flavor is not unlike a lemon warhead extreme, but I think the sour punch is more intense because I wasn’t expecting it.
Chicken Salt Lemon Ramen
The noodles on this ramen were thin. When I tried the noodles I was surprised because the broth was actually really pleasant and not sour at all, which was surprising based on the fact that the packaging shows a King with a puckered mouth because of how sour it was. When I finished I went back into my kitchen and saw that I had forgotten to actually add in the seasoning packets and that’s why it wasn’t sour. Oops.
Mochi Mochi Yakisoba
This ramen has a built-in strainer on the lid that drains all of the water, so this is definitely more like a traditional yakisoba than a regular ramen. I liked it and thought the overall flavor was well balanced and savory.
The Verdict: This month’s box from ZenPop was an experience! Some of these snacks took the lemon flavor to the extreme, and my taste buds are still haunted. Overall, I think a citrus-themed snack box is very unique, and it was made even more fun by the fact that these were shipped straight from Japan!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $24.50 + free shipping, which means that each of the 10 items in the box has an average cost of $2.45.
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What do you think of this month’s ZenPop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack?