Japan Candy Box Subscription Review – September 2018


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Japan Candy box

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.)

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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 September 2018 “Autumn Traditions” Review

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

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Tirol Chocolate – Matcha Mochi

These are chocolate covered matcha green tea flavored mochi, and it was a weird experience to combine all of those flavors. The mochi filling had the texture of a firm gummy bear and chewing it was strange.

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Heart Girls Treat Lemon Peppermint Gummy

These are really chewy gummies that start off with a zesty lemon flavor that switches to a peppermint so minty it made my lips tingle! This was a fun treat to try.

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Bourbon Choco Anpan – Melon Pan Flavor

I don’t think there is actual bourbon in these chewy biscuits. I found them to be a tiny bit powdery, but the white chocolate filling was yummy!

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Yaokin Umaibo – Cinnamon Apple Pie

I love umaibos- they are one of my favorite Japanese snack discoveries! They have the texture of one giant cheese puff, but there are truly some unique flavors out there. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this cinnamon apple pie version, but it reminded me of Apple Jacks and I loved it.

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Yaokin Sour Paper Candy – Green Apple

These are gummy belts that you can peel off into individual straws. They are fun to eat and the green apple flavor was juicy and delicious.

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Mochi Mixed Flavor Candy Box

I have had a similar treat, only these had way more flavors! Each color represents a different flavor, and these remind me a lot of mini starbursts!

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Glico Almond Caramel Cubes

These started off a bit powdery in texture, but as I kept chewing I really enjoyed the flavor. The almond was very pronounced, but the caramel is a nice back note.

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Hi-Chew Chewy Candy – Ishigaki Okinawa Pineapple

I love hi-chews! And I love pineapple! This combined for a juicy and delicious chew that starts off a bit firm but makes my tastebuds sing.

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Meiji Takenoko No Sato Chocolate Biscuits

These are milk chocolate covered biscuits, but unfortunately, my bag opened during transit. The biscuits looked a bit stale, so I decided to play it safe and not eat them.

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Nihon Kibi Dango Snack

This was weird. It had a wrapper that wouldn’t really remove and I think is edible? The flavor was a bit grapey, but I couldn’t get around the potentially edible wrapper.

The Verdict: This month really lived up to trying unique snacks straight from Japan! While not every snack was my favorite, I had fun trying all of the different treats that are Japanese Autumn traditions.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by October 31st to get the November 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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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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1 Comment

  1. Love your reviews! If the last candy is anything like a candy from my childhood, th edible paper is rice paper. Literally dissolves when it’s gets in your mouth. Looks like that to me.

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