TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2018
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Regina!
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 two sizes: the Classic box for $25.00 a month and includes 9 snacks, or the Premium box for $35.00 and includes 14 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. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
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 October 2018 Review
Each box comes with a detailed booklet. This lets you know more about the snacks you’re about to enjoy and for this month’s Halloween theme it also includes Japanese monster fun-facts! Time for those treats!!
Sanrio Halloween Papiro – Retail Value $2.63
This cute little box has individually wrapped, crispy chocolate rolls that are filled with an almond chocolate cream. The flavor is milder than I expected and not too sweet at all. These are a nice light treat that I will definitely be using to jazz up some packed lunches this week.
Halloween Chupa Chups Lollipop – Retail Value $0.87
All of this month’s snacks have Halloween packaging but this Chupa Chups lollipop felt the most on-theme because it’s a skull with exposed brains. It is a nice combination of sweet and sour flavors.
Mochitaro Salt Rice Puffs – Retail Value $0.52
The packaging of this snack immediately caught my eye with the adorable illustrations. It is a savory puffed rice snack and reminded me of a salty crouton. Surprisingly, for something so simple, it was one of my favorites in the box!
Halloween Shrimp Crackers – Retail Value $1.01
As soon as I opened the bag, the shrimp smell was really strong. Usually, seafood-flavored snacks are not my favorites but these were pretty mild in taste if not in smell. I don’t think I’d eat them regularly but it was fun to try something so different!
Halloween Poteko Pumpkin Gratin – Retail Value $1.22
These snacks are petite rings that tasted a lot like potato chips to me. I loved the crunch of them and although I didn’t get much of a pumpkin taste I really enjoyed them. The pyramid packaging held a good-sized portion.
Pumpkin Wheat Puffs Share Pack – Retail Value $1.91
These were a string of four packets of the same snack that I imagine would be great to give out on Halloween. When I saw pumpkin flavored in the name, I have to admit I incorrectly guessed they’d taste of cinnamon and nutmeg like a pumpkin spice latte, but these wheat snacks have only a hint of pumpkin without spice. The puff is crunchy at first and then melts to become almost chalky, unlike any other snack I’ve had.
Candy Apple DIY Kit – Retail Value $1.69
I’ve heard of these DIY candy kits but had never tried one before and this was very cute! It includes apple flavored soft candies, a packet of candy apple syrup, and the tiniest little sprinkles. I loved the different textures coming together-the ‘apples’ were very chewy and the sprinkles gave it a nice crunch. It definitely seems like something that is ideal for sharing.
Balance Mini-Cake Bar – Retail Value $1.08
It’s hard to think of anything cheesecake flavored as also being a health snack, but this mini-cake is just that-the booklet points out it is full of vitamins and calcium. It is a soft but dense cake with a very understated flavor.
Halloween Umaibo Corn Potage – Retail Value $0.50
The umaibo is like a large and hollow cheese puff. This was my favorite snack of the box! It seemed as if the outside had a slightly sweet flavoring but overall the taste was savory. I couldn’t figure out exactly what I was tasting but I loved every bite.
Verdict: TokyoTreat certainly delivered on a wide variety of sweet and savory snacks this month! There were several I really enjoyed, particularly the umaibo and Chupa Chups lollipop, and most were unlike anything I’d tried before. This month’s total value is $11.43, which is far below the $25 a month box cost. However, I really was impressed by the variety and think there are enough snacks in the box to spread out throughout the month until the next one arrives.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will get the November box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $25 + free shipping, which means that each of the 9 snacks in the box has an average cost of $2.78.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What was your favorite treat from the October TokyoTreat?