TokyoTreat Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: TokyoTreat
The Cost: $25.00 + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
Coupon: Use code 3OFF to save $3 off your first box
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 Classic November 2018 “It’s Fall, Y’all!” Review
This month’s theme is for autumn. Look at that cute squirrel telling us it’s fall!
Each box comes with a detailed booklet that includes a ‘menu,’ or list of snack items plus an interesting fact about them you’re about to try!
There’s a page for the DIY candy kit instructions (they’re simple to follow the pictures on the package in case you lose the booklet, so don’t worry!)
Another feature of the booklet is a page related to the theme, and this time, some Japanese phrases you can try to say.
Let’s go to the products!
Shimi Choco Corn Mont Blanc Flavor – Retail Value $1.80
Mont Blanc is a dessert made of pureed, sweetened chestnuts, named after a snow-capped mountain. These corn snacks were covered in a layer of white chocolate, then sprinkled with chestnut powder (?). I was expecting these star-shaped snacks to be very small, but they were considerably thick and big and packed a LOT of flavor. Though I’m not an enthusiastic fan of white chocolate flavors, I was blown away with these stars!
Morinaga Sweet Potato Caramel – Retail Value $2.08 (currently on sale for $1.58)
Morinaga is famous for making its classic caramels—this version had additional sweet potato flavors mixed with the warm taste. I’m familiar with the original and matcha versions, but this sweet potato flavor?! Tasted exactly like warm, roasted yellow sweet potatoes.
Calbee Puffy Sweet Potato Chips – Retail Value $0.89 (currently on sale for $0.64)
These petal-like chips had a very interesting, lattice-like and fluffy texture that I loved. The flavor was a mix of true and artificial sweet potato flavor. There was flavor in the chip, but mostly from the powder coating the chip.
Kasugai Juicy Gummies – Retail Value $1.63 (currently on sale for $1.48)
It wouldn’t be a Japanese snack box without some gummies! These gummies are made of 100% fruit juice, hence their name, and come in three flavors: purple & green grape, and peach. I’ve come to enjoy the chewier gummies—this gummy did not disappoint and had a nice, natural fruity flavor.
TokyoTreat is known for including share packs (explained above!). You’ll see these packs at Asian food groceries, where you can rip one mini bag off or buy the whole string. This month’s share pack was a beef BBQ flavor. WOW. A heavenly mix of salty and savory, super crunchy and have that perfect amount of flavor powder on them. Though this was a share pack, I was guilty of hoarding them!
Glico Bisco Sandwich Snack – Retail Value $0.79
I’m quite familiar with these, they also have an awesome strawberry flavor! These sandwich cookies, though ‘cream’ flavored, have a slightly tangy (almost lemony?) flavor for cream (yes, it’s artificial) and are a delight to eat. I wish they included a few more packs because these were gone too fast! The biscuit part is very light, almost like a tea cracker.
Yaokin Ramune Soft Ice Cream DIY Kit – Retail Value $0.62
DIY TIME! This month was a ramune soda ice cream kit (ramune is the Japanese staple for soda, iconic for its glass marble function). After seeing the ingredients, I was a bit iffy, since I was 99.98% sure the cones were stale :/
This kit is easy; all I did was pour a tiny bit of water to a big mountain of soda powder. Wow, the fizzing surprised me! It turns into a white, bubbly mix, then turns into a gum-like texture.
Taking the spoon, I filled the waffle cone and took a bite of my ice cream. I was okay with the ice cream part. It was fun to feel it fizz on my tongue (was not a fan of the gritty leftover powder though), but the waffle cone was blergh… quite stale.
Umaibo Vegetable Salad Flavor – Retail Value $0.16
I forgot to read the packaging on this before opening, so I had no expectations of the flavor. It tasted like a tomato marinated in vinegar. Then, after reading it was vegetable salad flavored, I understood the tomato reference. Though, it wasn’t something I could finish. ☹
Yaokin Yakisoba Taro Snack – Buy a 10-pack for $4.40
These dried noodle bags are tiny packs of joy! The crunch of the fried noodle bits, combined with the tangy flavor of yakisoba (classic Japanese stir-fried noodles with a sweet and savory sauce similar to Worcestershire)
Verdict: The squirrel did a wonderful job of introducing Japan’s classic autumn flavors, such as chestnuts, sweet potatoes, and smoky BBQ flavors. I especially enjoyed the Mont Blanc star-shaped corn snacks—those were heavenly, as well as those BBQ corn snacks!! Though this month’s DIY kit wasn’t the tastiest, I still had fun following the instructions and watching the mix fizz.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Nope, you have to sign up by the last day of the month. But subscribe for the January box here!
Value Breakdown: For $22.50 + free shipping, you’re receiving 8 products, so you’re paying around $2.81 for each share pack or snack bag.
Keep track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
How was your November TokyoTreat? It’s fall, y’all! (Actually almost winter, but 😊)