TokyoTreat is a monthly subscription service filled with candy and other tasty snacks from Japan. Savory, sweet, salty—all the flavors you wish given to you with authentic products you would find in 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 Classic January 2019 "Winter Wonderland" Review
Aw, it’s a wintery wonderland with cute park snacks—I think we’re all the chocolate bar, excited for the new year! (that castle does look a bit ominous, though)
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 also a fun game, this time related to the new year!
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 helps us ‘discover Japan’ with a tidbit of information of the theme, as well as some phrases! This month shows some blood type characteristics.
This month's party pack has mini packs of Saku Saku white and milk chocolate panda cookies, which we've seen in last year's October Bokksu! They have these adorable emoji faces on the chocolate side and have a traditional biscuit-like snack cookie on the other.
What makes these cookies a total win was their support for pandas!
Giant Chocolate Bar Puff – Retail Value $0.71
This puff is a massive 12 inches of crispy puffed corn covered in a thin layer of melty milk chocolate with crushed peanuts! It was quite the mix of sweet and savory I enjoyed after portioning it out 😊
Lucky New Year Taiyaki Snack – Retail Value $0.77
This taiyaki snack has popped up quite frequently in Japanese snack subscriptions (it made an appearance in January's Bokksu), and there's a good reason for it! Traditionally, taiyaki is a warm pancake batter-made pocket filled with sweet azuki bean paste or custard. It's made hot with iron molds, a popular Japanese street snack!
This one is filled with a lovely mousse/airy chocolate (similar to Nestle's Aero) covered with a crunchy waffle casing. Crunch factor + bubbly chocolate = perfect snack! (Extra points for the exciting new year packaging)
Cute Cotton Candy – Retail Value $0.74
Let's take a second to appreciate this lovely metallic blue packaging and adorable cartoon monkey! Sometimes, you get cotton candy with all its air squished out, but not this time. Touching this candy was like patting the softest pillow, and it tore into feather-like strands of sugar! The taste was plain spun sugar, but beautiful light, melting texture.
Calbee Shrimp Sticks Share Pack – Retail Value $1.52
I think I've been snacking on these fry-shaped (salty) shrimp-flavored crackers since I was a child-- but I can enjoy them with less guilt since this version doesn't use oil to fry the snacks, has reduced sodium, and includes calcium! They taste a bit burnt (??) and don't have as strong a shrimp flavor but are enjoyable nonetheless. I loved the size of these, so cute!
Glico Balanced Nutrition Chocolate Brownie Bar – Retail Value $0.86
Glico's bar contains various vitamins, such as B2, B6, as well as iron and calcium to help us feel energized. I'm not the biggest fan of this bar (I'd eat a cool lint chocolate Cliff bar any day) was quite chewy, lacked flavor, and stuck to my throat, though it did wash down well with a glass of milk.
Sticky Ramune Candy DIY Kit – Retail Value $1.20
Mixing the powders was the most enjoyable part of this kit. The sticky, yet creamy texture while stirring was better than the candy itself 😉 the first powder packet gave a dark periwinkle color, which changed to a lovely baby pink.
Subscribers either got colorful shards of candy or calcium ramune candy to dip a dollop of their whip in. I think these shards fancy up the candy quite a bit, though! I enjoyed the fizziness of the sticky part and crunching through the candy pieces.
Cheese Umaibo – Retail Value $0.40
Whoo! Nice, savory, and strong (artificial) cheddar flavor from this umaibo (puffed corn snack). I was very content with this long version of a cheese puff!
Savory Wheat Crackers – Retail Value $0.49
I had my doubts when I saw these crackers but can happily report they are delicious! A tad bit salty, but the crunch factor is something else. Also, that bunny is so cute!
Verdict: I enjoyed the winter wonderland TokyoTreat brought this month, especially those adorable panda cookies and delicious taiyaki treat. I think the inclusion of cotton candy and giant chocolate corn snack nicely added to the amusement park theme!I calculated a retail value of $9.19, which is less than half of the $25 box cost, so I hope TokyoTreat adds a bit more in the future months.
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 February box here!
Value Breakdown: For $25 + free shipping, you’re receiving 9 products, so you’re paying around $2.78 for each share pack or snack bag.
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Happy New Year, everyone! How was your January TokyoTreat? Did you also get the amusement park vibes?