UmaiBox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2018
UmaiBox is a Japan-based monthly box from NihonBox that is filled with the best treats from JAPAN! Each box includes 13-18 items of the best snacks and products from Japan plus a Gachapon to collect each month. Bonus items are placed in boxes at random!
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.)
The Subscription Box: UmaiBox
The Cost: $21.49 a month + $8.90 shipping
COUPON: Use code ILOVEUMAIBOX to save $2 off your first box!
The Products: 13-18 snacks + a Gachapon
Ships to: Internationally
UmaiBox December 2018 Review
This month’s box has a “Christmas Party” theme!
Let’s try some snacks!
Langue de chat – Sasa-dango
This is a little wafter with chocolate inside. The outside kind of tastes like green tea. It was very mild and not overly sweet. I was tasty with
Yakisoba ya san taro
You know the little bits of broken ramen in the bottom of the ramen packet that you snack on dry? These are basically those, but with a ton of flavor! I really liked this unusual little snack.
I will try many things for you, my beloved Readers, but not these. I have fallen for these before. They are little chips made of fish and soy sauce. They are SO FISHY. These are wasabi flavored, so I imagine they are very spicy, but I am leaving them up to your imagination.
Umaibo Chocolat Christmas
This snack has the texture of Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists but without the cinnamon or sugar. It is a very airy tube that is covered in milk chocolate.
This was a slightly odd, very dry, crunch chocolate snack. It almost had a foam texture. It was actually a little bland.
These cream puffs are kind of like super dry eclair balls. They weren’t bad, they were just very dry and didn’t have much flavor. The center was a chocolate cream.
I love when I get any sort of Japanese candy kit! This one makes a tangy foamy goo that was just delicious! You add a wee bit of water and two different powders and swirl them together. When they are thoroughly mixed you have a very dense mouse that is sticky and so tasty! The final pouch has colorful candies to add to your creation then enjoy!
I love ramune flavored anything, so I really enjoyed this cotton candy. It is only for sale during the winter and marketed as a sweet melting snowlike snack.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes Snack 3 – Curry
These corn snacks have an airy texture and super delicious and mild curry flavor. They also come with a surprise DBZ card!
These pork flavored chips were a strong NOPE for me. I do not eat pork and these had such a strong pork smell that I couldn’t try more than one. They were crispy, super salty, and very porky.
Shimi Choco Corn – White
I absolutely loved these little white chocolate covered stars! The stars themselves are these darling puffed corn chips. They were light and airy, and not overly sweet.
I can’t quite put my finger on the flavor of this drink, but I do like it! The description describes it as a mix of milk powder and lactic acid, which really doesn’t sound like anything I would ever plan on drinking. The taste itself is kind of like yogurt? But its very light and carbonated. I really did enjoy it, though I have no idea what I just drank. I would drink it again!
Jaga Choco – White
Yes! These were so good! They were basically chocolate covered potato chips in an adorable tin. They were that sweet and salty combo that I just love in a snack.
Tongari Corn – Butter Shoyu
These are essentially Japanese Bugles. I loved Bugles as a kid, so I really loved this twist on the flavor. Light, salty, crispy!
Verdict: There was quite a variety of snacks in this month’s UmaiBox. I loved some, I hated others, which is exactly what I expect from a snack box. I do wish there had been some gummy snacks, as those are my favorite! The top snacks for me this month would be the chocolate covered chips, the powder kit, and the white chocolate stars.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Nope, you’ll get the February box. Boxes ship between the 5th and 9th each month, with a 20 day transit time.
Coupon – Use coupon code ILOVEUMAIBOX to save $2 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $21.49 a month + $8.90 shipping, and contained 15 items. With the cost of shipping calculated in, that breaks down to $2.03 per item.
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