UmaiBox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2018


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UmaiBox 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!

UmaiBox December 2018 open

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.)

UmaiBox December 2018 all contents

About UmaiBox

The Subscription Box: UmaiBox

The Cost: $21.49 a month + $8.90 shipping

Coupon: Use coupon code ILOVEUMAIBOX to save $2 off your first box!

The Products: 13-18 snacks + a Gachapon

Ships to: Internationally

UmaiBox December 2018 Review

UmaiBox December 2018 booklet UmaiBox December 2018 booklet christmas party UmaiBox December 2018 booklet info pages UmaiBox December 2018 booklet product pages UmaiBox December 2018 booklet live from japan UmaiBox December 2018 booklet community UmaiBox December 2018 booklet back cover

This month’s box has a “Christmas Party” theme!

Let’s try some snacks!

UmaiBox December 2018 wafer UmaiBox December 2018 wafer open

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 

UmaiBox December 2018 ramen crisps UmaiBox December 2018 ramen crisps back UmaiBox December 2018 rmen crsps open

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.

UmaiBox December 2018 wasabi nori UmaiBox December 2018 wasabi nori back UmaiBox December 2018 wasabi nori oopen

Wasabi Nori

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.

UmaiBox December 2018 umaibo UmaiBox December 2018 umaibo open

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.

UmaiBox December 2018 fugashi UmaiBox December 2018 fugashi open

Fugashi Christmas

This was a slightly odd, very dry, crunch chocolate snack. It almost had a foam texture. It was actually a little bland. 

UmaiBox December 2018 puffs UmaiBox December 2018 open puffs

Umaitama Calcium

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. 

UmaiBox December 2018 soda kit UmaiBox December 2018 soda kit back UmaiBox December 2018 soda kit pieces

Nerunerunerune Soda

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! 

UmaiBox December 2018 cotton candy UmaiBox December 2018 cotton candy back UmaiBox December 2018 cotton candy open

Watagashi Ramune

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.

UmaiBox December 2018 dbz curry snack UmaiBox December 2018 dbz curry snack back UmaiBox December 2018 dbz curry snack card UmaiBox December 2018 dbz curry 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!

UmaiBox December 2018 pork chips UmaiBox December 2018 pork ships back UmaiBox December 2018 open pork chips

Butamen Chips

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. 

UmaiBox December 2018 choco corn UmaiBox December 2018 choco corn back UmaiBox December 2018 choco corn open

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. 

UmaiBox December 2018 calpis soda UmaiBox December 2018 calpis soda side

Calpis Soda

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!

UmaiBox December 2018 white chocolate chips UmaiBox December 2018 chocolate covered chips UmaiBox December 2018 chocolate dipped chips

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.

UmaiBox December 2018 corn chips UmaiBox December 2018 corn chips back UmaiBox December 2018 corn chips open

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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What was your favorite snack from this month’s UmaiBox?

Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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