TokyoTreat “Spring Market” Review + Coupon – March 2019
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 $22.50 a month and includes 9 snacks, or the Premium box for $31.50 and includes 13 snacks. More information about the snacks included can be found here.
This review is of the Classic, $22.50 a month, box.
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About Tokyo Treat
The Subscription Box: TokyoTreat
The Cost: $22.50 + free shipping (save with longer commitments).
- Use code 3OFF for $3 off your next order!
- For a limited time only, sign up for the premium plan with code MEGASAKURA to get a sakura snack pack!
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 + Worldwide for free!
TokyoTreat Classic March 2019 Spring Market Review
TokyoTreat brings us a box filled with spring items this month! Each TokyoTreat box comes with a booklet around a timely theme that includes information about products, some Japanese culture fun facts, and mini contests!
This month’s booklet game is a fun Spring Search.
Here’s the menu, or list of snack items plus interesting facts of their origins, reference to the theme, and occurrences in Japanese culture!
Each booklet also includes instructions for the DIY kit included in the box. They’re simple enough to just follow the pictures on the kit packaging in case you lose the booklet, so don’t worry!
All subscribers receive a special code on their box that they can use to redeem points and enter the monthly giveaway TokyoTreat partners with. This month’s giveaway is all about Totoro, an iconic Japanese animation wood spirit figure from Studio Ghibli, including stationery items, plushies, and fashion!
To better introduce Japanese culture, the TokyoTreat team includes bits of culture information. This month’s culture fact was about Hina Matsuri, or the Japanese doll festival. They also include easy Japanese phrases relating to March. The second culture page talks about getting rid of bad luck, and special superstitions to help!
Let’s spring into the products!
Furuta Pokemon Sun Moon Cookies – Retail Value $1.65
I really enjoy when there are individually wrapped snacks, makes it easier to share! I shared these with students I tutored—the Pokémon packaging definitely appealed more to my younger students!
These cookies are soft and crumbly with a sweet chocolate center (interestingly, the center was made of chocolate chips).
Rice Puff Carrot – Retail Value $0.65
These carrots you can find very commonly at your local Asian supermarket. They are filled with savory rice puffs coated in a light syrup (they’re not sticky at all, though). The carrot shape was quite fitting with this month’s theme, though I wish there was more than 1!
Pineapple Candy Gummies – Retail Value $0.89
These gummies were very interestingly packed and sealed in a plastic container with only 5 inside? The candy itself had a pleasant but vague pineapple flavor with a hard texture. Though I’m a fan of chewier gummy types, I wasn’t too happy with this snack. ☹
Pea Stick Snack – Retail Value $1.14
I’m not sure what I was expecting from this snack, but they were curly, bright green… and sweet?! These pea stick curls had both a sweet and salty pea flavor and were quite enjoyable.
Morinaga Ramune Candies – Retail Value $0.65
Ramune is an iconic drink of Japan, a soda opened by popping a glass marble into the bottle to give it its fizz. Soda candies are very popular and have a distinct, almost lemony flavor. These small chalk-like candies slowly melted into a powder in your mouth with a lovely soda flavor.
Calbee Pea Crisp Share Pack – Retail Value $1.63
Share pack time! These pea crisps from Calbee (one of the largest snack manufacturers in Asia) are perfectly snappy and salty. I’m sure a not-so-salty pea snack would’ve been healthier, but I ~loved~ the salty pea flavor of these crisps. The small bags had just the right amount for a quick snack in your bag.
Exciting Animal Soft Candy DIY Kit – Retail Value $1.65
Usually, TokyoTreat’s DIY kits can be very multistep and involve water + powder, but I was happy to find this month was making candy shapes! Using the two flavor strips of soft candy, lemon, and strawberry, I molded and mixed to create a cute lollipop (sticks provided).
I think the lemon and strawberry flavor mix was a great idea (I am guilty though of just eating the sticks after making one candy)
Mini Gummy Bears – Retail Value $0.41
I love gummy bears! But I do wish I had more than these… These gummy bears are chewy like the iconic Haribo Gummies and have strong flavors of lemon, orange, and apple. I really enjoy strong citrus flavors, which can be muted quite a bit in gummies, but not these. 😊
Umaibo Teriyaki Burger Flavor – Retail Value $0.41
This umaibo (light puffed corn snack coated in savory or sweet flavor powder) is of teriyaki burger flavor. A teriyaki burger is a common meal item in Japanese McDonalds, and they are delicious! The sauce and meat flavor was very well replicated and complemented well the puffy corn texture.
Verdict: This month didn’t have too many hits for me. The snacks, such as the gummy bears or the carrot snack, were too small and weren’t super special. The Pokémon cookies and umaibo were definite wins, though that pineapple gummy I could never figure out.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Nope, you must to sign up by the last day of the month, which means you have a few days to subscribe for the April box (go here)!
Next month’s theme is Easter! New kinosei, or snacks with a kick, and a special sakura drink item for premium subscribers. Check out additional spoilers here!
Value Breakdown: For $22.50 + free shipping, you’re receiving 9 products, so you’re paying around $2.50 for each share pack or snack bag. I calculated a retail value of $9.08, which is less than half of the original price, so I really (really) hope TokyoTreat adds a bit more in the future months!
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Springtime! The weather where I live has gotten so much warmer—how are your springs coming along? What did you think of this month’s TokyoTreat?