TokyoTreat “Spring Market” Review + Coupon – March 2019


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Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Box Closed

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.

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Box Open

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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review processes post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Box All

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

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Booklet Cover

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!

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Booklet Game

This month’s booklet game is a fun Spring Search.

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Booklet Menu

Here’s the menu, or list of snack items plus interesting facts of their origins, reference to the theme, and occurrences in Japanese culture!

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Booklet Diysteps

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!

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Booklet Lucky Treat

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!

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Booklet Discoverjapan Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Booklet Discoverjapan2

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!

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Pokemon Cookie Giantbag Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Pokemon Cookie Indivbags

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!

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Pokemon Cookie Cut

These cookies are soft and crumbly with a sweet chocolate center (interestingly, the center was made of chocolate chips).

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Ricepuffcarrot Bag Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Ricepuffcarrot Pcs

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!

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Pineapple Gummy Bag Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Pineapple Gummy Open

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. 

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Peastick Bag Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Peastick Pcs

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.

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Sodacandy Bottle Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Sodacandy Pcs

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.

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Peacrisp Bag Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Peacrisp Pcs

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.

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Diykit Bag Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Diykit Before

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).

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Diykit After

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)

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Gummy Bear Bag Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Gummy Bear Pcs

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. 😊

Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Umaibo Open Tokyo Treat March 2019 - Umaibo Wrapped

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)!

APRIL SPOILER:

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?

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Written by Nicole Sim

Nicole Sim

Nicole is an avid lover of all things food, skincare, and fashion! Her hobbies include gardening, attending her art studio, and traveling. She fell in love with subscription boxes after her first Ipsy because of the surprise ad variety of products to receive.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, TokyoTreat Reviews| Tags: TokyoTreat | 2 comments

2 Comments

  1. Today is already May 10 2019, but I am still waiting for my missing Nov18 Tokyo Treat box!
    I have tried to contact the customer service, at the first time they ask me to wait for 2-4 weeks and I will get it cause maybe will delay sometimes.After 2months later I tried to contant them again, and the response is maybe the box was lost as have to wait 2-4 MONTHS to send back to their company.Until now 2019 May,the latest response is : You have to wait Until it sending back then let see what is the next step.
    What the heck with this terrible costumers service!I am just looking forward to get a refund or send me a new one!I will never come back again.

  2. What a terrible value! I used to subscribe to this box and felt there just wasn’t enough in it that I liked each month to make it worth it. But I certainly never had such a cheap box with such skimpy portions! They definitely need to step it up. Good review though! 🙂

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