TokyoTreat Review – April 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 $25.00 a month which includes 9 snacks, or the Premium box for $35.00 which includes 13 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: Classic Box $25.00/mo + free shipping, Premium Box $35.00/mo + free shipping. Save with longer commitments.
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 April 2019 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 decorating an Easter egg, and on the left is a fun tidbit of Japanese culture, about an okonomiyaki burrito!
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 includes a feature page for the monthly special item. It 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 they can use to redeem points and enter the monthly giveaway TokyoTreat partners with. This month’s giveaway is all about Pokémon, a popular game and animation with special powerup creatures, including stationery items, plushies, and fashion!
To better introduce Japanese culture, the TokyoTreat team includes bits of culture information. This month discussed Easter celebrations in Japan, which include cute bunnies and chocolates and egg dishes like omelets to eggs benedict! The booklet also includes easy Easter Japanese phrases.
Let’s go on a fruity adventure!
Yaokin Milk Coffee Crisps – Retail Value $0.74
I have seen a similar puffed wheat snack among Korean brands, so I was excited to find out this had a coffee flavor! I love a good candy coffee flavor, and this snack’s aromatic, sweet flavor did not disappoint. The light texture of the crispy puffs paired well with the sweet coffee flavor powder and was a nice on the go snack.
Good Moist Chocolate – Retail Value $1.07
When I read the name of this snack, I was a little hesitant, but I promise, it is properly named. When you soak a biscuit or cookie in tea or coffee, there’s a special time you dunk it for to get a beautiful, moist, soft texture—this is exactly like a cookie dipped in hot chocolate! The chocolate covering wasn’t too sweet, and the cookie/baguette slice portion melted and crumbled beautifully in my mouth. (*´∀`*)
Furuta Egg Chocolate – Retail Value $1.57
How fitting! This little egg is filled with candy shell coated milk chocolate. The colors are from natural ingredients, such as carrots for yellow and beets for red—loved the detail for that! It made me feel a little less guilty 😉
Fujiya Anpanman Mini Chocolate – Retail Value $0.62
These chocolate lollipops are popular treats you can easily find in your local Asian supermarket. The combination of strawberry and chocolate flavors works, though I wasn’t excited because of the waxy taste and minuscule size.
Share Pack Calbee Kappa Shrimp – Retail Value $1.61
This month’s share pack was of Calbee’s famous shrimp-flavored crackers. I truly love the flavor of these chips. They’re not too oily, have a perfect savory shrimp flavor, and doesn’t have a weird fish smell at all (don’t be scared that it’s a seafood flavor!) with these little packs I was so excited to share among my friends (they are also huge fans of this snack) One of the best share pack selections!
Sherbet Cola Candy Stick – Retail Value $0.68
Perhaps you remember the childhood Fun-Dip snacks? This is similar! We are given a cola-flavored lollipop and sour candy powder—except it’s fizzy. \(^0^)/ The powder is not too sour and gives the best texture and reaction when you eat the cola lollipop!
Chocolate Banana DIY Kit – Retail Value $1.57
This DIY kit gave several yellow soft candy pieces to imitate bananas, chocolate, and crunchy sprinkles to make our chocolate covered bananas. I just love these kits, they always bring a smile on my face! The soft chewy candy was similar to a Starburst texture and was a little too sweet in banana flavor for me. I loved the crunch of the sugar pearl sprinkles—the texture contrast was very strong and enjoyable!
Dragon Bar Umaibo – Retail Value $0.47
Umaibo time! An umaibo is a Japanese puffed corn stick, with hundreds of different flavor syrups and powders coated on the stick. This dragon bar was a special edition collaboration with the popular video game “Puzzles & Dragons” and has a fizzy flavor of ginger ale. As a fan of ginger ale, of course, I enjoyed this umaibo, and was happily surprised by the tang of spicy ginger!
Rice Puff Bar – Retail Value $0.56
Sometimes rice bars can be a little too sweet with the syrup coating, but this rice puff bar was perfect! It had a nice, crunchy texture when biting in and soft inside from the rice. I eat these as a quick morning run snack. They’re perfect for a quick, light bite!
Verdict: Though I wish there had been a few more spring or Easter themed snacks, I was happy with the chocolate egg, share packs, and surprising discovery behind a snack’s name! A constant wish of mine with this subscription is for extra treats or multiples to share along the goodness ♡ I fell in love with the DIY kit for this month! They are so innovative (and hard to refuse!)
I calculated a retail value of $8.88, which is about a third of the original price, so I really (really) 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 must sign up by the last day of the month, which means today is the last day to subscribe for the June box (go here)! Be on the lookout for spoilers here!
Value Breakdown: For $25.00 + free shipping, you’re receiving 9 products, so you’re paying around $2.78 for each share pack set or snack bag.
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What did you think of this month’s TokyoTreat? What was your favorite treat?