TokyoTreat – December 2017 Review

Tokyo Treat

$25 – $35 per month

Free worldwide shipping from Tokyo

TokyoTreat is a monthly Japanese snack subscription box shipped straight from Tokyo. They recently revamped their subscription service, and they now offer two sizes. There’s the Classic for $22.50-$25 and the Premium for $31.50-$35. The cheaper prices are for prepaid plans. TokyoTreat aims to bring fun, seasonal snacks curated with the goal to share their love of Japanese treats.

The boxes now contain new items and item amounts, increased variety, and a digital zine instead of a printed copy. If you want to read about all the changes to their boxes and website please click here. There is also information for those who currently have a Small monthly or prepaid plan.

This month’s box, December, is the first to include all the changes! The Classic box includes 12 full sized items: 4 popular Japanese snacks, 4 sharable packs, 2 dagashi, 1 DIY kit, and 1 kinosei snack. The Premium box includes 17 full sized items: 5 popular snacks, 1 party pack, 4 sharable packs, 3 dagashi, 1 Anime snack, 1 DIY kit, 1 kinosei snack, and 1 Japanese drink.

I am reviewing the Premium box. Items marked with an asterisk* are only in the Premium box.

Mini Strawberry Flavored Corn Crisps

These little corn stars are coating in a strawberry chocolate. The strawberry flavor and crunchy texture make these an addicting snack.

Koikeya Savory Salt Potato Chips

Koikeya chips have been super popular lately, as they’re made from potatoes grown in Japan! This flavor is savory salt, which includes a bit of a seaweed taste. These are very savory indeed and would be a great drinking snack!

Wild Strawberry Path Hard Candies

These little hard candies are strawberry flavored and come in a resealable pouch. It’s a very simple and sweet strawberry taste.

Grape Chocobi

This popular snack is in a seasonal grape flavor, and includes a Crayon Shin-Chan sticker. I’m not usually a fan of grape flavored snacks, but these are great! The grape taste is clear, but not overpowering.

Corn Potage Umaibo

This is the popular corn potage flavored Umaibo (puffed corn stick). I always like the savory corn potage flavor, and this particular one has seasonal Christmas packaging.

Dondonyaki Kimchi Rice Cake

Rice crackers are a favorite of my husband, and he really enjoys these kimchi flavored ones. We’ve had them before, so it was nice to enjoy their slightly spicy flavor again!

Kameda Seika Happy Turn Rice Crackers

This is one of the new items where they include a few packs to share! There’s 4 packs of these oval rice crackers. They’re a little simple for my liking, but the strong salt flavor is tasty.

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Puchi Puchi Art or Sherbet DIY Kit

There’s two possible DIY kits for this box, and I received the Puchi Puchi Art kit. It’s fairly complicated, but they explain all the directions in the online zine. For my DIY kit, you are making gummy designs out of dropping different colored dots into a special patterned tray. I haven’t made this yet, but it looks fun!

Lotte Memory-Enhancing Gum

TokyoTreat now includes an item with a health benefit. This gum claims to help your memory! It was all over social media when it came out, and it’s an interesting idea. No word on if it’s effective or not, but it couldn’t hurt to chew it during your next exam!

Pokémon Gummy and Moonlight Series Card*

This pack includes two Pokeball grape-flavored gummies and a trading card from the Pokemon Moonlight TCG! I got a Wailmer card. The Pokeball gummies are cute and have a thick texture.

Koikeya Scone Japanese BBQ*

These crunchy corn puffs have a sweet barbeque taste. I have to confess that I’ve tried these before and they aren’t my favorite, but that’s just because I prefer a more American, tangy BBQ taste. This snack has a great texture and is very popular!

Sour Cider Paper Candy*

A very long candy, this chewy treat is slightly sour soda flavored. It was a little too tough for me, but my husband really loved it! I did like the tart soda flavor.

Rich Matcha Kit Kat Party Pack*

Another new item, TokyoTreat now includes large party pack bags for sharing! This month’s is a bag of Rich Matcha Kit Kats. These Kit Kats include twice the amount of matcha from Uji prefecture, which is famous for this tea. The dark green color is beautiful, and the aftertaste is richer than your typical matcha Kit Kat. I think this will be a favorite item with many subscribers!

Premium Pear Fanta*

Lastly, we have this month’s drink: a pear Fanta. It’s marketed as an “adult’s Fanta,” which just means it’s catering to a more grown-up palate. It’s made with 10% pear juice. It’s a great soda—very bubbly with a strong, fresh pear taste. It’s very refreshing and not overly sweet. New Fanta flavors are always popular, and this is a great choice for the December box!  For some reason, pears remind me of Christmas?

Overall, this month’s box was great! I’m really enjoying the recent changes to their subscription boxes. I think the party packs are going to be a particularly great addition! My favorites for the December box are the Pear Fanta, Grape Chocobi, and the Puchi Puchi Art DIY kit. I have no complaints with this month’s box, and I continue to highly recommend Tokyo Treat.

If you want to get your own Classic or Premium box from TokyoTreat, you can do so here. Prices range from $25 – $25 per month, shipped from Tokyo through Japan Post. Shipping is free worldwide. Make sure to order before the end of November if you’d like to get the December box!

PR sample. All opinions are my own, and no compensation was received for this review. Affiliate links are used.



Sara loves all things cats, snacks, and video games. She lives in Yokohama, Japan with her husband. Sara has her B.S in Women and Gender Studies and currently teaches English. Japanese snack and kawaii boxes are her favorite, along with anything nerdy, cute, and/or edible.

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  1. Don’t choose tokyotreat if you are worried In the slightest you might have to deal with their customer “support”, they don’t have any intention of offering any solutions, they will string you along for a bit before telling you there’s nothing they can do for you. They do a bunch of promotions to get you to sign up for multiple months, getting you to pay in advance, and they won’t send you the promotion items they promised (this happened to me with the black friday promo), they will tell you the items where “free” so they don’t owe you anything. The entire operation seems shady, they tried to convince me canada post must have confiscated my coin purse and ice cream kitkats even though the seal on the box wasn’t broken. I can’t wait till my subscription is over so I don’t have to do business with them anymore, they are predators, their prey are fans of Japanese snacks. The way they can make you feel powerless by taking your money and not delivering on their end of the deal is frustrating and not worth the stress. Save yourself and find a diffirent subscription service, if I can save even one person from having to deal with the sheer injustice I’ve felt I’m content.

    1. That’s really awful and I’m sorry you had to deal with their customer service this way and didn’t get the response you were hoping for; how many times did you try to contact them?

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