$25 – $35 per month
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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. 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 January 2018 Premium box. Items marked with an asterisk* are only in the Premium box.
Hokkaido Design Coca Cola *
Coca Cola has been releasing special designed cans for different places in Japan. You can only get them in that place—I remember seeing the Yokohama ones around (my city) in vending machines starting a few months ago. It’s a cool idea. Each can has images of the famous landmarks and icons from that area. This Coke can is for Hokkaido! Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost prefecture and large island. It’s famous for it’s nature, seafood, farms, and winter sports. I just returned from our first trip to Hokkaido two days ago, so I was so excited to get this bottle! Hokkaido is an amazing place, and I highly recommend going if you’re thinking of traveling to Japan. It’s very different from the Tokyo area and worth it for the food alone.
Super Mario Chocolate*
We’ve been playing a lot of Super Mario Odyssey lately, so it was fun to get this treat. There are several possible designs, and you can break off the surrounding chocolate of the main design.
Crunchy Panda Party Pack*
This month’s party pack contains several small bags of these panda chocolates. Each panda is made of milk and white chocolate as well as a biscuit. The pandas all have different expressions too, which is cute. The digital zine says there’s over 70 faces! These were one of my favorites—they’re crunchy and sweet.
Cream Rusk Snack*
Before being introduced to Japanese snacks, I didn’t know what a rusk was. Now, they are my favorite! It’s basically crispy bread with a sweet or savory flavor. This one is a cream rusk, and it almost tastes like frosting. It melts in your mouth, and I could definitely eat a few more.
Red Snapper Cracker
One of this month’s dagashi (nostalgic treat), these are red snapper crackers. The online zine says it’s a popular New Year’s dish as “people desire to eat red snapper as it is a shows affluence and power.” So maybe eating these crackers will be a good way to start the year.
Caplico Mini Ice Cream Flavored Snack*
These Calpico cones are a popular snack. I haven’t really developed a taste for strawberry chocolate, but that’s just a personal preference. I like the airy texture of the sweet filling with the crisp texture of the cone.
The next dagashi snack is the ever-popular Umaibo (puffed corn stick). This is the pizza flavor, which has a zesty tomato flavor and strong crunch.
Morinaga Hi-Chew Premium Chardonnay
Hi-Chew’s are a chewy candy, usually fruit flavored. These premium ones are flavored like Chardonnay grapes. They’re so good! The grape flavor is quite natural and juicy.
Koala’s March Kinako
I remember how excited I was to find Koala’s March as a kid, so I still get that excitement when I eat them as an adult. This is a special Japanese flavor, “kinako latte,” which is roasted soybeans. It has a nutty, toasty flavor, which goes nicely with the milky latte taste. I love that the koalas have more traditional garb on each snack too!
Aerial Rich Chedder Cheese Flavor
These puffed snacks are made of corn and flavored twice with cheese. They’re very light and airy, with a mild cheese taste. The bag is big enough to share if you’re feeling generous.
Slime Jelly DIY Kit
The online zine has instructions for this DIY slime kit. You basically mix some powders with water and stir away. It makes a super thick jelly, which has a decent ramune soda flavor. It’s pretty fun to squish it around too.
Porinki Corn Snacks
This puffed corn snack has a salty corn flavor. It’s a pretty mild snack that I can see as a good introduction to Japanese snacks.
Vitamin C Charge Gummies
This is the “kinosei” snack this month, which is a snack with some kind of benefit. These lemon gummies have added vitamin C. The gummies are dense and a little sour. I’ve noticed Japan has a lot of Vitamin C gummies and drinks, and I’m into the sour kick.
Ramune Soda Candy Share Pack
The share pack for this month is a chain of ramune candy packages that you can tear apart to share. They’re enriched with calcium and free of common allergens. The little fizzy candies are orange and grape flavored. The packaging is really cute too!
Overall, the January Premium box does not disappoint! There’s a good mix of sweet and savory, as well as plenty sharable items. My favorites were the Hokkaido Coke, Koala March Kinako, Crunchy Pandas, and the Chardonnay Premium Hi-Chews. It’s nice to see seasonal/limited edition items in a Japanese snack box—it keeps it fresh and exciting each month.
If you want to get your own Classic or Premium box, you can do so here. Prices range from $25 – $25 per month, shipped from Tokyo through Japan Post. Shipping is free worldwide. The next box will be for February!
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