TokyoTreat – December 2018 Review


$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 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.) The TokyoTreat team curates a box of fun, seasonal snacks with the aim to share their love of Japanese treats.

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December’s theme is “Santa’s Snacks.” The holidays are a great time for gifting subscription boxes, or perhaps just sharing your own goodies! TokyoTreat always includes a few larger packages of snacks if you feel like sharing with your friends or family over this holiday season. The included booklet and digital zine give you all of the information about the snacks, as well little articles about Japan and Japanese culture. They also included a thin booklet about their new loyalty program. It shows you examples of prizes you can redeem your points for, as well as more information on how to acquire more points.

The Premium Box includes 12 full sized items: 4 popular Japanese snacks, 4 sharable packs, 2 dagashi, 1 DIY kit, and 1 kinosei (health-benefit) 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. There is also a smaller box available, called the “Classic Box.”

I’m reviewing the Premium Box, and items marked with an asterisk* are exclusive to the Premium Box. I’ll be giving a brief description of each snack, as well as a review if I’ve had a chance to try it.

Bourbon Sylveine Chocolate Cake *

There’s a special treat called “Christmas Cake” that folks eat here in Japan to celebrate the holiday, so they included a share pack of cake this month. It’s individual slices of cake coated in layer of chocolate. The cake inside is moist and fluffy. I mostly just taste a general sweetness rather than a particular flavor, but it’s yummy nonetheless.

Fanta Mango Jelly Drink *

This month’s drink is a fruity soda from Fanta! It’s mango soda mixed with mango jelly. You shake the can ten times to mix the jelly with the soda before you open it. It has a punchy and sweet mango flavor, and the jelly is smooth.

Kumamon White Sesame Cracker *

This cracker is made up of a ton of little white roasted sesame seeds and it comes in Kumamon packaging. I love sesame seeds, and this snack doesn’t disappoint. It has a toasty, nutty flavor with a good crunch.

Christmas Pizza Poteko *

Poteko is a potato ring snack that has a similar texture to Pringles. This variety is a special Christmas release—pizza flavor! The pizza flavor is subtle—you get a little bit of a tomato and spice taste in the beginning, and it ends with a strong salty potato flavor. It’s quite addictive!

Bubby Cola Ramune Candy *

This tablet candy is flavored like cola and fizzes in your mouth. There are three large tablets included in this package.

Bourbon Strawberry Chocolate Chips

These potato chips have been dipped in strawberry milk flavored white chocolate. I like potato chips and chocolate, but I don’t know how I feel about the strawberry flavor. Strawberry and potato isn’t totally unpleasant, but it’s not exactly yummy either.

Salty Green Pea Mini Chips

This long tray of little chips are salty green pea flavor. They also kind of have a Pringles vibe. I like the savory taste, and the mini size makes this fun to eat.

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Shin-Chan Apple Chocobi

Another sweet snack, these corn puffs and flavored with apple paste made from Nagano apples. It’s very, very sweet. I like the apple flavor, but eating these also made me feel like I needed to brush my teeth! Each pack also comes with a sticker with a character from the Shin-Chan anime.

Burnt Caramel Taiyaki

This taiyaki-inspired snack is two fish-shaped wafers with a burn caramel aerated chocolate inside. The wafers are thin and crisp, and the caramel flavored filling inside is crumbly.

Vegetable Potato Sticks Share Pack

This month’s share pack is a set of four mini packages of veggie potato sticks. The sticks are very light and airy, with a hint of savory saltiness.

Tomato & Cherry Gummies

This month’s kinosei (health benefit) snack is a pack of gummies. They’re cherry and tomato flavored and are made with collagen and lycopene. I don’t really taste any tomato, which is good! There’s a pleasant cherry taste to this bouncy gummy.

Exciting Fishing DIY Kit

This month’s DIY kit lets you make your own little fishing line of aquatic creatures! This kit is super cute, and the booklet fills you in on how to make it. It even comes with a little mini plastic fishing rod!

Takoyaki Umaibo

This month’s Umaibo, a popular and cheap puffed corn stick, is takoyaki flavored.  Takoyaki is a famous Kansai snack, made of pieces of octopus inside of fried balls of dough and topped with a variety of things. This includes a special takoyaki sauce, which is the main flavor of this snack. It’s a bold and savory flavor, with a nice punch of soy sauce.

Melon Bread Cookie

The last treat is a little cookie meant to resemble Melon Bread (named for its appearance, not the taste!). It’s a simple cookie with a little bit of a crumble to it.

Overall, this month’s box had a nice variety of sweet and savory snacks! I was kind of surprised to see only one Christmas-themed snack, but overall I liked the curation this month. My favorites were the Christmas Pizza Poteko, Kumamon White Sesame Cracker, and the Salty Green Pea Mini Chips. As always, make sure to check out their social media for contests, coupons, and sneak peaks of upcoming boxes. If you’re already a subscriber, be sure to take advantage of their “Streaks” loyalty program as well.

If you want to get your own Classic or Premium box, you can do so here. Prices range from $25 – $35 per month and boxes are shipped from Tokyo through Japan Post. Shipping is free worldwide! If you want to receive the December box, be sure to subscribe by the end of November!


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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