Japan Candy Box Review July 2018

Japan Candy Box is a monthly subscription box full of Japanese snacks and candies! Each month you’ll receive 10 yummy treats including popular favorites as well as limited edition/seasonal snacks that you can only get in Japan! Japan Candy Box costs $19.90 per month with free shipping worldwide. They kindly sent me July’s box to review.

Box Details: Receive 10 Japanese snacks and candies including popular favorites, trendy snacks, and seasonal/limited edition items that are exclusive to Japan, all straight to your doorstep.

Japan Candy Box Packages:

  • Monthly Plan: $19.90
  • 6 Months Prepaid Plan: $113.40 ($18.90 per box)
  • 12 Months Prepaid Plan: $214.80 ($17.90 per box)

Shipping: Free Worldwide Delivery

Here’s a closer look at July’s theme and the items I received this month….

July’s Theme – Ice Cream Carnival

The theme for July’s Japan Candy Box is Ice Cream Carnival. The box is curated with many items featuring ice cream flavors, or ice cream-inspired snacks! These are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth whether you’re craving candies, chocolates, or cookies. There’s a little bit of everything for this month!

Included in every box is a mini pamphlet that gives you descriptions of each item in the box. This is very helpful since many of these items don’t come with English descriptions.

Baby Star Shinkansen Ramen Maru

This circular ramen noodle snack is crispy, crunchy, and savory. It has a slightly smoky BBQ flavor that I thought was a nice contrast to the mostly sweet snacks/candies in the box. The only problem was, there wasn’t enough of these in the bag (like 6 pieces)! I found myself finishing this in a couple seconds and wanting more.

Calbee Sapporo Potato Chips

I believe I was supposed to receive the BBQ Flavor, but I don’t think mine is the same one that’s shown online… Nevertheless, these lattice shaped potato chips are crunchy, while still being light and airy in texture. Mine tasted savory with a soy sauce flavoring and this was another snack I was left wanting more of!

Koala’s March Biscuits Soft Ice Cream

Koala’s March Biscuits are a popular item that I’m quite familiar with at my Asian grocery stores, however, this is a limited edition soft serve vanilla ice cream flavor that I’ve never seen before! Each biscuit comes in a variety of cute koala designs printed directly onto the snack. These have a crispy outer biscuit shell that exposes a sweet vanilla cream once bitten into.

Meiji Panda Yan Yan Biscuit Sticks

I’ve grown up my whole life eating Yan Yan cups, but somehow these taste more fresh and delicious than the ones I can get at my nearby grocery store. Each cup comes with 3 compartments – one for the biscuit sticks, chocolate icing, and a mini sprinkle section. Printed on each biscuit stick is a few Japanese words along with cute pandas, though I wish I knew what they said! The biscuits tasted fresh and crispier than usual and the chocolate is rich and smooth. The sprinkles were also a fun addition that follows the ice cream theme very well!

Coris Cola & Soda Soft Candy

The Coris Cola & Soda Soft Candy is a rope shaped taffy-like candy with a cola flavor on the outside and a soda flavor in the center. The candy is chewy like a Nerd’s Rope, but the cola and soda mixture do not complement each other very well. I wish this was only cola flavored!

Yaokin Little Gang Popping Candy

The Yaokin Little Gang Popping Candy can be sprinkled on top of ice cream for a unique flavor experience, but I chose to eat mine separately. These are mini multi-colored popping candy rocks that are reminiscent of Pop Rocks. There is a mixture of fruity flavors in the packet including apple, grape, and strawberry.

Coris Hiyarinko Ice Gum

The packet comes with two white gum balls that are filled with a soft cooling xylitol. This is supposed to have a cooling mint flavor, but mine tasted sweet and like a regular bubble gum flavor. It couldn’t taste the mint at all! 🙁

Fujiya Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate

This limited edition summer collaboration features a delicious mint chocolate crafted after one of Baskin Robbins’ most popular ice cream flavors in Japan, Chocolate Mint! It is a mint creme enrobed by milk chocolate that tastes just like an Andes mint. This is one of my favorites out of the entire box!

Glico Caplico Mini Ice Cream Snack

Another favorite of mine is this mini ice cream snack. I recently bought a couple boxes of these on my trip to California and I have been hooked since. This is like a freeze-dried ice cream cone snack with an aerated chocolate filling inside of a crispy wafer cone. This was gone in a matter of seconds and I’ve already ordered more!

Kabaya Kakigori Shaved Ice Gummies

The bag features 3 different flavors of shaved ice gummies: strawberry, lemon, and ramune. Each gummy is shaped like a mound of shaved ice and is covered in a sugar crystal coating. These were soft and chewy, but tasted too sweet for me.

Japan Candy Box July 2018 Review – Final Thoughts

This is my first month receiving the Japan Candy Box and I am very pleased and impressed. I love how they curate popular treats, but they also include seasonal/limited edition items that are harder to get if you’re not already in Japan. It makes me realize how much I’m really missing out on, and my local Asian grocery store’s selection does not compare to what this box can offer.

I think this is a great affordable box to subscribe to if you’re look to try out a bunch of Japanese snacks and treats. Each item is usually only enough for one serving, so you get to taste many different things and hopefully find some new favorites! My favorite snacks were the Glico Caplico Mini Ice Cream Snack, which I’ve already purchased more of, and the Fujiya Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate!

Mary Vu – http://thepointofvu.blogspot.com

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