TokyoTreat Review December 2017
TokyoTreat is a subscription-based service that delivers the most premium Japanese snacks and candies to your door monthly. From salty, to sour, to sweet, discover limited edition Japanese treats that you won’t find anywhere else! They kindly sent us this box for review. This is a look at the Premium Subscription.
Do you love snacks? Do you get excited about fun little goodies that come in their own little package? Do you like trying new treats? Do you like to have a candy stash on hand at all times? If you answered yes to any of these questions TokyoTreat just might be the subscription for you. Personally, I LOVE snacks. I could live on snacks. I could dedicate my entire pantry to snacks and be quite content. That is why I love this big orange box. It’s full of the good stuff!
It appears as though TokyoTreat has changed their subscription offering. They now have 2 box sizes to choose from as opposed to three:
- Classic Box ($25) – 12 full-size snack items
- Premium Box ($35) – 17 full-size snack items including 1 Japanese drink
Here’s a closer look at the items we received in the December box….
Rich Matcha Kit Kat Party Pack
A rich, soothing flavor that Japan is known for worldwide. This Japanese Kit Kat contains twice the amount of famous Uji matcha for an authentic bitterness that can’t be matched! Pair it with a cup of matcha tea for twice the green tea goodness!
Any box containing Japanese Kit Kat bars is a good box. I can’t get enough of these things!! And, I happen to love Matcha flavoured Kit Kat. I tend to love any sort of limited edition or unique snack from other counties. It makes them that much more fun to eat.
Premium Pear Fanta
I think it’s really fun that the Premium TokyoTreat box includes a Japanese drink. This month we received Fanta, a brand of fruit-flavored soft drink, a brand owned by the Coca-Cola Company. I did a little research and found out that we only have approx. 3 flavours of Fanta in Canada, but Japan has around 90 different flavours.
Mini Strawberry Flavored Corn Crisps
The popular Shimi Choco Corn Japanese snack has transformed into an easy to eat bite-size and contains a burst of strawberry flavor! Thanks to this new flavor and easier to snack on size, you can snack like there is no tomorrow!
Ummmm……these sound and look really good. I love any sort of bite-sized snack.
Puchi Puchi Art or Sherbet DIY Kit
These DIY Japanese candy kits are fun, tasty, and simple to make! With the Art Kit, you get to mix your own colors and use a template to create fruity edible art! The Sherbert Kit allows you to make kawaii gummy animal shaped Japanese candy that is almost too cute to eat!
DIY snacks are always a hit with the nieces and nephews. They just love these things!
Dondonyaki Kimchi Rice Cake
An Asian flavor fusion! This Japanese snack gives rice cakes a kick of kimchi flavor! Savor the burst of flavor as you chew on these rice cakes! Be careful though! They are so addicting, these snacks will disappear before you even realize it!
Pokémon Gummy and Moonlight Series Card
A snack and a treat all in one! This anime Japanese snack contains a flavor packed Pokéball shaped gummy alongside an authentic trading card from the newest Pokémon TGC Moonlight Series!
Koikeya Scone Japanese BBQ
Enjoy a bold and smokey barbecue taste paired with a crisp and crunchy corn snack for the ultimate salty treat! The combination of the smoldering flavor with the light corn texture makes for a combination which is hard to top!
Yes, yes, yes!!! These are right up my alley. I have a feeling these will be my favourite snack for December.
Sour Cider Paper Candy
This Japanese candy is the perfect blend of sweet and sour! Enjoy the various textures and Japanese cider flavor as you relish in the sweetness. This is the perfect snack when you are looking for a quick refreshing break!
Corn Potage Umaibo
Umaibos are puffed cylindrical corn snack loved by young and old in Japan. The corn portage flavor is an uniquely Japanese flavor that has become a classic flavor for many Japanese snacks. Slighly savory but still got the sweetness of the corn, once you try the corn portage flavor umaibo, you will understand why corn portage flavor anything is so popular!
Lotte Memory-Enhancing Gum
This Japanese candy uses ginkgo biloba extract, a herb often used in herb tea, and claims to improve one’s ability to retain and recall information like words, names, and plans. Perfect for when you have an important exam coming up!
Kameda Seika Happy Turn Rice Crackers
Celebrating it’s 40th annivesary, Happy Turn has long been loved by all generations. Compared to other rice crakers, Happy Turn has a slighly softer and crustier texture which is one of the reasons why its maintained its popularity over the years. The slighly sweet soy sauce flavor is highly addictve and will have you begging for more. This time we bring you the conveniently sized 32g small pack which is perfect to carry with you when you are on the go!
Wild Strawberry Path Hard Candies
This classic hard Japanese candy tastes and smells of wild strawberries! The smooth strawberry taste helps calm as you indulge in the fruity flavor. Even better, it comes in a resealable pack that is easy to take on the go!
Koikeya Savory Salt Potato Chips
This month we managed to snag these crazy popular Koikeya Savory Salt Potato Chips! Their rich potato flavor mixed with a flavor fusion of savory salt and mellow seaweed keeps these Japanese snacks flying off the shelves in Japan!
Yes!!! Give me all the chips. This will be the first snack I try after I finish writing the review. I always eat the chips first.
In your snack box this month, you’ll find this seasonal grape flavored Chocobi snack! These soft corn puffs taste of grapes and represent the autumn season in Japan. Inside the packaging, you’ll also find a fun Crayon Shin-Chan sticker prize!
TokyoTreat Review December 2017 – Final Thoughts
This month’s TokyoTreat brought with it a few changes. Subtle changes, might I add, but changes nonetheless. Here’s what I noticed:
- We no longer receive a product booklet, instead you can look up the snack list on their re-designed website
- We no longer have 3 boxes to choose from, we now have two options – Classic or Premium
- We no longer receive a Dagashi Mix, we now receive all full-size items
Personally I am loving the changes. I feel like they have embraced the New Year and have streamlined their subscription offering. I am all about simplifying – whether it be less subscription options, not as many marketing products in the box, or fewer sample-sized products. Sometimes its little changes that make the biggest impact. I think this will be my word for 2018 – simplify!