TokyoTreat Review September 2018
TokyoTreat is a monthly subscription that brings a huge box of yummy Japanese snacks straight to your doorstep. Each month you’ll receive popular snacks including candy, chips, crackers, and more! They kindly sent me September’s Premium box to review. So lets dig in!
Box Details: TokyoTreat specially curates their monthly snack boxes with a mix of popular out-of-this-world treats and traditional flavors. Subscriptions come in two sizes: Premium and Classic.
Premium: 17 full-size items. (Includes extra items not included in Classic: 1 Japanese drink, 1 additional Japanese snack, 1 Party Pack, 1 additional Dagashi, and 1 Anime Snack)
- Monthly: $35/month
- 3 Months Prepaid Plan: $33.50/month
- 6 Months Prepaid Plan: $32/month
- 12 Months Prepaid Plan: $31.50/month
Classic: 12 full-size items
- Monthly: $25/month
- 3 Months Prepaid Plan: $24/month
- 6 Months Prepaid Plan: $23/month
- 12 Months Prepaid Plan: $22.50/month
Shipping: Free Worldwide Delivery
Here’s a closer look at September’s box theme and the items I received this month….
September’s Theme – Movie Night
The theme for September is Movie Night! This month features snacks and treats that are easy to snack on while catching your favorite films. Enjoy these bite-sized candies and treats and don’t worry, there’s both sweet and savory options!
Included in every box is a mini magazine that gives you in-depth details of each treat in the box, descriptions, upcoming news, and mini activities!
Mango Pokemon Soda
I usually try to stay away from sodas, but I’ve been really enjoying Japanese ones! This month’s box included the Mango Pokemon Soda. Each soda has an Eevee, or one of the Eevee evolution, designs, but all contain the same fruity mango soda. Unlike American sodas, this one tastes slightly healthier and lighter in flavor, but still has a more authentic mango flavoring to it.
Calbee Kishu Plum Chips
As usual, there’s another uniquely flavored chip included in the TokyoTreat box! This month has the Calbee Kishu Plum Chips. Never in a million years would I have imagined there would be so many fruit flavored chips, but these plum flavored ones are surprisingly delicious. The potato chip is slightly thick with ridges and pairs well with the slightly sour and tangy Japanese Kishu plum flavor.
Pretty Cure Popcorn
Pretty Cure must be a very popular anime in Japan, because we’ve received several Pretty Cure themed snacks in the previous boxes! This popcorn snack consists of two different flavors: buttery salty popcorn and heart-shaped strawberry caramel corn puffs! The sweet and salty combination complements each other well making it a great movie-time snack. Each pack also comes with a mini sheet of Pretty Cure stickers!
If you like marshmallows, you’d love this colorful Marshmallow Twist! It’s a marshmallow stick that’s sweet and fluffy, but nothing extraordinary.
Kinako No Yama Chocolate Banana
These mushroom shaped snacks feature a biscuit stick as the stem and a banana and chocolate cream mushroom cap to emulate chocolate bananas! Though mine arrived melted into a blob, it didn’t take away from the taste. These were simply delicious and tasted just like the dessert, but the biscuit adds a nice crunch!
There are 21 individually wrapped crackers in a pack. Each rice cracker is coated in a sweet roasted soybean powder (kinako). The kinako powder gives the rice cracker a subtle sweetness to it that also tastes a little nutty. It’s a very tasty snack and there’s plenty to go around with this party pack!
Brown Sugar Traditional Wheat Puff
Wow! The Brown Sugar Traditional Wheat Puff is unlike any other “puff” snack I’ve ever had. It’s super light and airy in texture with layers that sort of melt together in your mouth, somewhat like cotton candy, but thicker and crispier. It has a sweet brown sugar taste from the coating that made this simple treat delicious.
Hokkaido Matcha Milk Candy
This hard candy fuses together two of my favorite things: milk and matcha! It is made with a real milk originating from Hokkaido and fresh matcha. It’s creamy and delicious. If you’ve ever had a matcha soymilk latte from Starbucks, this tastes VERY similar (yum)!
Stretchy Grape Gummies
The kinosei, or healthy, snack for this month is these stretchy grape gummies that contain faecalis which is supposed to help refresh your body. These are individually wrapped and there are 7 in a bag. These look more like bandages or body patches rather than candy to me, but they have a strong grape flavor that’s pretty tasty. These would also be fun for kids since they can easily be ripped apart into little strips!
Okinawa Pineapple Hi-Chew
I am a HUGE fan of Hi-Chews, so I was really excited to try this Japan-exclusive flavor: Okinawa Pineapple! It has a sweet and tangy pineapple flavor that’s so addicting!
Shrimp Mayonnaise Umaibo
The sound of Shrimp Mayonnaise was a little off-putting at first, but this Umaibo flavor was surprisingly delicious! It does tastes very shrimpy, but with a creaminess to it and I think it pairs well. If you like seafood flavored chips or snacks, this is a good one to try!
Spicy Pepper Pea Corn Puff Rings
These spicy pepper pea corn puff snacks remind me of miniature umaibo puffs! These were so light in texture, but packed a punch in taste. It has a subtle kick of spice, like a salty, smoked peppery taste. I don’t normally like anything with pepper in it, but these puffs were delicious.
Anpanman Fluffy Corn Puffs
As always, there is a 4 share pack in either subscription (Classic or Premium) and this month’s box had the Anpanman Fluffy Corn Puffs. These are mini circle rings made of corn puffs. It’s very light and airy in taste and texture, but lacked any flavor from what I could tell.
Strawberry Soft Serve Ice Cream DIY
This month’s DIY item is Strawberry Soft Serve Ice Cream. The DIY kit comes with a packet of powder that can be easily mixed with water to create a sweet and sour strawberry soft serve ice cream. How fun!
TokyoTreat Review September 2018 – Final Thoughts
Every month, TokyoTreat leaves me so impressed with their selection and curation of snacks! As always, I enjoyed the majority of the snacks this month and everything was new to me. I love how TokyoTreat continues to introduce me to unique flavors like Kishu Plum Chips, Okinawa Pineapple Hi-Chews, or Shrimp Mayonnaise Umaibo!
Though I thought a lot of these items were fruit-themed and may have fit better in their previous Fruity Ninjas box, these also do fit well with the Movie Night theme. Nearly all of the items are easy to snack on and they include both sweet and savory options! I have way too many favorites in this box to list them all, but the ones I plan on getting more of include the Okinawa Pineapple Hi-Chews, Shrimp Mayonnaise Umaibo, Spicy Pepper Pea Corn Puff Rings, and the Hokkaido Matcha Milk Candy!
Mary Vu – http://thepointofvu.blogspot.com