Taste Japan – January 2016

Taste Japan – January 2016

I was really pleased to be able to try out the January 2015 box from Taste of Japan. It took just over a week to arrive. To say it was coming from Japan, I think that was completely reasonable.

There were 10 items that came in the box to try. They were a mixture of sweet and savoury and we were excited to try them out.

The thing that I couldn’t wait to try out first was the Puccho bar. They are melon flavoured gummies and they were really tasty. If I was to compare it to anything in the UK, then I would compare them to Chewits. It was unusual to try something that was melon flavoured but they were really good.

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Chip Star

This was quite strange. It was a sweet potato flavoured crisp, shaped and in a tube like Pringles. I just couldn’t get over that it was purple. It tasted fine but wasn’t my favourite.

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Ousama no Waseremono

This is a cookie, filled with a chocolate filling. It was a buttery cookie and was very tasty. It was quite small though – over in two bites.

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Cream Soda Candy

Having been on holiday to Asia before, I know that cream soda is a big taste out there. Luckily I love it and these hard boiled sweets were one of my favourite things in the box. A generous sized bag with plenty in to try.

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Gilco Hearts

This has two sections; one has a toy in and one is the treat. The parent in me is pleased with the toy and it was a little wooden puzzle. Much better than plastic that you get from something like a Kinder egg. My kids liked the little heart shaped treats too. They were almost like a toffee but a lot softer so suitable for children.

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Pucho Kabukiage

These are Japanese rice crackers with a soy sauce blend. These didn’t go down very well in our house – we didn’t like them very much. Kind of like very hard popcorn.

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Mugikko

These were tasty but quite unusual. They are cereal essentially, but covered in chocolate. The kids really liked these and it was a good sized bag.

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Tamanegi San

These are just like slightly flavoured onion rings, but not in ring shape obviously! They tasted good and were in a good sized bag. They would work well to throw in a lunch box.

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Pandaro

There were two Pandaro cookies in the box. One was melon flavoured and one was original. It was quite an unusual taste but I actually preferred the melon flavour cookie. You just don’t expect something with the texture of a cookie to taste like fruit. They were quite small but cute as they are shaped like a panda’s head.

Overall I was pleased with the contents box. It was quite small and I think for the price, I would expect a little bit more. It was fun for the family to try out a few new things, though. I think it would make a great gift idea as it is just a novelty really. I think for £15 it isn’t completely worth it and I’m not sure if I would order again.

Rebecca U from AAUBlog.

Our score: 8.9/ 10

I was pleased with the selection of products but just not convinced it is value for money.

  • Quality of products7.5
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money7.5
  • Selection of products9.5

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