TokyoTreat is a monthly box of Japanese candies and snacks from Tokyo. It is part of the TokyoTreat subscription box group which also includes YumeTwins and nomakenolife.
Options are are Premium at $35 (around £26) per month: 9 popular Japanese snacks, 3 dagashi, 1 anime snack, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinose snack, 1 Japanese drink.
Classic $25 (around £18) per month: 9 popular Japanese snacks, 2 dagashi, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinose snack.
Worldwide shipping is free.
This month’s theme is Otaku Holiday! Otaku means people who are interested in popular culture, especially manga and anime, so I’m expecting to see lots of fun anime themes in this box.
Christmas isn’t really celebrated in Japan, but there is still a familiar festive flavour, chocolate orange, featured this month!
The menu booklet has all kinds of fun stuff inside, as well as the full menu and descriptions of all the items.
There’s even a guide to the most popular animes, so why not check them out for something a little different this Christmas?
You can’t have Christmas without chocolate orange, and these Chocolate Orange KitKats are perfect! Japanese KitKats come in all kids of crazy flavours and are always delicious, so it’s lovely to see this little nod to the Christmas season.
Moving back to the otaku theme, here is Kirby Melon Cream Soda. This canned drink is both fizzy and creamy, almost like a soda float! Kirby himself is a popular character from the famous Nintendo video game, a cute little pink ball.
Splatoon is another Nintendo game, and this Splatoon Gel Candy is little sachets of sweet fruity gel, like the ink splats form the game. There are also free stickers included with the pack.
If you like crispy textures, this Dragon Ball Mini Choco Bar will hit the spot. It has a crunchy centre covered with sweet chocolate, a great combination that’s not too sweet but very delicious.
Here’s a mini version of the popular cafe snack Chocolate Waffle, a crunchy waffle cookie dipped in chocolate.
Another snack and collectible combination, this Detective Conan Chocolate Wafer is a layered wafer biscuit with two character cards to collect.
Cards and gum is a classic combination, and this Dragon Ball Super Card Gum includes a gumball and two collectible cards.
This month’s Umaibo (a crunchy corn puff tube) is Ebi Mayonnaise Flavour, or shrimp mayonnaise. It’s an unusual taste but shrimp dipped in mayo are very popular in Japan!
This Chocolate Flake will be familiar to anyone who enjoys cornflake crispy cakes!
You might think that these Calbee Chocolate Chips sound strange, after all they are salted potato crisps with chocolate. But I promise, the combination of sweet, salty, and crispy is utterly delicious! I only wish the bag were bigger…
Caramel Taro are great for caramel fans! These are tiny crunchy caramel biscuits shaped like peanuts, and are very moreish indeed.
Popping candy is always fun, and this Pachi Pachi Cola Popping Candy includes tiny ramune candies for an extra little sour flavour along with the cola sweetness.
Kumamon Sparrow Eggs are not eggs, they are actually peanut candy! They come from Kumamoto and are a popular snack for children.
This month’s DIY candy kit is Horadekita! Ice Bar DIY Kit.
There are instructions in the menu booklet, but you get little square soda flavoured candies to dip in sweet liquid and powder candy.
Spicy snacks are great in cold weather, so these Spicy Soy Sauce Corn Snacks will be lovely this winter! Savory corn puffs with a fiery coating.
The festive season is a tiring time of year, so these Boruto Energy Gummies are good to keep in reserve when you feel like you’re flagging!
Finally, Luffy from the pirate anime One Piece features on this delicious Chocolate-filled Cookie.