TokyoTreat : January 2019

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.

Premium $35 (around £26) per month: 5 popular Japanese  snacks, 4 share packs, 3 dagashi, 1 anime snack, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinose snack, 1 Japanese drink.

Classic $25 (around £18) per month: 4 popular Japanese snacks, 4 share packs, 2 dagashi, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinose snack.

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This months theme is very appropriate: Winter Wonderland! It’s definitely chilly at this time of year, so here’s looking forward to some delicious treats to keep the cold out.

Here’s the monthly booklet. There’s always a little puzzle on the first page, isn’t that cute?

There’s a full list of all the snacks in the box.

There’s also a featured snack, plus instructions for this month’s DIY candy kit.

First, a bag of mini Strawberry Tiramisu Kitkats. Japanese Kitkats are amazing and come in all kinds of crazy flavours. This version has the usual coffee flavour of tiramisu with a little extra strawberry for contrast. It’s a very unusual flavour combination!

This month’s drink is a Parade Milkshake. This milkshake in a can is smooth and creamy, and contains real eggs and milk! It’s a very popular drink in Japan, and is really rather delicious.

Koikeya Black Pepper Chips really are very peppery! They are regular potato chips but have a good addition of pepper for a spicy kick.

I love anything with Gudetama on, and this Gudetama Custard Chocolate Bar is delicious. It’s a wafer with chocolate coated in a custard flavour chocolate. Yum! This is produced to celebrate Gudetama’s 5th birthday.

Salty Seaweed Puffs are a nice salty contrast to all the sweetness. They’re light and crispy rice puffs coated with the umami flavour of seaweed.

There’s another party pack here, a bag of Crunchy Panda Cookies. It contains six little bags of these delicious panda face-shaped cookies, which are coated on one side with milk and white chocolate.All the faces have lots of different expressions.

This Giant Chocolate Bar Puff really is remarkably large. It’s milk chocolate with lots of crunchy puffed rice and peanuts, and despite all the chocolate is really not that sweet. There’s a nice salty balance from the rice and the peanuts.

Taiyaki Snack is a popular treat around New Year. This is a candy version of the traditional fish-shaped pastry, and it’s a fish-shaped wafer filled with bubbly chocolate, rather like the inside of an Aero. Light and yummy.

This is a little package of Cotton Candy. Very cute packaging too!

The share pack is four packs of Calbee Shrimps Sticks. These are little puffy sticks flavoured with shrimp, and unlike  lot of these puff snacks is not fried in oil. It also contains calcium from the shrimp.

Some healthy chocolate here with this Glico Balance Nutrition Chocolate Brownie Bar. I managed to find nutritions online, and apparently it is only 97 calories with lots of added vitamins and minerals.

This month’s DIY Candy Kit is Sticky Ramune Candy. The instructions are above, but you mix powder and water to make a paste, which you then dip in colourful ramune candy pieces. Great for ramune (Japanese soda) fans!

Umaibo is my favourite snack, a crunchy corn puff tube that comes in lots of different flavours. This one is cheese flavour, and is delightfully cheesy!

Finally, a little package of Savory Wheat Crackers. These salty cookies are a lovely little snack, plus they have a very cute bunny picture on the package!

This is a great selection to kick off the new year!

The milkshake is especially yummy, and it’s fantastic to have another variety of Kitkat to try. The panda cookies are also delicious, and the small bags are great for portion control.

A great way to sample different flavours and textures, perfect for the foodies with a fondness for snacking and sweets!

Our score: 9.2/ 10

As always, a terrific selection of snacks with some familiar flavours with a twist, and some things that are completely new!. Have a delicious New Year!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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