TokyoTreat – January 2020

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.

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What a great theme for this time of year!

It’s certainly been cold and wintery,

As you can see, milk is the flavour of the month, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this is featured in this month’s goodies!

The menu booklet contains a full list and descriptions of all the goodies, plus you also get a closer look at some of the featured snacks. You can see how milk is included in several!

Calbee Winter Potato Chips are extra deep crinkle cut with a fine dusting of snowy salt.

These Animal Biscuits are extra fun, because as well as being lovely sweet cookies, on the back of the box are all the animal names in Japanese!

It might seem strange to have Lipton Tropical Charge Tea in a winter snack box, but the peach, mango and pineapple  can easily remind us of summer weather, right?

Japanese snacks frequently feature various cartoon characters, and the Character Cookies option included in the box I have are these fun banana chocolate Minion cookies.

This Bubbly Rainbow Taiyaki is one of the prettiest versions of this snack I’ve seen! A pink and blue wafer in the shape of a fish with a bubbly chocolate filling, almost too cute to eat!

This Fluffy Softmallow is basically a big twisted marshmallow, rather like a Flump. It’s impressively large and has just the right flavour and texture you would expect.

One of the featured snacks, this Milk Giant Calpico is like an ice cream cone, except it’s filled with creamy marshmallow instead of ice cream. Yummy and very light.

On the left is a little tub of Konpeito, a traditional Japanese candy of tiny crunchy knobbly pieces. On the right is a Key Ring Chocolate, a fun shape with chocolate candies you can pop out of the packaging one by one.

Little Mikan Mints are as they sound, tiny mints flavoured with mikan, which is a type of citrus fruit. Even the packaging is mikan shaped!

Umiabo is one of my favourite snacks, a crunchy puffed corn tube. This one is cheese flavour, delicious!

Little cakes are such a treat, and these Choco Cakes are a pack of two light and fluffy chocolaty cakes.

Returning to the milk theme, Winter Kakigori Gummies are a combination of mango and raspberry gummies but with a smooth creaminess. It doesn’t sound like it should work, but it does!

Maple Hotcakes are a real treat. Two little fluffy pancakes sandwiched together with maple syrup filling. Great with  glass of milk!

Diamond Ring Candy is another type of ring pop, a plastic ring with a hard candy cola gem.

After the big marshmallow, we have Colourful Baby’s Marshmallows, a bag of pretty tiny marshmallows that would be perfect for sprinkling on top of ice cream or hot chocolate.

Finally, this month’s DIY Candy Kit is Dengeki Hunter DIY Kit.

The menu booklet contains instructions on how to use this kit, which consists of a candy tube and sweet candy syrup.

Our score: 9.4/ 10

I love the creamy featured items this month, I only wish there were more! But there are still a lovely selectoin of items this month, especially the colourful taiyaki. The tropical teal is also delicious and unusual, and I think would also work very well in warmer weather as an iced tea drink. The maple hotcakes are also another favourite, a cross between a pancake and a cake, with that delicious maple flavour! There's a great selection of treats here, and the wonderful packaging makes it a treat for the eyes as well as the taste!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality8
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products9

How would you rate TokyoTreat ?

Rating: 4.5/5. From 31 votes.
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