TokyoTreat – January 2021

TokyoTreat – January 2021

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.

New Year, New Snacks! 

I’m excited to see that there may be KitKats in there, which is fantastic as I love all the different varieties available!

The booklet has a terrific menu listing all the goodies inside, as well as descriptions and traditional references.

Fanta Premium Peach. This is a special seasonal limited edition and is fancier than your usual Fanta. It contains real peach juice and pulp, and is incredibly delicious and refreshing.

KitKat Hot Spring Dumpling. Here are the new KitKats! They are named because they only used to be available at hot springs resorts. The actual flavour is manju, which is a steamed dunpling. The cream filling is red bean flavoured, and the chocolate coating is flavoured like the dumpling itself.

Pudding Mochi. These yummy little soft rice cakes have a delicious creamy custard flavour pudding. Mochi are a traditional Japanese favourite and frequently eaten at New Year in Japan, so this is perfect for the season.

Takada Crackers. These are actually more like crunchy corn snacks than crackers, but they’re light and flavourful and surprisingly moreish.

Pocky Winter Chocolate Ganache. Another limited edition item, these super luxurious chocolate-covered biscuit sticks are only available in the winter. The ganache and cocoa coating is thick and rich, and these are really very tasty.

Koala’s March x Pokemon Cheesecake Flavour. We’ve not seen Koala’s March for a while in TokyoTreat, so I’m glad to see them back! These are cute cookies filled with cream with little pictures printed on them. This version has a cheesecake flavoured filling, and in conjunction with Pokemon the pictures are of 48 different Pokemon characters!

New Year’s Bubbly Taiyaki. Taiyai are cakes shaped like a fish filled with red bean paste, and are considered a symbol of good luck. This candy version is a wafer filled with light bubbly chocolate, and is a nice good fortune treat for the new year.

Koikeya Pride Potato x Doraemon Seawee Salt Chips. These gourmet potato chips are flavoured with savory seaweed salt, and created in conjunction with the cute character Doraemon.

Tairare. More good luck fish, these are crunchy little crackers in the shape of sea bream.

Salty Turtle Crackers. There aren’t made with actual turtle, but the shape of these little crackers resembles the shell of a turtle.

Aji Cheese. In honor of next year’s lunar Year of the Ox, we have these little cheesy corn snacks.

Mochi Taro. Another favourite savory snack, these are little crispy fried mochi snacks.

Mini Monster Fruity Soft Candy, Sour Cola Gummy, and Hamburger Gummy. The Mini Monster is a spectacular sour gummy strip, very brightly coloured with an intense sour flavour. The cola bottle also has a sour coating, and the little hamburger gummy is just a fun cute candy!

Porickey Brown Sugar. Porickey are little pretzel sticks that come in a variety of flavours. This one is a less usual sweet flavour, made with brown sugar from Okinawa.

Pandoro. These cute butter cookies are shaped like a panda face, and go very nicely with a cup of tea.

 

Our score: 9.4/ 10

This month's selection is a great way to kick off the new year! From good luck symbols to delicious new KitKats, there are a ton of terrific varieties both sweet and savory. One thing I love about TokyoTreat is that the items really are from Japan and are not things you could just pick up in a shop that sells Asian food. It's pretty special to get a taste of the genuine articles made for the domestic market! TokyoTreat is a great way to try out different flavours and tastes, and get a little insight into Japanese popular culture at the same time!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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