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 (£26.21) 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 (£18.72) per month: 4 popular Japanese snacks, 4 share packs, 2 dagashi, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinose snack.
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The menu booklet has a full contents list, plus other fun stuff!
Information on the featured snack, instructions for the DIY candy kit, and even some trivia about Japan!
This month’s drink is Pepsi J-Cola Midnight. This is exclusive to Japan, and is flavoured with cassis and grape.
This party pack is a bag of Happy Turn Soy Sauce Cheese Flavour, and are individually wrapped rice crackers flavoured with soy and cheese. Salty and crunchy!
Doraemon is a popular character in Japan, and this is a pack of Doraemon grape gummies in fun shapes.
Kakigori Ramune Candy is little candy tablets in strawberry and ramune (Japanese soda) flavours. There is a little hint of freshness in the flavour to give the feeling of eating kakigori, which is a flavoured shaved ice dessert.
This is a dagashi snack, Cream Rusk. Japanese rusk is sweet bread slices baked twice to make a crunchy snack, and while it sounds odd, it’s delicious! This version has an extra cream topping.
Japan produces amazing KitKat varieties, and these are Ikanari Dango Kit Kat. The flavour is mochi filled with sweet potato and azuki red bean paste.
There were two options this month for Meiji Takenoto No Sato, and this one is the Cookies and Cream. They are little cookies shaped like bamboo shoots and covered with chocolate.
This month’s kinosei snack is Yogurt Flavoured Ginza Rusk. This kind of rusk is soaked in chocolate so it’s crispy and soft, and this version contains lactic acid to aid digestion.
These are Melon Cream Soda Chips. That is, crisps flavoured with melon soda. I’ve not actually tried them yet, but I’ve tried odd Japanese flavour combinations before and they are surprisingly good, if a little odd.
Corn snacks are very popular in Japan, and these are Koikeya Scone Rich Corn Flavour. They are crunchy corn sticks with extra corn flavour! Salty with a hint of sweetness from the corn. I love these!
This month’s sharing snack is Salty Seaweed Stick Potato Snack. These are thin and crispy potato sticks with a savory flavour. They don’t taste that seaweedy, but they’re definitely savory!
The DIY candy kit this month is Popsicle DIY Kit. The instructions are above, but this is a pretty simple kit, little blocks of strawberry and ramune candy with a sauce to dip them in.
This is another dagashi, Cheesnack. It’s basically a little cheese sandwich cracker, great for when you want a little savory bite!
Finally a Tonkasu Sauce Umaibo. Umaibo is a delicious corn puff tube, and they come in lots of different flavours. Tonkatsu is a sauce which is served with a fried breaded pork cutlet, a popular Japanese dish.
There are lots of lovely things in this month’s Summer Carnival-themed box! I’m not quite brave enough to try the melon soda chips yet, but the rich corn snacks are amazing, really deeply flavoured, and I also love ramune candy.
Five of the snacks are savory, including the sharing pack and party pack, so I’m really happy with those as I love savory things.
I’m really intrigued by the Pepsi and the KitKats, I love the incredibly variety of flavours that you can get in Japan! They’re much more creative than anything you find here.
These snacks are rarely, if ever, available in the UK, so tracking down prices isn’t really possible. However I can say that I’m always totally confident that the value is excellent, especially when you consider the wonderful selection of things you wouldn’t find outside Japan.