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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June’s box theme is looking forward to warmer summer weather with Hanami Picnic!
This is the menu booklet.
Doesn’t that sound like a lovely thing to do?
We’ve got a full list of contents in the menu booklet.
There’s also some interesting information about Japanese culture.
Information on this month’s featured snack.
An instructions for the DIY candy kit. This is very useful because of course the packaging is all in Japanese!
Here are the Furuta Sakura Mochi Cookies, this month’s featured snack. There are 20 individually wrapped little cookies, with a lovely fragrant sakura flavour. A great little bite sized treat!
Sakura is used in a slightly more unusual way in these Calbee Sakura Shrimp Chips. Sakura snacks are everywhere at this time of year, and these chips are definitely something you’re not going to find anywhere else!
Lipton Sakura Tea might not technically be a snack, but it’s definitely perfect for the theme! With a delicate floral flavour, its the perfect accompaniment to a spring day.
Gum and sticker combination packs are very popular in Japan, and this version is Sumikkogurashi Card & Gum. It contains a card, sticker, and piece of chewing gum.
Nori Potato Sticks are a lovely salty snack, and a great contrast to all the sweetness. These are flavoured with seaweed for extra depth of flavour.
Japanese versions of popular snacks are often far more interesting the the familiar ones, and these Nacho Cheese Pringles are no exception! There’s even a picture of a Mexican Pringle on the package. They have a super cheesy flavour, and are very moreish.
A version of a classic Japanese snack, these are Crushed Strawberry Pocky. Pocky are chocolate coated biscuits sticks and come in many different varieties. These have a strawberry coating on the chocolate sticks with pieces of freeze dried strawberry. A lovely summery snack!
The name of this snack is slightly different to its actual flavour. Yaokin Porickey German Potato Sticks are pretzel sticks. The German Potato flavour is actually a kind of creamy potato and ham/bacon taste, but they’re extremely delicious!
Ramune Energy Drink Bubble Candy are little fizzy melting sweets that taste of ramune, which is Japanese soda. Ramune candy is a very popular type of Japanese sweet that bubbles as they dissolve, and this particular version is flavoured like an energy drink.
This month’s multipack is four little bags of Anpanman Soft Corn, These are little corn puff rings with a salty taste and melt in the mouth.
Yaokin Kinako Cake have one my my favourite flavours! Kinako is roasted soybean powder, and has an amazing sweet savory taste, These little cakes are a little like soft mochi, and are really delicious.
This month’s DIY Candy Kit is a Candy Apple Kit. The instructions are in the booklet, and consists if tiny candy apples with a caramel dip and sprinkles.
Umaibo are a corn puff stick in a huge variety of flavours. This one is Mentaiko flavour, which is smoked pollock roe, a traditional Japanese dish.
Finally, another little bag of fruity candies, this time Abekko Ramune Candies. They come in one of five flavours, and the ones I have here are lemon.
I love the sakura items in this month’s box, I just wish there had been a few more of them!
The tea is really lovely, it’s so unusual, and it’s a limited edition exclusive to Japan, so you’re not going to find this anywhere else.
The kinako cookies are small, but they’re a favourite flavour of mine, so I’d love to see see more kinako items in the future too.