TokyoTreat : March 2018 Sakura Surprise

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 (£25.07) 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 (£17.90) per month: 4 popular Japanese snacks, 4 share packs, 2 dagashi, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinose snack.

Worldwide shipping is free.

The menu booklet has lots of nice info inside, a full list of the contents, instructions for the DIY candy kit, plus information about competitions as well as some bonus trivia about Japan this season!

This Peach Coca Cola is a brand new flavour and exclusive to Japan!

Everyone know KitKat, but Japanese KitKats are much more interesting than the ones you get in the West! These little miniatures are Sweet Sake KitKats.

This month’s Party Pack are Sakura Shrimp Potato Rings. I can’t eat these because I’m allergic, but I’ve had the regular salted versions of this snack and they are delicious! They are very similar to Hula Hoops, but with a greater depth of flavour. This bag contains ten little packages to share.

Anpanman Festival Rice Puffs have three colours and two flavours, salt and honey, and have the theme of the Japanese Doll Festival.

Melon Bread Cookie is a little melon-flavoured biscuit with a cute face on it. I’ve had similar things before, and the melon flavour is remarkably strong!

Sakura Marshmallows are this month’s featured snack. They are flavoured with really cherry blossom essence, and can be eaten alone or added to hot milk or chocolate. Very seasonal!

These Shimi Choco Corn Milky Red Bean are made using the traditional red beans, which are a very popular Japanese flavour. It’s a great combination of corn snack with a traditional flavour!

This month’s DIY Candy Kit is Chocolate Kinako Mochi DIY. It contains little mochi, plus sachets of chocolate sauce and Kinako (roasted soybean powder) for dipping.

Ginger Tea Hard Candy is the kinosei snack, a sweet and spicy lozenge to soothe sore throats.

These little Puccho Gummy Hoppe Chan Cherry are tiny sweet and sour cherry gummies! There is a fortune inside the cap, which can also be used as a toy.

Salty Split Pea Sticks are a corn snack with a serious pea flavour. They are salty and crunchy and extremely moreish.

This month’s sharing pack are four little packages of Sweet Soy Sauce Crackers. Honey and soy is a terrific flavour combination, and work very well on these tiny crunchy crackers.

I love Umaibo, and this version is the Veggie Salad Umaibo. It’s quite remarkable how much this does actually taste like salad!

This Squid Jerky is another no-no for me, but it’s a very popular dagashi snack in Japan!

I love the seasonal theme of this month’s box. Lots of peach and sakura flavours, which are very popular at this time of year.

Of the fourteen snacks five are savory (if you count the honey soy crackers) which is a pretty good mix, especially as the party pack is savory! I’m a bit sad that I can’t eat two of the snacks (shrimp rings and squid jerky) but that can’t be helped, and I know plenty of people who will love them!

The sakura marshmallows are wonderful, what a great flavour for a marshmallow! I’m definitely going to try these in hot chocolate.

The peach Coca Cola is also pretty special, as this is the first drink of its type anywhere! This flavour even made it into the Western press, despite the fact that it’s only available in Japan. The sakura marshmallows are lovely, and they look so pretty too!

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! And the peach Coca Cola is a real treat, there won’t be many people who can get their hands on it! To give you an idea, the sake KitKats are a Japanese exclusive, and you can buy a box of nine of these little KitKats on Amazon (delivered from Japan) for £22.76. And there’s three in this box!

Our score: 9.4/ 10

Great seasonal selection this month, lovely flavours plus some awesome super-exclusive items!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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