TokyoTreat – May 2020

TokyoTreat – May 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.

Worldwide shipping is free.

The May box continues with a Spring theme – Non Stop Sakura Party! 

Spring in Japan means the appearance of cherry blossom, so it’s lovely to see Sakura being the focus again.

The menu booklet contains a full list and descriptions of all the goodies inside the box.

 

We’re lucky enough to have another fantastic Japanese Sakura KitKat variety, Sakura Japanese Sake! 

Sake is Japanese rice wine, and these KitKats are filled with sakura cream and coated with sake-flavoured white chocolate.

(There is a tiny amount of alcohol – 0.7% in these KitKats, not enough to have any effect but worth remembering for anyone who cannot consume alcohol of any kind.)

Sakura Mochi Chocolate is a limited edition for Spring. It’s a mochi (chewy rice cake) with a sakura and red bean chocolate coating, a really delicious combination of authentic Japanese flavours.

Frozen Coca Cola Lemon is exclusive to the Japanese market. This pouch is designed to be frozen, so you can have a real Coca Cola slushie drink at home, perfect for this hot and sunny weather!

Choco-Taro is a chocolate bar which contains light corn puffs and nutty pieces. Sweet and delicious and very light.

A traditional Japanese snack, Taro-Beans are salty crunchy crackers, and the packaging shows the character of Momoraro the Peach Boy from Japanese folklore.

These crisp coconut cookies are one of two varieties: Nissan Sakura or Matcha. I’ve got the Matcha version, which are very nice, as I do love Japanese green tea, though I must admit I’m slightly disappointed not to have had the Sakura version.

Japanese snacks have many unique flavour combinations, and these Mike Popcorn Soy Sauce and Butter are no exception! The salty soy sauce goes very well with creamy butter flavour, and I’m a big fan of savory popcorn!

Another salty snack, Sankaku Crackers Vegetable Flavour are savory and delicious and contain various vegetables.

More savory goodies, this time Ham and Potato Porickey. These are rather like pretzel sticks, and come in a variety of flavours. These salty ham and potato ones are a great option to have.

These little Ramune Candies come in a variety of fruity flavours. These are grape and taste just like the fizzy Japanese grape soda.

Cabbage Chips might sound odd, but these savory light corn puffs are perfect for a salty light snack!

Gummy candy comes in a multitude of shapes, and this cute Burger Gummy is almost too adorable to eat!

Another sakura item here, they’re Sakura Matcha Collon. These are also limited edition for Spring, and they consist of a round matcha waffle with a delicious sakura cream filling.

Umaibo are a favorite Japanese snack. This corn puff tube comes is a huge range of flavours, and this one is a great favourite in Japan – Mentai, or Pollock flavour.

This Chicken Ramen snack is ramen noodles flavoured with chicken. They’re not designed to be cooked, but rather eaten raw for a delicious crunchy snack. Seriously, they’re really good!

This is a cute and tiny pot of Apple Jelly.

Finally, Hello Kitty Sakura Candy. The sakura refers to the shape rather than the flavour, and these tiny cute hard candies come in three different flavours. Each one is in the shape of sakura blossom, and they are individually wrapped with a little Japanese fortune in each pack. The Hello Kitty design and packaging is super cute too.

Our score: 9.0/ 10

This month I'm especially pleased with the variety of savory snacks! The Poricky are really delicious, as is the popcorn. I love the idea of another sakura-themed box, and while I would have like to have had a couple more specifically sakura items, the ones included are excellent. The Sakura Sake KitKat are especially good, I really love trying the amazing variety if KitKats that are available in Japan! There's such lovely variety of tastes, textures, and also some traditional Japanese flavours and items. Overall and excellent selection as always!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality8
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products8

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