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.There are three monthly subscription levels:
Small: $14.99 (£11.19) 8 full-size snacks
Regular: $24.99 (£18.66) 13 full-size snacks plus 1 Wagashi
Premium: $34.99 (£26.12) 18 full-size snacks, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 drink, 1 item, and 1 Wagashi.
There are also three, six, and 12 month subscriptions, which work out more cheaply per month.
This month’s theme is Halloween! Very appropriate for October.
Look at their nice orange box. Perfect for this month. (Though it’s pretty good all year round!)
On top you can see the menu booklet. And I can also see some spooky treats in there.
As always, the booklet has details of each snack.
This month’s featured snack is actually three! Fantastic Halloween themed items.
Instructions for the DIY Candy Kit are always useful. This month’s looks pretty simple for a change.
And some random interesting facts. It’s nice to know a bit more about the Dagashi, especially my favourite, Umaibo!
Now let’s look at the snacks.
The first of the three featured snacks, Koala’s March – Halloween Version.
These are delicious little cookies with koala pictures on them, filled with chocolate. Yum.
Another Halloween item! Zombie Maker Gum.
This is a multi-piece snack, and includes a piece of gum, a zombie card, and two sheets of stickers to create you own zombie.
These PariPipo Avocado Cheese Potato Snacks are little crunchy mouthfuls. The green side contains, obviously, avocado, and the other side contains cheese.
I love anything savory and crunchy, and I also think avocado and cheese is a fantastic combination of flavours.
This month’s Dagashi Mix wasn’t bagged separately, so I had to go through the menu to figure out which was which. However the size was a giveaway, as most dagashi are pretty small.
Finding out what was what required rather a lot of Googling, but I finally figured them out.
From left to right:
Under the Dora Q La: this gum which dyes your tongue red! Hence the picture of Dracula on the box.
K-Es Campani Bang Bang Squid Jerky: Exactly what it sounds like. I can’t eat it, however, because I’m allergic.
Yaokin Okin Monster Stamp ramune candy: as it sounds. Apparently you can lock the stamp part and make prints with it.
Kato Potato Snack Corn Potage flavor: corn potage (a kind of creamy corn soup) flavour is a big thing in Japanese snacks. Corn potage itself is a very common Japanese dish.
Umaibo: Pumpkin flavour for Halloween!
This month’s Wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionary) is Waraku No Sato Chestnut Yokan. Yokan is name from red bean paste, and this version is combined with sweet chestnut.
Another Halloween special, Toppo – Halloween Version. Toppo are hollow sticks of biscuit filled with something delicious, in this case chocolate. Yummy!
This is a very fancy-sounding snack. Harvest Mont Blanc Choco Sandwich are little sandwich cookies with a chestnut and white chocolate filling. Very rich and very delicious.
Oooh, we have a slightly healthier snack here! Satsumanma Sweet Potato & Apple Chips. Apple chips and sweet potato chips are both lovely, and they work great together!
More Halloween! This Horror Mask Mint is another combo treat, and includes a pack of tiny red mints plus a spooky mask!
This month’s DIY candy kit is Hana Kappa DIY Bubbly Jelly. We saw the instructions in the menu booklet above. The package also includes a reuseable decorated cup.
Mogimogi Fruits Gummy are little grape flavoured gummies. Each section is a different variety: red grape, muscat grape, and melon cream soda.
This month’s drink is Melon Soda Jelly Drink. It contains tiny pieces of nata de coco, which give you a chewy jelly-like texture as you drink. Very unusual.
The last Halloween snack is Pie No Mi – Halloween Version. These are little puff pastry bites with various fillings. This version is the original chocolate flavour with great seasonal Halloween packaging.
These are extremely moreish.
Finally, every Premium box contains a non-food item. This month is a pack of One Piece Wax Paper. It has all kinds of uses, but the most obvious is to wrap your sandwiches in something slightly more interesting than regular wax paper.
Cute and practical!
This is a great seasonal box. There were a good amount of Halloween-themed items, and the mask and stickers snacks were a fun bonus.
Just one of the main snacks was savory (plus three dagashi) so usually I’d like a slightly higher proportion of savory. However the three special Halloween-themed cookie snacks are so delicious I’m happy to overlook it!
This box arrived at the end of September, so I’m hoarding everything until we get closer to Halloween. I’m really looking forward go going snack crazy in a few weeks’ time!
Despite fewer savory items, there is a terrific variety of snacks. I also love the packaging; the Japanese do their snack design incredibly well, and the Halloween theme really kicks it up a notch!
Value-wise, you’re always going to get the most bang for your buck with the Premium box, especially with the drink and bonus item. Everything in the boxes comes straight from Japan, and is manufactured for the Japanese market. You also get limited and special edition items that will never be imported into the UK.
This is a great fun family box of goodies to share, but would also make a wonderful gift. Or of course just a gift for yourself; you don’t have to share with anyone if you don’t want to!