It’s been a while since we tried out a TokyoTreat Japanese snack box so let’s have a look at the September box and see if it’s still as good as last time. I received a Premium box, packed full of 16-18 full size snacks, a drink, a candy kit and a special treat. The box arrived very quickly and is so sturdy that even though it got bashed around a bit on the way, nothing inside was crushed or damaged.
This month’s theme was a battle between anime mascot Mirai Suenaga and Pokemon! I was happy to find the Pokemon items inside, which included a pack of jellies, a chocolate egg and a figurine, plus an aloe drink.
I got a Zorua which comes with some kind of moving battle platform. The chocolate egg was very similar to a Kinder Egg and inside was an Espeon figurine that I got to build myself from a few pieces.
I was excited about the sour plum pretzel sticks but they turned out to be a little bit too sour even for me. Definitely an interesting flavour though.
Disney fans should track down these Pakkucho biscuits. They’re similar to Koala’s March with chocolate inside and printed with all your favourite characters.
TokyoTreat always have a good selection of savoury snacks and this time they included yakisoba and corn soup flavoured corn puffs. The yakisoba ones are really nice so I’m glad it was a big pack. I’m not so keen on the corn soup though, but if you love sweetcorn, you’ll enjoy them.
The other snacks are chocolate flavoured Umaibo! They’re still corn puffs but coated with chocolate flavour. I liked the combination quite a lot and it’s not too sweet.
On to the candy including strawberry chews, fizzy cola candies and sour lemon gum that was actually just nice and fruity and not terrifyingly sour like the packaging suggests!
These Kuppy Ramune are free of common allergy ingredients and so safe for everyone. The sweets are a mix of orange, strawberry and lemon and made of a fizzy sherbet that melts into powder on your tongue. The packaging is really cute too!
There were two DIY kits included. The first one is a drink powder that should be similar to Butter Beer from Harry Potter. I’ve saved that for the reader survey giveaway so one of you can try it out. The candy kit is to make popsicles and one of our shortlisted craft writers wrote a review of this kit so look out for that soon.
There was also a random cute item to celebrate the success of their YumeTwins kawaii box and I got this little pink Hello Kitty backpack. It’s only a few inches high but you can fit quite a lot in it and hang it from your bag. It even has straps so it would be a great accessory for Blythe and similar dolls.
I’m happy to say TokyoTreat is still as good as ever, with a really wide range of snacks, drinks and novelties to try. It’s definitely one that I would order for myself. The Premium box is good value at $34.99 but there are also smaller boxes starting at $14.99, all with free tracked shipping worldwide.
November’s box looks like a great place to start your subscription as it features Japan’s most iconic snacks. There’s still time to sign up and you can get $5 off your first TokyoTreat or YumeTwins box with the codes above.
(Box was provided for review by Tokyo Treat but this is my honest review and the photos are my own, except for the two promo images)
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.