TokyoTreat Japanese Candy Box Giveaway

Posted on July 27, 2016 by

There are few things more fun than subscription boxes and Japanese candy so we’re back with TokyoTreat for a new giveaway!

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One lucky winner will win a Premium TokyoTreat box – that’s the largest size with 13-17 full-size Japanese candy and snacks including a DIY candy kit and drink. What’s inside is a surprise, but you can keep an eye on Twitter and Instagram for sneak peeks! You can also check out my review from earlier this year.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.


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  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 9th August and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!


YumeTwins Giveaway Winner

Posted on July 27, 2016 by

Time to find out who wins a YumeTwins kawaii box! The winner is…

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Congratulations to Sarah Marilu! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at


If you weren’t lucky this time, there’s still a few days left to sign up for the Lovable Animals box, which includes an Alpacasso plushie and PomPomPurin item. You also get 20% off your first box with the code SAVE20.

Look out for a new giveaway in a few hours and don’t forget to enter the Fuzzballs meowgical giveaway!

Etsy Picks

Kawaii Stationery Supplies

Posted on July 26, 2016 by

We’ve all got piles of cute pens, stickers and notepads but even your most boring, but useful, stationery supplies can be made kawaii, thanks to Etsy.


These colourful staplers from Caribou Milk will help you out with boring filing work.


Erase your mistakes with milk bottle correction tape from Charming Style.


Keep those important documents together, or mark your page with pastel cloud clips from Dotty Moo.


Your pencils will stay nice and sharp with a cute whale sharpener from Girly Diva Stationery.


And finally, Totoro is on hand to help you measure and draw straight lines with these cute wooden rulers from mopapo.

Kawaii Reviews, Subscription Boxes, Things To Eat

Japan Centre Pop Culture Snack Box Review

Posted on July 25, 2016 by

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It feels a little like we’re working our way through every Japanese snack box in existence, but we want to help you choose the best boxes. This latest box is from Japan Centre, an amazing Japanese food shop in London where I often pick up treats on visits or online. They recently launched this Pop Culture Snack Box and I was excited to see what was inside.

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I received the July Premium box, which was enormous! I forgot to take a photo of everything laid out but you can just about see it all. There’s Teshioya dashi salt rice crackers, Mame Kazoku mixed snacks, Norimaki senbei, peach gummies, Koala’s March strawberry biscuits, strawberry cheesecake KitKats, Quattro matcha chocolate biscuits, Kinoko no Yama dark chocolate biscuits, Kakiage tempura soba noodles, Kracie DIY grape candy kit and Hachimitsu lemon honey drink, plus a free toy.

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Unlike most boxes we review, this is definitely a family or group box as all the items are large sizes any many have individually wrapped pieces for easy sharing. Most exciting was this big Fuji shaped pack of strawberry cheesecake KitKats. With 9 in the box, you can share them with your friends and family and still have plenty for yourself. It’s a good popular flavour too whereas you might not want so many in one of the weirder flavours available.

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I also made a beeline for these biscuits. The Quattro look just like the picture and have layers of matcha flavourited biscuit, dark chocolate, matcha cream and matcha chocolate. It’s a sophisticated little snack and you won’t demolish the box too quickly.

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Unlike these mushroom biscuits which I wouldn’t have wanted to share! I’ve had the milk chocolate version before – and mango in Japan – but I do prefer dark chocolate. These were really good and I would definitely buy them again.

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The rest of the sweet stuff. The peach gummies are all individually wrapped for handy sharing and have a very realistic peach taste and a soft texture. Everyone loves Koala’s March, though I’m more fond of the chocolate flavour. And candy kits are always fun with friends – I’ve reviewed a similar one before. Continue Reading

Events, Kawaii Artists

Design Festa Tokyo Part 2

Posted on July 22, 2016 by

Here’s some more cute makers from the Design Festa event I visited in Japan. If you missed my first post, go read that.

crown macaron - design festa

Deco sweets are still hugely popular in Japan and that was one of the biggest themes I saw (the other was cats!). Crown Macaron had one of the cutest stalls with lots of seal themed sweets charms and accessories.

maruyama toubou

The thing I most regret not buying is one of Maruyama Toubou‘s handmade pandas. There were mugs, bowls and more and each one has a different placement of paws to make them unique. It was too fragile to risk but I still wish I had one.


I wish that illustrator Zacky had brought more things but he only had a small spot. I love his style so much but there wasn’t a lot to buy, especially featuring my favourite, the ghost. He mostly designs LINE stickers and they’re all amazing.


Such cute paintings by Pikaderi who you can follow on Tumblr. There are few things cuter than animals and food together.

Nozi Noziko

And more cute illustration, from Nozi Noziko. Always nice to see some kawaii axolotls!

Design Festa takes place every May and November in Tokyo so if you have the chance to visit, it’s definitely worth it. I planned my trip around it as there’s always so much cute stuff to see. There’s also a Design Festa gallery in Harajuku that’s open all year round and has rotating exhibitions from artists and makers.