Japanese Candy & Snacks Subscription Boxes Comparison Guide

If you love trying Japanese candy and all the weird and wonderful flavours, a subscription box is a great idea. Our guide will help you choose the best box by comparing price, selection and shipping.

japanese candy subscription boxes guide

For our guide, we’re including Japanese candy/snack boxes that we have personally reviewed. Boxes are listed alphabetically. Prices shown are for a monthly rolling subscription but discounts are usually available if you pay for 3, 6 or 12 months in advance. Information is correct at time of writing – please let us know of any updates.

This guide is part of a series of posts:


OUR FAVOURITE JAPANESE CANDY & SNACKS SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

japan candy box

JAPAN CANDY BOX

A box of cute candy from the same people behind Kawaii Box.

Box Sizes & Pricing

  • Japan Candy Box – 5 items ($19.90/£14)

What do you get? Candy from Asia including a DIY candy kit. View example boxes »

Information provided: Flyer with product names only.

Shipping: Free standard shipping worldwide.

Anything else? Regular giveaways. Subscribers are automatically entered in a monthly Japan Candy Megabox raffle.

Read our review: June 2015

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japan centre

JAPAN CENTRE POP CULTURE SNACK BOX

Boxes of Japanese snacks, candy, drinks and more from well-established London shop.

Box Sizes & Pricing

  • Mini – 5-6 items (£15/$21)
  • Standard –  7-10 items (£25/$35)
  • Premium – 11-16 items including a drink and instant noodles (£40/$56)

What do you get? Full size candy and savoury snacks, all from Japan with a range of traditional, seasonal and fun flavours. Occasional DIY candy kits.

Information provided: Printed sheet with details of each item. All products are re-labeled in English with full ingredients, nutrition info and storage.

Shipping: Free UK shipping, fees in EU, not available elsewhere.

Anything else? Premium box includes large sharing packs so great for families and groups. Products are available to buy individually from Japan Centre if you want more.

Read our review: July 2016

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japan crate

JAPAN CRATE

Seasonal candy and snacks, now shipping from Japan.

Box Sizes & Pricing

  • Mini Box – 5 items ($12/£9)
  • Original – 10 items including DIY candy kit ($25/£18)
  • Premium – 15 items including DIY candy kit and drink ($30/£21)

What do you get? Candy, savoury snacks, DIY candy kits and drinks, all from Japan. View example boxes »

Information provided: full colour booklet with details of each item, instructions for making the candy kit and a comic.

Shipping: Free standard shipping worldwide.

Anything else? free bonus item (toy/figurine) with the largest box. Subscribers are automatically entered to win a special Sugoi crate with giant candy, plushies, consoles etc.

Read our review: December 2015

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japanfunbox japanese candy subscription box

JAPAN FUNBOX

Tokyo-based boxes of Japanese candy and snacks.

Box Sizes & Pricing

  • Mini – 5-10 items ($14.99/£11.50)
  • Original – 15-25 items including DIY candy kit and special item ($32.99/£25)
  • Family – 20-25 items including DIY candy kit, noodles and special items ($49/£39)

What do you get? Candy, savoury snacks, noodles and instant meals, all from Japan in a wide range of flavours. Special items include toys, DIY kits and drinks) View example boxes »

Information provided: Leaflet with general descriptions. No ingredients or allergy information.

Shipping: Free shipping worldwide.

Anything else? All boxes include extra small samples. Limited quantity of boxes available each month.

Read our review: February 2016

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Taste Japan review

TASTE JAPAN

Japan-based snack box focusing on seasonal flavours.

Box Sizes & Pricing

  • Taste Japan Box – 8-10 items (£15/$21)

What do you get? Candy, savoury snacks, noodles and seasonal items, all from Japan. View example boxes »

Information provided: leaflet with details of each item, competition and trivia.

Shipping: Free standard shipping worldwide.

Anything else? Includes a lot of obscure items and flavours, rather than things you can easily buy online.

Read our review: January 2016

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tokyotreat

TOKYO TREAT

Tokyo-based Japanese candy and snack boxes. 

Box Sizes & Pricing

  • Classic – 12 items including DIY candy kit ($22.50/£16)
  • Premium – 17 items including DIY candy kit, drink and sharing packs ($31.50/£23)
  • Get $3 off your first box with the code SUPERCUTEKAWAII

What do you get? Candy, savoury snacks, drinks, DIY candy kits and seasonal items, all from Japan. View example boxes »

Information provided: full colour booklet with details of each item, instructions for making the kits and some articles on Japan.

Shipping: Free tracked shipping worldwide.

Anything else? Boxes regularly include party and sharing packs, anime snacks and kinosei (health-giving candy). Regular giveaways and promos.

Read our review: September 2016January 2016

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wowbox

WOWBOX

Themed Japanese candy and snack boxes with a wide range of choices.

Box Sizes & Pricing

  • Regular – 10-14 items ($24.99/)
  • Large – 12-16 items ($34.99/)

What do you get? Candy, savoury snacks, drinks, DIY candy kits and seasonal items, all from Japan. You can also choose a Dagashi box (traditional childhood candy), New & Limited box (seasonal and limited edition snacks) or Kawaii & Beauty box (cute packaging and low-calorie snack). View example boxes »

Information provided: Leaflet with info on all products, plus full ingredient and nutritional facts.

Shipping: Free standard shipping worldwide. Express upgrades available.

Read our review: April 2016

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