TokyoTreat Review January 2020
TokyoTreat is a monthly subscription box filled to the brim with yummy Japanese snacks. Each month you’ll receive popular snacks including candy, chips, crackers, and more! They kindly sent me January’s Premium box to review. So lets dig in!
Box Details: TokyoTreat specially curates their monthly snack boxes with a mix of popular out-of-this-world treats as well as traditional flavors. Subscriptions come in two sizes: Premium and Classic.
Premium: 17 full-size items. (Extra items not included in Classic: 1 Japanese drink, 1 additional Japanese snack, 1 Party Pack, 1 additional Dagashi, and 1 Anime Snack)
- Monthly: $35/month
- 3 Months Prepaid Plan: $33.50/month
- 6 Months Prepaid Plan: $32/month
- 12 Months Prepaid Plan: $31.50/month
Classic: 12 full-size items
- Monthly: $25/month
- 3 Months Prepaid Plan: $24/month
- 6 Months Prepaid Plan: $23/month
- 12 Months Prepaid Plan: $22.50/month
Shipping: Free Worldwide Delivery
Here’s a closer look at the box theme and the items I received this month….
January Theme – Cozy Winter’s Night
Included in every TokyoTreat box is a mini magazine that gives you in-depth details of each treat in the box, descriptions, upcoming news, and mini activities!
Calbee Winter Potato Chips (Premium)
Calbee never does any wrong no matter the flavor! These Winter Potato Chips are not your average chips. They’re made of Hokkaido potatoes and feature a powder snow salt sprinkled over the chips. The powder snow salt is so tiny and light that you don’t really notice any salt texture, but it gives it a very light seasoning. I absolutely love these chips!
Animal Biscuits (Premium)
These Animal Biscuits are thin milk biscuits that come in the shape of animals, with the animal name stamped directly onto the treat! These are thin, creamy and wafer-like. They taste similar to a milky waffle cone!
Lipton Tropical Charge Tea OR Sakura Tea (Premium)
Subscribers will receive the Lipton Tropical Charge Tea or Sakura Tea. I’m really glad I got the Tropical Charge version because we received the Sakura Tea in previous months. This version contains flavors of pineapple, peach, and mango. It’s a delicious fruity blend that I think would be great for Spring and Summer!
Character Cookies (Premium)
Subscribers will receive the Character Cookies in a variety of flavors and designs including Winnie the Pooh, Minions, Toy Story, Pokemon, or One Piece. I receive the Minion variety, which comes with banana and chocolate flavored cookies. The banana shortbread has a slight crunchy texture, while the center is a soft fudge-y chocolate cookie. I’m not a fan of the artificial banana flavor and it overpowers the entire cookie.
Bubbly Rainbow Taiyaki (Premium)
I’ve tried several flavors of this Taiyaki treat before and I adore them! This particular one comes in a yummy double berry flavor, and the packaging and color is so dreamy and kawaii. The outside fish-shaped wafer is crunchy while the inside filling has an aerated ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ texture.
Milk Giant Caplico
The Milk Giant Caplico is a giant ice cream snack, but it’s perfect for winter since it’s not cold at all! It features a creamy milk flavored “ice cream” topping that has an airy lightweight texture and a crunchy wafer cone.
Colorful Baby’s Marshmallows
These colorful pastel marshmallows are fluffy and chewy with a airy vanilla flavor. These can be eaten as a snack or used as a topping for hot chocolate!
The Fluffy Softmallow is fluffy marshmallow stick in a pretty colorful swirl. It has a chewy texture and your typical vanilla marshmallow flavor.
Little Mikan Mints
Mikans are a citrus fruit that’s very similar to tangerines. While we didn’t get actual mikans in our box this month, we did get this adorable mikan-shaped container of mints!
Night Sky Star Candy
The Night Sky Star Candy is a mini capsule full of colorful star shaped candies. These are essentially sugar rock candies in an assortment of flavors including ramune, original, pineapple, and strawberry.
Key Ring Chocolates
These colorful chocolates come packaged in a key ring shape. It has a crispy chocolate candy shell with a chocolate center, which taste similar to M&M’s!
Diamond Ring Candy
This Diamond Ring Candy brings back memories of the OG Ring Pops! However, instead of fruity flavors, this ring candy has a cola flavored gem.
I’m a huge fan of umaibo snacks and have yet to be disappointed by a flavor (besides the Dragon flavor). This Cheese Umaibo tastes just like a big crunchy cheese puff. It’s very tasty and I’m already wishing there were more in the box!
The Choco Cake comes with two biscuits enrobed in a semi-sweet chocolate. It has a light and fluffy texture that’s very addicting!
These maple pancake sandwiches come with a creamy maple filling in the center. These are sweet and would pair well with hot tea and coffee.
Winter Kakigori Gummies
Kakigori is a shaved ice dessert, and this month we get to try kakigori-inspired gummies! This pack comes with both mango and strawberry flavors, but mixed with a creamy milk base. The strawberry flavor is coated with big sugar crystal chunks that give it a crunchy texture, while the mango gummies are lightly covered in mini crystals for a smoother taste.
Dengeki Hunter DIY Kit
This month’s DIY kits is a fun and unique one! The Dengeki Hunter kit comes with a slice-and-dice eel shaped candy and a cola flavored sauce for dipping.
TokyoTreat Review January 2020 – Final Thoughts
January’s TokyoTreat box was very sweets focused with a few savory snacks sprinkled here and there. I have a huge sweet tooth, but I was left wishing there were more savory chips in the mix to help balance out the box. Besides that, I did enjoy being able to try out so many new snacks this month. My favorite items this month include the Calbee Winter Potato Chips, Milk Giant Caplico, Cheese Umaibo, and the Choco Cake!
Mary Vu – http://thepointofvu.blogspot.com