It’s Easter at the beginning of April, and TokyoTreat has some lovely Easter-themed treats this month!
On top in their lovely menu booklet. Check out the cute bunny!
There’s a full contents list, of course, but it booklet also contains lots of other cool stuff.
I’ve never heard of ruby chocolate. This looks delicious, I really hope it’s going to be included in a future box!
There’s always interesting information about Japanese culture, and even some vocabulary practice!
OK, let’s get to the snacks.
Calbee Plum Seaweed Chips. I know, sour plum and seaweed, what the…? But it’s actually a really good flavour combination! Sour plum is a very traditional Japanese taste, and it goes incredibly well with the salty seaweed. Put them with crunchy crisps, and yum!
Don Tacos Grilled Corn Flavour. I know one doesn’t associate tortilla chips with Japan, but this brand actually comes in four different flavours and is pretty popular over there. This Grilled Corn flavour is supposed to taste like grilled corn on the cob served Japanese-style, with butter and soy sauce. Salty and delicious.
Umaiwa Cheese. These super-cheesy corn snacks are made by the same company that makes Umaibo, the delicious puffed corn tubes. These are basically like slices of Umaibo, and have a seriously strong cheese flavour. I love Umaibo and I love these!
Kirin Afternoon Tea White Chocolate Milk Tea. Japanese milk tea is basically strong heavily sweetened tea with a great deal of milk. It is sold in many different flavours (last October’s box had a mint chocolate version!) and Kirin is one of the most popular brands. You can drink it hot or cold, but when sold like this it’s refrigerated. Even though it doesn’t taste anything like I would recognize as a cup of tea, I think it’s delicious. It’s quite like a thin milkshake with a faint tea taste, which doesn’t sound great but is actually lovely! This white chocolate version is pretty sweet, but nice and creamy and the slight bitterness of the tea takes the edge off.
Meigum Colourful Seeds Soft Candy. These are a mix-and-match candy. There are three flavours: orange, grape, and ramune. You can eat them alone, or combine them to make new flavours! I love ramune candy, and these were a lot of fun to eat. Apparently the orange and grape together make green apple, and you add the ramune to either flavour to make fruit soda flavour. Little C and I had a lot of fun with these and finished them off pretty fast!
Morinaga Healthy Snacking Mochi Lemon Gummies. Morinaga is the company that makes the famous Japanese Hi-Chew candies, and this is their ‘healthy’ range! Apparently these gummies contains extra protein and fibre, to help fill you up and stop snacking! I’m never that convinced by the claims of ‘healthy candy’ but I guess they taste nice enough!
Choco Banana DIY Candy Kit. This month’s DIY candy kit is super-simple. It’s candy bananas with some chocolate sauce and sprinkles. You dip the candy in the sauce and decorate it with sprinkles and voila! Chocolate banana candy!
Pakkuncho Disney Custard Pudding Biscuits. These are a double whammy of cute and delicious! First, the packaging is special limited-edition with Easter-themed Disney characters. Second, these are little crunchy biscuit balls with custard cream filling. They are absolutely yummy. They also have Disney pictures on the biscuits themselves, though the only pack we ate so far was a bit crushed. There are two more that are more or less intact, so perhaps I’ll post them on Instagram! That is, if I can resist shoving the whole lot into my face at once…
Teriyaki Umaibo, Baby Bear Gummies, Kyoro-chan Custard Pudding Snack. I love Umaibo, and the teriyaki flavour is particularly tasty. The little gummies are actually fruit-flavoured, though the ‘honey’ on the package fooled me. The last package contains biscuit balls covered in pudding flavour chocolate. These particular ones are designed to look tiny Easter eggs!
Tohato Caramel Corn. Japanese caramel corn is amazing, and I’m really glad to have some this month! It’s not like sweet popcorn (yuck) but instead it’s like a crispy corn puff with a caramel coating. It comes in tons of different flavours, but this one is the original version, with mild peanut flavour. The packaging is a sharing pack of four small bags. I’m quite glad there are individual bags, because this stuff is insanely moreish! I’m not sure I’ll be sharing them though.
Easter Banana KitKats. This month’s Party Pack is this bag of mini Easter-themed KitKats. Now, I don’t like banana candy at all, so I was very sceptical about these. But I have to say, they are really good! The banana flavour on the coating isn’t overpowering at all, and the wafer filling is chocolate. Plus the packaging is so adorable!
Kasugai Gudetama Candy. These are little yogurt flavour hard candies with an orange centre, meant to resemble the little lazy egg himself. Now, Gudetama is my favourite kawaii character ever, so I can’t quite bring myself to open them yet! But I’m sure they’re delicious, if I can ever bear to tear open the package…
Well, there it all is!
I’m loving everything this month, especially as there’s nothing shellfish based that I have to give away like in last month’s box. Everything is totally yummy and totally edible, hurray!
There are four savory snacks, of which my favourite are of course the two Umaibo! But the crisps and chips are also delicious. I love savory things so the more the merrier as far as I’m concerned!
I think the little Easter touches are really nice, especially those KitKats. Once again, there’s a fantastic selection of snacks and sweets here, with some delicious and unusual flavours, AND the extra bonus of a candy of my favourite character!
This is a lovely sweet start to the Easter season!
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