The sun is shining, and it’s time to get outdoors for a delicious Camping Getaway with TokyoTreat! Check out the goodies in this month’s box of delicious Japanese snacks and candies.
Doesn’t that look tempting?
I love the menu booklet. There are fun puzzles, and of course a full list of all the items in the box.
There’s also the featured snack, instructions for the DIY candy kit, and even some information about Japanese culture and language!
I really want to go there.
Cookies & Cream and Strawberry Cheesecake KitKats. Japanese KitKats are brilliant, lots of lovely unusual flavours (including red bean, sake, and lots more!) These three are seasonal varieties and are just as yummy as they sound.
Pretty Cure Chocolate Wafer. This month’s anime snack is a layered chocolate and wafer biscuit. It’s very nice, but the best thing is that the packages includes a set of nail stickers!
Rich BBQ Potato Sticks. These are crispy sticks with BBQ flavouring, a nice savory crunch. One more unusual point is that the packaging is designed so you can open a corner to pour them straight into your mouth using only one hand!
Chocolate Mint Twigs. These little mint chocolate twigs have tiny crunchy bits inside. They’re rather like tiny Matchmakers. One clever thing about these is that they are nicely portion controlled, as the box contains 11 little packages of four sticks each. Nice and restrained after pouring the entire bag of BBQ sticks straight down your throat!
Water Candy DIY Kit. This month’s DIY candy kit is pretty simple. There are three different types of liquid candy to mix as you like in the tray to create new flavours.
Cheese Umaibo. If you’ve read any of my other TokyoTreat reviews you’ll know that I love Umaibo. They’re a crunchy tube of puffed corn in a multitude of flavours, and they’re delicious. This one is Cheese flavour. Oh, and it translates literally as ‘delicious stick’. Never a truer word spoken.
Poteko Potato Rings Salt. Here we have the sharing pack, four little packages of salty potato rings. They’re very similar to Hula Hoops (the snack not the toy) and possibly even more delicious.
Okara Cheesecake Cookies. These cookies are the kinosei snack this month. Okara is basically soy pulp, which is very high in fiber. It also contains vitamins, calcium, and iron. There’s nothing like a cookie that thinks it’s healthy!
Koikeya Pride Tempura Matcha Salt Chips. Not only are these chips a new release, only having been on sale since May, they are a perfect example of the Japanese quest for unusual flavour combinations. The texture is supposed to resemble tempura, and then the salty crunchy chips are dusted with matcha (green tea) powder. I have to say, they sound bizarre, but I love pretty much anything savory and I think they’re remarkable.
Konpeito Candy and Grape Soda Gummy. A grape soda gummy is pretty self-explanatory. This version has a nice fizz to it. Konpeito are tiny sugar candies which are unique to Japan.
Pineapple Coconut Marshmallows. You may recognize this marshmallow packaging style from the March box, which contained delicious Sakura marshmallows. Well, now we have a fantastic combination of pineapple and coconut! Very tropical, and perfect for the summertime.
Butter Toast and Sesame Biscuits. This party pack of bitesize biscuits come in two varieties. Hey, how about using them to make Piña colada S’mores on the campfire using the tropical marshmallows? That would be amazing!
Uji Matcha Jelly. This month’s drink is another great example of one of the more unusual Japanese products. Inside is matcha jelly with a creamy vanilla liquid. The idea is that you shake the bottle to break up the jelly, which leaves you with a sweet textured drink. Drinking something chunky is a slightly odd sensation, but the bitterness of the matcha takes the edge off the sweetness. If you’re a fan of bubble tea you’ll definitely like this.
Well, I love that there are some really unusual flavours this month! From the jelly drink to the matcha potato chips, there’s certainly plenty of adventures for the tastebuds.
We’ve got some great savory snacks too, both the party pack and the sharing pack are savory, and then there are the lovely BBQ sticks, potato chips, and of course my beloved Umaibo.
The tropical marshmallows are amazing, and we’re definitely going to make S’mores with them on our lovely Big Green Egg.
All these snacks comes direct from Japan, and so sourcing them anywhere else is going to be difficult if not impossible. The value of the Premium box is always going to be best, but you still get plenty of bang for your buck. There’s plenty to eat, drink and share (if you want to!)
Enjoy your snacking at camp this summer!
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Premium: $35 per month containing 17 items: 5 popular Japanese snacks, 1 party pack, 4 share packs, 3 dagashi, 1 anime snack, 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinosei snack, 1 Japanese drink
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A different version of this review was first published on allsubscriptionboxes.co.uk.