Japan Crate delivers a pile of Japanese candies and snacks, all in their original, super-kawaii domestic packaging. A mini subscription is $12 with 4-6 items per month, a regular is $25 with 8-10 items and 1 guaranteed DIY kit, and the premium crate is $30 with 12-14 items. The premium crate includes a drink, DIY kit, and will have a surprise item ranging from a bag of Japanese chips to a Premium DIY kit or gashapon figure/keychain.
We get the Premium subscription, because it has everything in the Regular and Mini tiers, and we can’t stand the thought of missing our on the Premium tier items!
Our massive Premium box. Everything has the distinctive Japanese packaging, covered with manga-style cartoony imagery.
The little booklet comes with a short manga feature, some additional product info, fan pics, giveaways and contest results, and other items of interest.
This helpful chart provides info on each item in the box. Here, you can peruse contents of other tiers to see if you would be just as happy with a lower tier, or if you want to spring on a higher tier. Each higher tier comprises both its own items and the items in the tier below it. Getting the Premium box would ensure you get everything — except there are alternate items in the Regular and Premium tiers, and you get one or the other of these alternates.
Everything in our Premium Box.
March 2016 Japan Crate Mini Box
Yuki No Yado Chips: These are like salty sugar smacks! They are crispy, like an unglazed Senbei, drizzled with “snowy” icing.
Monster Stamp Candy (Dagashi Kashi): This pack included four Halloween themed stamps made out of SweetTart-style candy. We had two witches and two ghosts in our pack, in grape and cherry flavor.
7 Stick Choco Cream: Crunchy wafer sticks filled with chocolate creme.
Yaokin Roll Candy Green Apple & Strawberry: Similar to fruit tape, but much, much stickier. Like crazy sticky!
March 2016 Japan Crate Original Box
Corn Potage Umaibo (Dagashi Kashi), Pizza Umaibo (Dagashi Kashi), Teriyaki Burger Umaibo (Dagashi Kashi): These crispy snacks are in the shape of a hollow tube, and they have very intense flavors. I can’t help but think how perfect they would be for filling with EZ Cheez!
Fue Ramune (Dagashi Kashi): These look like LifeSavers, but they ave a Ramune (lemonade-ish) flavor and are partially hollowed out, so they whistle when you blow through the hole. Our surprise toy was a drill-face blue mountain lion (or something) plastic figure.
Choco Kinako Mochi DIY: This kit lets you make your own version of mochi. It has disks that become gooey when sprinkled with water — you can even dip them in chocolate frosting and powder.
Pine-Ame Gummy: These very springy gummies are shaped like little pineapple rings.
Pineapple Kasugai Gummy: This came in various flavors, and we happened to also get another pineapple flavored gummy — but we weren’t disappointed — these are amazing, with a great pineapple flavor, and they were super fresh and silky in texture.
March 2016 Japan Crate Premium Box
Sangaria Ume Soda: a refreshing soda infused with Japanes plum blossom essence.
This month’s bonus item, Sakupan Land: Adorable panda-themed cookies with almond creme and caramel chocolate filling. A dark chocolate cap completes these delightful little orbs.
Furuta Dodeka Bar: A light, crispy corn puff coated with a thin layer of chocolate. While the chocolate is fairly pedestrian, the corn-based interior is super-crispy, with a slight peanut or toasty flavor.
Each biscuit comes with different Sakupanda face printed on it!
Japan Crate is always loaded with fun stuff. The candy and snacks are tasty, but its the cultural appeal — awesome packaging, wild flavors, and interactive food — that makes it really cool!
For a limited time you can get March’s Doki Doki or Premium Japan Crate for free when you sign up for a prepaid subscription.
Add a 3, 6 or 12 month Doki Doki or Premium Japan Crate subscription to your cart, enter code FREEPREM or FREEDOKI and that’s it! Your March crate ships within two business days, and your first prepaid crate ships in April. See more about this deal in the April 2016 Japan Crate spoilers post.
The Description: Every month receive a mystery box stuffed with premium full size Japanese candy, snacks and DIY kits. Receive anything from a sushi candy making kit to soda jello! A mini subscription is $12 with 4-6 items per month, a regular is $25 with 8-10 items and 1 guaranteed DIY kit, and the premium crate is $30 with 12-14 items. The premium crate includes a crate, DIY kit, and will have a surprise item ranging from a bag of Japanese chips to a Premium DIY kit or gashapon figure/keychain.
The Price: $25.00 per month
The Categories: Boxes with Geographic Appeal, International Food Subscription Boxes, Local Boxes: Asian. Asian Snack & Candy Subscription Boxes, Japanese Snack & Candy Subscription Boxes.
The Reviews: See all our Japan Crate Reviews.
The Spoilers: Check out Japan Crate Spoilers.