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 out on the Premium tier items!
Our massive Premium box.
The little booklet comes with a short manga feature, some additional product info, fan pics, giveaways and contest results, and other items of interest…. but it was missing from our box this month. We have no idea what all the names of everything were!
Everything in our Premium Box. We are usually able to tell you what items came in the regular and premium, but we can’t without the brochure. Fortunately, we found the manga online with the help of Japan Crate’s Facebook team.
Fruit Shop Gummy: A little “salad” of fruit flavored gummies, which were yummy and fun.
Puru Mocchi Grape: These are little gummy squares that taste like grape bubblegum!
Waku Waku Zoo Animal DIY: I think the item on the right is a fun white chocolate DIY lollipop kit. We’ll make it with the kids soon!
I missed the lollipop sticks in this picture, but you squeeze out the colored candy into the molds, set in the stick, and voila!
YUM! I love gummies. I’m always impressed with the natural flavoring of grape that comes through in Japanese candy. I loved the little mochi cubes.
Nabisco Chip Star Ebikoubashi: Appropriately shrimpy, they’re like Pringles!
Pineapple “Pinesoda Sangaria” Drink: Pineapple soda with 10% juice.
Kawauso No Kotsume: This little vinyl figure (like a woodchuck?) is this month’s Japan Crate bonus item . I wasn’t terribly wowed by this bonus item. I am hoping for something much better next month. It was cute though.
Fue Ramune: These are those candies with the holes that you blow through to whistle, as demonstrated by the duck on top! My kids just finished the last pack of whistle candies so now we have more. Yay.
Sherbert Pero Cola: This is like Fun dip – you lick the lollipop and stick it in the fizzy powder. My kids love this so I set it aside for them.
Rock, Paper, Scissor Gummy: Have fun guessing what type of gummy you’ll get in every bite.
123 Green Apple Gum: Very chewy.
Wow?! Such Banana!: I love this candy! I hid it in my desk so nobody else could eat it. Seriously it’s one of my favorites – as is anything banana flavored.
This one is a “rock” gummy from the Rock, Paper, Scissors Gummy. It’s cola flavored and was very tasty. I didn’t share.
Glico Caplicocot: These are made from the same makers of Pocky. There are multiple varieties of Caplicocot – I think this one is double chocolate but it could have been a latte flavor. It has a bubbly top and a chocolately bottom!
Sakupan Giant Wafer: Sakupanda in his giant form!
The mouthfeel/texture on both of these two items is unique and it was a fun experience.
Sad Panda? This was really fun – the filling inside the wafer is effervescent and I ate the whole thing!
I bit off his ear before I realized that the back was super cute.
Calbee Shrimp Baked Chips Yuzu and Black Pepper: I’m not crazy about these but I’m passing them along to Sara, who is wild about shrimp chips! She’s super excited to try them out!
Despite the lack of information booklet, this was a really fun crate. One of the things I enjoy about this subscription is that the snacks and candies are always fairly varied, and nearly always include some sort of chocolate. I prefer the Premium box and if you want to see the differences in the crates, definitely check out our past reviews!
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.
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