Japan Crate is a monthly subscription box that helps you “experience the excitement of Japan every month through fun candy & snacks.” They have three subscription levels that start at $12 a month and offer 1, 3, 6, or 12-month plans that auto-renew at the end of the term. Japan Crate aims to send candy that is fun and exclusively available in Japan.
This is a review of the Premium box!
DEAL: Save $3 on your first regular or premium crate with coupon code HELLO.
There are LOTS of snacks in this box!
This month’s box is a collaboration of Japan Crate and Bandai Namco Entertainment. The theme is MATSURI SURPRISE!
There are coloring activities in the booklet. If you color these pictures and share it on social media with #colorJC, you get a chance to win prizes!
There’s also a feature about the newest games from Bandai Namco, Code Vein and God Eater 3!
Included in the box is a booklet that lists the contents of the box, as well as some fun food and cultural info about Japan. There are 3 different subscription levels available: The Mini includes 5 items, the Original includes those items PLUS another 5 items, and the Premium includes those 10 items PLUS another 5 items.
Everything in my March 2019 box!
Lanyard. This month’s bonus item is an exclusive lanyard from Bandai Namco. One side features God Eater 3…
…and the other side features Code Vein. The lanyard has a unique buckle-type lock.
Even the clip on the lanyard has some awesome details etched on it!
Rich Flavor Scone. This corn snack has a rich ramen flavor. Its taste is similar to the real thing, minus the noodles and soup. It’s pretty spicy, pairing it with some cold beverage would be really awesome!
Ichigo Daifuku. If you love strawberry and marshmallow, this snack is for you. Ichigo Daifuku is a pink squishy marshmallow with a strawberry flavored filling. It’s sweet and only a little tangy, but very delicious!
Doki Doki Fishing DIY. For this month’s DIY snack kit, we’re making fish-shaped candies. We’ve done this before but we don’t mind doing it again because it’s fun! The kit includes a molder, fishing rod, scooper, and sweet powdered sugar. We started making the candy by putting the fishing rod in the middle of all the molder. Then, we poured the sweet mixture on top of it, and let it dry until it becomes solid. Once you ensure that the mixture is solid enough, you can slowly pull the fish-shaped candies off the molder. Ours turned out really great! It’s quite a good catch!
Trio Mix. The bite-sized soft candies come in different mouthwatering flavors, including traditional soda, cola, and grapes. Each piece is chewy and bursting with flavor! They’re sorta like gum, but dissolve!
Donguri Gum Cola. This gum cola candy is pretty popular in Japan. It features a hard outer shell and a soft chewy gum at the center. It has the cola taste it promises, but a little sweeter.
Sonomanma Peach. It’s a peach-flavored bubblegum with a gooey center. Each pack contains 3 pieces, with 1 of them being super sour. You can test your luck with 2 other friends and see who gets the sour one!
Suppamucho Plum. These chips are light, crunchy, and contains less oil than your regular junk food. What makes it so unique is its tasty plum flavor, also known in Japan as ume. It also has a light scent similar to vinegar with a subtle hint of sweetness to it.
Mochitto Strawberry. This pack contains two fluffy rice cakes, more commonly known as mochi. Each piece features a sweet strawberry filling. It’s soft and squishy, ideally paired with a cup of hot coffee or tea.
Seedless Plum. We got another plum snack, and this time it’s not just plum-flavored but an actual seedless plum. It was pickled, which enhanced its unique tart taste.
Hina Boro. Each piece of this egg-shaped snack melts in the mouth and tastes like sweet potato.
Sour Pepper Cola. We got another candy, and this time it features a sweet and sour taste with a blend of cola flavor. When you feel lonely, sad, or just bored, chew this and it’ll definitely revive your spirit!
Noshi Ume Taro. Plum vinegar and plum meat extract on minced fish… That’s kind of unique and sounds more like an actual dish, but those ingredients are actually present in this snack. It’s quite tasty. The tangy and savory flavors are well-balanced.
Sherbet Pero Cola. A hit with the kids, this pack contains a sweet lollipop you can dip in a sour, bubbly, and sherbet flavored candy powder.
Ninja Sword Gum. What makes this gum so special is its cute little ninja sword plastic container. The candy tastes good but with the ninja sword container, it becomes extraordinary!
KitKat Momiji Manju Flavour. This month’s featured KitKat variant is inspired by Momiji Manju, a traditional Japanese confection created in Hatsukaichi Hiroshima in 1906. It’s also known as the Japanese maple leaf. It’s sweet and creamy!
Special Coca Cola. This limited edition Cola Cola variant features a cherry blossom-like scent and a sweet cotton candy flavor. We’re so lucky to get our hands on this refreshing drink!
Soy Sauce Chicken Ramen Pringles Chips. A combination of Pringles and one of Japan’s most famous food items results to an addicting out-of-this-world snack. Yes, this snack is truly addicting. It all starts once you open the can, you’ll immediately notice that alluring scent coming out of it and when you start eating, you’ll just stop once its all gone. It’s that tasty. This is also available in the classic yakisoba flavor.
Wow, that was fun! This month’s Japan Crate made us happy and satisfied with its tasty curation of snacks, including sweet treats, sour candies, and savory goodies. There’s even a limited edition drink that suits the season perfectly. This subscription never fails to impress us and what I like the most is how the Japanese packaged their snacks to make them more enjoyable. If you want to share the flavors of Japan with your friends or family, the Premium box is definitely worth it!
What item do you want to try from this month’s Japan Crate? Let me know in the comments!