Tokyo Treat December 2019 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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TokyoTreat is a monthly Japanese snack and candy subscription box that is shipped directly from Japan.

There are two box sizes — Classic ($25) and Premium ($35). As always, shipping is free worldwide.

  • The Classic box includes 12 items altogether — 4 popular snacks, 4 share packs (new), 2 dagashi snacks, 1 DIY candy kit, and 1 kinosei (quirky) snack.
  • The Premium box includes 17 items — 5 popular snacks, 1 party pack (new), 4 share packs (new), 3 dagashi snacks, 1 anime snack (new), 1 DIY candy kit, 1 kinosei snack, 1 drink.

This is a review of the Premium box.

DEAL: Use coupon code HELLOSUBS at checkout to save 10% ($3.50) on your first box!

HOLIDAY DEAL: Subscribe here and use the coupon code MOUSE at checkout to get up to 4 guaranteed bonus items! See items here, ends 12/31.

There’s a booklet on top of the items.

The box is jampacked, as always!

TokyoTreat has some extra Kit Kats that they’d love to give away! Just scan the QR code on the bottom of the page to visit the pages and leave a review. Each review increases your chance to win up to three times.

This month’s theme is OTAKU HOLIDAY.

On the flip side, there’s a QR code to activate your streak for your rewards.

The booklet contains everything you need to know about the items inside the box. There’s also a message from the Tokyo Treat Crew.

Of course, there’s a list of the items we should be expecting in this month’s box.

This month’s featured snacks are Orange Kit Kats, Kirby Melon Cream Soda, One Piece Cookies and Anime Snacks!

There’s also an article about how they celebrate Christmas in Japan. The other page lists the instructions for making DIY Popsicles!

Discover Japan page shares a bit of Japan’s local culture every month. This month, they gave us a list of top 15 animes that we should give a try, plus a list of Japanese words related to the holidays.

Every month, subscribers are automatically entered for a chance to win the Lucky Treat which has awesome goodies from Japan. There’s also a photo challenge where you will get a chance to win more amazing goodies and prizes.

There’s also a reminder to join their forum, plus the featured selfies from subscribers!

Everything inside the box!

Calbee Chocolate Chips. I love potato chips and chocolate respectively! At first, I found it really weird that they combined those two in one snack. After trying a bite, I think the combination works. The saltiness of the crunchy potato chips goes well with the rich chocolate. I don’t think it is still a weird combination after all. I think a side of ice cream would be a great addition to this snack too.

Caramel Taro. These cute peanut-shaped biscuits covered with luscious caramel are just perfect for caramel lovers! The sweetness of the caramel definitely is a delight, and although the biscuits are covered with caramel, they’re still very crunchy and really good!

Kumamon Sparrow Eggs. The box brought us a Kumamoto Prefecture favorite, bean candies! They look like sparrow eggs, making a great treat for kids and adults alike.

Pachi Pachi Cola Popping Candy. Popping candies in cola flavor? Yes, please! These are really fun to eat as they immediately pop as you put them inside your mouth, plus they nailed the cola goodness!

One Piece Cookie. Luffy and his gang are gracing this month’s Otaku snack box with a pack of chocolate chip cookies! The package contains 6 individually packed cookies, with a skull and bones design that totally reminds me of the Straw Hat Pirates. The soft-baked cookies are vanilla-flavored and generously filled with chocolate chips. Though you can barely see them from outside the cookie, you’ll taste the delicious chocolate chips once you take a bite.

Dragon Ball Mini Choco Bar. We’re probably not going to get as strong as Goku or other Saiyans by eating this bar, but we’re happy enough about the sweet and chocolatey snack we can enjoy even on the go. Inside the bar is a crispy wafer and outside is a luscious chocolate coating that we can’t get enough of.

Chocolate Flake. Chocolate cereal is made handy in this snack, so you can bring the goodness of the popular breakfast wherever you go! This is really a yummy treat that will also give you the energy you need to go through the day.

Ebi Mayonnaise Umaibo. For the last month of the year, we got a shrimp flavored umaibo! Some shrimp-flavored snacks have a strong and overwhelming taste and scent, but this one is just right. It’s complemented with mayo, which makes the flavor way better.

Chocolate Waffle. Another chocolatey treat in the box is this mini-waffle. We love the crunch and the right amount of chocolate on it. It looks good as the ones in the animes!

Orange Kit Kats. Japan is known for some crazy and unique Kit Kat flavors, and this month we get to try Orange Kit Kats! The pack contains 12 individually wrapped 2F Kit Kats. Chocolate oranges are popular during the holidays so I think the inclusion of this variant is perfect. The bars look like normal chocolate variant ones, but when you bite into it, you can taste the juicy and tangy orange flavor that really goes well with the chocolate. It’s heavenly.

Horadekita! Ice Bar DIY Kit. This month’s DIY candy kit features ingredients for making soda-flavored ice bars, including candy cubes, popsicle sticks, syrup pack (liquid candy), and white powder. They also provided the tray. The first step is to put the liquid candy and powder in different sections of the tray. Next, you need to get a candy square using a stick and dip into the liquid candy and then into the powder. It’s that easy!

Detective Conan Chocolate Wafer. The great detective Shinichi Kudo is also present in this box! He’s on the wrapper of this sweet and crunchy chocolate-filled wafer. Aside from the delicious wafer, you’ll also get some random character cards. Ours are Heiji Hattori and Kazuha Toyama!

Dragonball Super Card Gum. Another DBZ item in the box is a chewy gum! It even came with character cards to make things more exciting. We got Goku and Gohan!

Splatoon 2 Gel Candy. We’re all curious about the ink from Splatoon and I know some kids wondered how they taste like. Here’s the closest thing that we can get to satisfy that curiosity! The Splatoon ink-looking candies come with a sticker as well. The candies look and taste amazing.

Boruto Energy Gummies. We got a pack of gummy candies featuring Naruto’s son, Boruto, on the packaging! They’re energy drink-flavored gummies so the taste is pretty strong. It’s still an enjoyable treat overall, as they’re soft and not sticky.

Kirby Melon Cream Soda. Kirby is here, on the can of melon cream soda! This drink is popular in Japan and we totall understand why. It’s refreshing, sweet, and really tasty, just like a real melon.

Spicy Soy Sauce Corn Snack. This corn snack is enhanced by a soy sauce seasoning and a kick of heat! Each ring-shaped piece is crunchy, puffy, and well-seasoned. It’s a perfect snack to munch on along with ice-cold soda, or maybe even beer!

Japan really has a wide variety of snacks. Some are common flavors, but there are more unique and crazy flavors that we love! From sweet to savory, and even a mix of sweet and savory in one snack, they have it! This snack box is really a delight to get as we get to taste different flavors and textures. Most of them are fun to eat and share with the whole family. The anime-themed snacks are amazing, especially the chocolatey ones. One of our favorites is the One Piece chocolate chip cookie! The booklet is also a nice inclusion, as it doesn’t just contain information about the snacks, but also some cool articles about Japan. It’s always an amazing experience to dig into this box! We all end up satisfied, our cravings and curiosity included!

What did you think of this month’s Tokyo Treat?

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