Tokyo Treat February 2023 Review: My Snackin’ Valentine!

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For February 2023, Tokyo Treat sent us a selection of Japanese snacks that made our hearts skip a beat! The box was themed Snackin’ Valentine, which included all sorts of snacks in pink and red packaging – like a bag of KitKats, sour plum chips, and even spicy ramen. These treats are perfect whether for sharing with your special someone or indulging in on your own. Scroll down to know more about the local snacks that brought a little sweetness into our lives this month!

KitKat Lucky Daifuku. Daifuku is a traditional snack in Japan that combines red bean paste wrapped in mochi. These KitKats have a subtly sweet red bean flavor. I shared these with my coworker Chris who LOVES anything red bean, and we agreed that the flavor could be a bit stronger.

Suppamucho Sour Plum Chips. Ume are Japanese plums, known for their EXTREME sourness and hard pit inside. Combining that flavor with chips is so neat – the vinegary flavor actually works quite well!

Choco Cake. This cake reminded me a bit of a snack we have here in Canada, but instead, this had just chocolate and no cream. It was the perfect balance of sweetness.

Strawberry Ginza Rusk. Rusks are basically mini toasts, and this special pink version had a strawberry glaze on them!

Karai! Spicy Ramen. “Karai” means spicy in Japanese and this ramen was no exception! It had a great amount of flavor, a nice chewy noodle, and a savory base.

Pakila Chocolate Wafers. These chocolate wafers have a nice crunch to them. The combination of the soft flaky wafer and crunchy chocolate inside is great.

Mini Asparagus Biscuits. These have no asparagus in them! But the cute shape looks like bumpy asparagus, and the strawberry flavor is very authentic.

Shrimp Senbei. These rice crackers have a shrimp flavour, so I didn’t enjoy them myself but I’ve heard through my sampler team they were very crunchy!

Maruko-chan Arare. Arare is a kind of mini rice cracker, usually mixed with other ingredients. This was a sweet arare which was really tasty!

Spicy Peanut Arare. And on the opposite end of the spectrum, we have a more savoury kind, with crunchy peanuts in the mix.

Love Umbrella Chocolate. A very cute umbrella handle full of tiny candies!

Puré Petit Grape Gummy. A small pouch of grape gummies.

Qoo Peach Jelly Drink. This is a drink that is mostly a jelly texture. The peach flavour is great!

Kinako Stick. Kinako is a traditional treat covered in powdered soybean flour. It was a very nutty flavor!

Mini Strawberry Thunder. Black Thunder is a popular rice and chocolate snack and this version had strawberries too!

The February box was jam-packed with tasty treats! This box makes it so easy to get my snack on, as well as learn about the many different kinds of treats and traditions in Japan. The selection of sweet and savory treats this month made my taste buds swoon with joy, and the cute pink and red packaging of the products added an extra touch of charm. I loved sharing some of the snacks, and the ramen was a perfect solo indulgence. If you’re looking to spice up your snacking routine or surprise your loved one with a unique gift, Tokyo Treat’s monthly subscription is the perfect contender.

Tokyo Treat is a monthly Japanese snack and candy subscription box that is shipped directly from Japan. Tokyo Treat’s Japanese snack and candy subscription box made it to the list of our best snack and candy subscription boxes!

ICYMI, Tokyo Treat boxes just got bigger and better! Starting December 1 2021, they removed the Classic option to ensure all TokyoTreat subscribers received the full Japanese snacking experience. Tokyo Treat boxes are now $37.50 per month. Some of the yummy things you can expect in this new version include ramen, udon, soba, jelly, purin, and Japanese desserts. There will still be a Culture Guide, but it will now have 24 pages – which means more articles and cultural information about Japan!

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