Tokyo Treat May 2023 Review: Sakura Starlight Snackfest

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The Tokyo Treat May 2023 box, themed Sakura Starlight Snackfest, takes inspiration from Japan’s enchanting cherry blossom festivals. Filled with exclusive snacks curated by TokyoTreat, this box promises a delightful culinary adventure straight from the heart of Japan. Immerse yourself in the flavors and spirit of Japan as we explore the unique and delectable treats in the review below!

Nyumen Soy Sauce Ramen. This ramen was more my speed, with a savory broth and not too much of a fishy flavor!

Kobe Sparkling Apple Juice. Kobe always makes me thing of wagyu first, but apparently they also are famous for their apples! This sparkling cider is sweet and refreshing.

Piccola Sakura Matcha. Piccola is a super yummy hollow cookie snack, often filled with cream. This is a cherry blossom flavored cookie with delicious, nutty matcha flavor inside.

Puku Puku Tai Strawberry. Taiyaki are popular festival treats, and this one has strawberry chocolate inside!

Wasabi Potato Snack. Wasabi is the spicy paste found with sushi and sashimi dishes. These potato snacks are doused in it, for a super tangy flavor!

Aji Curry. Mildly flavored corn snacks. I don’t really like these because I find the flavor is really weak and not very exciting!

Mini Mochi. Tiny cherry blossom flavored mochi. You use a toothpick to eat these!

Pop Out Fortune. Tiny chocolate balls that are a game – you pop them out and underneath it tells you your fortune based on the topic listed above!

Bisco Strawberry Cookies. A small sandwich cookie stuffed with strawberry cream!

Mini Peach Candy. Tiny lil peach candies in a cute soda can shaped container.

Ghana Matcha Truffle. I was able to try the classic chocolate truffles last month and this time around it’s a matcha truffle! The combination with the milk chocolate center is quite nice.

Mentaiko Umaibo. Umaibo, or “delicious stick” is one of my favorite snacks from Japan, but this flavor isn’t my favorite. Mentaiko is pollock roe, so this will be a very fishy snack.

Sweet & Salty Spring Chips. A unique combination of salty and sweet potato chips. There was a slightly umami fishy flavor underneath but unlike many snacks, I didn’t find it too overbearing for me! Win!

Sakura Cherry Bouchee. This was a light and fluffy cake with sakura cream inside. Sooooo delicious!

KitKat Banana Caramel. And finally, we always receive a delicious KitKat variation! This time around it’s a yummy banana caramel flavor. I loved how sweet and delicious these were.

As always, TokyoTreat packs so much flavor into their boxes! They are always fun to open, sample, and share! TokyoTreat truly knows how to capture the essence of Japanese snacking and infuse it into every box they curate. The inclusion of sakura-flavored and matcha-flavored snacks added a delightful touch of traditional Japanese flavors. Overall, it was a well-rounded assortment that catered to both lovers of floral notes and those seeking a refreshing fruity twist.

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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