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My Latest Subscription Service–Candy Japan!

While perusing SubscriptionBoxes.com, I decided to take a look at some of the food subscription boxes when I happened to come across Candy Japan. I don’t know how many of you adore Japanese candy, but when it comes to sweets, I feel like the Japanese have the cutest, tastiest way of making candy truly an experience!

Candy Japan is run by Bemmu and Nachi who carefully select interesting Japanese candy that you might not be able to find locally. So, don’t expect to find ho hum Pocky sticks in your bag of goodies unless they are a rare flavour only available in Japan! This subscription service is $23.95 USD/month so definitely on the pricier side, but this does include worldwide shipping. There are two packages of candy that are shipped from Japan in the middle and at the end of each month, so my post is really more like Part 1! Seeing as how all of the packaging is written in Japanese, Candy Japan sends out an email once the candy has been shipped with a description of what each item is and possibly what you’re supposed to do with it!

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For my first package, I received three candies. I left the mailer envelope in the background so that you can see that it’s quite a small and narrow package.

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An entrant in Morinaga's caramel series, these are matcha tea flavored caramels. Matcha is the expensive part of green tea, powder consisting only of the best hand-picked tea buds.

What I love about this candy subscription is the review process because instead of swatches, I get to TASTE the products! Although I could taste the beauty products too, but I don’t think the results would be quite as pleasurable ;-) These taste amazing! It tastes like real green tea mixed with a little bit of a creamy milky taste. I’ve eaten two of them just writing this paragraph…

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Cola turns out to be a popular flavour in Japan along with grape and soda tastes. This one is soft candy with gummies embedded.

This isn’t just gummy, it’s fizzy too! I love the taste of cola so this candy was also a hit with me. I felt like a little kid with this cola – gummy- fizzy hybrid of heaven in my mouth. I will be sad when these are gone…

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As the characters blowing balloons in the cover hopefully alerted you, this is bubble gum. But not the typical kind, but sort of a hybrid of cola-flavoured cotton candy and bubble gum.

I’m not a cotton candy fan, so this was just ok for me. The taste was great, but I’ve never been a fan of the cotton consistency. It’s definitely a candy that is interesting though because there are bits of bubble gum woven within each cotton cola-flavoured layer.

Obviously, this subscription box is very much a luxury. More so I feel than the beauty boxes as it is more expensive and because candy disappears a lot more quickly than lipstick or mascara! Japanese candy isn’t exactly cheap locally either which is a big reason why I never buy it here. I can easily see the Matcha Caramels being around $4 or $5 so if Candy Japan sends out about 6 candies this subscription is worth it. The main reason I love this subscription though is to the opportunity to try some really different types of candy. That is what I am most excited about! I am quite happy with what I received for this part of the month and I hope I get to keep this subscription for awhile!  

Anyone want to come over and have a Matcha Caramel?

37 comments

  1. OMG!!!!!!!!! That's awesome! But I don't think I can spend that much on 3 candy! Are you going to keep subscribing?

    Matcha Caramel looks delicious!

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    1. I have one more package to arrive from them so it's more like $24 for 6 candies...still it's expensive, but I'll keep for a little bit and see...

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  2. That would be so dangerous for me! The cotton candy gum looks so weird! I'm not a huge cola fan, so I'm not sure if I would like it for that reason. Is Sugar Mountain still around on Denman? That place was easily my favourite place in the world! One opened up in my city but it closed after a few years. I was such a sad panda :(

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    1. No Sugar Mountain :( There really aren't great candy stores here. There is a British one that opened up by my house, but without Japanese candy it's not the same. Haha, the cotton candy gum IS weird! I don't really know what to do with it...I guess I could give it to my sister since she loves strange candy!

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    2. What about the Pocky Store on Robson (I always forget it's real name). You can get a bunch of Japanese candy there, can't you?

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    3. Oh yeah, I guess that is still there! I never go downtown so I guess it's also the convenience of it all. I always thought their candy was on the expensive side too?

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    4. That's true, it really is. But I love picking up the odder pocky flavours when I'm around there :)

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    5. What's your favourite Pocky flavour? I'm a tomato and chocolate with nuts fan!

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  3. Wow these look cool! It's cool to see different candy from different parts of the world! Thanks for sharing :)

    I guess it's just more expensive because of shipping and maybe even getting hold of such candies! The bubble gum looks cool.. but I guess looks can be deceiving lmao!

    & please don't taste your beauty products hahah!

    xo Maddy

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    1. LOL, I promise I won't be describing the taste of my blushes anytime soon! I just love the experience of a different type of candy culture. I wonder if Japanese people love their candy as much as we do?

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  4. yay! thanks for doing this! i was very curious upon hearing about this service. mmm matcha green tea candies! sounds delish!

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    1. Come on over Helen! My couch is your couch!

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    2. haha too funny jayne! you are just a 13 hr drive away!

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  5. I love candy!
    Those select pieces of candy you received look delicious. Don't worry, I'm not a big fan cotton candy either. Haha.
    Great post!

    -Bria

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    1. Thanks Bria! They are so yummy, I can't stop eating the caramels!

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  6. Yum! I love Asian candies and they are soo addictive :)

    HEYLJ

    http://www.heylj.com/

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    1. I can't stop!!! I haven't even eaten dinner yet and I'm popping these caramels into my mouth like there's no tomorrow!

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  7. Ohhh.. I haven't seen any of these candies here before. I think I may need to subscribe :)

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    1. LOL, Nadine I totally thought you were going to tell me that the candies I got were totally commonplace where you are staying!

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  8. I do! Who would think to put green tea in a caramel chew! I just started my sub this month so my first package should be arriving in the next couple of weeks? Thanks for posting, I'm doubly excited for my first candy envelope! :)

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    1. They said they ship out on the 31st, so it took about 2 weeks to get to me. I'm so excited for you! We're going to get cavities together!

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  9. Mmm I'll come over and eat some of your candy! The green matcha caramel would probably be really good!

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  10. This is so awesome - they all look fun to try but, like you, I've got my eye on those caramels! Great post :)

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    1. Thank you!! I loved doing the "product reviews"!

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  11. So cool! I didn't know they did candy subscriptions. I just sent my husband to the store yesterday to pick up some milk duds, skittles, and twizzlers. I was having a bad day. :)

    Amy



    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Oh no! I hope your day got better! I didn't know they did candy subs either! This one is expensive, but I'm willing to give it a try for a few months to see what other interesting things I can try!

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  12. What a great subscription find! I'll have to check this out! This is amazing, Jayne! :D

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    1. Don't you love it? OMG, I almost died when I saw it!

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  13. How cool! I didn't know there was a website dedicated to subscription services!! Checking out instantly! What a tasty subscription service you got!

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    1. They don't seem to have any of the Canadian sub services, but I guess we know about ours anyway! It's just a great way to see who will ship to Canada and whether we can partake it more boxes!

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  14. i love this subscription service and i think my hubby would as well!!! i think i spend way more than $30 a month on candy (and chocolate bars)... i'm addicted and would love to try a few new treats. :)

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    1. That's exactly why I joined! The treats are so unique!

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  15. If this wasn't so expensive I'd sign up for me and my boyfriend. His friend's GF had come back from Japan (she was teaching there) ad brought them these weird kits where u mix powder and gelatin or some liquid together and they molded into shapes so you can make little sushi candy with lol. And I remember she had nipple candy too...haha.

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    1. Yes, those are the kits I want! I was watching a youtube channel devoted to just those candies. It's so relaxing watching someone else demonstrating how you mix everything.

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  16. I want the matcha caramel! Next time I go into the city (Montreal), I'll check China town to see if they have these candies :) I think China town serves lots of Asian nationalities so I'm hopeful, I just don't go there often enough.

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    1. If Montreal doesn't have them, ebay has them for pretty cheap in BULK!

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