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!
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.
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…
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…
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?