Growing up in Vancouver (and being Asian) has put me in touch with MANY forms of Japanese candy. I am well-versed with the Japanese versions of candies, crackers and cookies and don’t hesitate when I see a box with Japanese writing and somewhat angry looking animals on them. I just KNOW, it’s going to be yummy! Today I am introducing you all to a Japanese candy subscription box called Japanese Treats which costs $22/month with FREE worldwide shipping!
Chokobi (chocolate stars), Pakuncho (Disney biscuits) and Ju-C (grape-flavoured candy).
Hehe, pudding flavoured Kit Kats as well as Kyabetsu Taro (octopus puffs) and Zoo Crackers!
Don Don Yaki (rice crackers) and Kino no Ko No Yama (chocolate covered cookies in the shape of mushrooms)
Nigi Nigi Osushiyasan (gummy sushi), Maze Maze Drink (chewy soda candies) and Fortune Telling Candy (I need to know Japanese for this, but there is a cheat sheet on the Japanese Treats blog)
These chocolate stars remind me of cocoa puffs, but a little less on the crunchy side so they don’t tear up the roof of your mouth.
These had chocolate in the center and a sweet, light cookie shell. The Disney creatures made eating these extra delightful.
This is grape-flavoured and unfortunately, as much as I love real grapes I detest grape-flavoured anything. This candy does come in other flavours and the best way to describe these quarter-sized candies is almost like a malt soda.
I know it’s octopus-flavoured, but it’s seasoned so well! It has the same consistency as Cheetos and they are ADDICTIVE! I just kept popping them in my mouth and crunching away!
These were crunchy and tasted like teriyaki sauce! Mmmm!
So maybe the shapes aren’t exactly accurate in terms of what animal was written on them, but man were they good! They were slightly sweet and perfectly crispy. I actually found myself eating my “favourite” animals first.
These are so good and I always used to BEG for these as a kid! It’s just chocolate sitting on top of a cookie stem, but these take me back to a great nostalgic place in my childhood.
I’m eating these in various combinations as I write. Each colour is a different soda flavour and they are hard with chewy centers like Skittles.
You can see from the packaging that even though we are “making” sushi each gummy piece is fruit-flavoured. I don’t really like working for my food so I made these two, ate them and haven’t reopened the package since. They were very tasty though, but I feel like little kids would enjoy these more.
Final Verdict: I didn’t include pictures of the Kit Kat or Fortune Telling Candy because you can probably tell what they look like in real-life. I thought this candy box was super cute and not crazy expensive. Japanese treats are plentiful in Vancouver thanks to the large Asian population, but you will rarely find them priced as low as Canadian treats (not including vegan, gluten-free and specialty snacks) making this box fairly reasonable in price. I’d estimate that there is about $10 worth of extra treats in the box I received (about 3 treats) so if you don’t have easy access to Japanese treats, this subscription box is quite the steal seeing as how there is FREE worldwide shipping and the selection of treats is quite broad. You won’t find no generic chocolate Pocky sticks here!
PR sample sent for review.