Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November Japan Candy Box Review

Japan Candy Box is a sister subscription to Kawaii Box that sends hand-picked snacks straight from Japan! The November box had a "Thanksgiving Feast" theme.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

Japan Candy Box sends a box of 10 exclusive Japanese snacks each month. The name is a bit misleading, as not everything is candy. My box contained an assortment of savory and sweet treats. Here are their pricing options:
  • Monthly: $19.90 per month
  • Six Months: $113.40 every six months ($18.60 per month, save $6)
  • 12 Months: $214.80 every 12 months ($17.90 per month, save $24)
International shipping is free with every plan. Boxes ship from Japan and mine took about two weeks to get to me in the U.S.

The box comes with a cute insert that has illustrations of all of the items inside. This is helpful since I don't read or speak Japanese and many of the labels are entirely in Japanese. It was easy to match up what was what based on the illustrations, though.

  •  Pine Sherbert Pero Fun Dip Lollipop: Mine appears to be cola flavored and came with a lollipop that you could dip in the sherbet powder. It was actually really good and fizzy!
  • Clabee Jagabee Osatsubee Sweet Potato Chips: These chips are shaped like fries and made with pure sweet potatoes.
  • Meiji Gochi Sour Plum Gummies: According to the info sheet, Gochi is Meiji's answer to Fettuccine - "their flavor perfectly captures both the sweetness and sourness of Japanese plums." I think this may be a translation error, or I'm just not familiar with a meaning for fettuccine other than a cheesy pasta? But either way, these do not taste like cheesy pasta, and were indeed a yummy plum gummy.
  • Bonchi Pnsuke Arare Crackers: I love these rice crackers! They're traditional Japanese crackers made from glutinous rice and with a sesame sauce flavor. They're available at the Asian food market near me and I immediately went out and bought more after I finished this bag. They're such a great balance of salty and sweet!
  • Osatsu Doki Sweet Potato Chips - Apple Pie Flavor: Sweet potatoes are not my favorite, but these chips were thick cut and very crispy. I didn't taste a ton of Apple Pie flavor, but nonetheless they were pretty good.
  •  Kanro Pure Gummy Mixed Berry Flavor: These gummies are made with real fruit juice and a mix of seasonal berries. They had a sugary coating and were very tasty!
  • Coris Plum Chewy Candy: When I first bit into these I thought they were chewing gum based on the texture, but they proceeded to kind of melt in my mouth as I chewed. They had a light plum flavor and powdery texture.
  • Kit Kat Cranberry Almond Minibar: Japan has the best flavored Kit Kats! This one had cherries and almonds on top and I wish it came in a bigger size.
  • Bourbon Bit Chocolate Crunch: This was another yummy chocolate bar made with crunchy almond and corn puffs.
  • Gudetama White Chocolate Bar: Gudetama is a lazy egg ad this bar had his resemblance on the packaging. The inside was a white chocolate with a wafer center and milk chocolate bottom.

Bottom Line: I loved the snacks in the November Japan Candy Box! I'm lucky to have access to Asian food markets and can buy some of these things, but there were a lot of snacks that were new to me and I think this box is great for anyone who wants to enjoy great international snacks!

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