See all of the authentic Japanese snacks that come in the November 2021 TokyoTreat subscription box, learn all about how TokyoTreat works and how to subscribe to this fun box!
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When TokyoTreat reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in trying their monthly subscription box, I immediately said yes!
I have a personal connection to Japan. When I was in elementary school, I met a girl from Japan and we instantly became best friends. She only lived here for a year, but we kept in touch long after that.
She taught me so much about Japan, their culture, origami, and the food. They definitely eat differently, but I actually enjoyed almost everything.
TokyoTreat sends a big box of snacks straight from Japan to your doorstep. It’s 100% authentic, Japanese treats.
This month the theme is Fruity Fall, but there is a huge variety of flavors in the box.
Before I get into my review of all of the different snacks, I will explain a bit more about TokyoTreat, how it works and what it costs.
Table of Contents
What is TokyoTreat?
TokyoTreat is a monthly subscription box filled with authentic Japanese snacks that ship directly from Tokyo to your mailbox. You will get a huge variety of snack products, including several premium products each month.
Premium products include a Japan exclusive drink, a KitKat party pack in unique flavors that you can’t find in the United States, and other types of snacks and treats.
Thankfully, TokyoTreat sends a pamphlet with the box explaining what each treat is.
The only con to this box is that unless you can read Japanese or are willing to put in some research, the complete ingredient list is unknown. This would be an issue for someone with food allergies.
How Much Does TokyoTreat Cost?
TokyoTreat offers several different plans:
- Monthly: $35.00/box
- 3 Month: $33.50/box
- 6 Month: $32.00/box
- 12 Month: $31.50/box
Usually I will try to give a value for each item in the box so you can see if the total value is worth the cost of the box. However, because these items are not available in the United States, I am unable to do that.
In the November box there are 17 snacks. If you pay $35.00/month, that would equate to approximately $2.00 per snack which I think it more than reasonable.
There is a shipping fee, which I believe to be $12.50 per box, which would make each item approximately $2.79.
November 2021 TokyoTreat Review
This TokyoTreat review includes some basic information about each product and my own personal thoughts on the product after sampling it.
This is very similar to Fanta we have here, but in a peach flavor.
Review: This Fanta soda tastes very much like the orange Fanta we have here. Both my son and I liked this.
Strawberry Ice Cream DIY Candy Kit
To make this “ice cream” you mix a small amount of water into a powder then scoop it onto mini cones. We have seen little kits like this in candy stores, but not this exact one. The ones we have seen are more like “meals” but in miniature form.
Review: my kids thought this was a really fun treat to make. It was sweet for me, but they loved it!
Porickey German Potato
Porickey is described as a pretzel snack that replicates the taste of German potatoes.
Review: call me crazy, but I do not think of German potatoes when I think of a snack. These reminded me much more of crunchy breadsticks that you may find in a snack mix. I didn’t really get much of a potato flavor from them.
Umaibo Cinnamon Apple Pie
Umaibo is described as a crunchy childhood classic treat. The apple pie flavor is a limited edition.
Review: I really like the texture of this – it’s like a thick cheese curl. The apple pie flavor is definitely there, but for me it’s a weird combination of flavors and texture. It’s not bad at all, just very unexpected. I did end up eating the whole thing and would be interested in trying other flavors.
Sour Paper Candy in Grape
It’s a long, thin strip of candy that is a little sour on the outside and sweet on the inside.
Review: I really liked this. The grape flavor is really good. It was kind of surprising to see that it was light orange in color, but that’s probably because we are so used to food being dyed purple when it’s grape flavored.
KitKat Mont Blanc
It seems that TokyoTreat sends a KitKat party pack in a really unique flavor each month. This month the flavor is called Mont Blanc. It’s described as chestnut flavored chocolate with a rum cream wafer center. There is 0.01% alcohol.
Review: I’m not familiar with chestnut flavor or rum cream, but these are really good. It has the same KitKat texture, but is sweeter than regular chocolate. I feel like the dominate flavor is the “chocolate” and I don’t get much rum flavor, but I still really like it!
Pocky Heartful in Blueberry
This Pocky flavor is a pinky heart pretzel that is coated in a blue sweet and sour blueberry chocolate. The reason blue was chosen is to thank essential workers. Interesting!
Review: I have seen Pocky before, but have never tried it. When I opened this, the first thing I noticed is that the heart shape is a little hard to make out on some of them, but the scent is SO good! It’s definitely very fruity and reminds me of something I’ve had before, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
With all that said, I now see why Pocky is pretty popular, even here. I would definitely buy these if I saw them locally.
Koala’s March Butter and White Chocolate
These are mini koala bear shaped cookies with a koala bear outline on them. They have a white chocolate and fermented butter center.
Review: the fermented butter got into my head a little bit before I tried these, but even so, they are just too sweet for me. My son likes them though, and will finish off the box.
Crunky x Demon Slayer Collab Choco
This is a collaboration between the show Demon Slayer and Crunky candy. I know nothing about either one, but my son does enjoy anime and knows of Demon Slayer, so he thought this candy was really cool. Subscribers will get either crunchy milk chocolate or sweet cookies and cream flavor in one of 24 package designs. I got the cookies and cream flavor.
Review: this is really sweet for me, but my son loves cookies and cream, so he loved this candy bar too.
This is described as crunchy mini crackers with a saucy flavor that packs a punch. The pamphlet does not described what it means by “saucy,” so there was only one way to find out.
Review: these are one of my favorite snacks in the box this month. The saucy flavor is hard to described, but they are a bit salty and definitely seasoned on the outside. These are super crunchy and taste like they are probably corn-based.
I would definitely buy these!
Karamucho Kumamoto Chili Tomato
A Kumamoto tomato is fruity, sweet and spicy. It is combined with spicy chili to flavor these chips.
Review: these taste very much like barbecue potato chips. The texture and taste of the chips themselves remind me of Pringles. The sweet and mildly spicy flavor definitely comes through.
I would buy these again!
These are corn puffs that are supposed to taste like onion soup.
Review: once again, onion soup doesn’t seem like a flavor I’d want for a snack, yet here we are. These definitely taste like cheese balls. I don’t get a ton of onion soup flavor, but the flavor isn’t your typical cheeseball flavor either. My son liked them though.
Texas Corn Okonomiyaki Flavor
Okonomiyaki flavor is a Japanese dish described as tangy and saucy. Again, I wasn’t sure what they meant, until I tried these corn puffs.
Review: these have a texture like cheese balls, but without the cheese. They taste a bit salty, kind of like soy sauce. They are good, but not as strong in flavor as the DonDon Yaki mentioned above.
This is a super light and airy corn based treat with milk chocolate flavor.
Review: my son gobbled this one up and forgot to save me a piece to try, so it’s fair to say that he liked it. He said it tasted exactly like a corn puff with chocolate flavor.
Sparrow Egg Crackers
These are actually a soy sauce and peanut butter based fried snack. They are not real eggs, thankfully!
Review: the peanut butter flavor really comes through. The outside is hard to bite and there is a peanut in the center. The outer coating is a bit salty, so I think this is where the soy sauce is. I like them!
I would definitely buy these again too!
Yakisoba Shop Taro
These are described as saucy, crunchy snack noodles. Another “saucy” snack!
Review: so these are really small fried noodles. The saucy flavor is a bit salty, like soy sauce. I actually love fried noodles and enjoyed this little snack. My only complaint is how hard and messy they are to eat.
Constellation Chocolate Cookies
These cookies are chocolate covered biscuits.
Review: the cookie is similar to a Ritz cracker texture and the chocolate is really good quality. This is another favorite of mine.
I would buy these for sure!
Is TokyoTreat Worth It?
Yes! It’s such a great way to try new snacks from a whole different culture.
It’s interesting to see what other countries consider to be snack foods and flavors. I wouldn’t typically think of soy sauce when I think of snacks, but they were all pretty good.
Does the value of the box equal the value of the cost plus shipping? I would assume so, considering each item would be approximately $2.79 and some are definitely worth more than that, like the KitKat party pack.
TokyoTreat would be great for people who are really into Japanese culture or enjoy trying new foods. It would also make a fun gift!
How to Subscribe to TokyoTreat
You can learn more about TokyoTreat, check out what’s in some of the previous boxes, and see if there are any special offers by visiting the TokyoTreat website.