Hello! It’s well known around these parts that I am a bit of a Japanese candy obsessive. When Japan Candy Box got in touch with me and asked if I would like to review their new Japanese candy subscription service, I was beyond delighted and excitedly said yes!
Japan Candy Box is yet another subscription service from Blippo.com. Having seen the success of the hugely popular Kawaii Box (a service I was subscribed to for months), they are now targeting the candy subscription service market. As Blippo.com is a reputable online shop, you can guarantee that all the items will be of high quality and I had no trepidation or fears about the service. In fact, I was rather excited!
In the June box, I received the following:
This version of the Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ DIY Candy Kit allows you to create candies shaped like items such as flowers, cakes, sushi and animals to name a few. I think the creative types amongst us would be able to make anything their heart desires. I’m terribly un-creative, but I know that this kit will be so much fun regardless of whether I create a masterpiece or not. This is definitely my favourite item in the box.
Yay for bubblegum, nay for the grape taste. Seriously, I am going to die of a grape overdose. These are small pellets of bubblegum that I would imagine being fun to chew.
Oooh, a Pokemon branded item! I do love Pokemon. These are crunchy pretzel sticks covered in a layer of chocolate (I think it might be cookies and cream?). Even though it is a full size item, it is a small box and will be eaten very quickly.
Kabaya Fish/Frog Gummies
Look at that little froggy face! How can I resist? *melts* I believe these are gummies, and I have a sneaky suspicion that these may be grape flavoured. I am hoping the gummies will have some super cute frog faces on them or I will be so disappointed.
A familiar item in the box is the stick of Puccho Mixed Fruit Candies. I have tried these before in the past and they are very nice indeed. These are chewy fruit candies which contain multi coloured gummy bits to give it an unique taste and texture.
Another familiar face in the box are the Lotte Koala Biscuits. These are similar to Hello Panda biscuits in that it is a small hollow biscuit with a chocolate flavoured filling. This is another item I will demolish in seconds.
Dorayaki Japanese Hotcake
I was a little too excited to see a packet of Dorayaki in this box. Dorayaki is a Japanese pudding of two pancakes sandwiched together with a sweet filling (usually red bean paste). If you are a frequent visitor to Yo! Sushi it may look familar to you as they serve a custard variety. I think out of all the items in the box this will be the thing I eat first. Yum!
An item that was too difficult to photograph, and nearly sent me over the edge, is the rather flexible stick of Sour Paper Candy. The cola taste sounds delicious, and I bet I will have a lot of fun getting my teeth into this.
Marukawa Fusen Bubble Gum
I didn’t know which item this was at first but after a while I realised it was the smallest box of them all. This will be put in my handbag for the next time I am on the train. I do not think I have enough of it to be able to form a coherent blog review, but I might upload a sneaky picture on Instagram when I do try them.
Meiji Kotsuba Chocolates
Another small box for my handbag! There will be a little party going on in there soon. From the packaging, these look like Smarties. I love Meiji chocolate, so these will be a nice on the go/on the train treat.
What I Thought:
I am so impressed with my first ever Japan Candy Box. There isn’t an item that I am wary of; I would eat every thing I received. There is a good mixture of full size items and small items, with a variety of different tastes and textures.
I have to say that if I was not drowning in OyatsuBoxes, I would be sorely tempted to give this subscription service a try.
It would be ideal as a gift for the sweet toothed candy lovers in your life as the box comes well presented and doesn’t come with any telltale invoice or receipt (this is usually sent by email).
My only complaint is that the information sheet included doesn’t include the flavours of the items, only the names of the items. This may be down to different flavours of the items being included in the boxes (e.g. some subscribers may receive ramune flavoured bubblegum whereas others will receive grape) and if this is the case I can understand why it may be difficult for Japan Candy Box to include this information on the leaflet.
Japan Candy Box costs $18.90 per month (about £12), and you will receive 8-10 items of Japanese candy. The price includes shipping, and the shipping service provides a tracking number for you to follow your box from Singapore to… wherever you are in the world. For us UK folk, it takes about two weeks to arrive. A small leaflet is included in the box detailing the names of the products, but as mentioned above it does not give specifics as to what the flavours are.
Japan Candy Box have kindly offered a prize of one Japan Candy Box to one lucky winner. The required entries are all in the Rafflecopter, so you shouldn’t have any queries about how to enter. If you do have any queries or problems, please get in touch and I will be happy to pass them on to the Japan Candy Box team.
Please note that this is a giveaway hosted on behalf of Japan Candy Box, and I have no control over the entries, including eligibility and moderation. Once again, if you have any questions or queries, please do let me know and I will be happy to pass them on.
Would you be tempted to give Japan Candy Box a try?