Hello! It’s once again OyatsuBox time, yay! For those of you not so familiar with my blog, OyatsuBox is a monthly subscription box service from Japan. For $25 per month, you receive a box of 8-14 items of Japanese confectionery and savoury goods. Let’s have a look inside!
I’ll start off with the unusual items this month, just to mix things up a bit *wiggles eyebrows*
I’m sorry, but I just cannot bring myself to eat the Koike Polinki Sweetcorn flavour crisps. I do not like sweetcorn at all (bold and underlined for emphasis!!!). I’d much rather ask someone to punch me in the face then eat these. I just cannot eat them. However, all is not lost as I definitely could give the Petit Matcha Cookies a go. I like cookies and I like matcha, so I should like these matcha cookies. The last “unusual item” is the Nigata Deep Fried Senbai which are “deep friend rice crackers with a hint of soy sauce”. Hmm, they sound like they might be nice!
Starting with the top left, I have a bag of Magical Twin Pop Combo Gummy; flavoured gummy candies that when combined with other flavours… make another flavour! For example, eating a lemon and grape gummy at the same time will create a cola flavour. I know what you are thinking, and no I don’t know how they did it either. Apparently there are 11 flavours to discover.
Underneath it is a bag of Pure Fruit Gummy in the Yuzu and Mikan variety. Yuzu and Mikan are Asian fruits similar to Western Lemon and Orange. Going back up to the top row, another fruity item is the Ninja Meshi – Mountain Grape candies that “have a tough outer layer and a soft, chewy and sharp tasting inner filling”. Sounds like this sweet has a combination of different things! The item underneath that are the Meigum Ramune soft candies… the name explains it all!
I will never tire of receiving panda related items in my subscription boxes, and the Kabaya Panda Cookies are no different. These have a cookie base and a thick chocolate cream topping. I will make sure these pretties get a post to themselves *breathes heavily*
I love DIY Candy Kits! The variety I have received this month is the Choco Kinako Mochi. This kit lets you create an instant version of mochi (a Japanese rice cake) which you can then cover in chocolate or Kinako (a sweet soybean flavour). Having tried mochi in the past, I’m excited to see what concoctions I can create with this DIY kit.
Finally, I received a box of Pocky Demitasse – a type of dark, rich and luxurious chocolate. These are limited edition due to the premium ingredients used and are only available at select locations across Japan. I say this all the time, but you really cannot go wrong with Pocky. It’s a classic for a reason! I also received a “One Piece” Gashapon this month but I forgot to photograph it – d’oh! I did take a picture of it on its own but it was of terrible quality. I hope you can all forgive me!
I think that this was a very good box this month. Apart from the sweetcorn flavour crisps, I like the look of all of the items I received. I do prefer the sweet-heavy boxes as I’m more likely to try the items. I am beginning to feel outnumbered by gummies though; I have so many different varieties now!
Due to my overflowing box of Japanese goodies, I’m going to have to start eating items without doing a formal blog post about them. I was in the mindset of having to review every single item on my blog, but I now realise that would be impossible for me and the limited time I can spend on my blog. My March OyatsuBox will be here in a few days and I still have SO much stuff to be eaten; it’s getting out of control! I will probably review popular, larger items such as the DIY Candy Kits and the Panda cookies, but smaller items will just have to be eaten without mention. I hope you all understand this, but if there is anything you would like to know about in more detail just give me a Tweet or an email!
OyatsuBox is a monthly subscription service from Japan. The regular OyatsuBox service is $25, and you receive 8-14 items per month. There is also the Junior Service, that is $7.99 per month, where you receive 2-3 items per month. I prefer the $25 service personally as you get so much to try, and it will last you until the next box comes! OyatsuBox contain a mixture of sweet and savoury items but do not worry, you receive an information sheet with the box so you know what each item is! Shipping is free and there are no custom charges to pay. The boxes are sent out at the start of each month and take about two weeks to arrive.
If there is anything you would like me to try for you, please let me know!