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!
The HanaKappa DIY Jelly Candy Kit is something unique. With this kit, you make your own “bubbly, foamy jelly snack!”. Say whaaat? I cannot wait to try this! I will do my best to show you all too. An item I have tried before is Puccho, although I usually have them in a bar and not a huge packet like this. This particular variety of the chewy sweets has two flavours, creamy milk strawberry and fresh strawberry. Mmm! The Parikore Gummies boast a crunchy outer layer, and a soft, chewy centre. This bag has a mixture of peach and grape flavours. The small little green bottle is filled with Morinaga Ramune Soda Candies – “melt in the mouth treats that taste just like real Japanese ramune soda!“. I’m hoping these will not disappoint me like the Juu-C Cola sweets did *hisses*. An item similar to Puccho is Hi-Chew, and this month I have received a box of Mini Hi-Chew that has 4 different flavours – strawberry, apple, grape and lemon.
Moving on to the chocolate related items now… The funky green box is Tohato Chocobi, star shaped choco corn snacks. I can imagine these being very easy to eat. I was very happy to spot a box of Pocky Midi in this month’s box – Pocky Midi is smaller than the original sticks, but they have over twice the amount of chocolate. It’s a good job I received the Strawberry variety as the chocolate variety would have been eaten by now! An item that will probably be eaten very soon is this small bar of Don-Koeda Chocolate. This is a mixture of chocolate biscuit, rice puffs and almonds. The guy on the packaging is said to be a Japanese fashion celebrity although I haven’t heard of him… have you?
Finally, some unusual things! I really want to be brave and try this bag of Takoyaki Tei – corn puffs with the taste of fried squid and batter topped with nori. Typing that sentence has made me even more scared to try them, argh! I also received a Giant Caplico, an ice cream cone shaped snack that is made of wafer and chocolate. This particular variety, Chocolate Bomber, has two layers of white and milk chocolate, and is then covered in dark chocolate.… ooooooh! *eyes up Caplico*. The Gashapon (Japanese capsule toy) I received this month was a Naruto keyring. Naruto always brings back happy memories of my teenage years. I think I got up to episode 90 on the regular series before I admitted defeat!
A good box this month. I am relieved that this was a sweet-heavy box as I’m more likely to try them! I’m terrible at trying new things, especially ones tasting like seafood! I think I will eat the chocolate flavoured items first…. I’m looking at you, Giant Caplico!
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!