OyatsuBox | June | Unboxing and First Impressions

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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!

OyatsuBox - June - Famous in Japan

Let’s start off with my favourite items from the box…

I was delighted to spot the Coris Horadekita DIY Candy Kit – Popsicle in my box.  I LOVE DIY candy kits!  This particular kit looks very similar to the other kits I have tried; simply dip some candy into some syrups and powders for an ice cream treat that won’t hurt your teeth.   I think this one is going to be on the blog soon!

You just can’t go wrong with a packet of Hi-Chew.   Hi-Chew Peach is something of an OyatsuBox exclusive, having been included in OyatsuBox a few days after it was released in Japan.  Yay for OyatsuBox exclusives!

I am so excited to eat some Pokemon Ramen – Soy.  I hope it is as tasty as I am expecting it to be.   This is another product you should expect to see on the blog soon.

Do I spot some chocolate this month?  I think I do!  Apparently, Calorie Mate is a staple of Japanese culture.  It’s a “space food” that has 11 types of vitamins and 6 types of minerals in a chocolate biscuit.  Woah, chocolate that is good for you?  I NEED TO TRY THIS IMMEDIATELY.

OyatsuBox - June -- Famous in Japan

Uh-oh, I see some crazy looking potato chips!  The O’ZACK Fried Gyoza Chips are chips that taste like deep fried gyoza (Japanese dumplings).  I haven’t tried gyoza before, so I think I will be in for a treat and a half here!  I just need to summon up the courage to try them…

I feel like I have a product similar to the Kabaya Karipoli – Cola & Ramune already in the stash, and knowing me I probably do.  These are crispy yet chewy candy sticks split into cola and ramune flavours.  I am so glad it is not ramune and grape!  I’ve had too much grape lately!

….Although, saying that, I might have to make an exception for the Setouchi Peony Gummies – Grape.  These are made only in Setouchi City in Honshu.  They are made from Peony, a large grape that Setouchi City is famous for.  Ooh, la la!

Oh dear, do I spot some Calpis Ball Candy in my box this month?  I wasn’t particularly enamoured with the Calpis Soda Gummies when I tried them.  I do not have high hopes for this variety…

Another box of crazy chips this month, and these are the Chocobi  – Mexican Taco.  I’m not sure how I feel about mexican taco-flavoured biscuits?!  I think I have to try this product though, just to say that I have tried them!

And finally, I received a packet of Sour Apple Chew.  This is a classic Japanese candy, with a chewy candy stick that tastes like apple.

The Gashapon I received this month was some sort of miniature robot toy that you had to build yourself.  I will admit it completely flummoxed me and I still have no idea how to put it together.  If I can find the time, I will try to have another go at it but for now it is languishing on my dresser.

A good box this month!  There is definitely a mixture of flavours here that’s for sure.  I appreciate the mix of popular items such as DIY Candy Kits and Pokemon ramen together with the more unusual items like Fried Gyoza Chips.   I am really excited to try the Calorie Mate most of all as it is such a cult product.  I better get the elasticated pyjama bottoms on and get munching!  The stash grows ever bigger…

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.  

Dannie x

I am working with OyatsuBox at the moment, and as part of this work they have kindly offered me a free subscription.  I wanted to make it clear to you all that this has only started from May’s box.   My boxes from September to April were not provided for free.  If you have any questions, queries or doubts, please email me.  I would be happy to put your mind at ease.

July 1, 2015
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1 Comment

  • Reply Kel

    Mmm you got some great sounding treats! Looking forward to the individual reviews :)

    July 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm
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