Hello! When I received my October OyatsuBox yesterday, I could not wait to share it with you! I even woke up early this morning to take some pictures – is that dedication… or is that dedication? The pictures aren’t the best – I’m so sorry! – but I will be hopefully investing in some better lighting soon. Enough rambling from me, let’s dive in.
Heehee, did that pique your interest enough? Let’s get started!
Pokemon Kari Poli – Grape & Melon: These are, I’m told, “stick type candies with a crunchy yet chewy texture”. My first thought was that they are like those white sticks you pretend to smoke when you’re a young ‘un. They might be similar – I’ll let you know! (P.S don’t smoke, it’s bad for you and takes away money you could be spending on OyatsuBoxes!)
Torotto – Matcha: MEIJI CHOCOLATE! AHHH I’M SO HAPPY! It’s matcha flavour too, yay! I have been slightly obsessed with Meiji chocolate since I gorged myself on their Meltykiss. My expectations for this are through the roof and I’ll be very disappointed if it doesn’t live up to them.
Pure Gummy – Green Plum: Gummies! I’ve heard that Japan do THE best gummies, so much so that it’s like eating the real thing! I’m so excited to try these.
Kracie PukaPon Kit: Another DIY candy kit, ooo! This has to be one of my favourite so far; you empty the sachets into water. which then *magically* transforms into a grape soda drink and… THIS IS THE BEST PART… you have little candy fishes swimming up and down! How amazing does that sound?!
Ninja Meshi – Energy Drink Flavour: Ninja Meshi are Japanese candies that usually feature a ninja on the front. This particular packet is limited edition to promote the Japanese game of Monster Hunter, so the ninja is wearing armour! I have been feeling a little tired lately, so I’m hoping these energy drink flavour sweets will give me a boost.
Kirby Chewing Gum and Magnet Set: Not a food item per se, but I will never turn down limited edition Japanese items! This magnet set is part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Kirby.
Pocky – Panda – Cookies and Cream: Pocky is always a winner. I haven’t tried this particular variety but I can imagine it being tasty. I love the panda packaging too… it’s making me not want to open them.
Umaibo – Vegetable Salad and Curry: It wouldn’t be an OyatsuBox without a weird flavour or two. I’m not sure if I will like vegetable salad and curry flavoured corn puffs but I will give them a go.
Puccho Gummy – Grape and Yoghurt: Mmm, more gummies! What sets these apart from other gummies is the unique container they come in – the lid is a pop up toy! Such a shame I can’t read the instructions though…
Yamayoshi Potato Crisps – Hokkaido Butter: Believe it or not, I have actually tried a Spanish version of butter flavoured crisps and they were quite nice! Not so good for the waist line though. At least I only have the one packet of these… for now.
Was this month’s box amazing or what? Once again, I don’t know where to start! I like the mixture of chocolate, sweet and savoury foods that are available in OyatsuBox so you get to try a good range of different items from Japan.
OyatsuBox is definitely my favourite subscription box that I have ever had and I cannot imagine unsubscribing at present – I look forward to it every month. You have until the end of the month to subscribe as the boxes are sent out during the first few days of the next month (they have a countdown on the website if that helps any of you). They take about two weeks to arrive – this one took 14 days precisely – and there are no custom charges.
The service I subscribe to is the normal OyatsuBox which is $25 including shipping. This is roughly about £18 depending on the exchange rate. They do offer a junior box with fewer items, but I would recommend the normal service as you get so much to try.
What’s your favourite item in this month’s OyatsuBox? Which one would you try first?