OyatsuBox | January | Unboxing & 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 January 1- Famous in Japan

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.

OyatsuBox January 2- Famous in JapanMoving 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?

OyatsuBox January 3- Famous in JapanFinally, 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! 

Dannie x

January 27, 2015
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  • Reply Hannah

    You’re scared about trying the corn puffs? I’ll try them for you :P haha
    These treats sound so yummy! I’m sadly stuck with my graze box x

    January 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      That would be an idea! Aw that’s no good :( x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Jessica Edmunds

    I am intrigued about the corn puffs haha I love hearing about the sweet stuff but always intrigued by strange savouries xx

    January 27, 2015 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I’m not so good with the savoury stuff :( x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Albertine

    just reading this made my mouth water! the sweets all sound so lovely, I need to get my hands on some…

    January 27, 2015 at 11:45 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You doooo :) x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    That is soo much chocolatey stuff! Feel free to bring some on Saturday for me and Dylan to gorge on haha :) xxx

    January 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      And then I didn’t :( I’m so mean! x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Sami Spoon

    Damn, this box is just perfection!!!

    January 28, 2015 at 6:16 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      So good :) x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Alice Grace

    I can’t believe you get so much in one box, that’s amazing! Your reviews always make me want to try Japanese sweets and chocolate – everything is so much more fun and exciting than here in the UK! I’d especially like to get my hands on one of the HanaKappa DIY candy kits :)



    January 31, 2015 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Aw thank you! :) Hopefully I have some spare time in the future to try it out and post about it :) x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply cookiescorpse

    All looks so yummy *___* I want to eat all!

    February 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I need to eat it all! x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm
  • Reply Shell Senseless

    YUM! I think this is the best box yet, so many tasty treats! :)

    February 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Spoilt for choice once again! x

      February 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm

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