OyatsuBox | May | 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 May 1 - Famous in Japan

An item that caught my eye first was the Inflatable Pokeball.  I know it’s not a food item but AN INFLATABLE POKEBALL!  AAARGH! ≧◡≦  OyatsuBox had the chance to send these to their subscribers instead of a Gashapon, and I am so happy that they did. I’M GOING TO CAUSE SO MUCH MISCHIEF WITH THIS.  Scroll down to see which one I got!

Always a firm favourite, Hi-Chew – Suppaichu.  This particular variety of Hi-Chew has a super sour lemon flavour, as well as containing lots of little hardened sugar bits, just as sour as the candy itself.  Hi-Chew are chewy, fruity sweets, similar to our Chewits/Fruitella offerings we have in England.

Next up, it is a tube of Puccho.  Puccho is similar to Hi-Chew, and the flavour I received is ramune and melon soda flavour.  Did you know that the lid of each tub is a pop up toy?

Oooh, it’s another DIY candy kit.  This is the Meiji Gummy Sushi kit.  I have always wanted to try this, as you see it a lot in unboxing and haul videos.  The aim of the game is to combine the peach rice gummies, with the orange and mango flavoured gummies, to make sushi gummies!  It looks so easy; surely I cannot mess it up?

Another DIY Candy Kit for me, this is the Kracie Tsunagete Soda.  With this kit, you make a chain from grape and ramune soda flavoured candies.  The challenge is to see how long you can build it before eating!  I think I will be very restrained – I want to see how long I can make it.

OyatsuBox May 2 - Famous in Japan

An unusual item this month is the Mike Butter Soy Popcorn.  Don’t get me wrong, I love popcorn as much as the next person, but the flavour of this gives me the heebie jeebies.  It’s one of those items that is going to be nice or not so nice!  There is only one way to find out… EAT! (or maybe not… *squeals*)

Some more gummies to add to my never ending supply, I received a packet of Meiji Aqua Gummy; soft candy shaped like the animals of the deep ocean.  I also get a collectable card featuring a deep sea creature.  Exciting!

A very strange item once more; the Puchitto Kudamono Miracle.  Puchitto are “tasty, fruity snacks that you can peel and take apart just like real fruit”.  The miracle edition contains orange and peach, and they claim that you can combine them to make a mystery taste.  It seems Japan prefer to eat their fruit in candy form (remember the grape gummies?).

I’m forever being taunted that I cannot play the Yokai Watch DS game *sob* The taunt this month comes in the form of these Yokai Watch Ramen Bites; dried authentic Japanese noodles that can be eaten like potato chips.   I even get a sticker too.

Yet another flavour of Pocky to add to my stash, it’s Peanut Pocky.  I love the packaging, but I hate the sound of the taste.   I have just realised why it is peanut flavour… it’s Snoopy!  I am so silly. *hangs head in shame*  I will have to eat these now as punishment for being so dense. *facepalm*

And finally, it’s a small packet of Meiji Coffee Choco Almond; almonds covered in coffee infused chocolate.  I think these could be nice.  I’ll give them a go as I do like almonds… and chocolate!

OyatsuBox May 3 - Famous in Japan

An okay box this month for me.  There’s a few items that I wouldn’t have normally gone for, but the whole point of OyatsuBox is to try new things.  I have plenty of sweet things to eat in my stash anyway!   I think the inflatable Pokeball was the winner for me this month, and I received a Great Ball!  I would have liked a normal Pokeball, but I will take this as a sign that I am great, haha!   Summer is now approaching Japan, and I am preparing myself for the draught of chocolate items…  *curses Japan’s chocolate melting weather*

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 needed to let you all know that from now on, my OyatsuBoxes will be provided for free of charge.  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 this month’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.

June 1, 2015
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  • Reply Chelsea

    Dylan would lose his mind over the inflatable pokeball. I wonder if you can just buy them *checks website* xx

    June 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Yes you can! :) x

      June 6, 2015 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Rosie

    INFLATABLE POKEBALL! <3 It's so awesome. I would love one of those, but I'm sure that all of my pets would conspire to burst it.

    All the packaging on these things is so cute and colourful.

    June 1, 2015 at 11:23 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Hahaha, mine is currently on a high place away from my dogs! I’m sure they would burst it too.

      June 6, 2015 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Kel

    I love Hi-Chews… I’m always tempted to sign up to thsi when I read your posts but already have too many subscriptions !

    June 7, 2015 at 9:16 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I hear you on that! x

      June 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

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