OyatsuBox | October | Unboxing and First Impressions

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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.

OyatsuBox October - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

Heehee, did that pique your interest enough?  Let’s get started!

OyatsuBox October 1 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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!)

OyatsuBox October 2 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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.

OyatsuBox October 3 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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.

OyatsuBox October 4 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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?!

OyatsuBox October 5 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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.

OyatsuBox October 6 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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.

OyatsuBox October 7 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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.

OyatsuBox October 8 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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.

OyatsuBox October 9 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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…

OyatsuBox October 10 - Famous in Japan, Uk Blog

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?

Danniella x 

October 15, 2014
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  • Reply Corinne

    I love Kirby.

    It must be awesome living in Japan! ;) *ahem

    Corinne x

    October 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It’s so awesome, did you know I’m famous? x

      October 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Jessica Edmunds

    I always run out of money by time I read these posts and I am gutted, but I WILL have money after my birthday and I will get a box- they look amazing xxx

    October 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You should! You can always order separate things from OyatsuCafe if you can’t afford to subscribe each month :) x

      October 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply worshipblues

    Umaibo is one of my favourite naughty snacks. They have such an unbelievably huge range of flavours. I think you might like the salad one! Japanese gummy is seriously the best!

    October 16, 2014 at 10:52 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Ooh do you think so? I hope you are right! x

      October 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Kloe

    I may have to sign up for this soon! It sounds so amazing, I need another job for all the things you make me want! Haha
    Kloe xx

    October 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Mate you totally need it in your life! x

      October 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Claire (@Kurea_San)

    Wow, what a cool service! This is the first time I have heard of OyatsuBox. Heading over to check out the website now. I pretty much love everything you got – and every time I visit Japan always come home with a suitcase of food ;) I have a soft spot for the gummys. Enjoy!
    Claire xx

    October 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It’s such a good service! You have to let me know if you sign up :) x

      October 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Shell Senseless

    They always seem to put together such a good selection, one of these days I’m going to have to bite the bullet and sign up! I love the sound of the panda Pocky! Too cute :)

    October 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Selina

    I ordered a few random things from them a few months ago and loved them, when I have some spare cash I might give this one a go

    November 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Oooh you should :) x

      November 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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