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By Amanda Bochain
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
TokyoTreat is a subscription snack box service that brings you the incredible, unique flavors of Tokyo right to your door. Each box is stuffed with fun and interesting Japanese snacks, candies, and even drinks. There are both sweet and savory options so there is something for everyone!
If you’re wondering why Japanese treats are so special, the answer is in the flavors. Japan is known for bizarre and unique flavor combinations that are unlike anything else in the world. Japanese foods are also aesthetically interesting making them fun to eat and look at.
The items in every TokyoTreat box can only be found in Japan and you won’t find any of these snacks in your local grocery store. It is a perfect way to try new treats without ever having to leave home. Each box is guaranteed to be completely stuffed with fun food that will help take your snack time to a whole new, exciting level. Shop now >>
What We Like
Very interesting and unique high-quality snacks
Fun packaging (great for gifting!)
Wide variety of trendy Japanese snacks
What We Don’t Like
Shipping fee ($8.95-$12.50 per box)
Some snacks are very small
Lots of strawberry-flavored snacks in the February / Valentine’s day box
We were really excited to receive our TokyoTreat box and try some new snacks. The mystery of not knowing exactly what we would get was fun!
Each box contains 12 to 17 full-sized Japanese snacks and each is something you can only find in Japan. The box is curated to be a well-rounded mix of sweet and savory snacks. Shop now >>
For our TokyoTreat box review, we received a premium box that contained 17 full-sized snacks. Premium Boxes always include 1 Drink, 1 Party Pack, 1 Anime Snack, 5 Popular Japanese Snacks, 3 Dagashi, 1 Japanese Candy Kit, and 1 Guide Book. Here is a little more about each snack category and what to expect in your TokyoTreat box. Shop now >>
Popular Snacks: The popular snacks include all the current Japanese favorites. These are what everyone in Japan goes crazy for. You will likely find unique flavored Kit Kats, Pocky, or Hi-Chew bubble gum.
Party Pack: party packs are larger sized packs of popular snacks. There is plenty to share and perfect for your next party or group event. Or just extra for you to enjoy by yourself…
Anime Snacks:Anime themed candy is not only tasty but fun! Popular Japanese characters are made into delicious treats that you really can’t find anywhere else.
Drinks: Japan is famous for interesting soda flavors and you will get to try one in every box. From melon flavored to the elusive “mystery” flavor, these drinks are refreshing and fun!
Dagashi: Dagashi refers to inexpensive candies that are packed with flavors but small enough to eat quickly. Many of the dagashi in the TokyoTreat box are seasonally flavored, too.
DIY Kits: If you like to play with your food, then the DIY kits are for you! Candy kits are fun to make and then to eat. While the TokyoTreat website says there is a DIY kit in every premium box, our box did not have one this time.
Here is everything we received in our TokyoTreat box:
Welch’s Sparkling Rose Soda
Strawberry Milk KitKat
Pocky’s Heartful Cherry
Strawberry Ice Cream Marshmallow
Uncle Pierre’s Strawberry Roll Cake
Sakusaku Panda Strawberry Cookies
Bubbly Taiyaki Strawberry Flavor
Calbee Luxury Chocolate Potato Chips
Curry Turtle Crackers
Noshiume Plum Candy
Umaibo Cinnamon Apple Pie
Yamato Shrimp Crackers
Japanese Squid Cracker
Full Moon Pon Cracker
TokyoTreat Box Review: Favorites
There were certainly a lot of snacks in the TokyoTreat box! Here are a few of the ones we loved and a little more about them:
1. Strawberry Milk KitKats- The bag of KitKat’s was huge! Plenty to share and enjoy more than once. The strawberry flavor was tasty and went well with the white chocolate. They were all individually wrapped and perfect for snacking on the go.
2. Sakusaku Panda Cookies- Every cookie was shaped like a panda and each panda had a different expression. Cute and tasty!
3. Yakisoba Snack- These crunchy noodles tasted just like a bowl of ramen. However, they were much easier to eat than a bowl of soup! Very flavorful, crunchy, and a great snack for when you need something salty.
TokyoTreat Box Review: Surprises
As we mentioned before, Japan is known for over-the-top, interesting flavors. Here are a few of the snacks we found very unique and surprising:
1. Japanese Squid Cracker- This bite-sized cracker tastes just like squid. It had a strong seafood flavor with the crunch of a cracker. It was even shaped like a little squid!
2. Noshiume Plum Candy- The plum candy was reminiscent of fruit leather– a dried, flat piece of fruit. There was quite a bit of juice in the packaging which made the candy super sticky. The sweet and sour taste was powerful and definitely unlike any fruit candy we have tried!
3. Full Moon Pon Cracker- If you like soy sauce, then this cracker is for you. Imagine a rice cake that has a strong soy sauce taste and that is exactly what this is. Very crunchy and salty.
After trying everything in the TokyoTreat box, we were very impressed by how many unique snacks were inside. All of the snacks and treats were much different than anything you could find in a grocery store or anywhere other than Japan. It was fun to get a little piece of culture delivered right to our doorstep. Shop now >>
TokyoTreat Box Review: Subscription
If you are excited to try Japanese snacks, then you should definitely look into a TokyoTreat subscription. You have a few options when it comes to picking your plan. Here is a little more about the options to help you decide which plan is best for you.
Classic– The classic plan gives you 12 full-sized items including 4 popular snacks, 2 dagashi, 1 DIY candy kit, and 1 guide book. You also get exclusive Streaks membership and perks. Shipping is an additional $8.95 to $12.50 per delivery.
Premium– The premium plan includes 17 full-sized items made up of 1 Japanese drink, 1 party pack, 1 anime snack, 5 popular snacks, 3 Dagashi, 1 Japanese candy kit, and 1 guide book. You also get exclusive Streaks membership and perks. Shipping is an additional $8.95 to $12.50 per delivery.
Community: With every active subscription to TokyoTreat, you get access to an exclusive online forum, full of people who love Japanese snacking. It’s a great place to connect with people who have your same food interests.
Streaks: Each TokyoTreat box comes with a streak code. Enter that code on the website and you can earn points to put towards bonus items or discounts on your next box. It’s an extra perk that you should definitely take advantage of if you want even more special treats straight from Japan.
TokyoTreat makes a great gift that will surprise and delight all of the snack-lovers on your list. You can choose to give a Premium or Classic box for 3-, 6-, or 12 months. Each gift box will arrive in 3-4 weeks after the recipient orders. Gifts start at $22.50 + shipping. Gift a box >>
TokyoTreat Box Review: Bottom Line
TokyoTreat is filled with high-quality, trendy Japanese snacks and delivered to your door directly from Japan each month.
Our February box did contain a lot of strawberry-flavored items (7 out of 17 were strawberry) for Valentine’s day and that was a bit much for us. The premium box was worth the extra $9 since the additional 5 items were full-sized and shareable, but the added shipping cost each month put this box on the more expensive end of the Japanese snack box market.
If you are looking for a unique birthday or Christmas gift, want to spice up your snack rotation, or if you just love the flavors of Japan, TokyoTreat is for you! Shop now >>
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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