Monday, January 25, 2016

Japan Candy Box December 2015 Review and Giveaway

Japan Candy Box is an international subscription that sends Japanese candy to your door every month. That means no matter where on earth you live, you too, can have tasty Japanese treats delivered.
Each box is a riot of colored wrappers. While there is a list of what you received, it doesn't tell you much about each candy so it's definitely a taste-adventure. I try to taste them all. Sometimes they're so good, they don't make it to the photo stage. Whoops.

The Cost: $19.90/month (shipping is free and international)

What You Get: Each month you will receive 8-10 quirky Japanese sweets & snacks.

Popin' Cookin Cake and Ice Cream DIY Kit- This Do-It-Yourself kit has two tiny cones, two wafers and a sundae bowl for you to fill up with icing. Mix the icing packets with water, pour into the pastry bag and squeeze the goodness into a cone. Then top with sprinkles and enjoy! DIY kits are pretty cute and every kid I've ever known has gotten a kick out of them. Even if it doesn't taste fabulous, it's still fun to do.
Yaokin Sour Paper Candy in Apple- I ate this first because I love sour things. It wasn't very sour but it tasted just like a green apple. Yum!

Meiji Petit Bubblegum in Grape- Little bits of candy coated gum.
Tohato Anpanman Corn Rings- I've had these before and every time I eat them they remind me of something. Kix, maybe? I don't know. They're crunchy and tasty, though.

Yaokin Takoyaki Snack Stick- This is a big, round tube of corn puff with flavoring on the outside. It's a really weird snack and when I took a bite I thought it tasted like ketchup. But I took a few more bites and then I wasn't sure what it tasted like anymore. It was very flavorful, I will say that.
Puccho Chewy Candy in Pink Grapefruit- I love Puccho! And Hi-Chew, too. This is pink grapefruit which I've never had before. It's pretty good. I really like how Japanese candy actually tastes like the fruit.

Lotte Pokemon Ramune Candy- These are soda flavored. I'm not really sure what flavor "soda" is however these are tasty. Maybe soda is like Sprite?

Abe Seika Abekko Ramune Candy- Little Grape candies
UHA Lemon Gummy- These are really good! They taste just like real lemons with a bit of tartness. I'm pretty sure I ate all these after I took the picture because once I tasted one, I couldn't stop.
Kabaya Hello Kitty Cookie Sticks- I know these aren't Pocky sticks but they basically are. And I like Pocky sticks. These are strawberry and are just as tasty as the real thing.

VERDICT:  Japan Candy Box is definitely a lot of fun. The snacks are tasty and varied which is always nice and it seems to me a DIY kit is included in nearly every box. It's always fun to taste snacks from other countries and Japan seems to have the market on colorful, ridiculous and delicious treats. Not everything is always to my preference but hey, it's an adventure!

If you would like to sign up for Japan Candy Box, you can do that here. They ship worldwide so that means anyone can get it! Woohoo!
Japan Candy Box is giving away a Candy Box to one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally so get your entries in!
a Rafflecopter giveaway *This giveaway is sponsored by Japan Candy Box and prize fulfillment will be through JCB. Please enter responsibly. Void where prohibited. Entrants under the age of 18 must have parent or guarndian permission. *This box was received complimentary for review purposes.


  1. I love those little DIY Japanese candy kits! Concocting my own sweets kind of makes me feel like a candy genius. If you like sour candy I'd recommend getting your hands on some Super Lemon. I think it's made by Nobel. It was my childhood favorite (and still is)!

  2. This is such a cute box! I love the Pikachu candy.