Japanese Candy Monthly Subscription Box
Candy Japan is a monthly subscription service that sends out two small candy boxes of authentic Japanese candy and treats each month for $29. Each box includes 3-6 items, and you will receive a box about every two weeks.
We received 4 fun authentic Japanese candies to test out, and Thomas was super excited. He has been begging for Japanese candy for months and months (and if you can keep a secret, I’ll let you know I’ve ordered a bunch for him for his 10th birthday).
There was no insert inside the box to tell me about the items we received, and there was nothing on their website either so we had to spend a little bit of time searching online to find out about the treats!
Cookie pieces mixed with crisped rice cereal covered in dark milk chocolate.
It was a really hot day when our candy box arrived (almost 30˚ Celsius) so the chocolate bar was melted (because it sat in the mail box all afternoon as I was volunteering at the school the day it arrived). We popped the chocolate bar into the freezer for a few minutes to harden up and it was almost as good as new (it looks a little messy, but smelled amazing).
Thomas did not allow me to try any of this, but it definitely smelled like a chocolate bar. Thomas ate it quickly and said it was delicious.
Cajirichucho Flashing Lightning Soda Chewing Candy
The package included a website, so we were able to find out a little tiny bit about the Soda Chewing Candy although not much. Translated by Google, the official description reads: A new flavor of Casillo.
Package that imagined “Dragon” comes out in game and animation with crisp texture and three soda flavors.
The texture is weird, and the flavour is familiar but we can’t place it. The blue spots are crunchy, and definitely taste like blue raspberry. The rest tastes almost like a mix of marshmallow, cotton candy and cream soda. Its a complex flavour that is hard to explain, but we really liked it.
Rice Ball Crackers/Rice Ball Onigiri
Checking the website on the package, I was able to easily find this (although the picture is different because there are 25 different packages for this product). The online description is (according to Google Page Translate): It is sold in kids · sweets corner etc and it is a product you can buy with your child’s duty. The rice ball child ‘s waku – kooki package has become a package that you can play happily (mischief search, meal, word retrieval, puzzle, rice ball boy search). There are 25 packages in all.
There was a distinct soy-sauce scent to these crackers, so my best guess would be that these are soy-sauce flavoured, and they appear to have green onions in them. I have never had anything like this before, but it was good. Very savoury, and tasty.
We were able to find the website for the DIY Kit, but unfortunately the information was on an image and not text so we couldn’t use Google Translate to help us out so we went into this one blind with only pictures to help guide us!
Thankfully, the DIY Kit was fairly self-explanatory. It came with 3 tubes of chocolate (milk, white and strawberry-flavoured), a mold to make 8 different chocolates, and a bag of small sugar candy balls. It looks like there is supposed to be a small stick or straw included, but ours did not have one (so we used toothpicks instead to help smooth and mix the different chocolates).
I boiled some water and popped the chocolate tubes in for about 30 seconds to melt, and then we got to work creating our chocolates.
There was just enough chocolate to fill all 8 molds.
To set, we popped the mold into the freezer for a couple minutes.
The chocolates popped out of the mold very easy, and tasted exactly like Easter Chocolates (specifically Easter Bunnies). Thomas really liked these.
Thomas liked everything except the rice ball crackers, and my favourite part was the DIY chocolate kit.
Subscriptions cost $29 per month, and shipping is free (even to Canada). With your subscription you will receive two boxes each month with each box similar to the one I reviewed. The total weight each month (so for two boxes) is about one pound (400-500 grams).
For more information on Candy Japan, please visit their website here.
Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching 90s television on Netflix.
Disclosure: I received samples for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.
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