You’ve probably seen Tokyotreat advertised somewhere on social media before, along with countless others. If you’re still wondering if you should get a subscription, read on and decide for yourself!
The Tokyotreat box took a couple weeks to arrive and I couldn’t wait. It was extremely convenient to check on the location of the package using a link sent via email.
Expecting everything to be in a mess after a long time in transit, I was pleasantly surprised to find all my snacks still intact and in position. I have to say i was impressed with their systematic and organised packing. The box comes with a small manual which is placed on top of all the goodies.
In it, you’ll find fun activities to fill in, learn new Japanese words, lucky draws and contests. What I found was especially helpful was the 2 whole pages describing the various snacks to me and what to expect.
After matching each snack to its description, I was a little disappointed to find out that my box was missing one of the highlights – the Sakura Marshmallows. “Real sakura flowers”, “traditional Wasabon brand sugar”, how could I not have the FOMO vibes?
That aside, the box was chock full of snacks. All the savoury snacks arrived largely intact, well protected by the box. Some highlights were the Salty Split Pea Sticks which had a prominent pea flavour, and the Sweet Soy Sauce Cracker Share Pack which was super kawaii and tasty.
Moving on to the sweets, there was a good mix of chocolates, sweets and crackers. The Shimi Choco Corn – Milky Red Bean was similar to our favourite Caramel Corn but with an interesting flavour of beans and milk. The kit kats that came in the box were Sweet Sake which was different from the regular sake ones I had tried before.
If you think you’re just getting snacks, think again. We got Peach Coca-Cola in the box which I was intrigued to see. A fizzy blend of coke and a subtle peach flavour made it the perfect beverage to gulp down.
(Maybe the transparent Coca-Cola is going to be in the next box)
The Ginger Tea Hard Candy was one of the stand-outs from the sweets. With a strong Afternoon Tea flavour and a spicy ginger kick, this was soothing for the throat and enjoyable. However, if you don’t like ginger, this is definitely not your cup of tea.
Saving the best for last, the Chocolate Kinako Mochi DIY was the most fun out of the lot. The mochi comes in dry tablets which I had to rehydrate with water. From there on, it was dipping the mochi in chocolate sauce and roasted soybean powder. Fun and tasty, I’m determined to find this the next time I visit Japan.
The price of the premium boxes range from $35/month to $31.50/month if you subscribe for 12 months. Although the value of the snacks are probably lower in Japan, I feel that the box is still worth it. Having a small taste of various snacks from around Japan, and the convenience of having it delivered to my own home makes it all worth it.
Taking into account the manual provided and the careful curation of snacks, I can safely assure you that the folks at Tokyotreat put in pride and effort in their work. Try it and let us know what you think!
(Would still like to get to try that sakura marshmallow though!)
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