Remember our Bokksu reviews? If you enjoyed that series of articles, here’s another Japanese snack subscription box — TokyoTreat!
TokyoTreat provides a fun and lighthearted take to snack boxes. They fill each box to the brim with limited edition and seasonal Japanese snacks, providing a combination of sweet, savoury, sour and spicy treats 😍Here’s what we got in the March 2021 premium box!
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We’ll be reviewing all the snacks in the March box and dropping fun facts about TokyoTreat throughout the article!
Detailed Review of Japanese Snacks Included
Caramel Corn Hinamatsuri Peach FlavourTaste:
Upon opening the super cute pink packaging, I saw that there were white and pink pieces. There’s a very strong smell that resembles a mix of strawberry and peach. To my surprise, it was light, airy, crunchy and came with a subtle peach flavour. (If you’re wondering if it has 2 different flavours, nope it’s the same peace flavour in 2 colours 😂)
The crunch and hint of strawberry taste is so addictive! Couldn’t help but to munch on a few more at one go. I later found out that this was made with 100% Japan grown peaches. You’ll definitely be a fan if you love caramel corn!
Premium: KitKat Peach ParfaitTaste:
Everyone knows and loves kitkat (if you don’t, I don’t think we can be friends 😂). As always, a perfect layer of chocolate wraps around a crunchy wafer biscuit.
It was a multi-dimensional experience as the peach flavour kicked in first, followed by a delicious strawberry flavour. I loveeeeed it. This is great for fans of white chocolate as it’s a bit on the sweeter side!
The box came with just 1 of this marshmallow and I thought to myself — how good can a marshmallow get?
When I first opened the packet, it smelled SO good. The outer marshmallow is similar to the typical marshmallow you’d be able to get from the supermarket. But the filling is so special. It’s as they described: creamy and sweet pudding.
It’s nothing fancy but a nostalgic and familiar snack that’s unique and delicious! Would love to have this to snack on at home.
Thinking of getting this snack box as a gift? They have r gift plans that are one-time purchases. Simply choose a plan and place your order! The gift box is shipped directly from Japan and will reach you in about 3-4 weeks.
Pokemon Hinamatsuri Choco CornTaste:
At my first whiff, this snack smells exactly like the old school teddy bear biscuits that everyone loves (I wasn’t really a fan of it though!). Plus, you know what they say about cute packaging to make up for the lack of quality 😂
Thankfully, it wasn’t the case for this snack — it was light, airy, sweet and crunchy. In fact, the sweetness of this chocolate-flavoured corn snack was just right. I finished the entire packet in 1 sitting cuz it was toooo addictive.
Dondon Yaki Fried SnackTaste:
Don’t be tricked by its name — despite being named Don Don Yaki, it’s actually Tonkatsu sauce flavour! This snack was bite-sized, crunchy and boasted both sweet and savoury flavours. The sweetness from the tonkatsu sauce flavour provided a good complement for its tanginess.
Melon Pandaro CookieTaste:
This super cute shaped cookie comes in 5 different facial expressions at random. The one I got was the “hungry” one which definitely suits me 😋
This thin cookie is slightly crunchy and melts in your mouth. It’s buttery but comes with a subtle melon flavour that’s not too overpowering or too sweet. Very palatable and unique — I can see it being a crowd favourite for kids and adults!
Premium: Pringles Miso Cup Ramen FlavourTaste:
My initial impression when I saw this was that it’d taste like any regular savoury pringles, but I was so wrong! I was amazed by the multi-dimensional flavours — first came the miso flavour, then the ramen flavour followed by the taste of veggies at the end.
Surprisingly, the flavour was rather subtle so I would’ve liked it if it was slightly heavier. This is the kind of snack that I wouldn’t buy for myself cuz there are better Pringles flavours, but I would gift it to a friend who likes ramen or Japanese flavours!
Every month, TokyoTreat comes up with a different theme that their snacks will centre around. At times, it’s based on occasion. For example, in February, it’s Valentine’s Day and in October, there’ll be Halloween-themed snacks. Check out their past boxes!
Premium: Porikky German Potato FlavourTaste:
I was pleasantly surprised by this as the crunch and light saltiness made it a simple yet addictive snack! It tastes like potato seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper but enhanced with a crisp 😋
While it tasted good, I didn’t think it was very unique. It feels like a pocky alternative can be easily found 😅
Calbee Osaka Ginger Tempura FlavourTaste:
These Calbee crackers tasted exactly as described — savoury with a tinge of sourness. They replicated the flavour profile of red pickled ginger tempura to a tee.
Definitely a unique flavour from a popular chips brand that can be found in Singapore, but sadly, I’m not a huge fan of it. I can see why others would enjoy it though! Hence, my 3-star rating 🙂
Umaibō Tonkatsu Sauce FlavourTaste:
You might’ve seen this in Japanese snack markets or the popular Don Don Donki. This one has a unique tonkatsu (breaded fried pork) flavour though, which in my opinion, was quite similar but not quite there.
However, it did highlight the sweet, savoury and spicy flavours of tonkatsu and it was crunchy and airy. It’s a pretty unique flavour that might be a challenge to find in Singapore. Worth a try!
Texas Corn SukiyakiTaste:
As the name suggests, this snack is meant to be a sukiyaki corn snack with a Texas twist! The small crunchy balls were airy and brought a bit of sweetness.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the sukiyaki flavour. However, the taste wasn’t too overpowering and the texture was very addictive (the crunch makes a good ASMR 😂) so I kept reaching out for more.
TokyoTreat also has classic subscription plans if you’re looking for something at a lower price point!
Here’s a comparison of what each box offers:
|Number of items||Exclusive Streaks membership|
12 full-size items including:
|Exclusive Streaks membership|
17 full-size items including:
|Price||$30.05 - $33.40 per month||$42.05 - $46.75 per month|
I enjoyed this snack a ton! It reminded me of Mamee noodles but even better cuz you don’t have to crush it + pour the seasoning in yourself 😂
It had a nostalgic flavour — the yakisoba taste was obvious and it was savoury, crunchy and very addictive. It wasn’t too salty as well, so you can definitely savour multiple packets at one go!
When I saw this in the box, I was like “YES!” cuz I loveeee dorayaki. I like that it came in a small pancake size — makes it more manageable and it’s just the right portion for a light mid-day snack.
The pancakes are sweetened and moistened with honey. And instead of the traditional red bean filling, it’s chocolate! The chocolate filling could be better to be honest, but it still makes a moderately good snack.
Baby Kaki MochiTaste:
Kakimochi, also known as Arare, is a bite-sized Japanese cracker made from glutinous rice and traditionally flavoured with soy sauce.
This snack featured small curved shapes with seaweed flakes. They were crunchy and lightly salted with a tinge of seaweed flavour. This is a less flavourful version of the Double Decker Chicken Cracker. Would’ve been a 5/5 with stronger flavour!
TokyoTreat has their own membership rewards system called Streaks!
What are Streaks?
These are points accumulated monthly when you stay subscribed to TokyoTreat. Do note that once you cancel your subscription or skip a month, your streaks will reset to 0.
Points can be used to get discounts and shop on JapanHaul. You can even exchange them for Japanese treats and plushies. The more points you have, the more exciting the rewards are!
Premium: Asahi Melon Cream SodaTaste:
Only premium TokyoTreat boxes will get a seasonal drink (180-500ml)! This melon cream soda has a sweet melon flavour that kinda tasted artificial to me. It could be due to the vanilla ice cream flavour.
Also, because it’s a soda, it was quite gassy. I think I would’ve liked it more if it wasn’t gassy as it would’ve been less overwhelming! But if you’re looking for a creamy melon soda drink, this would be a good bet.
The guide book description focused on the inspiration behind the packaging and didn’t talk about the flavours of the snack. So, I didn’t know what to expect.
The packaging was inspired by a hero of Japanese folklore, Momotaro (Peach Boy). I thought that the snack would be as interesting as the packaging, but it was rather disappointing.
Each piece was cereal-sized and crunchy. It was a tadddd too salty — you might want to have some water within reach — and it was a flat one-dimensional flavour.
Spicy Japanese Grain CrackersTaste:
This is the only snack in the lot that I disliked. It’s a bite-sized crunchy rice cracker snack, but the crunch was a little too hard for my liking.
The soy flavour came with a bit of a spicy kick, but was only coated on the outside of the cracker. Thus, as you bite into it, the flavour will start to disappear. Didn’t really enjoy this unfortunately!
Overall Ratings for TokyoTreat Subscription Box (March 2021)Taste:
Value for money:
What I like about TokyoTreat
Good gift for snack and Japan lovers
Good variety of different flavours and textures
A ton of snacks included
Interested in getting individual Japanese snacks? You can get them from the Japan Haul website! Do note that not all snacks are available as it’s based on the stock availability.
Note: Prices are in USD.
Needs more sturdy packaging that can withstand harsh weather conditions — ours got ruined during the delivery!
State that a snack is sweet or salty in the guide book
Guide book should focus more on flavours rather than just talking about the packaging
Would you recommend this TokyoTreat box to others?
Yes, if you’re looking for an interesting activity or snack box to try! Overall, it tasted good and is great for snack fans. I can also see it being a unique bonding experience for couples, friends or family.
TokyoTreat Subscription Plan Prices
Here are the prices for TokyoTreat if you’re interested in getting yourself a Japanese snack subscription plan:
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