I don't do a whole lot of "box" type reviews despite the many options available for those who love travel or anything culturally diverse. But when I was contacted by Japan Funbox to do a review I couldn't resist, I mean, I am planning on going to Tokyo in a few months so I figured the timing couldn't be better! I was sent the Mini Japanese Candy Box or Japan Funbox* and I don't know why I get so excited about trying new food but I could not wait to rip this thing open.
This subscription box comes in three sizes, the Mini, the Original and the Family Size and starts at an affordable $14.99 a month which is pretty low compare to some other subscription boxes I've looked at and subscribed to. After receiving the Mini I might just have to order the Original because some of the snacks and treats I was sent were amazing.
ALFORT Chocolate - This was a bar of individual whole grain cookies coated in milk chocolate, and not the standard milk chocolate that you get from Safeway. I'm talking the World Market kind of milk chocolate. I'm not normally much of a chocolate person but I ate this entire bar in one sitting. I didn't plan to. It just happened.
Grape Whistle Candy - Yes, this candy does actually whistle. And it doesn't taste bad either. Kind of like a soft version of Smarties.
Pizza Potato Chips - So, to me these didn't taste like pizza. They tasted more just like... pizza flavoring. There's a difference. I'm not much of a chip person and these weren't bad, persay, but I would never buy them myself.
Pretz Tomato Taste Sticks - Okay, these actually tasted like pizza and they are addicting. And tiny. So you can eat a lot of them. It's a really soft cracker that literally tastes like a pizza stick. My boyfriend even liked them and I can never get him to try new food.
Ume-Pachi - This is supposed to be a sour plum fizzing candy but I can't really give much of a review of it because as soon as I put a little in my mouth I gagged. I found it to be extremely salty and nothing even loosely resembling a plum flavor.
Shuwabo - I would imagine this is kind of the Japanese version of Laffy Taffy? It has that same super potent artificially fruity flavor but it had some kind of crackling bits on the inside. Not a lot, but you could still tell it was there. Almost like an extremely toned down Poprock center.
After looking at the kind of stuff that comes in the Original and Family boxes, I might just have to order another one... And even better news you can get $3 off your first Original or Family box using code "3offget".