I’ve talked about my obession with Japan and my interest in Japanses culture before so i was super excited to find a subscription service called Candy Japan that sends sweets and treats from Japan to all over the world and they were kind enough to send me a review box to share on my blog. They send you two boxes every month for US$25.
The box I received a week ago looked like this:
It was colourful and bright and looked so much fun. And it’s all in Japanese! I love that. I had no idea what was what. You can guess from the images, but there is something about not knowing how they makers describe the products that was slightly unnerving.
You do get sent an email with details about the products, but that arrived a few days after my box arrvies and I couldn’t wait to try, so just went for it!
First up were these things that I later found out are Ramen Bites. I was expecting them to be sweet, but they weren’t. Once I got past that I quite enjoyed them. They were salty chicken flavour and were weirdly addictive once I had started on the pack. They are basically like dried noodles, but not raw noddles.
Next up was a big pink fish filled with sweet chocolate like strawberry flavour chocolate thing. I foudn out from the email they are called Strawberry Taiyaki. I’m not a huge fan of strawberry flavoured things, but this was nice. It was very light. I agree with Bemmu (the person behind the boxes) that the sad expression is a little bad. A smiley happy fish wafer should be expected.
Last up and the most interactive snack I have ever seen is this!
I worked this out well from the pictures that you had to put the tubes of chocolate (at least I assumed it was chocolate) into a mug of hot water to melt and then you can build your own trees or mountains on sticks. I later found out that the box says “Let’s Make Mushroom Mountain!”, so I kinda got it right.
So much fun in a snack kit.
I didn’t quite get the balance of biscuit to chocolate right and ended up using all the chocolate in the molds, when I should have held some back for the extra biscuits.
I put them in fridge to speed up the setting process. They were quite hard to get out of the molds.
This was super fantastic and I have signed up to continue to receive these boxes. It is something fun and different. I will try to hold out until the email arrives explaining what is what. I can see this also being a good present for people who like weird and wonderful things or who like to travel.
I would like to thank Bemmu at Candy Japan for sending me a box for review. It was so much fun to receive and I hope you have just as much fun finding new products to include. I want to request a Matcha Kitkat!