Tokyo Treat has shared some more Japanese snacks and goodies with us and we were introduced to Matcha. It has become one exciting day for us when we receive that big orange box in the mail as we know we are going to experience different things we would normally have to travel to Japan to eat. I will say this box was a little more challenging than the last for the little ones (our kids) because there are definitely some differences in perspective as to what tastes good. I’ll explain as we go.
Not being familiar with many of the Japanese celebrities, I could only assume Shido Nakamura was someone important to the Japanese culture considering he made the front of this potato chip bag. Shido Nakamura, also known as Mikihiro Ogawa, is a Japanese kabuki and film actor. His chips aren’t too bad either.
These cheese bits are very similar to the American version of Bugles. Quite Tasty!
We got these three Umaibo corn stick snacks that have different flavors. Actually, I think there are even more flavors that other subscribers received but, for us, we received what looks like the original flavor, teriyaki and corn potage. I think the American snack that came to mind for me when I tried this snack was a bag of Andy Capp’s Hot Fries. I couldn’t eat these fast enough!
This was definitely my 7-year old son’s favorite! He couldn’t stop spraying this orange flavored, sour candy spray in his mouth. He loved it! I believe there is a total of 4 flavors in all and we got orange!
This snack was a challenge to enjoy for those of us who aren’t seafood fans. It definitely has a fishy flavor and a great treat for a person that enjoys that sort of thing. Personally, I wasn’t a fan.
This is basically a thin wafer (or cracker) with a very bold, sour jam to spread on it. Not too bad.
When we pulled this out of the box, we completely welcomed it as it was familiar to us. At least the logo! This Kit Kat was definitely different than your normal chocolate bar but tasted pretty good.
Now, for the more interesting and challenging part of this box!
So, we pull this package out labeled “Brownie” and we are thinking, “Yum!”. After opening, we see some type of green layer with a yogurt type texture. After tasting the brownie, we were introduced to Matcha. What is Matcha? According to Wikipedia, Matcha is a “finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It is special in two aspects of farming and processing: The green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed in processing.” Matcha is said to be a very healthy choice of snack. So, those who have the taste buds for it should definitely check it out.
We then pulled out these Matcha flavored cookies and were starting the learn that maybe we weren’t cut out to follow the new trend of consuming Matcha. It was a different and unusual flavor for us.
This “chocolate” bar was nothing close to what I know as chocolate. This bar was Matcha flavored! I didn’t try this, but my family did and I think, at this point, they were over trying Matcha (especially the kids).
These individually wrapped Matcha flavored caramels just continued the theme of Matcha for this box. At this point, we are fairly certain we did not have the taste buds for Matcha.
You can imagine our thoughts when we pulled out yet another Matcha treat. These sticks are similar to a cookie-like stick dipped in Matcha chocolate. This one actually wasn’t too bad.
This was the final Matcha flavored product and, again, it’s not something we would run out to the store a purchase but it wasn’t too bad.
Please don’t get me wrong. For some, these Matcha treats may have been the best-flavored treats ever! I’ve read other reviews and heard from others about how much they LOVE Matcha so it must be a tasty treat for many. We all have different taste buds and enjoy different foods. I’ve always heard that different people are “what makes the world go ’round” and this would be a great example of these differences. So don’t judge Matcha based on our opinions. Try it for yourself!
So, what was left in this Tokyo Treat box? The special items and a DIY kit…let’s check them out.
These items were more of “fun” part of the box. There was a charm set you could use on your cell phone or however you choose. There was also a Banana and Chocolate flavored DIY kit. It was a slightly less sweet banana flavored taffy with a chocolate dip. I’m a huge fan of Banana Laffy Taffy and I truly enjoyed this treat!
Overall, we loved this box and the opportunity to experience new flavors from Japan. We look forward to trying these new things and this is an amazing box to enable you to do just that.
The Tokyo Treat box comes in 3 different sizes or plans:
Small: This subscription costs $14.95 and you receive 5-7 Full-size Japanese candy and snacks.
Regular: This subscription costs $24.99 and receives Full-size Japanese candy and snacks AND 1 DIY candy kit
Premium – This subscription costs $34.99 and you receive 13-17 Full-size Japanese candy and snacks AND 1 DIY candy kit AND 1 Drink AND 1 Special item (i.e. drink, premium DIY, high-quality Gachapon toy)
We would definitely recommend you try out Tokyo Treat! Head over to their website and sign up for the subscription box that works best for you.
I am the wife of a real nerd who has developed some nerd-like tendencies along the way. I am a mom of two, with dreams of becoming a graphic designer and writer while working at the local community college full-time. Earned a B.S. in Communication from University of Louisville and plan to eventually get my Masters Degree…They say it’s never too late to start!