This month’s box is totally exhibiting different corners of Japan and what each could offer.
November box arrived really early! I was notified of shipment by 14th of October, and the Post Office messaged me on the 21st. It took only more or less a week’s time.
I even have not emptied my September and October boxes yet!
I remembered I missed the experience of tea ceremony while in Kyoto while wearing kimono. Too little time! These makes me want to go back to Japan and try every special of each town and city can offer.
I am lookinf forward to the Matcha Cookies and Hojicha KitKats; as well as the Dorayaki, Chocolate Mochi, and Coke Apple!
October box is here! Kind of late but I was well informed, anyway; and very understandable as Japan was hit by typhoon during the week that my Tokyo Treat box was supposed to be shipped. I was notified by QPost on October 1st already and I managed to claim it October 3.
September Tokyo Treat box! I was so excited with the Gudetama Custard Chocolates (you can check my opinion about it below) and the Pocky Choco Mint flavor for this month!
They are still in to fruits, though. Good thing that October’s coming and that would be the time to own up with the word “treat” on their box.
Tokyo Treat recently announced about replacing the share packs into a number of single treats to make room for more snacks that you can try outside of Japan. Also for this month’s box, a mystery item is included — might be a new snack or one that has been included on their previous boxes. I got the share pack chips that I honestly do not like that much before, until this box, but having a Japanese Mayo dip with it makes it good. Included in this box, too, is the Melon pan snack that I had tried with another subscription box a few months ago.
Also, I noticed all the items are facing the back of the box when I opened it that I have to turn each item over for the unboxing snippets and photos. (I’m just nitpicking—but it’s the first time that it happened to me; after six months.)
Some items had melted (actually, all items that has tendency of melting) and they’re not in a great shape when I opened it; probably with the handling here in Doha, as the temperature is still quite high, but it had never happened before. Especially for the Pocky as it was supposed to be consumed by sticks: the mint melted and sticked to each other and formed a block of Choco Mint flavored Pocky (Sandwich? Wafer?) that when you try to pull them apart, it will snap into crumbs, which is quite disappointing because I am expecting to enjoy its flavor, stick by stick! The Gudetama chocolates has all been deformed and I’m still looking for a few good ones to take a photo of.
Summer is not yet over with Tokyo Treat — ’cause they’re giving out slices of it! I received mine 9 days before August and I have a load of sweets yet to consume since June.
Having been subscribed for half a year already and so far my experience has been pleasant, aside from a snack or two in each box that I am totally fine not receiving.
The treats that I’m most excited about are the Tohato Caramel Corn Cider and the Lemon & Salt flavor KitKat. (See the snack reviews at the end of this post) While I am not sure what to feel about the beverage for this month, which is the Pepsi Cola Refresh Shot.
Below is a quick overview / unboxing in stills:
Tohato Caramel Corn – Cider Flavour My ultimate favorite in this box! It’s sweet good that I ate all of it in one sitting — I just can’t stop.
Salt & Lemon KitKat I remember a certain biscuit with filling in the Philippines with this flavour (if you know Rebisco Cream) which is one of my favorite merienda when I was a kid.
Lucky Corn I love this snack. Reminds me of a childhood snack called Sweet Corn – but more tasty.
Into my 4th box, I’ve discovered that I’m pretty much still looking forward to each content of this subscription box. I have also decided to subscribe to Japan Crate: another candy subscription box for this month. Why? Just to weigh my options (– and more sugar intake.)
This box is filled with pink stuff! Of course, there’s a theme for it: Hanami Picnic — Cherry Blossoms! I wanted to go back to Japan just to experience this season by preparing a bento box whilst sitting and appreciating the beauty of the blooming Sakura.
Here’s a quick overview for this month’s box:
(Beverage) Lipton Sakura Tea Flavour This is a beverage I appreciate as it is a break from all the sugary beverages that comes in monthly. Also, you can enjoy it at a minimum 12 times and not in one sitting.
May Tokyo Treat Box arrived! I was kind of worried about this month’s box arriving late because I was notified of early shipment than the previous month’s box which took me less than 3 weeks to lay hands on it.
Anyways, here’s a quick overview of layered Tutti Fruity goodness:
I’m already on my third (3rd) box of Tokyo Treat and I haven’t even finished my April box! The box for June was shipped today, by the way. I can’t wait for it because I’m expecting a lot from a Hanami theme!
Kitkat Sakura Japanese Sake this was the item I was most excited about the May box but I can now say that I am not a fan of this one. Something went wrong on the mix.
Tohato Caramel Corn boy, this brand’s products are just A+ that I finished every pack (two, in one event) in one sitting.
Calbee Chips (Original Flavour) the box came with the note saying that everyone’s box should be having this Pizza flavoured chips and since it may contain meat products that are prohibited in some countries (totally understandable as I am currently residing in Middle East) and is going to be replaced by either the Wasabi or Original Salted flavour, and I got the latter which is quite disappointing because you are paying for this box that you are expecting to receive items that’s more on the Japanese side; youkknowwhatimsayin’
Matcha Chips sponge nibbles! Like your fellow Oishi Sponge Crunch but in Matcha flavour, (and in star shape!) which is good; not to strong and not so sweet. It’s soft and creamy.
Strawberry Rusk I like this strawberry-coated crunchy toast! I actually received a chocolate version of it from another box.
Fanta Banana Drink Sweet and weird. Tastes like medicine but bearable; just not the one I would pick in an instant when given the choice.
The April box arrived early! I got my box by 25th of March (they shipped it the same day they did a month ago for the previous box — March 12, 2019) which I did not quite expect, which is a good thing! See my first box from Tokyo Treat here.
One of my friends here in Qatar also subscribed to Tokyo Treat a few days earlier before my account was debited for this month’s box. Qatar Post did messaged her a few days earlier than me and we claimed the boxes together at the same day.
Here comes my second box from Tokyo Treat: We have an Easter-themed box for April! Very timely.
Joyce and I both got the Pepsi J-Cola Sakura (I’ve been wishing to get the Sakura Cola though) — which they replaced the Fanta Banana Yogurt with, that is supposed to come with this month’s box.
Here’s a visual overview of this month’s box:
For the month of April, the box comes with the Futura Egg Chocolate and TT announced it’s monthly contest to be where you should decorate the egg-shaped snack container with festive colors to celebrate Easter. Of course, I’m in to the contest. You can check and see my entry below.
Update: 10 May 2019 I did not make it to the contest but I still had fun doing it (… for the ‘gram. Kidding!)
Kit-Kat Banana is good that I kind of regret sharing it with my office mates. Tohato Caramel Corn is one of my favorites. If you know the Filipino snack Sweet Corn, that is what the Corn Potage snack tastes like.
Can’t wait for the May 2019 box to arrive. It should’ve been here by now since I was notified that my box was shipped 10th of April…
As if I still have that Japan trip hangover… I paid for a Monthly Subscription Box that contains Japanese Snacks (and a drink!) that ships from Japan. I’ve been checking out three boxes with the same theme but decided to go with Tokyo Treat first because of the drink! See photos below!
It took exactly 2 weeks and 6 days before I laid hands on this box of bites — I ordered this on 10th of February and was shipped from Tokyo to Doha on the 12th. I received a message from Qatar Post saying that I have a parcel ready for pick-up by the 3rd of March.
Upon standing at the window for the standard procedure for claiming, I have laid eyes on a neon orange box sitting on the shelves behind the personnel that I’m talking to. So it wasn’t only me!
I was so ecstatic to open it and I did right away… once I got home.
It comes with the booklet that contains a list of what’s inside the box. I was actually surprised by the number of items although I’ve known a long time ago that it contains twelve (12) full-sized snacks and a drink – I don’t know; maybe because on photos, when the contents are laid out, it feels less? But really, I can’t eat all of this in one sitting!
Unboxing with Gudetama…
The main reason why I subscribed to Tokyo Treat was the beverage that comes with the March 2019 box: Coca-Cola Peach!
I’ve already consumed my part and shared it with friends since they are all curious about it. It tastes and smells good! I like how it is a subtle Peach flavour, but also not overpowered by the typical coke.
As of writing, I still have a lot left inside the box. I would update this post from time to time to share with you my thoughts on some snacks below.
Peach Coca-Cola The beverage I was waiting for. The Peach is subtle, which is nice because I wouldn’t want an overpowered cola. I hate to admit it, but, I was saving every bit of it.
LOOK a La Mode Party Pack Too many chocolates! It’s coffee-table-good, especially the Almond and Pineapple filling. The other item that you could receive if not this, is the Banana Omelette Cakes which I would love to try for it looks quite tasty. (They randomly put either item to boxes.)
Buttery Salted Sweet Potato Chips Good flavoured chips! The Butter and Salt combo is so good that I finished the snack in one sitting.
Minions Chocolate Wafer My 3-year-old cousin would looove this because he’s an avid fan of minions. It comes with a sticker that I placed in my Hobonichi journal.
Curry Corn Snack Too airy.
Pokemon Sun and Moon Cookies Honestly, I was expecting a little “meh” on this. BUT I did not expect it to be soft and chewy-good!
Rice Puff Carrot I love me a good nibbles while watching Netflix.
Pineapple Candy Gummies Took too much effort in removing the gummies from the packaging as it was so sticky.
Pea Stick Snack If you know Snacku in the Philippines, this is similar to that but less salty and crunchy. More on the the rubbery side.
Ramune Candy Melts in your mouth. Flavour is weird but addictive-weird.
Split Pea Snack I wish I had received the Veggie Potato Stick Share Pack because I already have a Pea flavoured chips in the same box. Now I have five (5) of them because the share packs comes in four (4) packs. They taste almost the same.
Exciting Animal Soft Candy DIY Kit Each month, Tokyo Treat includes a DIY candy snack in their box — and for my first DIY candy ever, I did not realize I can put together a cute snack without eating it halfway. I got the Elephant and Rabbit set of mould where you will put the Strawberry and Lemon-flavoured soft candies. Please see the gallery below for my DIY Candy creation!
Bear Cub Gummies Typical flavour of gummy-bears, in a tiny pack.
Terikyaki Burger Umaibo I like that every box comes with a single Umaibo in different flavour each month and for my first Umaibo with Tokyo Treat, I am impressed with the flavour (however, I did not enjoy that much because it was crushed inside my bag en route to the office.)