MyJapanBox KitKat February 2018 Review

MyJapanBox KitKat February 2018 Review

I love KitKats. Japan loves KitKats. Unfortunately, I have never received any in a Skoshbox, so I figured I would try some from another subscription service.

I ended up going for MyJapanBox, since I went with them before for their One Piece box and their One Time Box page listed a KitKat variety.

Note: I had to Google Translate the packaging for these as there wasn’t an English pamphlet or anything in the box. I think I guessed the flavors well, but if not please let me know in the comments!!

As like last time, the box was plain brown with no discernible branding or anything.

Berry and Almond Yogurt (?) KitKat 

MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat

These look a bit like the rose KitKats I had in the October 2017 One Piece box, but they are actually different. The top of the bar is coated in almond and berry bits and the chocolate tastes a lot like yogurt. The bag shows a bowl of yogurt and an almond, so I think my translation wasn’t very off.

The candy tastes slightly acidic, like yogurt, with a sweet touch. There are notes of berry flavors there, though I can’t tell which, and the crunchy almond coating mellows out the entire thing. I like these a lot! They only come one to a pack, though, so there aren’t as many in the bag as I’d like.

Matcha Biscuit KitKat

MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat

I don’t love matcha, or green tea. It’s alright. A little bit goes a long way for me, so I prefer it with citrus or something sweet to balance it. That being said, purchasing any blind box of candy from Japan always presents the chance of me receiving something matcha flavored so I’m not upset about these!

These KitKats smell strongly of green tea, and they taste like it as well. The first few seconds of tasting it aren’t too bad, but soon a very strong flavor of green tea comes in and I remember why I don’t like it on its own.

I think these have a different type of cookie in them than usual, too, but I couldn’t really taste it over the matcha.

If you love matcha/green tea, and I mean REALLY love it, these are for you! If not, you may not like them that much.

Strawberry KitKat

MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat

These seem to be simple strawberry chocolate KitKats, but that’s not a bad thing.

The bag contains 12 individually wrapped packs of two-piece KitKats, the standard type for miniature sizes. As a bonus, the back of the wrappers have the occasional line of encouragement. This one said “Good Job!” Thanks, KitKat!

The strawberry coating smells strongly of, you guessed it, strawberries. Strawberries and artificial strawberry flavor. The flavor matches this, but impressively adds a layer of tartness to the sweet strawberries.

The taste reminds me of somewhat under-ripe strawberries from the grocery store.

I like these, but they get a little too tart after a bit. I think I prefer the just sweet strawberry flavor of Pocky more, but these are still enjoyable.

Baseball Citrus KitKat

MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat
MyJapanBox KitKat

I have no idea what these are actually called, but the package shows baseball players, baseballs, and baseball bats among various citrus fruit so I picked a name for this variety. 🙂

The package contains three individually wrapped KitKats of the standard two-piece type. The candy immediately emits a smell of oranges when you open one of the individual packs. I like oranges and most citrus, so these are great for me.

The white chocolate does have a citrus taste, mainly of oranges or tangerines, and if there is any lime or lemon, it’s masked. That’s not a bad thing, though, because orange and white chocolate do seem to go together very well.

I actually really like these, and I would have loved a second box of them! I don’t know what the reason for the baseball theme is, with this flavor choice, but it’s a tasty variety not like anything in America.

FINAL VERDICT: This box wasn’t as good of a value as the One Piece box I reviewed back in October, but it was still fun to write about. As I personally don’t really enjoy matcha, the green tea KitKats were the weakest of the bunch, and I would have liked another small box of a different flavor!

Check out MyJapanBox’s KitKat page if you’re interested in trying out a subscription for yourself. It’s $29 a month for the basic box, which is what I received, if you pay monthly. If you’d like to purchase just one box, the cost is $29 and you can order one on the One Time Box page here.

Do you run a subscription box service? Would you like me to review one of them? I am always very glad to try out new boxes and tell the world about them! Please don’t hesitate to check out my About Me page and send me a message!

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