TokyoTreat Classic Review June 2018
TokyoTreat actually arrived about ten days earlier than usual this month, which was a pleasant surprise.
This month’s box is all about carnival snacks or snacks that make you think of summertime. It’s definitely hot enough outside where I am to enjoy some summertime treats!
Before I start, I should tell you that I did continue my subscription, so I will be reviewing more boxes to come.
Ikinari Dango Kit Kat
I know, I know, chocolate in the summertime. Unfortunately, these did melt, as expected, so they don’t look very appealing. They were supposed to look more like a small Kit Kat bar.
That being said, these are flavored like mochi with red bean and sweet potato paste. The outer chocolate coating tastes more like sweeter white chocolate to me, which isn’t a complaint.
The filling really gives off of more of a sweet potato flavor than red bean, which is fine, but the sweet potato does tend to linger in the mouth a bit longer than I feel is necessary.
Still a nice treat!
Takenoko No Sato – Cookies and Cream
The booklet says that you may receive a honey butter or a cookies and cream variety of these little bamboo shoot (takenoko) shaped cookies. I received the cookies and cream one.
The frosting tastes a lot like a Hershey’s cookies and cream candy bar, but nicer quality. The chocolate cookie underneath is a standard chocolate flavor, but somewhat softer than you might expect.
The picture isn’t really showing the cookies justice since they melted into each other.
These were very delicious!
Yogurt Flavored Ginza Rusk
Rusk, as I’ve reviewed in the past, is a crunchy biscuity snack shaped like a cube. This variety is white chocolate yogurt, and they taste mainly of white chocolate and butter to me. This isn’t a problem, as they’re still very delicious.
The booklet says that the lactic acid in the yogurt is to help digestion, though these snacks probably don’t contain a ton of that.
I enjoyed these quite a bit.
I think I’ve said this in the past, but I’ve never had tonkatsu proper. I can’t judge if this umaibo is true to the flavor, but I can say that it’s very strong in taste. I found it pretty sour, honestly, and somewhat hard to finish.
That being said, if this is what tonkatsu tastes like, this umaibo is labeled correctly!
I didn’t think it was awful, just too strong for my tastes. Perhaps it would be different for others!
I will say that I liked how it wasn’t nearly as greasy as last month’s, though.
Melon Cream Soda Chips
These are potato chips coated in a melon soda flavored powder.
Yes, you read that right.
They smell a lot like candy, and taste similar to what you’d expect them to taste like — a melon soda.
The combination of melon soda and potato isn’t nearly as odd as it sounds, and it works pretty well here. I think it helps that the chips are not salted.
I liked these, but I probably wouldn’t buy them on their own.
Koikeya Scone Rich Corn Flavor
I assumed that by reading the name, these would be scones, or something close to them. However, they’re more like Cheetos in shape and texture, and they’re flavored like buttered corn.
Japan apparently loves buttered corn flavored snacks, because I have seen them a lot. I do too, though, so they’re always welcome in a subscription box. 🙂
These snacks are sweeter than some buttered corn snacks but they’re very pleasant and somewhat addicting.
Salty Seaweed Stick Potato Snack
These look a lot like Potato Sticks, but they’re covered in a salty seaweed powder.
Honestly, they taste mainly like salted potato to me, but that’s just fine.
Eating one of the mini bags in one sitting is easier than it should be, since they’re very nice to snack on.
I liked these a lot even if the flavor of seaweed wasn’t really there.
The booklet called this snack Cheesnack, but the wrapper says Chee-ZACK. Is the cat named Zack? Is he Chester Cheetah’s cousin? Who knows.
I do know that this is a cheese cracker sandwich with a sweeter filling than most, and I did enjoy it, but I think I prefer salty cheese flavor over sweet at the end of the day.
The sandwich is also pretty crumbly and somewhat messy to eat.
Popsicle DIY Kit
This is a cute little DIY kit where you put together a soft candy, powder, and syrupy liquid to make ‘popsicles’.
The picture of the finished product isn’t the prettiest since the candy did melt some, but it tastes nice! Blue is ramune flavor, and pink is strawberry.
I think the syrup is somewhat minty since the popsicle is kind of cooling to taste, which is neat.
The only complaint I have is how messy this can be if you aren’t careful. It’s a minor complaint though.
VERDICT: This was a fun box with all around great snacks and treats, themed after summer snacks! The Cheeto-like Scone snack was my favorite, for sure.
Interested in trying TokyoTreat out for yourself? A classic box, like what I have reviewed here, is available for $25 on TokyoTreat’s page. A premium option is also available for a little more.