Monday, 23 November 2015

Japan Candy Box

Last Wednesday my prize from Menia Pretty Little Things blog arrived - a Japan Candy Box, a monthly subscription box from Blippo Kawaii Shop.

Japan Candy Box logo
Each box contains 8 - 10 packs of Japanese sweets. Anthony and I decided the best thing to do would be to try them all out at once. Here are our verdicts:

Glico Panda Pocky in cookies and cream flavour. Pocky is Pocky is Pocky. In other words, Pocky is always a winner.

 Puccho Awawawa Ball Candy (soda). These are sour. So sour. I spat mine out after about 3 seconds, while Anthony ate his as quickly as possible while flapping his hands around (manfully, of course). When my mum came round I offered her one, because I'm cruel like that. Contrary to all my expectations she thought they were the best thing since sliced bread - 'so refreshing' - and polished off the rest of the packet. Definitely a mixed verdict!

☆ Kracie Popin' Cookin' DIY Takoyaki. We haven't tried this one yet because it required more effort than simply opening the packet.

☆ Coris Whistle Candy (strawberry). There were my favourite! They were kind of like the consistency of Parma Violets, but more melt in your mouth. Apparently you're supposed to blow through the hole to turn them into a whistle, but I only learned this after I'd eaten them all. The box at the bottom contained a little plastic yellow Godzilla type figure - another piece for that upcoming miniature toy shop diorama.

I'm not sure what these are called, but they were like little digestive biscuit puffs. A bit odd but pleasant enough.

Licca doll with Blippo japan candy boxLicca-chan lays claim to the contents of the box.

I couldn't work out what these were from the Blippo website, but they were little hard candies that came in cardboard box emblazoned with a capital 'E'. Cue immature jokes from both of us about taking E. We both liked these, they tasted like Nerds.

Little gummy pinapple sweets. These were great, and seemed to have more flavour than British gummy sweets.

☆ Puccho Stick Candy (mango). These were kind of weird, they're chewy fruit sweets but the consistency is more like bubble gum. The flavour was great though and we soon finished the lot.

Bourbon Petit White Chocolate Filled Cookies. What it says on the tin, basically. These were really really sweet, and none of us were a particular fan of them.

☆ Lotte Koala's March strawberry. These are like little biscuits with strawberry filling, they reminded us of something from our childhood but we couldn't pinpoint exactly what. They were Anthony's favourite item, and I enjoyed them too.

After we'd tested them all we both had major sugar rushes. No wonder Japanese pop culture can be so manic!

Doll with glico panda pocky box It's Pocky!

Overall the box was lots of fun and really brightened up our evening. The 'mystery' element of not being sure what the sweets were made the tasting session a good laugh - though probably isn't advisable if you have food allergies. If you want to try it yourself, check out the subscribe page. The price changes slightly depending on the length of the plan, but the average is about $19 or £12.50 per box.



Have you tried any Japanese sweets? What did you think of them?

36 comments:

  1. Definitely best to try them all at once!

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    1. It had to be done - all that bright packaging is too much to resist! :)

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  2. Wow such a fun box and I hope it all went down well xx

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  3. Wow this sounds like lots of fun! Love Japanese branding and packaging and it sounds like the sweets are good too!
    #TriedTested

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    1. They do just look so cool! They all tasted nice - bar those sour ones! - but they are super sugary. :) x

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  4. I keep seeing these reviews and I'm so tempted to try!! Some of the candy sounds mad! Popping over from #binkylinky #triedtested

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    1. I don't think I'd actually subscribe, but they're great fun as a one-off box. The sour things were the weirdest; they're like fizzing candy with a soft centre that goes hard!

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  5. Oh wow! That looks and sounds great! Something different x

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  6. I've seen a rise lately in these types of boxes. This one looks pretty good. Not something I'd subscribe too, but I can see the appeal. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. There really are loads of different subscription boxes out there. I think if I had lots of spare cash I would sign up to one, but that's not going to be any time soon! :)

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  7. What a brilliant box and well priced thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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    1. It's not bad, is it? Some of them are pretty expensive but I like that this one has a pretty good range for a better price!

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  8. That sounds like so much fun! I've never tried a box like this but it sounds really tempting!

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    1. It was good fun - I felt like a kid all over again :)

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  9. I'd love one of those boxes, it really is shiny, pretty candy for grown ups.

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  10. I've never tried any Japanese sweets but I'm sure my daughter would love to x

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  11. No I haven't but I would love to. I hear they are quite tasty.

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  12. I haven't tried much Japanese candy but its popularity is definitely on the rise across the UK x

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    1. Definitely - it seems to be getting much easier to get hold of too. x

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  13. This sounds like a lot of fun. I have never tried Japanese candy, however I did think the Bourbon Petit White Chocolate Filled Cookies (mainly because I am a huge white chocolate fan), it's a shame they were too sweet. xxx

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    1. It depends on personal taste but, yeah, they were like eating candyfloss or something! x

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  14. It looks like a fun box, my daughter would love the look of this :)

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  15. I think my kids would love sampling all those sweets!

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    1. We had really good fun trying them out :)

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  16. They look insane! My kids love watching people eat this stuff on YouTube... 😂😂🙈
    Super item to review though, really cool to try new things and the quirkyness is really intriguing isn't it!

    Love that your mum actually enjoyed the sour ones - really funny.
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    1. Haha, I know! She really loved them. It reminded me of when we were kids and gave super hot joke sweets to my granddad - he just ate it happily and asked for another! :D

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  17. I've never tried Japanese sweets but I'd be tempted by this just to give them a go xx

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  18. I love trying things like this from other countries. This does look a lot of fun, something I think we would really enjoy to receive

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    1. Me too - the only problem is I have to track the good ones down again! :)

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