It is time to rate Moon Festival munchies! If you wish to know more about Tokyo Treat, visit their site and enjoy the munchies.
September is all about Moon Festival and celebrating the shine and pure energy of the Moon. It is a very special holiday in the Eastern countries and I was given a chance to experience just a small fraction of what the Moon Festival means to them. And what better way to experience it than through food and sweets?
Join me in ranking snacks from Tokyo Treat Box – September Edition. From chocolate heaven to sour challenges or salty deliciousness. Trust me, some of these snacks are worth trying in your life! And it is my job to tell you which ones need to find their place on your taste buds and palate.
1. Kit Kat Salt Lemon
It is always a win when there is a Kit Kat bag in the box and I must say, I wasn’t disappointed. I am not a big fan of salty or sour food, but this Kit Kat was amazing. It is hard to grow tired of it and I warmly recommend that you try this Tokyo Treat snack! Little chocolate bars come in cute little packs.
The waffles inside the chocolate definitely taste like lemon and this snack only makes you take it more and more. It is rich in flavor and offers a refreshing citrusy aftertaste.
2. Kuppy Ramune
These yellow, white, and pink bonbons are one of the best candies I tried in my life. Each color represents a flavor – pink (strawberry), yellow (lemon), and white (orange). And you can definitely taste the difference. I loved them so much that this is the product I would definitely buy and try again. They are so delicious!
Plus, they are suitable for Vegetarians! If I recall correctly, the yellow ones were my favorite and they melt on your tongue. These bonbons are definitely worthy to keep in your brain box.
3. Texas Corn Pizza
First of all, there probably is not a person on this planet that doesn’t like pizza or something with pizza flavor. And I can assure you that if you expect pizza flavor with this snack, you won’t be disappointed. These are basically corn puffs with pizza flavor. The great thing about Tokyo Treat Box is that you receive a flyer with basic information about each snack.
And with every snack you can read what are the most common allergens, are there any traces of egg, wheat, and similar ingredients. And, of course, the snack is suitable for vegetarians. This snack is extremely popular in Japan and I wholeheartedly understand why. I am looking forward to trying this again!
4. Sour Paper Candy Apple
Basically, you get a long sour gummy candy that tastes like green apple. I, personally, cannot stop myself from making a scrunched-up face when tasting something sour. It is chewy, perfect to nibble on, and almost addictive. For lovers of sweet and sour, it is made just for you!
For me, it is fourth on the list, but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of trying. It is definitely rich in flavor and also very refreshing.
5. Pandaro Melon Cookie
I love pandas very much, and I loved them since I was a little child. So, when I saw a snack with a Panda’s face on it, I was super eager to try it. Pandaro Melon Cookie is a soft cookie that tastes like melon – super fresh and light. It is suitable for Vegetarians and common allergens are wheat, egg, soy, and dairy.
If you love sweets that taste like melon, definitely give it a go, but overall this snack is okay. Not too bad and not too fantastic. Melon is not always on my list of favorite snacks, but regarding the snack itself, I must say that the idea is quite lovely. The design, flavor, and overall presentation of the product.
6. Manneken Strawberry Waffle
In this sweet red and golden bag, you receive a strawberry-flavored waffle. It is soft, big, and super fluffy. I know there are many strawberry lovers out there and you might love this Manneken Strawberry Waffle. Plus, strawberry goes with almost everything. My personal opinion is that the waffle is of a very peculiar but interesting taste, however, it wouldn’t be too often on my to-buy list.
And you cannot eat too many of those because they are quite filling. The portion itself is rather substantial for such a treat.
7. Donbei Tempura Udon
A special treat in this box was definitely Donbei Tempura Udon. It is a whole meal that consists of thick wheat noodles, dashi, soy sauce, mirin, and many other rich ingredients. It is obvious that it isn’t the real deal because a real dish is served in a restaurant with fresh ingredients, but it isn’t far from a savory taste. The flavor is similar to noodle soups we get in a cup from a store.
It is a lovely meal when you are in a hurry and I would definitely want to eat more of this lovely treat.
What is interesting about the Tsukimi version is that they add an egg. And in Japan, the egg yolk represents the perfect round shape, perfect as the “moon”. They see the Moon as yellow, not as white or silver like people in the West do.
Tokyo Treat thought about everything, they even included instructions on how to prepare your meal so that you get the best out of it. Overall, it was a nice addition to this box and it will stay in my positive memory.
8. Ume Soda
This fizzy drink is refreshing, and light and it is very subtle in taste. Ume Soda is made from Kishu plums and honey. The packaging is super cute and it comes in a small colorful can. There is not much I can say about this fizzy drink. but that it is a big plus that they are using honey instead of sugar.
It definitely is sweet and opens up your appetite, but when it comes to drinks from Japan, this one is not my number one. Hardly can any drink compete with Fanta that we received in the past.
9. Porickey Brown Sugar Pretzel Stick
Porickey Brown Sugar Pretzel Stick is exactly what you think it is – pretzel sticks. And you know that once you start eating pretzel sticks, it is hard to stop at just one. According to the flyer, it is not suitable for Vegetarians, but don’t worry because Tokyo Treat offers many snacks that are suitable for Vegetarians.
These pretzel sticks are a simple, delicious, and crispy snack, but as a lover of chocolate and more creamy sweets, these are nice, but that is all. Just a nice snack to share with your friends.
10. Mikan Mochi
This isn’t the first time we are trying Mochi, but to refresh your memories, they are like gummy bears, but on a whole new level. It is hard to explain, but once you try it, you definitely know the difference. You get quite a lot of Mochi in this bag and they are separated with plastic wraps so they don’t stick to each other.
They come in orange flavor and orange color and they are subtle in taste. Mikan Mochi snack is nice, but I am used to a hint sweeter taste. Plus, I tried fresh Mochi and this doesn’t do it justice.
I have to state the packaging is too darn cute and even though it is tenth on the list, I still warmly recommend that you try this delicious sweet.
11. Umaibo Seaweed Salt
Japan helped me discover my love for seaweed snacks and the more I try snacks with seaweed, the more I wish to eat only that. This is a dagashi – baked puffs made from potatoes and corn flour. I will say one thing – this treat is an acquired taste. You either love it or hate it. There is no in-between.
Umaibo Seaweed Salt is eleventh on the list because it is not everyone’s favorite, but those who like it, will say it is one of the best snacks to try if you want to try something a touch different.
12. Full Moon Pon Cracker
There are two pieces of crispy, savory sweetness in this package and as the flyer states, it is perfect for sharing. Personally, it reminds me of those rice crackers you eat when you try to diet. The flavor is subtle, not too sweet and they would be good with jam or perhaps with some tea.
Not one of my favorites in this box, but not bad. Full Moon Pon Cracker is perhaps a tastier alternative than those rice crackers, but still a bit boring to me if I compare it to other snacks in this box.
13. Yamato Aji Curry
Once you open this little bag, you discover crunchy curry sticks. You expect it to be spicy, but tasting it didn’t leave my taste buds burning and grasping for a glass of water. That doesn’t mean it is bad. And I am not letting my experience cloud my judgment.
The snacks are nice and they have a satisfying crunch when you bite into them, but there are tastier snacks in my opinion. Yamato Aji Curry is a nice movie snack, there are spicier treats that Japan can offer you.
14. Hello Kitty Star Milk Bread
Hello Kitty Star Milk Bread is exactly what the name says. It is a bit sweeter bread shaped like small stars. I would love to eat them with some milk or tea or spread something on them, but that is about it. They are nice, but once has been more than enough for me. They are fluffy, true. But, for me, they are a bit boring to eat.
If you are interested in them, they are Vegetarian friendly and the common allergens are wheat and dairy. Lovers of Hello Kitty would be delighted to receive something like this, no doubt. I am more of a Pucca fan.
Well, Chee-ZACK is last on our list. It is crispy, crunchy, and cheesy dagashi. A lot of thought was put into this, but when it comes to other snacks on this list, there was just no competition. It wasn’t the tastiest in this box. And with cheese, you can either do good or go home.
I personally would not eat this again, but those of you who love cheese, give it a chance because this might be something you would love.
Did you eat some of these snacks? Tell me in the comments which ones are your favorite or which ones would you like to try! Do you often try Tokyo Treat Boxes or are you thinking of buying your first one? I would definitely recommend that you try one. And almost nothing can beat that feeling when you eagerly await your package to arrive.
Perhaps you prefer box treats from other providers, tell us who gives better treats, in your opinion, and why!
In the meantime, we reviewed some other boxes so if you are still not sure what to do or try, take a look at Sakuraco September Edition Box – Delicious Snack Review or Bokksu Japanese Snack Box – Seasons of Japan Box Review, or Tokyo Treat September Box Review – Ranking The Snacks. It is safe to say that we got some experience with these boxes and there are many more to come!