I have some yummy treats to check out with you! Japanese Candy Box – Japan Funbox is a monthly subscription service based in Osaka that will send you an assortment of fun candies, snacks, and DIY kits from Japan.
Japan Funbox sent me their “Mini Box,” which contains 5-7 items for $14.99/month, free worldwide shipping. They have two other levels – the “Original Box,” which contains 15-20 items (1 DIY kit guaranteed, 1 special item guaranteed, such as a soda, toy, or special DIY), for $32.99/month, and the “Family Box,” which contains 25-30 items (2 DIY kits guaranteed, 2 special items guaranteed) for $49.99/month.
Upon quick glance, the difference between Japan Funbox and some other boxes I’ve reviewed, like Japan Candy Box, and Japan Crate, seems to only be how many items you want sent per month. They all vary and have different sizing. I haven’t calculated each subscription box across the board, but the Japan Funbox “Mini Box” is a nice, small, introductory size to get you going, and the “Family Box” is one of the biggest you can get.
Let’s see what’s inside!
(P.S. If you happen to sign up for Japan Funbox through this link or the button on my sidebar, I get a small affiliate percentage.)
The first thing in the box is a nice list of what’s inside.
Chocolate? I think Manda and I will be fighting over this one.
Whistle Candy! This takes me back. My mom used to take me to buy snacks at a little Japanese store in Menlo Park after my ballet class. Whistle candy was always fun because it made a lot of noise. I seem to recall that it was gum, not candy, but, I guess I now have the chance to find out again!
Okay, I opened this immediately after shooting photos. PIZZA POTATO chips. Oddly, they have a very BUTTERY flavor…
Pretz Tomato Taste. I am very down with Pretz.
Ume-pachi. Okay, I am not sure if I will like this one, as plums are not my ultimate favorite flavor sensation, but it seems to be popping candy, and that is definitely always exciting!
Shuwabo. Everyone likes candy that is first described as “long, soft.” 😛 WITH BUBBLY POWDER ON THE INSIDE. Plus it goes on to say that the lemon and orange flavors combine to mysteriously taste like COKE!? Okay, I’m sold. I will try this later and report back.
If you are intrigued by any of this stuff and want to give Japan Funbox a try, sign up for a month and see whatcha get!