Hello, hello! Long time no post, but do not fear! I AM BACK! :D And I am back with a snack review post. The lovely people at Freedom Japanese Market sent me their January snack box so let’s take a look at it together. I also posted a tasting video on my YouTube channel so please feel free to check that out as well.
Here is an overview of the beautiful contents. It’s a good balance of sweet and savory! They even include a DIY candy kit. I forgot to take a picture, but it comes in a small box and I’m always surprised at how many snacks they manage to fit inside.
Uncle Daniel’s Chocolate Waffle. I wonder who names these snacks. It was pretty good! A chocolate cookie with a layer of chocolate on top. Nothing very waffle about it except for the shape.
Don Tarou fried udon noodles. These were curry flavor and I loved the texture!
Maken Gumi! Because doesn’t everyone want to play rock, paper, scissors with their food? This was a grape flavored gummy and was a bit on the tough side. They reminded me of PriPara and Aikatsu gummies.
Onigiri Senbei. I had never heard of this rice cracker before, but it was really delicious with a semi-sweet soy sauce based coating and the rice cracker itself was very light and crispy.
Maccha Choco Kinako Mochi DIY Candy! I’ve made the non-maccha version of this candy kit before and absolutely loved it. The mochi tastes almost as good as fresh pounded rice. I’ll be taking a closer look at this kit later on :)
Strawberry Shortcake Chocolate! This cute chocolate consisted of three layers, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and strawberry chocolate. The white chocolate was the strongest flavor with the strawberry following very close behind. It was very mild and I liked it a lot.
Kaki no Tane rice crackers. Kaki no tane means persimmon seeds and I’m assuming that they call them that because they are shaped similarly. I love these because they have a spicy coating on the outside and the crunchy texture is so satisfying.
These are some of the best chocolate snacks ever! They have them in kinako flavor too, but chocolate is definitely the way to go. They are airy corn puff snacks that have been dipped in chocolate.
Now we have come to the gum zone. The first one I tried was a green and blue gum that apparently change your tongue’s color. It was an okay gum, a bit on the dry side but the cider flavor was sweet and good.
The next gum is a fun one as there are three gumballs and one is super sour. The sweet ones had a sweet peach jam-like paste on the inside. I’m not sure how I feel about there being goo in my gum, but the peach flavor was very pleasant. The sour one is to be avoided at all costs! It’s so sour!
The final gum is a Dragon Ball gum! While the packaging looks very cool the gum itself was very dry and bland. I thought that the flavor was very similar to Juicy Fruit.
Morokoshi Watarou was surprisingly one of my favorite snacks in this month’s box. It was doubanjiang flavored, which is a chinese chili seasoning. It wasn’t spicy at all though and pleasantly delicious for being a corn puff snack.
Another highlight in this month’s box was the Chocolantan. This treat was the perfect harmony of chocolate, caramel, and almonds. I loved the crispy texture! It was a bit too sweet for me, but with a cup of tea or coffee I think it would be perefct!
I thought this was a foamy drink tablet, but it just ended up being a carbonated ramune tablet. Kind of like a pop rock, but not as sticky.
All in all, I thought this month’s snack box was amazing and have no complaints what-so-ever. Even though I can find most of these snacks locally I always think it’s a lot of fun to check out these boxes and see what snack options there are. I will definitely be repurchasing the Chocolantans for future snacking purposes. If you’d like to receive similar boxes to this in the mail make sure to check out Freedom Japanese Market! Handpicked snacks that are shipped directly from Japan to your home :D