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What is Tokyo Treat?
Founded in 2015, TokyoTreat is a monthly Japanese snack subscription service that will deliver snacks directly from Japan to your doorstep! It’s also the biggest Japanese snack box on the planet! Each themed box is filled with 10-15 full-size tasty goodies from Japan like limited-edition Kit-Kats, soda, candy, and more! You can learn more about Japanese culture and traditions as each box comes with a detailed pamphlet explaining every snack and its history!
TokyoTreat May 2023: Sakura Starlight Snackfest Review
We received TokyoTreat’s most recent box, the Sakura Starlight Snackfest. The theme celebrates the Sakura Matsuri, cherry blossom festivals, in Japan.
TokyoTreat also explains every snack and its ingredients for those with dietary restrictions.
Let’s take a look at what’s inside!
As soon as we open the box, we’re greeted by a super cute information pamphlet about the box and all its contents!
The pamphlet goes into more detail about the culture of cherry blossoms festivals and their significance in Japan. It also tells more about common street foods that can be found at cherry blossom festivals!
We won’t spoil too much so you’ll just have to subscribe TokyoTreat to learn more!
Banana Caramel Kit-Kats
These limited-edition Kit-Kats are deliciously sweet and taste just like a choco banana, a popular street stall dessert at cherry blossom festivals in Japan.
Pleasantly, they were sweet and had just the right balance of chocolate and banana. They tasted almost like the real thing!
Sweet and Salty Spring Chips
These crinkle-cut potato chips are manufactured by Calbee, one of Japan’s most popular snack producers, and are similar to those sold at cherry blossom festivals. Plus, they are great for snacking on the go!
FYI, these potato chips are definitely popular among Japanese people and can be bought at convenience stores!
Umaibo is a classic corn snack that has been enjoyed by multiple generations of Japanese people! This one is mentaiko, or spicy marinated cod roe, flavored.
There’s nothing like a savory snack with a bold crunch to satisfy your festival munchies!
Mini Peach Ramune
These sharable candies come in a cute retro-inspired can and melt in your mouth with their juicy peach flavor!
They’re inspired by the classic Japanese children’s candy, Ramune, but peach-flavored! What a pleasant twist!
Strawberry Choco Pop-Out Fortune
Believe it or not, these strawberry choco balls are actually a fortune-telling slip! The Tokyo Treat pamphlet includes a QR code that can be scanned when eating this treat, and it will tell you what your future holds!
Kobe Sparkling Apple Juice
While taking in the sights of lantern-lit cherry blossoms at night, it’s important to stay hydrated. Made from 100% Kobe apples, this carbonated juice is sweet and tangy — perfect for quenching your thirst!
Sakura Cherry Bouchée
A bouchée is a delicate cake-like pastry filled with sweet cream. This one was bursting with cherry flavor!
TokyoTreat kindly chose the perfect treat to eat while pondering the many meanings of sakura!
Wasabi Potato Snack
We hope you’re ready to kick the festival into high gear, cause these wasabi snacks pack a punch!
Crunchy, tangy, and with just enough bite. This snack will tickle your nose and keep you coming back for more!
Bisco Mini Strawberry Cream
Bring the festival to your taste buds with smooth strawberry cream sandwiched between two lightly sweetened biscuits. The flavor reminds us of the strawberry cream-filled crepes you can get at festival food stalls!
Nyumen Soy Sauce Ramen
We wouldn’t want real blossoms in our ramen, but cute sakura-shaped fish cakes are another story!
These boiled ramen noodles pair nicely with the light soy sauce-based broth.
Don’t worry, the pamphlet also gives simple instructions on how to make it!
Ghana Matcha Truffle
Take a break from the sakura festivities to indulge in another Japanese tradition: matcha green tea!
Savor three distinct layers: a milk chocolate center, a gyokuro green tea coating, and a dusting of matcha powder.
Puku Puku Tai Strawberry
No sakura festival would be complete without these cute lil fish-shaped treats!
Crunchy wafer on the outside, airy strawberry cream on the inside. This little guy is great for snacking on the go!
Yamato Curry Senbei
These curry flavored rice crackers are here to spice up your cherry blossom experience!
Crunch into these addicitive senbei packed with savory spices and tons of curry flavor!
Mini Cherry Mochi
Next, this one goes out to all the mochi lovers out there!
Cute, bite-sized, and filled with cherry flavor. Use the toothpick to get these mini rice cakes out of their adorable package!
Piccola Sakura Matcha
Similar to cherry blossoms, the flavor of these cookie rolls has a depth beneath their pretty appearance!
The delicate aroma and sakura mixes with reach cream made from Uji matcha, making a delightful and surprising combination!
It didn’t take me long to completely devour this whole box! It also completely immersed me in the sakura festival and picnic moods! If you want to join us on this journey, make sure to subscribe to Tokyo Treat, and receive your own box of goodies straight from Japan delivered directly to your doorstep!
To learn more about sakura culture here in Japan, check out How to Hanami Safely: Tips for the Best Sakura Picnic and The 2023 Cherry Blossoms Forecast in Japan to plan out your favorite sakura-viewing spots for next year!