Review: Hi-Chew Premium White Grape

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Well, we haven’t had much of a summer here in the UK weather wise. We’ll just pretend I’m eating these on a warm, sunny day without a cloud in the sky…ok, I’m actually sitting here wearing a big fluffy jumper and it’s raining outside. Still. Summer edition candy, yay!

We got these as part of our August Oyatsu Box (see what else we got here) but you can buy them direct from Oyatsu Cafe here for £1.62. Remember these are limited edition and they probably have quite limited quantity, so if you want them act fast!

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Review: Vegetable Ramune Candy Pellets

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I’ve seen these cute little bottles of candy around and have often wondered what they were like. I can’t say I’ve seen this veggie juice version before, but as a fan of sweet veggies and interesting flavours as a whole I was glad to receive this bottle.

We got these as part of our August Oyatsu Box (see what else we got here).

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Review: Bourbon Petit Wasabi Mayo Potato Chips

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I thought I had never heard of Petit. Turns out I had heard of Bourbon Petit cookies and not made the link that it was the same company or that they made more than just cookies. Whoops!

These are their wasabi mayo flavour crisps/potato chips. As someone who has had more bad experiences than good with wasabi flavoured snacks I was a little apprehensive but looking forward to seeing how the mayo aspect affected the taste.

We got this as part of our August Oyatsu Box (see what else we got here). You can also find them on Oyatsu Cafe here.

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Oyatsu Box Premium August 2015 Unboxing

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My first Oyatsu Box arrived, yay! Today was only the first day in the expected arrival time frame (15th-23rd for UK) so I was expecting to wait a little longer, but nope. Awesome!

This is the Oyatsu Box Premium, for $25 a month you get 10-14 full sized treats, a gachapon (Japanese capsule toy) and a DIY candy kit. You also get a handy leaflet that explains what your treats actually are, so it’s great for those who don’t speak Japanese but still want to experience the treats available. You can find the subscriptions available here.

So, what’s inside?

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Review: Iro Enpitsu Coloured Pencil Candy

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These Iro Enpitsu colouring pencil candies from Kanro are very eye catching, so much so they were a bit of an impulse buy. They look fun and you get a lot of interesting flavours to try in one bag. We got this bag from Tofu Cute for £2.99.

Warning: despite what the packaging would have you believe, I have to point out these are NOT child friendly. The tapered shape of the candy naturally wants to slide down your throat, and when you can notice this happening as an adult and have to consciously stop it from doing so this is a strong indicator that the sweet is a choking hazard. Further, the pencil shape actually gets sharper the longer you suck it. You end up with a candy sharp enough to hurt delicate skin, and in fact they did cut the inside of my mouth. So eat with care and please, don’t give these to young children!

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Review: Cocoa Milk Pocky Biscuit Sticks

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Back when my only Pocky options were strawberry, chocolate or milk, milk was by far my favourite flavour. Cocoa biscuits sounded like a great addition to this sweet treat, so in the basket these went.

We got this box from Tofu Cute for £1.99.

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