Unboxing: TokyoTreat Premium Box January 2016 (Pokemon Edition)

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I had been eyeing up TokyoTreat for quite some time, so when an email popped into my inbox saying their January box would be a Pokemon edition? Well, that was enough for me. Instant subscriber!

Obviously this is my first box, but the newly designed booklet informed me January box has a totally revamped appearance. It certainly stands out now with all that bright orange! πŸ˜‰

This months booklet contains a greeting letter, fun facts, English instructions for the included DIY candy kits, competitions, a community page made up from photographs uploaded with #tokyotreat and of course a full run down of what is included in the box itself. They’re very clear, giving both full product titles and descriptions of each one. It’s like a condensed but super informative little magazine, TokyoTreat are definitely miles ahead of other boxes in this respect. It would be nice to see this type of content included with every subscription box!

Both the graphics in the leaflet and on the new box are super cute:

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Plus, the box is now a better design for keeping your treats safe in transit. So it’s not purely aΒ decorative redesign.

Here’s what isΒ inside the January box:

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This one excited me as I’ve wanted to try one for ages, this is Fuku Fuku Tai chocolate; a wafer and chocolate snack made to look like a taiyaki. So can’t wait to try this! πŸ˜€

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Our first Pokemon item, a Lotte Bikkuriman chocolate wafer. I love the packaging! Apparently the wafers themselves are shaped like Pokemon and you get a little Pokemon sticker. Exciting!

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Another Pokemon item, this time a long strip of candies in pineapple, melon, cola, soda and grape flavours. Pikachu’s poses are absolutely adorable on these ^__^

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The inclusion of Yokai Watch items in a Pokemon edition box amused me, considering there are people who say Yokai Watch is the next Pokemon (and indeed that Yokai watch is killing Pokemon) in Japan. This is a bag of Tohato Caramel Corn in Soft-Serve Ice Cream flavour. Yum! I love caramel corn, so I’m super happy to get to try yet another flavour πŸ™‚

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This one looks a little scary! The booklet tells me these are called ‘Tyrant Habanero Who Came Back!’ and they are spicy habanero flavour crisps. It also tells saysΒ ‘enjoy, but Β beware!’, so I think I’ll be watching my partner try these before I do. I’m a bit of a wuss with chili!

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Our first DIY Β candy kit (yes, there are two!), Neru Nerune Soda Flavour. Neru Nerune may not Β be the most exciting DIY kit, but it sure is tasty ^_^

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Pocky, yay! This is a special winter ‘Melt in Your Mouth’ edition, with a coating of cocoa powder over the chocolate. It sounds like Meltykiss meets Pocky, which sounds spectacular!

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Another Pokemon item, some pineapple flavoured Pokemon Chewing Candy. No doubt another snack where I’ll be wondering if it’s chewing gum, and whether or not I should swallow it πŸ˜‰

I love the artwork, Fennekin and Charmander were both my first choice of starter in their respective games ^_^

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Our final edible Pokemon treat, this is a Pokemon Sticker Matching Chewing Gum in cola flavour. It looks like we’re only going to get part of a Pokemon on this sticker, which is a little sad!

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Another Yokai Watch item, this time some Yokai Watch Fortune Seal Namaste Curry. Apparently, these have fortunes in them. That’ll be fun!

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A drink, that’s pretty awesome to see in a subscription box! This is a can of Amazake, a sweet non alcoholic sake. Which contains 1% alcohol content. So, a kind of non alcoholic sake? πŸ˜‰

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Our second DIY candy kit, Oekaki Kyanland Candy. This one looks really fun, you shape candy into cute characters then paint them with edible paints. I’m actually really looking forward to doing this one ^_^

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Our final edible item is a little box of Chocoball Peanut, which as the name implies are chocolate coated peanuts. Not the variety of Chocoball I would have includedΒ (especially with peanut allergies being fairly common) but nonetheless, I’m looking forward to trying these.

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Every month TokyoTreat include a special item in their premium boxes. This month, to go with the Pokemon theme, they included 1Β of 12 Pokemon Moncolle figures. IΒ got Eeeve! Yes! I’m SO happy about this, I have awful luck with blind picks so to actually get the figure I really wanted has made me so happy ^_^

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I’m very pleased with the variety and sheer size of this box. Lots of really awesome things to try! It’s cool that they put in lots of Pokemon items without making everything Pokemon themed, since there was no opt out option for the Pokemon edition and I’m sure regular subscribers who do not like Pokemon would not have been happy. As it stands, I think they included a great selection.

Here’s one last look at all the Pokemon items together:

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Next month TokyoTreat are doing a special Valentines edition. Mine actually shipped today, so fingers crossed I’ll be able to show you guys what that one contains in a couple of weeks! πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “Unboxing: TokyoTreat Premium Box January 2016 (Pokemon Edition)

    1. No I haven’t, I’m really looking forward to it though! Tokyotreat recommended drinking it warm but I really am not a fan of warm sake so…I might put half in the fridge and try it both ways haha πŸ™‚

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      1. Yeah I heated mine up until it was almost hot and ate it with a spoon. It reminds me a lot of oshiruko or zenzai. The flavor is different, but the sweetness level is about the same. Have you ever had sake manju? They are made with the same sake kasu that’s used to make amazake. I’ve recently become a big fan of all things sake kasu hahaha πŸ˜€

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    1. Hi there,

      This is a subscription box called TokyoTreat, it’s a monthly delivery of Japanese treats. You can find them here: https://tokyotreat.com/ this one is the premium version, but they do smaller (cheaper) box sizes too!

      I’m in the UK too, I believe they ship worldwide πŸ™‚

      This is only my first box but I agree, they are awesome! πŸ˜€

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  1. Oh gosh, why did I just find out this box today? ;~~; Pokemon is my life~
    This box reminds me a lot about JapanCrate, only a LOT cooler, lol.
    All the snacks look so good and that little Eevee figure is adorable!

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