I am finally sharing an unboxing / review with you guys on this amazing box I got from FYE, the JAPAN CRATE!!
I briefly shared it with you guys in my June favorites because I didn’t think anyone cared, but so many of you were telling me you wanted me to review it so here I am! 🙂 You’re welcome! 🙂
No video today, let’s get started!! 😀
These light, crisp, savory corn puffs are the perfect snack to munch on! They’re a crowd favorite and tastes exactly like creamy corn pottage.
The first snack we tried because it seemed like something simple. I’ve never tried corn pottage, nor do I even know what pottage is?? But anyway, to me, this snack tastes exactly like corn (obviously) but I also felt like it tasted like Funyuns. I’ve only had Funyuns once or twice but the taste really resembled that. They were okay but I don’t think I would ever get these myself.
Yummy Belgian waffles dipped in chocolate to go with your afternoon coffee or tea.
Ciel really wanted to try this one so I let him go for it. I had a tiny bite and it did really taste like Belgian waffle (my fave breakfast), but cookie form. The chocolate didn’t overpower the flavor of the cookie. Super good, 10/10 would love to buy it! Ciel obviously enjoyed it too because he ate it so fast.
Umaiwa Yasai Salad
Umaibo Rings are perfect for fans of cheese puffs but who also like snacks with an umami taste. The mixed veggie, salad flavor provides a savory, lightly salty flavor that’s uniquely delicious.
I think these were among the last ones we tried from the entire box, and I really, like really REALLY liked them! Definitely had that veggie flavor, it was like an explosion of flavor in my mouth. Lightly salted but so good! I actually am a fan of cheese puffs but the cheese flavor can’t be annoying like the Cheetos Puffs or Doritos, so these were perfect for me! I’d rather get these over anything else!
Pandaro Melon Pan
This adorable Panda shaped cookie is rich with a delicious melony taste. A nice snack to complement an afternoon tea!
I found a Japanese bakery not too long ago and tried their melon pan for the first time! I absolutely loved it so I wanted to see if the flavor of this melon cookie would come close to it, and to my surprise, IT DID! Such a great, flavorful but not annoying, cookie! I’d love to have a bag full of these, honestly! Super delish, soft and slightly crispy!
Umaibo Mentaiko Flavor
Umaibo is one of Japan’s favorite okashi! This variation is designed to taste like mentaiko roe, a staple flavor when it comes to Japanese chips and puffs.
I’ve never really had any fish-flavored snacks so this was a first for us. I did not like the after taste, very fishy. Like it’s not bad at first, but I just didn’t like the taste it left in my mouth. However, I did like how crunchy and soft it was. It literally melted in my mouth.
Neri Cho Soft Ice Cream Strawberry
With this DIY kit, you’ll be able to make “soft” serve ice cream in a unique foamy candy form. It even comes with wafer cone to serve your handmade ice cream.
The instructions to make this were in Japanese, so couldn’t translate very well. It also didn’t show how much water to use to create the “ice cream”, so Alex kind of tried to wing it as best as he could. The ice cream came out a little bit runny than it should have been, but luckily it didn’t fall off the cone. And one of our cones was broke, so oh well.
The flavor tasted like pop rocks to me, I don’t know what that was, but it was a nice little DIY thing to make with Ciel, and he really enjoyed it. It tasted a bit sour to me, and Alex thought it wasn’t sweet enough.
Did you know that french fries in Japan are simply called “Fried Potato”? Have a pack of delicious savory fries anywhere you go!
This is what I imagined french fries would taste like in the form of chips. And they’re not like potato chips either, they were a bit unique. Definitely savory and super good! Would love to get these again.
Awadama Black – literally meaning “bubble ball black”. Quite ominous for an innocent black cherry candy drop!
Not much to say about this. Tasted like cherry, but at the same time it tasted like Coca-Cola, the drink? It was interesting. Wouldn’t mind getting this again.
Texas corn chips are actually crisp puffballs flavored with okonomiyaki sauce! Light, fluffy, and savory!
I was a bit skeptical about these because of the okonomiyaki sauce, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed them! They were amazing! Light, fluffy, and savory, just like the descriptions says! And I ended up liking the okonomiyaki flavor more than I thought I would. I want more of these!
One of Japan Crate’s favorite candies of all time! Cookie, crisp filling wrapped in chocolate!
One of my favorites as well! It tasted like a crunch bar with Oreo’s. Super good. Definitely a great little treat for when I’m feeling like eating chocolate because it doesn’t feel like it’s too much.
Bonchiage is a traditional rice cracker snack. You would often find them in festival freshly popped and brushed over with sweet soy sauce.
I enjoy eating rice cakes and rice cracker snacks so I was looking forward to trying these. Was skeptical of the soy sauce flavor but oh my GOSH were they so GOOD!! loved them! I cannot believe they make these at festivals, they were definitely a treat! If I ever go to Japan I want to try some freshly made ones! 😀 10/10 would recommend!
BIG! BIG! MARSHMALLOW! One of the biggest we’ve seen! Definitely would make a mean s’more! Just have to find a graham cracker big enough!
Nothing else to it, just a huge marshmallow! Ciel doesn’t care for marshmallows as much, he prefers crunchy snacks, so I ended up eating it. I thought it was cute how big it was.
Strawberry Ramune & BBQ Potato Sticks
Ramune is a classic Japanese soft drink. Each bottle is sealed with a marble that when pressed down releases and opens the drink!
Crispy shoe string potato chips with a kick of barbeque! These guys are a okashi staple and munched on by kids all over Japan!
I remember the first time I tried Ramune, also strawberry flavored and loved how you have to press down the marble to open it! That’s always fun! I kind of wish I could have gotten a different drink since I’ve had these before, so it’s nothing new, but still a nice little drink to get.
I’ve never been a fan of BBQ chips, but I did try them. I let Alex have them. Something about BBQ chips I don’t like. Alex enjoyed them of course. Anyway, they had a mild BBQ flavor than anything I’ve ever tasted, it wasn’t overpowering. And the chips were nice and crunchy. I would probably eat these over anything else I’ve tried, they weren’t annoying.
BONUS ITEM: Polar Bear Pen
Lazy little polar bear atop a colorful doughnut! Both silly and cute to make writing notes a little more fun!
I thought this was the cutest little pen ever! The polar bear sitting on a donut, come on!! Cuteee! And what was even better was that the pen was thin, perfect for creating lines and writing in my BuJo! Would love to get more cutesy stationery things like this!
That’s it! I really had loads of fun trying all these different snacks with my boys! I would love to get another box like this and possibly the ramen one as well! Hopefully I can convince Alex to let me get it, because that would be super dope! 😀
What did you guys think of this box? See anything you like?
Would you ever get something like this??
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