On the eighth day before Christmas I received a very special parcel from my post office, complete with a pretty sticker, marked 'Japan Candy Box'. I've heard so much about this
company and previously found myself drooling over the products. It was very exciting to be able to review a box from them - and also to give my readers the chance to win the same box for themselves! What strikes me the most about these is that they would make lovely stocking fillers, with the unique flavours and gorgeous packaging - or secret Santa gifts.
They are treats fit for a fairy, little snacks one might leave at the bottom of the garden to entice elven folk in - that's if one can resist eating the entire box! Keep reading to have a look inside the box - and scroll down to enter the giveaway! Check out the Japan Candy website here.
1. Meiji Pucca Chocolate Filled Pretzel - These are so delicious! Break in to the crunchy pretzel shell, shaped like a little fish/sea creature and you will find a melty, deep chocolate center. Completely melt-in-the mouth and very moorish, you get a lot in a little packet.
2. Pine Deka Pudding Candy *adult supervision for younger children* - This is so yummy and tastes like caramel and puddings! It is hard on the outside and has a soft, gooey centre. It reminds me a lot of the strawberries and cream chupa chup lollies - just if they had a butterscotch, pudding version! Although it looks small and solid, within no time at all the outer shell quickly gives way to the creamy centre. The taste is absolutely divine and I will definitely be looking out to purchase these. See the little smiley pudding on the packet!
4. Fujiya Milky Sweets - Really interesting flavoured chews! They are very milky and buttery with a hard, chewy texture and stay in your mouth a long time. As I'm not a fan of milk or dairy cream I wasn't sure what to make at first as they have quite a true-to-milk taste but now they are definitely growing on me! I enjoy the sweet yet subtle, creamy flavour, reminding me somewhat of Werther's Originals. I love how they are each wrapped in dinky floral papers and the box is so cute! I have to admit, I was so sad when the pack was all empty.
8. Puccho Pyramid Cola Ball Candy *adult supervision for younger children* - There are so many different layers to these delicious sour cola balls! The outer layer is sweet but biting down releases the uber sour cola flavoured centre and from there the ball is chewy and a sweet layer in the very centre. I believe they also have a blue soda version which also sounds delicious. The illustrations on this box are so intricate and out of this world, I'm struggling to throw the packaging away;
5. Tohato Caramel Corn - This has to be my favourite pick from the box! If you are also from the United Kingdom you may know how mouthwatering Wotsits crisps and Snackajacks (rice cakes) taste. This is like a combination of the two: caramel corn crispy pieces that simply melt in the mouth! It reminds me exactly of caramel popcorn and is so flavourful and totally addictive. I think I have found a new favourite food - I will definitely be looking out to buy these again! If only they had them in cinemas *sigh*
6. Moko Moko Mokolet 3 Candy Toilet Kit - This is a humorous and quirky candy kit that is very easy to use: put together the toilet model - it even includes stickers to decorate after! - Then simply pour the sachets of powder in and add water. There are three flavour sachets to try: pink, blue and green, which taste like strawberry, soda and apple. Very entertaining and tastes so tangy! I received the pink toilet model but there are other colours available, such as white and blue. I can imagine my younger siblings loving these as much as I did!
7. Meito Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer - Another of my favourites from the box! This is a fish shaped wafer that tastes exactly like chocolate ice cream. It is filled with creamy air bubble chocolate on the inside and the flavours together taste incredible. Although a little messy - I used my plate to collect all the pieces - if it is too cold outside for chocolate ice cream then this is the next best thing. It comes in a little plastic dish inside the beautifully designed packet.
8. Coris Mizuame DIY Syrup Candy Kit - Inside the packet, there is a little plastic dish containing three sachets of different coloured syrups: pink, yellow and blue, and a plastic mixing spoon. I think the idea is to create your own flavours and colours by mixing them together, so is a bit like a miniature sweet laboratory! I believe the three original syrups consist of strawberry, soda and lemon flavours but on the pack of the packet is a beautifully illustrated guide detailing how to use the kit and suggesting flavours that you can make.
9. Meiji Cola Flavoured Popping Candy - I call this fairy popping candy because, not only does it pop and crackle, it has tiny round sherbet pieces that are super tangy and compliment the caramel-cola flavour. They tend to fizz in your mouth and dissolve, while the cola pieces pop and explode upon the toungue, like a miniature fireworks display in your mouth! It comes in a little sachet but the packaging is again incredible, I just want to save it for my scrapbook.
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Enter the giveaway above to win a box of your very own! Speaking beforehand of cinemas, what did you make of the new Star Wars film? We took a trip to see it in the West Midlands for my partner Mitch's birthday and it was spectacular, story aside *no spoilers* I travelled through vortexes, spacecrafts and countless planets in one sitting!
*Thank you so much to Japan Candy for the lovely box - I thoroughly enjoyed the experience - found some firm favourites! - and am definitely subscribing myself in the near future ♡