Lovers of snacks and candy unite, I am back with yet another subscription box review and this time it comes all the way from Japan, Oyatsucafe to be precise. How good is it to try irresistibly delicious Japanese treats from the comfort of your own home? I absolutely loved exploring their popular OyatsuBox which was filled with an assortment of treats that evoked all of my senses. They offer two subscription services with free worldwide shipping – The Dagashi Box and OyatsuBox.
Dagashi Box – Is packed with 8-12 full-sized Dagashi and 1 DIY Candy Kit. It also includes a fun postcard with details on what you will be eating so you can learn about Japanese snack culture.
- 1 month subscription / $14.00 per month
- 3 months subscription / $40.00 per 3 months
- 6 months subscription / $79.00 per 6 months
- One year plan / $154.00 per 12 months
Dagashi (駄菓子) are the oldest and most iconic Japanese snacks! Cheap and fun, they are loved by kids and have sentimental value with adults.
OyatsuBox – Each box includes 10-14 premium Candy and 1 Gachapon – a capsule toy containing a collectible pop-culture item. It also includes a fun postcard with details on what you will be eating and a code to access the item guide on our website. From there you can see nutritional information, ingredients, commercials and read more about the history of each item.
- 1 month subscription / $25.00 per month
- 3 months subscription / $72.00 per 3 months
- 6 months subscription / $140.00 per 6 months
- One year plan / $275.00 per 12 months
OyatsuBox offers The latest and greatest Japanese Candy, Snacks and drinks every month. An expertly curated box of the best Japan has to offer. Get a box of classic treats and the newest releases with a collectable Japan-only Gachapon.
Let’s dig in!
Meiji’s Carl Cheese – New Years Edition
Meiji’s Carl have been sold for decades in Japan. Puffy, airy and delicious – they are infused a refined cheese flavor. This is a special version of the iconic snack designed with New Years imagery. It features an “Ema” – a wooden block that you write your wishes on before hanging it at the temple.
TohatoChocobi – Hot Milk
The snack made famous by the lovable character Crayon-Shin-Chan. The original version of this snack is a staple of Japanese Pop Culture. This is a special edition of Tohato Chocobi flavored like Hot Milk. A perfect taste for the Winter.
Big Grape Gummy candies in the shape of Ultraman! Each one has a grape flavor. This is an officially licensed product from Bandai and was massively anticipated by Ultraman lovers and collectors all over Japan.
Koala No March – Hot Cocoa
Koala No March are world famous biscuits printed with adorable Koalas in different poses. This is a special version with a unique and daring Hot Cocoa flavor.
Butamen is a kind of “snack ramen”. It is normally sold in Dagashi stores and local independent shops. Usually the owner will prepare it for you right in the store! This is a classic ramen style with a simple salt broth. To prepare, fill with hot water up to the inner line. Cover and let steam for 2-3 minutes before eating.
JOO C – Soft Drinks
Delicious candies from Kabaya in a handy flip-top container. Each one is flavored like different soft drinks. Cola, Ramune, Melon, Lemon and Orange are all included.
Takaoka – Chocolate
A step-back into Japanese snack history. This delicious wheat puff chocolate was first made over 40 years ago and the recipe has been unchanged since its creation. In a 2009 survey by the Asahi newspaper, 70% of Japanese adults named this as their Favorite Retro Snack. It has gained popularity in the past few years in the current retro snack boom. Light and airy, it is a chocolate that is not too heavy when eating.
Takaoka – Strawberry
After you have tried Takaoka – Chocolate, please enjoy Takaoka – Strawberry! This version was released not long after the original and also has not changed its recipe in over 40 years. These colorful wheat puffs were originally sold in loose form, where you paid by weight. In the 1980s it was changed to a pre-packed back format.
PriPara Soft Drink – Grape Soda Flavour
Click here to see how it’s made.
An amazing DIY Soft Drink that ends up with three layers of flavors and jelly in one glass!
The collectible cup and packaging are designed with characters of Japanese anime PriPara.
This DIY Kit is famous in Japan for being a little odd. “Moko Moko Washing Machine” lets you create a minature washing machine figure. Next you can add powder and water, then spin the machine using a dial until delicious foamy candy comes bursting out!
Whether you want to indulge in new Japanese treats, or just love anime or Japanese culture in general, OyatsuCafe is for you! Let me know what you think of this OyatsuBox in the comments below.