May 2017 JapanCrate Review

***This is not a sponsored post. It is being done for fun and to inform, no other reasons are involved. The company that makes this product has no idea I exist and did not give this item to me for free.***

We’re back with a Premium JapanCrate!! 😀 Haven’t had one of these since January, but now we’re doing the May crate! I have no idea if I will be doing any more this summer, so, let’s just put that on the back burner for now and focus on this crate! 🙂 I’m going to do this one a little different, because I’ve gone ahead and tried a couple of the snacks in this box because I couldn’t resist lol. I’ll make sure to mention which ones I’ve tried and the ones I haven’t, because the latter snacks will be reviewed at a later date. 🙂

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I don’t know if I like this pamphlet as much as past ones, but it’s still kind of cute. :3

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This is the Dondon Yaki: KimChi. The pamphlet says it’s a snack that’s flavor is based on Okonomiyaki with a bit of kimchi to it. I hope it’s not too spicy! (I did not try this snack yet.)

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(sorry for blurriness, i tried. :/)

This snack is the Meigum Gaburichu Cola. This is a soft taffy that’s in the flavor of cola, so, IDK if I’m going to like it, because I really don’t like cola flavored stuff…(I did not try this snack yet.)

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This little snack is called Don Taro, and it’s udon noodles! These are soy sauce and dashi soup flavor, according to the pamphlet. I really can’t wait to eat this. It looks delicious! (I did not try this snack yet.)

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This is an interesting one. It’s called Fugashi, and the pamphlet says it’s a brown sugar glazed puff snack, like a corn puff. It looks tasty, so, I hope it’s good!(I did not try this snack yet.)

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This cute little snack is called Roll Cake: Strawberry Cream. It’s a little strawberry cream cake! 😀 It looks really tasty and I can’t wait to eat it!(I did not try this snack yet.)

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Ok, this one is the Wasabi Nori Tarou, a dried fish snack with wasabi and seaweed flavor. This is one that I tried, and, honestly, I really liked it (until I put half of it in my mouth at once. The wasabi hurt me). It was a little sticky which was weird, but I still liked it. In small bites, the wasabi isn’t bad at all, but too much at once is a bit painful!

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Ah, I was so excited when I saw this was the replacement snack for one that there was a shortage on! This is the Tohato Caramel Corn! I’ve always wanted to try this, and can now say that I have! It’s SUPER good! It tastes just like the caramel popcorn we have over here, and I love it! So glad this was put in the box!!

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A chocolate snack, yes! This one is called Shimi Chocolate Corn! It’s a chocolate covered corn snack! Anything chocolate is usually great in my book, so, I bet these will be delicious! (I did not try this snack yet.)

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An interesting snack, this is the 6-Piece Crispy Corn. It’s a little corn puff snack that’s meant to replicate corn on the cob, like the grilled one you would find at a Japanese festival (or maybe even from your home grill!) It smells delicious and actually does taste like corn on the cob, just in a crunchy snack form! I really like it!

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A Pokemon item!! This is simply a piece of gum with a sticker, and I’ll make a post later on about the sticker part! The gum is a little square, and it has a soda taste to it (like…whatever Japanese soda is supposed to be. original ramune I guess?). It was good, but I’ve had this gum before, so, no surprise there haha.

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Pokemon and Hello Kitty?? This is my box! This little treat is a chocolate filled marshmallow with Hello Kitty on the package! I’ll be saving this for much later because there’s only ONE and it’s so small.

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I got super excited when I saw this in my box!! It’s the Cream Collon Strawberry cookie! This is a wafer cookie with strawberry cream! I’ve had the vanilla version of these bfore and liked them, so, I really hope these are good too! (I did not try this snack yet.)

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Now for our drink! This is the Mitsuya Cider: Refreshing Lemon! According to the pamphlet, Japanese cider isn’t like American cider at all. Japanese cider is likened to a cross between ginger ale and Sprite! This one is supposed to be like a sparkling lemonade, so, I can’t wait to taste it! (I did not try this drink yet.)

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This is our DIY kit! It’s the Petit Pastel DIY Colorful Chocolate snack kit! I’ll definitely put this together and do a review of it soon!

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And finally, our bonus item. While I’m not a fan of One Piece in the slightest, I do think this little piece of stationary is cute! It’s a few piece of lined paper, two envelopes, and a sheet of stickers! So, it’s basically a small letter kit!

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And there is the May JapanCrate! I’m really happy with this crate! I’m sure I’m going to love everything that’s here (that I haven’t already tasted lol) and I can’t wait to review the rest of the snacks for you guys! 🙂

Umaibo Chocolate

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I have only had one Umaibo before, and that’s because it was sent to me in a past JapanCrate. I enjoyed it, but I’ve never been able to find more of them anywhere near me!

So when this one showed up in my January box, I was super happy! Yes, it is just a chocolate covered corn stick, but it tastes really good! It was a nice little bit of chocolate when I dying for something with chocolate it in, but was struggling to find it, lol!

Chocola Gummy

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Oh cola flavors…why must you come back to me? I honestly hate the taste of cola, it’s so gross to me. It’s a chocolate covered, cola flavored gummy, so, I was really grossed out byt it. But…this wasn’t bad?

I don’t know what it is. I can’t taste the cola gummy in this candy! All I taste is the chocolate, maybe just a slight hint of cola, but it’s almost like it isn’t even there! I didn’t mind this candy in the end at all, but I wouldn’t buy it of my own will!

Meigum Gaburichu: Strawberry Yogurt Flavor

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When I read the description for this, I was super excited because it looked like I would be getting ANOTHER Japanese gum! Sadly, though, it wasn’t the case.

This is simply a chewy candy with a milky strawberry flavor. I was expecting to have a nice, chewy gum, but then it fell apart while I was chewing it, and I was so sad to find it wasn’t really a gum. It may have been a mistranslation on their part, but while the flavor and texture were good, I was a bit disappointed.

ABC Message Cookies

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Look at these adorable cookies! They’re shaped like letters of the alphabet, and can be used to spell out words or maybe even decorate a cake or something!

I personally just ate them by themselves for this review, but might try them with some ice cream. These are kind of like shortbread cookies, but a bit softer. They have a nice vanilla taste, and are really good! I really enjoyed them!

Animal Land Gummy

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Today we have a normal gummy candy. Yeah, but these are from Japan too, so, it’s kind of strange to see such a normal gummy candy! Usually you would expect something unusual, but not this time!

These are simply grape flavored gummies in the shape of animals. They aren’t bad, but the grape flavor is crazy overpowering! It’s so strong! I will finish the pack, but don’t know if I’d buy another with how strong the flavor is!

Matcha Sandwich Cookies

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Matcha cookies!! I’m on such a matcha kick right now that all I want for sweets is anything matcha flavored, and it’s my new favorite drink at Starbucks!

These are Matcha sandwich cookies! They’re kind of like Oreos, but with a vanilla cookie and matcha cream! I really like these when I tried them! The matcha cream isn’t that strong of a flavor, but it works well with the cookies! One of my sisters tried it and really didn’t like it, but that just means more for me! 🙂

Kajiriccho Grape & Soda Soft Candy

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Here’s the first item from the January JapanCrate to be reviewed! I’ll be reviewing all the snacks from that crate as well as the “stocking” stuffer!

This candy is a grape flavored outside and soda flavored inside. It’s soft and chewy, and really tasty. I thought the grape flavor was going to be super strong, but it wasn’t! It was pretty mellow, and with the soda flavor it was like a grape soda candy! I really enjoyed it, and wish there had been more of it in the box!

Choco Kinako Mochi Matcha DIY candy kit

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This is an interesting little DIY candy kit! Originally, in the December JapanCrate, we were supposed to get a magic slime kit, but a shortage happened and they replaced it with this kit!

I’m actually glad we got this one instead, because I have a lot of love for matcha flavored candies and snacks. It is a weird little kit, but it’s not terrible tasting.

You have a packet of little mochi tablets, chocolate, and matcha powder, a tray, and a two pronged fork. You’re supposed to wet the mochi tablets so they become soft and squishy, then dip them in the chocolate, then the matcha powder and eat.

It…isn’t bad…The mochi tablets are kind of weird, and I didn’t have a dropper with me so I couldn’t do it properly, but I did eventually get the tablets wet enough that I was able to do the rest of the kit correctly. The chocolate and the matcha powder were good. It really tasty with those on it, but separate, I don’t think the mochi tablets would be very good.

All in all, not a terrible kit, I enjoyed making it and eating it, but the mochi tablets were kind of icky.

Pure Gummy Puchi Sankaku Lemon

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JapanCrate sure gave us a lot of citrus in the December box! No complaints of course, it was all delicious! This is the last prepackaged snack in the box, the DIY kit will come tomorrow!

This little candy is a lemon flavored gummy. I have seen this brand before and wanted to try it, but just never got the chance to. When I first took it out of the box, my mom and I both thought it was just one gummy, but when I opened it, I found it was several little disc shaped gummies with a fine sour sugar around them! I ate them super late one night, so I don’t have a picture of them, sorry.

These were super good though, I really enjoyed them. They had a nice, sour lemon taste, but it wasn’t overpowering. There were about five or six of the gummy discs in the little triangle package. This packaging was the hardest to open, I didn’t have my scissors and struggled to tear it open lol.

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