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After my Blippo goodies review I was also asked to try out the June 2015 edition of Japan Candy Box. This is one of two monthly subscription boxes Blippo do (the other one being the Kawaii Box). So thank you to Blippo for sending me this delightful selection of sweeties!
Here's the leaflet which tells me what's inside:
1. Kabaya Fish/Frog Gummies
So I will go through each item one by one. This is the first item, the Kabaya Fish/Frog Gummies. This is one of my favourite things included in the box. It's a nice hefty size, the gummy designs are cute (egg → tadpole → frog), and the gummy itself is good quality and tasty! The packet is also resealable like a sandwich bag, which I thought was a nice touch.
Look at that cute little frog!
2. Popin' Cookin' Neri Candy Land DIY Kit
This is a craft project and sweet combined. You're supposed to mould your sweet stuff into whatever shape you like and become an incredible sculptural food artist to rival Heston Blumenthal. It's quite a fun and cute idea, but I found it pretty difficult to make something non-nightmarish.
This is the opened kit. You get some instructions and suggestions, coloured blocks, a bunch of little moulds, a little packet of hundreds and thousands, and a wooden stick.
This is my creation. I guess this is how Frankenstein must have felt.
3. Pokémon Pikachu Pretzels
A much easier snack to deal with, these are pretty much Pikachu branded Pocky sticks. They're pretty delicious. They have a nice chocolate topping, and the Pikachu packaging is a cute novelty.
I especially like all the Pikachus printed on this plastic. Hi pals!
4. Meiji Petit Bubblegum
This stuff tastes pretty nice. It has a good fresh grape flavour.
I love the packaging on this. I can relate to these bubble gum bubbles. Each one of them is me. They are all me.
5. Puccho Mixed Fruit Chewy Candy
This is, as it says, fruity chewy stuff. I don't have much to say about this, but I like the little square-headed characters drawn on the individual wrappers.
6. Marukawa Fusen Bubble Gum
This is the tiniest box ever, with 4 cute little spheres of strawberry bubble gum inside. The strawberry taste is nice, and I bet a borrower could build something good out of this box.
7. Yaokin Sour Paper Candy
Look at those happy little cola bottles! This is a strip of cola flavoured chewy stuff. The sour taste is just right.
8. Dorayaki Japanese Hotcake
This is one of my favourite items in the box. A delicious, soft pancake with chocolate filling. It's so good. I want 5 more immediately.
9. Meiji Kotsubu Chocolates
These are just like Smarties, but the chocolate is a little bit richer, so they taste like luxurious Smarties.
I really like this packaging as well. The back of the box teaches an English word - pencil (enpitsu in Japanese).
10. Lotte Koala March Biscuits
These were another favourite. They are biscuits with a chocolate filling, with koala designs on the front. The biscuit to chocolate ratio is just right, and they're nice and light.
This koala has a very stylish hat. I'm sure I have seen this koala on the cover of many fashion magazines.
I think my favourite item overall was probably the doriyaki, but I liked the whole selection and the variety of everything. Check out my unboxing video below, and don't forget to enter the giveaway over here!