Sunday, 11 October 2015

♡ August Japan Crate [[UNBOXING]] ♡


There are sooo many snack subscription boxes out at the moment and whilst most of them are rather tempting... Japan Crate is the one that called out to me the most somehow, so I decided to treat myself to a recurring subscription for a while. And, of course, you may notice that we are in October and this August's box... yes I am full aware how behind I am, I have just come back from a hiatus.

This general gist of Japan Crate is that you can subscribe to three different kinds of boxes; mini, original and premium with either a recurring monthly payment (from $12 plus p&p) or you can pay for either 3, 6 or 12 months worth of boxes, therefore saving you a bit of cash at the end of it. You can cancel at any given time, so if you fancied just one box then you can enjoy one box without the pressure of payments. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
I went with a premium subscription, as you can get between 12-14 items with a drink and a DIY candy kit all weighing up to 2kg. Not bad huh? Well, I can honestly say that I wasn't disappointed with the items I received in this box. It arrived about 5 days after dispatch, which isn't bad for international shipping from the USA, and it came in an extremely sturdy (and colourful) cardboard box so all my items were packed safely together with no casualties during transit.

You get a cute little magazine that tells you about the items you received, and there's even added information about how to do your DIY kit, a comic strip and other bits and pieces... I think that's a nice little touch to make it more personal somehow?

The first bundle is what I would have received if I had ordered the mini box; Chocolate Pucca, Crackling Cotton, Soy Sauce Pretz and Mario Kart Gum.

The second bundle is what I would have received if I had ordered the normal box - plus the mini box contents; Chocoroom DIY Kit, Puzzles & Dragons x Bikkuriman Wafer, Crayon Shin-Chan Candy, Pokemon Puzzle Gum and Shuwa Shuwa Soda Candy.

The final bundle is the added premium extras - plus the mini and normal box contents; Creamy Melon Soda, Japanese BBQ Scones, Wow Such Banana?! and Soda Mixing Jelly Beans.

So for 13 items it cost me $30 plus $15 post and packaging... which to me is a really good deal because to get these items in London it would cost a small fortune because of "import charges" blah, blah de blah. Out of all these items, I have actually only had two of them previously (the BBQ Scones and the Melon Soda) so it was a completely new experience for me and that is the main reason why I love subscription boxes, you get pushed out of your comfort zone. Japan Crate is really a great deal in my opinion and until another box comes along in my direction and decides to sway me... I think I will be sticking with this for a little while longer. Now I'm just hoping they put a few more savoury treats in future boxes now!

Thanks for reading


  1. It all looks really tasty! I really want to subscribe to one of these snack boxes hehe~

  2. Ahhh, this looks like such an amazing service!! I wish I could justify subscribing but I have so many candy now I could probably start my own!

    Dannie x