Greetings IGGPPC Nation! I hope you are all ready for a visual feast as I review a subscription box from Japan Crate! Japan Crate are a relatively new subscription box company but their boxes pack a punch. So without further ado let’s jump right in with my unboxing video…

The Delivery and The Box

To say that the crate was delivered to me from half a world away (San Francisco to be precise), it only took 2 weeks to land at my door which is pretty speedy for the size of it! The box itself is hard to miss as it is bright red. Upon opening, the first thing you’ll see is a kawaii illustration on the inside of a smiling mountain and clouds, it’s adorable!

The Menu

Resting on top of the contents of the crate was a handy menu with a short comic about Japan Crate on one side and a detailed list of the box contents on the verse. I found this invaluable as I started digging through the contents!

“These juicy peach paw gummies are so soft you just might think you’re holding hands with a cuddly kitten”

The descriptions used are adorable and sometimes hilarious! I especially loved the description for the ‘Happy Paws Gummy’s’

The Contents

Let’s get down to brass tacks here: the contents! This particular box was absolutely jam packed with 13 different snacks to try, a drink and a bonus gift of an adorable tiny Totoro figurine!  Out of the 13 items only one was savory and four were types of gum, which is lucky because I love gum but if I didn’t I would have been disappointed. The remaining items consist of different chocolate bars (the talking puppy chocolate was the best!), some gummies, a box of pocky and pejoy (which is reverse pocky – biscuit tubes filled with cream) and some DIY sweets.

Out of all these my favourite items were the snow pea chips (they were really delicious), the peach gummy paws as they reminded me of the peach gummies I ate a lot of as a kid, and the DIY sweets as they are fun to make and eat! One of the best things about this box was getting to share the contents with my friends and neighbours, they all went wild for the unusual treats inside, especially the green tea KitKats and the banana Pocky.

Below you can check out a gallery of all the items in the crate.

Final Thoughts

Half the fun of reviewing this box has been examining the packets the snacks arrive in as they are brightly coloured and usually adorned with kawaii characters, it’s certainly a visual treat! At $30 for a premium box I would say that you definitely get your money’s worth for the amount of items you receive, but I would have appreciated a better sweet/savoury ratio to the contents. The addition of the Totoro figurine was a lovely touch and will stick around my house long after the snacks have been devoured!

As a special treat Japan Crate have very kindly given me a code to share with y’all for $3 off one of their boxes. All you need to do is plug in the code: GGPPCANDY at the checkout – valid for the first 30 people to use it!

Bonus Cat in a Box Photo


Queenie Loved Her New Box

Note: While I was not paid for this review, Japan Crate sent me a free box to review with my honest opinion.