In a world where subscription boxes seem to be everywhere, it can be difficult to weed through them all and find the one that best works for you. That being said, I recently received a mini size Japan Funbox! Read on to find out what was inside, and what I thought about the value of the product offered! Japan Funbox has a very similar origin story with Geek Girl Pen Pals. Based in Osaka, Japan, they were founded after someone they worked with from China expressed interest in a new flavor of Kit Kat, and an idea was born! (Sounds like our Curly Wurly origins, doesn’t it?) The Japan Funbox is a Japanese Candy Box subscription that comes in three sizes: the mini, the original, and the family size. The box I received is the mini, which contained 6 products for me to try.
The box itself arrived in the US fairly quickly, and in good condition, which is always a concern of mine with international shipping. The packaging was simple but attractive and the first thing I noticed was a menu of what would be included in the box, with descriptions in English of each product, as well as a menu of what comes in the “original” size box.
Inside I found a pretty good variety of items, from snacky savories to candies and even a packet of chocolate biscuits (cookies). Considering the mini only comes with six items, the variety was impressive. And it was very helpful to have a complete menu of what each thing was, as I didn’t recognize a couple of them.
I also appreciated that the items were of a good size themselves. While I got one of each, they didn’t seem to be the mini version of anything, but a full size sample, which makes for a better taste test.
Overall for the price of $14.99 (US) a month including shipping, I’d say it’s a good deal. The shipping alone would be that much for a single item in some of these cases, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. The items in this particular box were varied and I definitely got things that I’d never had before. If you’re interested in an affordable subscription box for Japanese snacks, this might be a good fit for you. Let me know if you check them out!