Friday, 1 August 2014

Candy Japan monthly subscription - review

Here's a review of another subscription box....this time its a genius idea, which enables you to have sweets (candy!) delivered to your door twice a month! The company is called Candy Japan, and they send out an envelope containing 1-3 items, twice a month, for $25/£14.72 (conversion correct at time of writing). It took just over 2 weeks to arrive, so not bad at all considering it came from Japan!

My 3 packets of lovely sweets!

Honey Kumquat Jellies

Honey Kumquat Jellies

Now, these were my least favourite of the 3. Ian, however loved them....shockingly enough (yes, that's sarcasm, he very rarely dislikes food, even more unlikely to hate the taste of anything sweet!)! I liked them, but I would have chosen the others first. I am the picky one though! This is the description from the email which is sent out explaining each delivery....

What is a kumquat? They are a type of citrus fruit that is cultivated in Japan among other places and used to make jelly. The outer layer of the candy is sweet and sour, with kumquat syrup inside. If you look at the character in the wrapping, you can see that the bear with a green hat actually resembles a kumquat fruit. The candies have a very soft texture.
The only real issue we had was completely out of anybody's control. The weather here has decided to be stupidly warm, so the sugar coating had dissolved a little bit and they were stuck together. Not ruined though, they still tasted great and thats the main thing right?

Super Mario Gummies

Super Mario Gummies

These were goooooood!!!! We like any sweets that are cola flavoured in this house, plus we are massive geeks so the Mario part pleased us greatly too! As you can see in the photo above, there are different shapes in the pack, you can get Mario's face, mushrooms, question mark blocks, stars or coins. Here is the description from Candy Japan....

Super Mario is a video game character loved by people all over the world. There are many products based on this popular character and candy is no exception. The taste is cola. If the package contains other shapes than just Mario, consider yourself lucky. For example you can find gummies shaped like power up stars, coins, mushrooms or question mark mystery cubes. "Mario became a gummy!" proclaims the packaging.

So gutted they're gone.....*sob*

Salt Milk Caramel

Salt Milk Caramel

Now these were the ones I was really looking forward to! I love salted caramel, and there's an annoying lack of salted caramel products in the shops here! As we hoped, this one was truly gorgeous.....perfect blend of flavours, and nicely chewy. Can't recommend it enough. Here is the blurb...

Even though the name contains the word "salt", these are actually not all that salty. They are made from cream that comes from Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. The rock salt used in this is made in Lorraine, which is an area in France. The candies are chewy in texture and as is common in Japan, individually wrapped.

So, there you have it. A nice, growing business I am happy to support! Lovely service and a decent price, and its always nice to try foods from around the world! Head over and place your order HERE!!

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