Time for a food break in between all the beauty! So, today I have my review of another Japanese snack box kindly sent to me by Freedom Japanese Market. You can see my previous review here and you can also read my review on their Fukubukuro Box too.
As you can tell October’s box was overflowing with snacks and candy! Oh and let’s not forget the cute little origami ghost too! The origami is always such a nice personal touch. I believe Sanae painstakingly makes every single one of these herself, just to place in the boxes!
The box was packed so carefully and as usual, absolutely no wastage of space to be seen.
What’s in the Box?
The first snack I tried was this Cabbage Taro. Trust me, there was no cabbage to be seen or tasted in these tasty corn puffs. I believe it’s actually seaweed and Japanese sauce that gives these corn puffs their flavour. I do like corn puffs and these were really nice, the flavour was pretty subtle in them, so don’t be put off by the mention of cabbage!
Let me introduce you to a Giant Capilco. This is a strawberry chocolate shaped ice cream, with milk chocolate in the centre, all in a delicious crispy wafer cone. It actually does taste like strawberry ice cream too. This one surprised me because I am so fussy about chocolate and thought it might not taste that nice BUT it was really lovely. The chocolate is light and aerated as you can see from all the bubbles. Very much like Aero. Really nice sweet snack.
Yokai Watch Gum
Yokai Watch Gum comes in 4 flavours, apple, grape, orange and soda. You can mix up the flavours of the gum to give you totally new flavours. These gums have a really nice fruity taste and it’s fun to mix them together.
Suppai Mucho are a rather unique flavour of crisps. These potato crisps are actually a sour plum flavour. Sour plum? Yes, sour plum! They’re really nice and crispy and they kinda reminded me of the tangy flavour of prawn cocktail crisps here in the UK.
Yaoya-San is a cute little D.I.Y kit to make your own fruit and vegetable shaped candy. You simply press the candy into the moulds and then pop them out. Easy peasy! Definitely the simplest DIY candy kit I’ve come across to date.
This Fluffy Marshmallow is actually an extra bonus item. Pretty pastel coloured marshmallow twist. It’s soft and sweet and if you like marshmallows you will love this. I’m not a huge fan of marshmallows; it’s not the flavour, just the texture biting into it and when it’s in my mouth. I know. I’m weird lol
There is even an instant ramen cup in October’s box in the shape of this Buta-Men. It contains pork and has a spicy curry flavour. Just add hot water to it and you’re good to go. A quick and easy hot snack any time of the day.
These Kame Taro rice crackers are in the shape of turtle shells. They are very crispy and light and have a sweet soy sauce taste to them. Very tasty savoury snack.
Umaibo – Tasty, light crispy tube of puffed corn in various flavours. One of these is pizza flavour (on the right) and I’m not sure what the other flavour is, possibly cheese? Regardless they are really nice and flavourful. It’s great to see them in the Freedom Japanese Market box.
Now, I have to confess that I didn’t try these Gari-Bori Ramen because they are Garlic flavoured and I HATE Garlic. To me, these smelt really strongly of it too. I was assured they were very crispy texture-wise and most definitely had a very strong garlic taste. If you love Garlic I am sure you would love these garlic flavoured ramen crisps.
Two of the smaller items were this Kuro-Be Gum. This is black gum which will colour your tongue black. I was too chicken to try this one for fear it would be liquorice flavour because I don’t like liquorice and it would have been a shame to waste it.
These adorable little candies are Monster Stamps, so they are quite apt for the October box as Halloween is this month. There is a green witch and a blue and purple ghost stamp candy. You simply lick them and then you can stamp them. I stamped the back of my hand. The ghost one came out quite well, though the witch one was a little blurry. What surprised me was how well they printed colour-wise. The transfer was pretty impressive for candy. It’s so great to get seasonal and limited edition snacks and candy-like these in the Freedom Japanese Market box.
I’ve put these last 3 candies together in one photo as they look lost on their own lol
How cute are these pretty little Konpelto? They are just colourful sugar candies; dainty and sweet.
I am partial to gummy candy and I have to say that these Frog Eyes were really yummy. I tried the brown one, which was cola flavoured. It always amazes just how much flavour Japanese candy like this has. It’s usually very intense. Just a really nice soft gummy candy.
I can’t go without giving a nod to this cute Ghost origami. As mentioned above, each and every one of these are personally handmade by Sanae. Too cute! It just shows how much effort and work goes into every box to provide the best experience possible.
The Freedom Japanese Market really does provide a great variety of savoury and candy snacks in each of their boxes. You get an information sheet that tells you what each item is and a brief description too.
There is sure to be something that everyone will like in this Freedom Japanese Market box. Whether you love savoury or you have a sweet tooth, this box will satisfy your snack craving.
Plus, you get so much in one box! Unless you snack 24/7 this box should last quite a while. The best bit is that it’s delivered to your door and you get to try out snacks from another country.
If you’re looking to try a Japanese snack subscription, then I definitely recommend trying Japanese Freedom Market out!
Freedom Japanese Market has closed, and they have a new venture:-
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