Is TokyoTreat Worth It? - Japanese Snack Box Breakdown

31 August 2021 by Oliver

So… You’re thinking of trying out a Japanese snack box? Or maybe you’ve just heard about TokyoTreat through the grapevine? Or maybe you have no idea what a monthly snack box like TokyoTreat is?

Well - Welcome! Pull up a chair and sit down. So one of the questions you might be having is “Is TokyoTreat Worth It?” There are many ways to get Japanese snacks, other than subscription snack boxes - and what’s so special about Japanese candy and snack boxes anyway?

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite articles that we think will answer the question “Is TokyoTreat Worth It?”

Beginners Guide: Popular Japanese Candy and Snack Brands

The world of Japanese candy is an amazing place to explore. There is no end to the kind of flavors and textures and snacks you’ll find in Japan, and it can be a snack lover’s paradise.

But starting off can be daunting - just going in randomly and picking something at your local Asian supermarket can be both costly and result in a bad pick.

That’s why we’ve put together a handy beginner’s guide to trying Japanese snacks for the first time. To start, we’ll be splitting them into two categories:

・Japanese Brands

・Foreign Brands with Japanese Flavors or a Japanese Twist

Find out how to start exploring Japanese flavors here!

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Can I Get TokyoTreat Snacks Cheaper?

It’s natural to wonder ‘Is it possible to pick up TokyoTreat snacks for less?’ We must always think about how we can get the most value out of your experience. So we’re here to answer this important question.

And the short answer is: yes and no (sorry for the non-answer). But let’s break it down further. Check out our full breakdown here

Summer 2021's Most Popular Japanese Candy

Summer in Japan is HOT. Regular temperatures of over 40°C are an everyday experience and the humidity is not something to joke about. And when it’s not hot enough to cook an egg on the side of the road, expect heavy rain - especially in Japan’s rainy season. 

Even your friends over in the monthly Japanese snack box TokyoTreat team don’t leave the safety of our air conditioned office unless we absolutely have to. But with all the heat, you have to keep up your energy. We need to snack on some tasty Japanese snacks to refuel. 

The summer season in Japan is when we see a lot of fresh and fruity flavors come out - like tropical Okinawa citrus or coconut goodness, and we see these snacks pop up around June, July and August! But they tend to also leave as quickly as they come, with many Japanese snacks only being available for a few months or even just a few weeks.

So let’s check out TokyoTreat’s top 5 picks for Summer 2021’s best candy releases!

TokyoTreat vs Amazon: Where to score Japanese KitKats?

When you think of iconic Japanese snacks, what comes to mind? Mochi? Senbei? Or perhaps the never ending rotation of awesome Japanese KitKat flavors on offer! 

If you’re a beginner to Japanese snacks, finding out how to get the latest Japanese Kit Kat flavors can be pretty tricky! You can try to find a friend in Japan and ask them to send you some Nestle Japan KitKat goodness - but this is more about luck than anything else.

Obviously buying online can be a good way to keep up with the latest flavors. But the question is: where to turn? Amazon can be a big help in these times. 

But does it offer the best value for your money? Let’s take a look at some of your options for taking home the tastiest KitKats around.

TokyoTreat vs Bokksu: Which is the Best Japanese Snack Box?

Since the events of 2020, Japanese snack boxes are a great way to grab some Japanese treats without ever leaving home! TokyoTreat has an awesome monthly selection of Japan-Exclusive and seasonal snacks. But there are also plenty of other snack boxes to try too. 

One of the most popular options is Bokksu, another monthly Japanese snack box. But what is the difference between TokyoTreat and Bokksu? Let’s take a look further into what TokyoTreat and Bokksu offer.

TokyoTreat vs Bokksu: August 2021 Japanese Snack Comparison

Last month was incredibly hot here in Tokyo. With the humidity and the rain, keeping cool and refreshed was very difficult. 

We’re sure the same is for many of you in countries with hot summers. But you can always count on your friends at the monthly Japanese snack subscription box TokyoTreat to offer some refreshment. 

We wanted to take a look at the snacks on offer last month in TokyoTreat and see how they compare with another popular snack box, Bokksu. See what we have to say!


So those are some of our favorite articles that give food for thought as to whether “Is TokyoTreat Worth It?”. Of course, we’re a little biased. But the only way is to find out for yourself! Head over to see what awesome Japan exclusive treats are coming this month and find out the true value of TokyoTreat!

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