About a month ago I got an email from Oishi Fun, a Japanese snack delivery service. They asked if I’d like to review a box, and I agreed, eager to pair my twin interests of blogging and snacking into one activity. To be honest I was feeling pretty confident about it already, which is why I put it in my holiday gift guide.
The box finally arrived about a month after we’d talked. I quickly realized why—it actually came all the way from Japan! The sparkly pink box was more like a present than a package, and came with a complete English list of all the snacks inside.
As you can tell, there are a lot of them. Two of them (the Mario World package and the Pokemon box) come with a toy as well as a snack. Let’s take a look.
This strawberry chocolate packaging is clever in that it’s shaped just like the pink-and-brown chocolate bites inside. Note the bat imagery – a bunch of the stuff this month was Halloween-y, I guess left over from October.
There was not one, but two different banana snacks! The cake in the package is a small roll cake. The caramel is chewy and far more strongly banana than the cake.
The one complaint I have is that these apple pie bites came pretty crumbled up. Didn’t affect the taste though—I think these flaky pastries were my favorite sweet thing. The onigiri chips in the third photo for my favorite savory thing. Sorry I didn’t get a closeup, but they’re triangular rice cakes flavored with nori and rice vinegar, which I love.
Both the toys that came in this box came with a candy. This Delphox came with a small mint. The Mario 3D World package came with a holographic Princess Peach card and a pineapple-flavored mushroom 1-Up gummy. Including the Pikachu gum, I got three different Nintendo themed candies in this box.
After eating all that candy, I finished off with a stick of Watering Kissmint. I can’t figure out the flavor (that green katakana says Mascot, I think), but it tastes like a tangier version of how I remember Doublemint gum tasting, back when that was a thing. The brilliant Katriel has let me know it is “Muscat” flavored, which is a kind of sweet grape!
I really enjoyed a chance to try Oishi Fun because they picked out snacks and snack flavors I never would have picked for myself or known that I’d like so much. To be honest, there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t like in this box. I’d been having a rough week until getting this spangly pink box in the mail, and it turned my day around. It’s an indulgence, yes, and maybe not something you’d buy for yourself every month, but at just $25, it’s a fantastic pick-me-up. I can’t wait to order for a friend to brighten up their day.