To follow last week’s post about my healthy-eating journey, I thought I’d write a post about the large amount of unhealthy snacks me and Andy ate recently. Because variety is the spice of life and all that. Anyway…
Last month, Andy and I purchased a Japanese candy and snack box from Doki Doki Boxie. Doki Doki Boxie sell monthly mystery snack boxes, similar to brands like Tokyo Treat and Japan Crate. Except with Doki Doki Boxie you don’t have to subscribe, which means you can buy them as and when you feel like it! No being tied down to regular payments! We chose the Deka Box, because it’s the biggest and we’re amazingly greedy. The Deka Box includes 20-21 items, along with a choice of either an extra premium snack or anime item/toy. I persuaded Andy to let me go for the premium item, because it looked amazing. You also get to choose whether you want a DIY sweet kit instead of one of the snacks, and we obviously chose the DIY kit, because they’re so much fun to do!
Warning: The photo-quality in this post is not great, because I used my camera instead of my phone. Yes, phone camera quality has improved so much that it’s actually taken over the camera I spent £150 on in 2012. Someone buy me a DSLR so I can stop making excuses and just own my terrible camera skills.
Peko-chan Strawberry Choco Parasol – This was a mixture of strawberry chocolate and milk chocolate, shaped like a parasol. Because everyone wants to eat a parasol!
Fuusen no Mi (Peach Gum) – We’ve not actually tried this yet, but I’m not a fan of gum, so I think it’ll end up going to Andy. Even though I do love peach-flavoured things!
Mango Yogurt Picola – These are, hands-down, the best wafers I’ve ever had in my life. The mango-flavouring is just perfect, and I had to stop myself from scoffing the whole packet in one go. They’re like those hollow, ice cream wafer sticks, except packed with flavour. In hindsight, they’d be perfect drinking straws, and I can imagine they’d be incredible with a nice black tea. *stops writing to go find more mango wafer sticks online…*
Disney Pakkuncho – These are biscuits with chocolate inside, kind of like Hello Pandas, except they have Disney characters on them! I ate Olaf, guys. I ate Olaf!
Uncle Pierre’s Butter Cream Roll Cake – This looked really exciting and butter cream is like the best thing you can stuff in your face, but, unfortunately, it fell a bit flat. It was just a Swiss roll in fancy packaging, guys. Do not let it deceive you. Damn sneaky Japanese Swiss roll.
Pokémon Snack – THE BEST THING IN THE BOX. These are Pikachu-shaped cocoa rice snacks (a bit like Coco Pops) with a beautiful white chocolate filling. They were so melty and wonderful and lovely and I could honestly have eaten about 300 boxes of them. If I ever go to Japan I’ll be stockpiling these, because, wow, they were amazing. You even got a free Pokémon sticker inside the box – we got Lapras!
Ottotto Consomme – Hollow crackers shaped like cute vegetables and vegetable-related things with the flavour of consomme. These were way too strong for me, but they were so adorable. They even had aubergine-shaped ones, which I had to photograph and send to my friend because aubergines.
Harvest Double Chocolate Melizy – Thin chocolate biscuits coated in milk AND dark chocolate. These were wrapped in twos and the packaging was so cute!
Texas Corn Takoyaki – When we opened these, I thought they were fish-flavoured, and almost cried because I HATE anything fishy. However, after reading the leaflet, I found out that they were takoyaki sauce flavoured, which I was so happy about! And they were SO GOOD. I’d definitely recommend trying some!
Potato chips – Hokkaido Rich Butter – Like the title suggests, these crisps were so buttery. I felt like I was eating huge spoonfuls of butter straight from the tub, but with a tiny hint of garlic. As a person who rarely butters bread for sandwiches, I found this way too overwhelming, but Andy said they were the best crisps he’d ever had. He does use half a tub of butter on every sandwich he has though!
Garlic Potato Chips – These were amazingly garlicky and I’m now incredibly sad that we don’t do anything like this in the UK. I’d like all the garlic crisps now, please.
Purin Dakedo Cola Gummy – I think these were supposed to be pudding and cola flavoured gummies, but I could only taste cola. They were still nice though!
Pizza Potato Chips – These are amazing crinkle-cut crisps, which tasted like pizza and had some sort of magic cheese on them that didn’t need to be refrigerated. Yes, I realise the cheese was probably powdered/dehydrated. Yes, I’m still going to call it “magic” cheese.
Baby Star Ramen Mini (Chicken) – I don’t really know what this is. Andy thinks it’s probably like the noodly bits in Bombay mix, but I guess we won’t know for sure until we try them. And, yes, “noodly bits” is a technical term.
Look Parfait A La Mode – This was the premium item we got in the box. These are individually-wrapped chocolates with chocolate, banana, strawberry and matcha green tea parfait fillings. Although I loved how these were presented, and thought the chocolates were really cute, I found the fillings far too strong. Especially the matcha one, which I thought tasted more like Irish liquor than matcha green tea.
Premium Umaibo (Mozzarella and Camembert Cheese) – A giant Wotsit (corn snack) with the most amazing cheese flavour ever. So amazing, in fact, that I had an incredibly hard time giving the second half to Andy to try. Why he take away my lovely corn snack?
Cheese Arare – I think these were actually made of cardboard. But, for some reason, when I complained to Andy that they tasted of cardboard, he nodded enthusiastically, then said they were the best thing he’s ever tasted. Why does my boyfriend like eating cardboard?
Fugashi – The leaflet describes this as a ‘like a beautiful combination of sugar toast and a croissant’, which is a really great way of describing it. I thought this was absolutely amazing, and was so surprised when the crunchy batter melted into a pastry-type consistency in my mouth. The sugary flavour was amazing too. Can I eat these all day, please?
Premium Ham Katsu – I’ve not tried this yet and I’m scared to, because I imagine it’s one of those things that you either love or hate, and if you hate it the taste will stay with you for the next three days, no matter how many mints you eat.
Fun Festival! DIY Kit – We’ve not made this yet, but it looks amazing on the box, so let’s spend a bit longer imagining that it will turn out like that, because I’m sure when I’ve effed it up I’ll be sorely disappointed about how bad it looks.
And that’s everything! All in all, it was a fantastic box and I’d definitely recommend getting one if you’re interested in trying some different snacks. Plus, when compared with similar boxes, Doki Doki Boxie worked out cheaper per item, which is always good.
This post ISN’T sponsored, by the way, I just really like food. But if anyone would like to sponsor me to eat lots of snacks then you’re more than welcome to.
Have you ever bought a surprise box?