Thursday, July 31, 2014

Okashi Connection - July Box

If you follow me on Instagram, I am sure by now you have all noticed my love for random Japanese sweets and snack foods.


Pocky, Pocky, Pocky !!

I recently discovered the awesomeness that is
Okashi Connection.

It is basically a Japanese Candy Subscription service. You subscribe for $22 a month and they send you a box of random Japanese treats.



I excitedly waited and when it arrived I might of done a little squeely happy dance




The contents... was awesome..



(note the Kit Kats and Crunch were an optional add on for extra cost.. and I just wanted)

i got my box before the official blog post with the names of what was in it was up.
So there was a lot of... what the hell is that ??

So i will go through each thing in the box and rating of

- Initial reaction to trying it
- How sweet or savoury?
and on a scale of 1 to 5 noms..
what is my score
1 being blegh to 5 being OMG GIMME!!

Starting with the Bonus Items


Raspberry Kit Kat


Ahhh yum,

 Flavour is kinda creamy at first and then you get slapped with a nice big whack of Raspberry flavour.
First Taste Reaction - Very sweet and just a little bit tart
My score -


Crunch Strawberry Cheesecake bars


These are kept in the freezer so they are cold and have little crunchy bits. Quite sweet with a definite strawberry flavour. I like the fact there is crunch to it. 

First Taste Reaction - Sweet and a little sour
My Score -


Ok now for the contents of the Okashi Connection Box for July


Ninjin


In Japanese, Ninjin means carrot, but this taste nothing like carrot. It is a traditional Japanese snack. It is basically puffed rice. 
First Taste reaction - are you sure this isn't puffed wheat cereal??
- My Score

Morokoshi Wa Taro


Consomme flavoured corn snack. These were weird but surprisingly yum. Kind of like a bland not cheese flavoured Cheezel. 
First Taste reaction - A bit bland but yum
- My Score

Bake – Cookies & Cream

Crunchy, Creamy Heaven basically. These are crunchy but then have a creamy soft centre. 
First Taste reaction - Kinda a almost chocolatey, Vanilla flavour..i think
- My Score
Oyatsu Kids Pack

This was a mixed pack of treats, that is usually eaten by kids. There is some weird stuff in here. Mixed between savoury and sweet
First Taste reaction - The curry flavoured crisps were bleeegggh. Some other things ok but yeah not a winner for me 
- My Score

Wata Gum – Sour Lemon
First reaction - is this cotton candy, i thought it was meant to be gum.
First Taste reaction - F&#& THAT IS SWEET and a bit sour
it is a little weird, kinda chewy, then dissolves to nothing. 
- My Score


Neru Neru Neru - I got the grape flavour


Kinda like a weird build your own candy. 
You have to mix some powders with water, to a weird kinda gummy paste texture and then roll it in something that looks like pop rocks but are not pop rocks. 
First Taste Reaction - HOLY MOTHER OF ALL GODS THAT IS F^#%ing SWEET 
and yeah to weird for me
- My Score

Cream Collon - Cream Soda Flavour


I am such a juvenile that I giggle every time see these cause my mind just reads colon. 
These were very yum
First Taste Reaction - Crunchy, but soft. Slightly fizzy, sweet/sour flavour
- My Score



Poppin Cookie - Neri Candy Land



This be soooo weird. It is kinda like a cross between play dough and candy. You can roll it and form it into shapes. then eat it
First taste Reaction - Just mainly sweet and kinda chewy. too odd for me
- My Score


All in all I am very happy with the contents of my Okashi Connection box this month and am pumped for the next one... 

One question -  do you want to see a reaction video when I try them for the first time at all? ;)

Now excuse me while I nom what is left.... 





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6 comments

  1. Wow!! What a flippin' cool idea!! Those candies look like an experience, if not all delicious :)

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    1. How awesome is it. It is worth it just for the amusement value of watching someone try something you know is mega sweet etc.

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  2. Japanese candy looks so pretty and interesting, but I have yet to go beyond Pocky. This box does look fun though : )

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    1. I may be slightly obsessed with Pocky and can never help buying other stuff just to see what the hell it is. so when I saw the box I just had to. I love it, it is so much fun trying them all. :)

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  3. Pocky 4 lyfe! I'm literally frothing at the mouth looking at all this sugary goodies. The force is strong with my sweet tooth.

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  4. Video please! That would be fun to watch. I really want a bite of those Kit Kats!

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