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Freedom Japanese Market sends unique Japanese candies and snacks sent straight to your front door! The following three box options are available: Puchi Pack ($12.99/month) which includes 5 to 8 Japanese snacks, the Original Subscription Pack ($24.99/month) which contains 12 to 16 full size and sample snacks or the Family Pack ($45.99/month) which includes double the amount of snacks the original pack contains. I received the “Original” for review.
Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own, and no compensation was received.
Freedom Japanese Market ships from Japan on a monthly basis. International shipping generally takes between 10 to 20 days.
The August 2017 Freedom Japanese Market included the following items:
~Chocolate Umaibo & Umaibo: The Chocolate Umaibo is easily my favorite Umaibo to date. Instead of a long stick, it’s individual pieces with Nutella-like chocolate filling. The pumpkin corn pottage (a thick stew) was also good, but it also wasn’t chocolate ;).
~Baby Gang Candy: The information card says that this is Green Apple candy, but I believe mine is strawberry. It’s a fizzing candy that pops in your mouth. My boys (they are 5 and 9) thought this was very fun.
~Premium Umaibo: This puffed corn tastes like a mix of mozzarella and camembert cheese. It’s very tasty and has lots of great cheese flavor. Because it’s so filling, I think this one would also be best in smaller pieces.
~Cream Rusk: Twice baked biscuits topped with a delicious cream. This may sound a little strange, but I think they’d be extra amazing with a slice of cheese on them.
~Okashi no Mizu Ame: This is a Japanese DIY Liquid Candy Kit. Think gummy bear-like, but not quite. We always have fun making these, but they never seem to work out perfectly. Or maybe they do, and we just don’t love the candies?
~Fried Potato: These are just the right amount of salty. They are thicker than potato sticks I have tried here in the states, which is good because it slowed me down eating them ;).
~Awa Dama: This is a grape-flavored bubble gum. Nice grape flavor, but I only tried it briefly, so I can’t comment on how long the flavor lasts (I just don’t love gum).
~Mike Popcorn: Soy sauce popcorn! What??? Freedom Japanese includes the most interesting popcorn flavors. I think I like soy sauce popcorn!
~Do-n Tarou: I am not sure how to describe udon noodles? They are wheat noodles, but they have more flavor than that. I loved them.
~DonDon Yaki: DonDon Yaki are Korean kimchi flavored rice crackers. Tons of flavor packed in these little crackers!
~Mini Bottle: The information card says this is strawberry, but I think mine is blue raspberry. It’s a fizzy candle, and my boys thought it was so fun to pour it straight into their mouths from this bottle!
~Koala’s March: Who doesn’t love these? Seriously. The chocolate filled ones are my personal favorite, but the strawberry ones are amazing too. They have a delicious true-strawberry tasting filling surrounded by a yummy cookie.
~Melon Soda Gum: This month’s box included a bonus melon soda gum. I think this was a bonus in a previous box as well? Bonus items are always welcome in boxes!