After just returning from my trip to Japan, I have to tell you that there are amazing options when it comes to snack food. There are more and more subscription boxes that are tapping into this very exclusive and exciting market. Freedom Japanese Market is a snack food subscription box that was started because many of the owners friends who had moved away from Japan, were disappointed that they could not find quality Japanese snacks in their own country.
Freedom Japanese Market is a monthly subscription box that provides snacks straight from Japan, delivered directly your home. Boxes include various Japanese candies and snacks that are pre-selected, with each month offering a new combination of popular, rare, and Japanese exclusive candies and snacks.
Freedom Japanese Market offers three different subscription boxes. The Puchi Pack includes 5-8 snacks. The Original Pack includes 12-16 snacks. The Family Pack includes 24-36 snacks.
Cost: Puchi Pack $14.99/month, Original Pack $24.99/month and the Family Pack $45.99/month.
Shipping: Free Worldwide Shipping!
Promo Code: GirlMeetsBox - Save $3 off any Original or Family Pack.
There is a great drawing of the Freedom team on the outside of the box, and it is clearly a family business, with the two youngest working as the taste testers.
The boxes often include many limited edition snacks only available to the Japanese market for a limited amount of time. There is also an English content list with color pictures. This is printed on regular paper and is not on high quality cardstock. The information sheet provides a short explanation of what Japan is like during each season providing a bit of culture along with your snacks.
Big Bar Choco
An aerated chocolate bar with a hint of salt.
Challenge your taste buds with fermented soy bean flavored umaibo. The product sheet warns that this is not for the faint of heart.
A tube of puffed corn flavoured like octopus.
Baby Star PanMen
A new type of Baby Star Ramen chips, flavoured with maple and cinnamon.
Dried fish jerky flavoured like okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese style pancake that is very difficult to describe. It is made with shredded cabbage and a whole lot of other things thrown in. The real flavour comes from the sweetened Worcester sauce. I personally love these things.
Suppai Lemon Gum
Several pieces of sour gum in one package. One piece of sour lemon gum is the most sour. You have to eat them all to find it!
Play rock, paper, scissors with this hand shaped cola flavoured gummy. Besides who wouldn’t use another hand.
Roasted Corn Aerial
These light and crispy chips taste like roasted corn, straight off the BBQ.
If you love sugar, now you can have it in liquid form.
These ramune flavoured candies might not change your personality, but they are still yummy!
These sweet rice “thunder crackers” are named for a famous gate in Tokyo.
A girl’s day treat. These mini marshmallows have a surprise strawberry filling.
Add water to the powder to create your own grape flavoured candy and decorate it with bits of sugar.
Puchi Uranai Candy
Your favourite among a variety of life attributes (love, money, work, etc) hides behind each ramune flavoured candy.
Freedom Japanese Market boasts that all snacks are purchased directly from Japanese distribution companies. Boxes are packed in Japan. Along with the content list, you get a little handmade origami, a nice touch. The box also included a limited edition, Japan exclusive snack. As the Japanese love to do with many of their products, many of these snacks are only available in Japan for a short period of time. I felt like there was a great mix of sweet, sour, salty, and savory snacks as promised. The box is packed to the lid, no shredded paper or plastic packing filler; only snacks from top to bottom! Nicely done Freedom Japanese Market.
What do you think of Freedom Japanese Market?