Japanese Candies and Foods


Icesis
on Nov 03, 2014 @ 11:32 pm

I'm not sure if there is much of an audience on here for this, but I absolutely love trying new things and I find Japanese candies and foodstuff so unique and interesting!

There are many different subscription services out there, but I can only speak to Kawaii Supplies and Candy Japan. 

Kawaii Supplies is a Canada exclusive supplier for Japanese Candy. For $15 a month you usually end up wit about a pound of various candies and foodstuff from Japan. I really like this subscription because of the variety I get, but I've found that I end up with more things I dislike than with Candy Japan.

Candy Japan on the other hand is open worldwide and is $25 (if I remember correctly). You usually get some high quality stuff from them, but it usually is only a couple items instead of 10-15 unique items. 

If you're interested in seeing what I've received from either company in the past, check it out on my blog Renew - LifeStart.

Then we have Candysan*. Candysan is a store where you can purchase amazing products from Japan. These can vary from America items that have been remade for Japan, to strictly Japan only products. You'll quickly find out that Japan has a vast selection of items (for example, Oreos) that come in various flavors that you can't find in North America. Unfortunately, free shipping isn't an option so you have to be careful with shipping. It's not a flat rate, it's by weight and adds up quickly.

There are other monthly boxes such as OyatsuBox, Japanese Treats, DDDelivery, and Okashi Connection. I haven't tried these ones yet, but I do hope to soon! 

Have any of you tried any of these, and if so what are your thoughts? 

Have you tried any other ones that aren't listed? If so let me know which!

*denotes a referral link.
 

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glumbumble
thanks on Nov 26, 2014 @ 10:04 pm

Thanks for the sites. Candysan looks nice, but is there a way to change the writing to English? I think these would make a nice gift for someone. Personally I can't see using the service because I'm pretty picky about what I eat.
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Icesis
Re: thanks on Nov 26, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

You can! The feature is at the top to change language and currency :)
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glumbumble
thanks :) on Nov 26, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

Oh! I didn't even see those tiny little flags to change the language or the equally tiny icons next to it ^^ lol That's better. It's really interesting to see such different varieties of candy, even with familiar brands.
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Icesis
Re: thanks :) on Nov 26, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

Definitely! Especially all the different Oreos and kitkats! If you like soft cookies, Country ma'am is superb!
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glumbumble
yummy :) on Nov 26, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

I love soft cookies! I'll definitely be favouriting the Candysan site, looks like it has some good prices. Just not sure yet how much of a hit I'd take with shipping. Too bad though about Kawaii Supplies no longer being in business. Of all the sites I like the look and feel of Candysan the most. The other sites seem very in your face and just so... bright. But I guess that's kind of Japan's way ^^ lol
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Icesis
Re: yummy on Nov 26, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

Haha I know what you mean. :) I'm pretty sad about Kawaii Supplies but what can you do!
CandySan has a shipping calculator for when items are in your bag so you know before checkout!
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Cuppedcakes
LOVE on Nov 27, 2014 @ 11:33 am

i love crazy Japanese candy it's awesome most of it tastes weird but that's the point. Plus the packaging omg
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glumbumble
:) on Nov 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

The packaging is pretty cute. The only Japanese candy I've ever tried was those pixy stick wafer things with chocolate on the end.
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Icesis
Re: LOVE on Nov 27, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

Haha it is so cute. :)
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Icesis
Re: :) on Nov 27, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

Pocky?
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