Kawaii Supplies Review - April 2014 - International Treat Subscription
This package was received complimentary for review.
What is it? Kawaii Supplies
How Much? $10-15 per month, depending on subscription type
What’s in it? A variety of Japanese candy and snacks
Kawaii Supplies is a new Canadian subscription service, based in Alberta. Kawaii Supplies gets Japanese candy and snacks, directly from Japan, and sends them out to subscribers across Canada. Kawaii Supplies generously sent this bag of treats for me to review.
Kawaii Supplies has 4 subscription options to choose from:
- Mystery Snack Pack A and B contain 5-6 treats, weighing between 50-100 grams, and will ship in an envelope. Both are $10 per month and include tax and shipping.
- The Regular Monthly Subscription is $15 per month and includes both Mystery Snack Pack A and B. It also includes tax and shipping.
- The Premium Monthly Subscription is $15 per month, plus shipping. This package includes larger snacks and treats that won't fit into the 2cm letter mail slot. Shipping is charged based on destination so the closer you are to Edmonton, Alberta, the cheaper shipping will be. The package they sent me was charged over $11 shipping.
There was no product card included, which really confused me at first. Then I realized Kawaii had sent me a document via e-mail that explained what everything is and listed the ingredients.
As a subscriber, you can expect to receive the same e-mail each month. Click on the image above to view it full size. Despite the list, I still had a hard time figuring out what was what. I had to compare the Japanese characters on the list with the lettering on the packages. It took a while, but I think I figured it out!
All the products dumped out of the bag!
I received the Premium package, which includes an assortment of small and large treats, candies, and snacks. Because the treats were shipped loose in a bubble mailer, I found many of them crushed or broken.
From left to right, top to bottom:
- Umai-bo Teriyaki Flavour (broken in half)
- Shimi Choco Corn
- Melon Pandaro (broken to pieces)
- Mochi Taro (broken to pieces)
- Ramune Iro Iro (x2)
- Puccho (x2)
Left to right, top to bottom:
- Makken Gumi (cider flavour)
- Pierre Ojisan No Roll Cake
- Puchi Du Choco Strawberry Flavour
- Calcium Sen (2 of 3 broken to pieces)
- Potato Fry (broken to pieces)
There is no way to put an actual value on these items, but I would say $15 is definitely worth it if you are in the market for Japanese candies and treats. It should be noted that Kawaii changed their subscription model and pricing after sending me this package. Previously a monthly package would have cost over $25 per month, including shipping. I was very happy to see they had re-worked the model and added different levels of subscriptions, making them more affordable. I would like to see a different style of packaging to ensure the treats don't arrive damaged, but other than that, it's a fun subscription. I've tried a few of the snacks and some were very strange, while some were very tasty.
What do you think of Kawaii Supplies?
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