I’ve been a fan of anime and manga for a rather long time, dating back to when I was about 6 or 7 years old. Now that I’m in my late 20’s, it’s fair to say I’ve been exposed to it for a rather long time. Sometimes though, an anime comes along which blows everything out of the water and not too long ago, that was Attack on Titan. The sheer number of Attack on Titan coats you see worn at conventions is staggering – and now, the Attack on Titan craze has come to our Japan Crates!
Before we continue with this months crate, I’m just going to say that the best product is the one below.
Yes, I adore these things, as daft as they are. I’ll probably stick them to some clear elastic at some point so I don’t have to hold onto them all the time! They are great fun and I even tweeted at Japan Crate, as I am saddened by the fact I’ll only ever have this one pair. I’d like some anime glasses for all occasions! Nevermind, shall we finally check out this month’s box, other than the above glasses? (Oh – Before we do continue, the anime glasses came with a very simple bubblegum which tasted like typical bubblegum).
First of all, let me just say that this months crate looks incredible! It’s detailed, it’s visually stunning and it really stood out from many of the other crates. I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing some more full-art covered crates in the future. With this said then, we opened the box and this month may be our personal favourite to date, as we finished everything inside of it pretty quickly. But before we look at that, here’s how the crate looked when opened:
As you can see, the box was brimming with big bags this month – Two of the big bags were dedicated to crisps, which tasted pretty close to ready salted crisps. With this said, it is fair to say that they were flavoured with something different: One of them had a Umami flavouring, which made it a little bit more rich than a typical ready salted crisp. These two packets went down a treat and were a fair size, meaning that we were able to share it nicely!
Along with the bags, we had a delicious biscuit, which wasn’t too different from our own Fox’s Melts. We had a… ‘candy sour’. No, no, that wasn’t my mistyping, bloody translation errors. I blame Google Translate for that (I kid, I don’t really). Anyway, I tried it and it was pretty sour, but considering I adore the sour sweets called “Toxic Waste”, these weren’t all that bad. Oh and there was a little cola gummy sweet too. It was as nice as a gummy sweet can get, but really that’s not saying much..!
Weirdly, to me, the biggest ‘miss’ of the month would have been the white cola they sent. It was a great novelty, not too dissimilar to Pepsi Crystal (insofar as it tasted pretty much like cola, without the standard colouring). With this said though, it was just that; a novelty. It didn’t taste like the best cola I’ve ever drank, but it wasn’t the worst either. It was a bit too sweet for mine and Jake’s liking. Nevermind! It was still drinkable and looked great.
For those of you who came for the pretty pictures, here’s our gallery from this month’s Japan Crate:
As ever, thanks for joining us – We really do love unboxing these and even though we missed Decembers, we feel this one was right back on form. Have you yet opted for a Japan Crate? If so, are you getting the Premium Crate like we are, or are you just going for one of the smaller options? As ever, leave us a comment below, or over on Facebook and Twitter. Happy snacking, folks!