The Try the World subscription box, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a newer travel subscription box that sends a new box based on an international location every other month. I love travel, so this box is perfect for me! Tokyo is one place I haven’t had a chance to visit, so I was so excited to get this box.
The Cost: $45, every two months
The Products: Every other month you will receive unique products from a different city in the world as well as fun facts and important information you would need to know if you went to visit that country.
The Concept: Try the World is a great way for you to learn and experience a different city in the world without having to leave your home. The detailed information they provide would also be useful if you chose to visit that country one day, making this the perfect box for seasoned travelers too.
The COUPON: Use coupon code SUBSCRIPTIONMAVEN to get $10 off your first box!
The box included an information card on the food and lifestyle items.
Also included in the box was a postcard and a ton of different informational cards on Japanese culture.
Origami Paper – Retail Value $7.95
I remember when I was in grade school a woman from Japan came to our class and tried to teach us origami. Ever since, I’ve had an obsession with the craft. The sheets included are so cute, I can’t wait to create a few animals for my daughter.
I learned how to use chopsticks in college while eating Indian food. Ever since, I love to use chopsticks any chance I can get. These are so beautiful (I will probably take a close up of the pattern on Instagram), I don’t want to use them!
Imuraya, Yokan Red Bean Jelly - Retail Value $3.99
These were very interesting. They are lightly sweet, but also a little savory. The mixture of the bean mixed with the slightly chewy jelly is definitely a combination you need to get used to. My mother used to eat these as a child, so she was more than happy to take them.
Aoi Tea Company, Matcha, Sencha and Genmaicha Teas - Retail Value $3.00
I love green tea and trying different types. I am going to have lots of fun trying these. Matcha is a finely powdered green tea that is actually very good to cook with! I especially love making green tea cookies with it.
Takaokaya, Nori Roasted Seaweed - Retail Value $1.00
I love seaweed, so this was great to get in the box.
Konpeito Sugar Candy – Retail Value $1.50
I didn’t try these candies yet, but one of my sisters did and she didn’t feel any particular way about them. She said they didn’t really have a strong flavor.
Kingodo, Senbei Rice Crackers – Retail Value $2.50
Yum! I love rice crackers! I ate one of them before I could take this photo and the rest were gone in a couple of days.
S&B, Ginger Paste – Retail Value $2.75
I love cooking, so any ingredients are always exciting to get. I’ve never used ginger paste, so it will be fun to use it to make traditional Japanese dishes.
Morinaga Milk Caramels – Retail Value $3.00
Thoughts: I really liked this box. My values were estimations and on the low end, simply because I was not able to find really good values online. Besides that, I am super impressed with the variety and number of products. I’ve never come across most of these products before. The level of detail about Japanese culture was also a lot of fun to read and learn. I think that while this box is on the pricier side, it may be worth it for someone who is planning on traveling because this makes a wonderful introduction to the culture.
What did you think of the Tokyo Try the World subscription box?