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Chloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere9 maand(en) geleden
While I usually am preferring to pick all myself, I couldn't pass on this cheap pack of 20 euros total.

It's blind, you don't know a thing about the content.

So when it arrived I immediately unpacked to see what was inside.

Approx 21 snacks, hopefully yummy. (Sorry some photos are darker/less quality as i ate most snacks during the late evening)

So let's start with the loot.


This is the bag it came in

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And it's content

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I started of with some sort of seaweed snack.

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It kinda tastes like chips but sour and salty taste, seems like sour plum taste judging by the pic as well.

I quite liked it but my bf found it odd. I don't think he's the type to order a challenge pack haha. Too challenging haha.

Then i tried this tiny piece, green as it looks i thought it might have wasabi flavor but it was super sweet.. i dunno its a bit similar to foam rings you put in the xmas tree or just eat em during holidays.
Not my cup of tea but didnt think it was inedible, so i still ate it.
Funny thing, this my bf did like xD

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Well onto the next one and this one does fit the challenge theme

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Daaaamn it looks so innocent but it was reallly reaaaally sour, could only handle 2 >< then i had to stop!
After the sour taste dissapears however it changes to a mild coke taste. But the sour taste really lingers long.
(My bf found them too much so he got rid of it after a lil bit of tasting)
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So after that i tried these fishy ones

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They are actual fish it seems with a bit of almonds inbetween.
Best to eat them together i must say.
Well its hard to describe this but it tastes similar to mackarel i guess? But crunchier. Wasnt bad but cant say it was really tasty and that i would buy it myself if i could.

Then theres this long type of candy

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It has sour plum/ume taste. It sour but a light hint of sweetness.
I reallt loved it.

Then theres this ball, the nastiest thing ive ever had!

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Yuck was gross. Not sure how to describe this, but its really artificial and it tastes a bit like beans i guess thats closest to it. Not the yummie red bean paste but brown beans.. yuck

This one appears to be gingerbread, but its not.

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Its soft inside with a light crunch from the top/sides.
Its more similar to cotton candy taste with a twist, real nice.

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Then i started with these black squared candies.

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Well this one i find most hard to describe.. i guess its salty with plum taste or dried fruit? It kinda has a lot of flavors, i did like this one a lot and ate it all in one go.

Onto this tasty looking strip.

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When i opened it, it had a heavy vinegar smell to it.
Luckily it didnt tasted as awful as it smelled.
It was quite tasty! I guess it had some vinegar but it was a bit similar to the dried squid with sauce but with a less sauce, more sour sweet?.
I really cant describe this.. just try, its tasty :)

Onto this squid snack, or well it seems to be squid judging by the pic

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It smells horrible and when i tasted it, it tasted really fishy with vinegar.. really weird taste. I dunno its not super bad but wouldnt eat this again i think. Its definitly unique so im glad i tried it.
It has a rubbery texture, there are small strips and thicker ones.
Thie thick ones taste less like vinegar compared to the small ones.
My fingers now smell fishy xD and its a very lingering taste.

Then there’s this mysterious item.

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So i smelled first and it smelled sweet, i thought oh again dried fruit most likely plum (i guess japanese really love their ume)

But daaamn it tasted salty! It tastes a bit like those super salty liquor fishes they sell here in the netherlands (not actual fish)
But then even saltier!
It was an experience on itself and it most likely is dried fruit again but you barely taste any of that aside from the texture.
Really salty but has a hint of something else i cant place it or relate it to something that im familiar with sadly.

Then theres this unique rocker snack.

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At first it tastes similar to the snacks i had before, kinda rubbery squid taste (like the pic kinda implies by the hats of the guys)on the pic But then it gets spicy and hot
Its a nice snack but i kinda got bored of the squid taste by now as a lot of the snacks so far had this taste. But its good to taste the difference in sauce or spices.

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This cookie is kinda similar to a japanese snack mix we have here with rice snacks, and this is the rice snack. Its crunchy and mild sweet/sticky with a hint of sesame and soy.
But yeah ive tasted this before so was a bit dissapointed.

Then theres this tiny snack

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Its a bit similar to beef jerkey but less tasty really.. i csnt describe the taste but its very prominent and lingers..yuck.
Im a fan of beef jerkey si i wish it was.
Maybe its soy?

And yet more squid

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Im kinda dissapointed as this is challenge pack after all, but i keep getting squid...

This has a different taste, its more soft and doesnt have the rubbery structure or at least less and it has a sweetness to it.
It was nice but since i had too much of squid already i wasnt super impressed but i guess if i had more different snacks i would consider adding this.

Onto another fishy snack

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This one tastes odd, i cant pinpoint it, but it isnt a bad nor a great taste. Its rather sweet but the fish taste lingers.
Im sorry i cant describe it too well this time..
its crunchy tho and hard.

Onto the nuts

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Well japanese mix nuts which get sold here as well.
Same rice taste and crunchy. Its a bit sweet and sticky on top.
Nothing special, a bit dissaponting again or so i thought..
However... unexpected surprise it was veeeery hot!
My mouth was burning and i can tell you my nose felt bad from it, it was that hot..
its an experience on its own. So it had several sort of nuts in it, including some very hot ones and salted peanuts too.
Anyways a handfull was a big mistake lol xD
Seperatly theyre not that hot :)


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This small fellow here is sweet and sour tasted but gets completly sweet later on, very odd taste.
Its green apple taste i think :) but more
Very chemical taste. It has a gummie inside, sour one. Wouldnt want this again, tho the gummie tasted nice.

Then theres this looking like a broath or catfood..

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Really yuck sadly this is the first one i threw away..
It was tasting like sundried tomatoes? I dunno but fluid.. yuck
Reaally odd taste thats for sure, at least this felt like a challenge, tho i failed that challenge haha

The rest of the set were doubles (2)

Overall was it worth it?
For the experience? Yes. But the actual content was a bit dissapointing,
Was nice that i tried a surprise pack but for 20 euros i dunno.. lots of squid. While i do like squid, for a challenge pack i expected some more different snacks as japan is famous for weird stuff after all :p
Like maybe something wasabi or those zombie candies wouldve been nice.
However i did get to know some snacks i really love :) and which werent for sale seperatly on candysan.

Anyways thank you for reading and maybe until next time!
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Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Cloudberry7 maand(en) geleden#73019793Oh man, I didn't see this pop up >.> I've always wondered when you were going to do the challenge and I guess I'm a month late lol.
I guess many people think seafood snacks and ume flavored things are weird so that's already a challenge. It looks like you're quite used to seafood snacks already.
As for the last item in your review, it's actually some sort of apricot preserve. I believe it's "best" eaten frozen ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Better late than never :) glad you enjoyed the review.
Oh guess if i ever get it again i will eat it frozen ^^ maybe it tastes better that way.
Still preservee food is often yuck xD for me

True to that, well im not used to seafood snacks but seafood in general i love so i guess that applied to snacks as well :) !
7 maand(en) geleden
Oh man, I didn't see this pop up >.> I've always wondered when you were going to do the challenge and I guess I'm a month late lol.

I guess many people think seafood snacks and ume flavored things are weird so that's already a challenge. It looks like you're quite used to seafood snacks already.

As for the last item in your review, it's actually some sort of apricot preserve. I believe it's "best" eaten frozen ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
7 maand(en) geleden
i couldn't get a random box like this because i don't eat seafood, but it's fun to see what was inside!

i really want someone to identify what that "brown bean" ball thing was that you hated so much. i am interested in what could be so vile, lol!
9 maand(en) geleden
That's certainly an interesting mix of snacks.

I'd probably pass, however, on getting one of these random boxes since some of the items don't seem particularly appetizing. Maybe it's just not having been raised eating such things, but something about the dried fish items just doesn't appeal to me.
9 maand(en) geleden
Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
Welcome back ~
I guess what you've got aren't too mainstream, never try them before.
20 euros seems fair :D

I'm more into (Calbee) potato chips. like Yagami Light,
I'll take a chip, and ... eat it!!
9 maand(en) geleden
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
dandybaby9 maand(en) geleden#70002811I've ordered from Candysan a few times and have wondered about the challenge packs. I'm actually glad to see a review of one - it confirmed my suspicions that it was probably $5 worth of fish and seaweed dagashi for $30, lmao.
The thing you describe as looking like gingerbread is Fugashi. They're a bit like eating caramelised brown sugar flavoured air. Really odd, but surprisingly good.


Hmm I doubt it was that cheap. I assume everything is approx 100 yen from 100 yen shop. It's still 2100 yen plus the shipping which is included.. Let's say they make 500 yen profit but well they make profit on all candy they sell.
So I won't really complain about the price personally...
And I love dagashi after seeing dagashi Kashi XD

Yeah thus why I compared it to cotton candy yeah :) but brown sugar it is then ^^

LittlePisces9 maand(en) geleden#70002190That spicy nuts snack reminds me of this similar snack I used to get on a Japanese airline plane many years ago. Though they weren't as bad as you mentioned. Love reading unique articles like these after from a hard day at work!

I'm glad to hear you enjoy my blog :)!
Yeah here we get a mix too where it's definitely not as spicy so probably similar to the one at the airplane you had :)
9 maand(en) geleden
I've ordered from Candysan a few times and have wondered about the challenge packs. I'm actually glad to see a review of one - it confirmed my suspicions that it was probably $5 worth of fish and seaweed dagashi for $30, lmao.

The thing you describe as looking like gingerbread is Fugashi. They're a bit like eating caramelised brown sugar flavoured air. Really odd, but surprisingly good.
9 maand(en) geleden
That spicy nuts snack reminds me of this similar snack I used to get on a Japanese airline plane many years ago. Though they weren't as bad as you mentioned. Love reading unique articles like these after from a hard day at work!
9 maand(en) geleden
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Sakura00559 maand(en) geleden#70001394Wow this seems fun! Even though I dislike fish in general it's interesting to see it in snack form, we don't have anything like that here.
Cotton candy-like one looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing this was fun to read ^^


OH I love fish actually :)
But yeah I don't see fish snacks here either!
Glad you liked it :)

eviljackspicer9 maand(en) geleden#70001967Looks interesting. I'd personally play it safe with all the japanese snacks I'm already used to

Hmm well I'm the type that likes to try new things, in worst case it's bad and you don't eat it. But good side you will get to know good snacks you normally wouldn't order yourself and then loved and will add :)

But yeah I used to order snacks I like, but most I didn't know either before I ordered aside from pocky and baumkuche. Now I got many favorites
9 maand(en) geleden
Looks interesting. I'd personally play it safe with all the japanese snacks I'm already used to
9 maand(en) geleden
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