Eat or Retreat: Zenpop Japan July 2018 Sweets Box Review

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Zenpop Japan sent me this box a few months ago, and just like with the other box I reviewed before, it took me a long time to get this thing together. But here we are now, finally!

Funny story about this subscription box: This is actually the second box they sent me after the first one got delayed in the post office for 8 months. 8 MONTHS! That’s insane right? Many of the products inside that box were past their best before date (but I still ate those that didn’t smell funky) so Zenpop graciously decided to send me another box. So yes, this is a PR box, but this post is not sponsored or paid for. I’m writing this because I think I am not alone in finding subscription boxes fun.

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This second box took a detour to Hong Kong, arriving at my aunt’s doorstep before getting to me. And it took maybe a month and a half? Anyway, I’m sure many of you who have experience in ordering these kinds of things abroad through standard shipping have your own horror stories, but for me, that 8-month delay is an all-time fail. But it could be an isolated case for all I know. My other box arrived after a month!

Eat or Retreat: Japan Ramen Box Subscription Box

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Am I the only one who gets a thrill out of subscription boxes? Because I was super excited when I received this Japan Ramen Box in the mail. We don’t have a lot of these where I live. Or at least, we don’t have a lot that I feel are consistently good in churning out their boxes. For me, the most important thing about a subscription box is how well-curated it is. Regardless of whatever item a subscription box specializes in, it should make a person want to keep looking forward to the succeeding boxes.

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I received this box from the company as a review package. Although I was NOT PAID to do a review for this, I really wanted to go through with it anyway, just to let people know that there are boxes out there that actually ship to the Philippines for FREE. Now how long it takes to get here is a different matter entirely. This box arrived to me a month after it was shipped from Japan, which is technically not bad considering how unreliable the Post Office can be. However I have had other subscription boxes get lost in the Post Office for 8 months, so I guess there is a bit of luck involved here. 

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