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Japan Funbox Subscription Review:

Getting subscription boxes is really awesome especially when it comes to out of the country items. Japan Funbox has different sized subscription boxes to meet your needs. A "mini" (which is the size we received), an "Original" which has over 15 items, and then the "Family" which can have up to 30 items. Sadly, I was unable to get images of many of the items because they arrived melted and after a re-freeze they did not come come out good. So I am using images from Super Cute Kawaii who also received the same box. We received a box that included:

(Credit to Super Cute Kawaii)

Whistling Candy
Tomato Pretz
Pizza Potato Crips
Alfort Chocolate
Ume-Pachi (Japanese Pop Rocks)
Two Green Tea Kit Kats

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The Whistling Candy was the favorite thing that came in the box for our family. They are a somewhat softer candy that tastes like grape, and they do whistle! It became so much fun for us to put between our lips and suck in. I was happy the candy was not hard at all it made it easier to trust it wouldn't hurt my daughter's teeth. We also got a small toy in ours, it was a small dinosaur so it's great that is like a double treat.

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These I didn't try I cannot wrap my head around tomato tasting crispy sticks. But my daughter LOVED them. Which made me happy, she doesn't touch anything vegetable flavored. Yet she was eating every pack she could get her hands on...until I made the mistake of telling her it was tomato. Yep, that put a stop to that! They are small, crispy, and smell divine!

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These are definitely a "you hate them or love them" kind of pizza chip. I didn't care for them, and my husband did. My daughter wouldn't try them of course but my husband said they carried a better pizza flavor than Pringles or anything else he had tried.

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Okay, I take it back THIS was our favorite thing. It was like pop rocks! But honestly? They were stronger they popped more. They were also crunchier when you tried to chew them while they popped. The flavor was fantastic they were a plum flavored which you don't normally get. The only negative is the salt pieces were too large and if you chewed at the wrong time, all you got was salt. But it was awesome seeing my daughter try things like this for the first time.

The Alfort Chocolate and the Green Tea Kit Kats came in completely melted and unable to be photographed. I tried to throw them in the freezer the moment I received them but they only re-froze with the topping (chocolate or green tea covering) in the bottom of the wrappers. I notified Japan Funbox of this and told them they should consider the insulation pieces that Amazon has begun shipping their boxes with in the Summer for perishable items.

Compared to other subscription boxes I've had, this was awesome in terms of the candy but I was very disappointed in the way the items melted. That's really not a fault of Japan Funbox that's more when items are being mailed in the Summer to Texas. I do believe that although they are shipping directly from Japan, they should be adding something inside the boxes to ensure the items do not melt. This keeps me from wanting to do a subscription as Texas is hot from June to October. There's no point in receiving boxes that are going to just have melted items for 5 months of the year. But if you live in the North, overseas, or are fine with that the prices are very good for the amount you receive and the variety.

Elizabeth is a work at home Mother of a sweet and beautiful daughter. She is a wife of seven years and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug" she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!

Tuesday Top 10: Top 10 Disney Villains:

Today we are going to do an awesome countdown for you to love, and you can share with your kids! The Top 10 Disney Villains -- At least The Review Ballerina's...

Mommy Mondays: Laryngomalacia & The Long Term Impacts:

Today's Mommy Monday blog is something that I thought about long and hard and figured it would be great to discuss. My daughter was diagnosed with Laryngomalacia with Stridor as an infant. Many people not only didn't understand what on earth I was saying but assumed we were just being over protective first time parents. So I've decided to bring this condition to attention because many don't even know it exists let alone how to handle it.

Skylanders Announcement: Crash Bandicoot!! Look Look!

Attention Portal Masters!

On the heels of the Crash Bandicoot unveiling at E3, Activision is also bringing Kaos and Crash’s arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex characters into the Skylanders Imaginators universe! The two supervillains are joining the lineup of Skylanders Sensei characters as fully-playable toys. Kaos will even be available for FREE to fans who pre-order and purchase the Skylanders Imaginators starter pack (while supplies last)!

Additionally, Skylanders Imaginators will feature an all-new dedicated Crash Bandicoot level called Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands! This level is steeped in nostalgic Crash Bandicoot gameplay, including the classic TNT boxes, crabs, hazards, temple ruins, Wumpa Fruit, exploding fruit and more. This level will be available on the PS3 and PS4 starter packs at launch and will be released in a special Adventure Pack for all platforms later this year.

As you know, Skylanders Imaginators offers two fun ways to play:
                 Create your own Imaginators using Creation Crystals
                 Collect Sensei characters to level up your Imaginators and blow enemies away with powerful Sky Chi attacks

Elizabeth is a work at home Mother of a sweet and beautiful daughter. She is a wife of seven years and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug" she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!

Crazy Cups: Review & Flavor of the Month - Salted Caramel

Coffee is the staple of every person's life, even if you claim it isn't. At some point you will just be dragging through the day and that smell of a fantastic brewed cup of coffee will waft to your nose. You'll go "Oh, I want that!" just so you can finish your work day. Crazy Cups has already impressed me significantly with their coffee. The flavors are amazing, the smell is incredible, and this month's flavor was Salted Caramel. I was truly not sure if I'd like a "Salty" coffee, so imagine my surprise!