ZenPop Ramen + Sweets Mix Unboxing: Jolly Party

Posted December 23, 2022 by Silvia in Subscription Boxes / 14 Comments

Rockin’ around the ZenPop treats at the Jolly Party hop!

Did you really think I would leave you without treats at Christmas? You should know by now that I never forget about my readers, and this year I even have a special surprise for you all . . . But first, get ready for a magical time with some delicacies brought straight from Japan that are guaranteed to reach your stomachs hearts!

Come on, read onand sing alongto find out what this Christmas is all about . . .


Maruchan Seimen Cup Goku Nou Gyokai Tonkotsu     Maruchan Seimen Cup Goku Nou Gyokai Tonkotsu

It seems like seafood and pork are a trendy combination in Japan, and now I can understand why! This large cup of noodles comes with a thick soup made of seafood, pork bones and soy sauce, and also some nice toppings that make it such a rich dish to enjoy. Not only for the palate, but for the eyes as well. Isn’t the grilled pork the ‘cherry on top’ of this delicious ramen? You’ll have to agree that it’s lovelybetter than a cherry in this caseand I assure you the taste is no less.


Cup Noodle Seafood Noodle     Cup Noodle Seafood Noodle

Another combination of seafood and porkthis one from Nissin (日清)that can be savoured in different ways. In fact, extra ingredients such as milk, tomato juice, or cheese, can be added to make it even tastier. You can try experimenting with original ingredients as well, but the Cup Noodle (カップヌード) is a classic that can be fully enjoyed as it is, because it already contains many seasonings that make the noodles and the soup truly delicious!


Otsubu Apollo Hokkaido San Milk To Zeitaku Ichigo     Otsubu Apollo Hokkaido San Milk To Zeitaku Ichigo

Strawberries! There, I’ve said it all. No, wait, I have another word: chocolate! There you go, enjoy! However, if for some obscure reason two of the most delicious words in the world aren’t enough to convince you, then leave it to Hokkaido milk to do it, its quality is top-notch! Believe me, the first bite will be sensational, and staying away from these will put your strength to the test . . .


Pride Potato Kanazawa No Amaebi     Pride Potato Kanazawa No Amaebi

These potato chips from Kanazawa, a city famous for its artthe package you see was designed by students from the Ishikawa College of Artsand also its sweet shrimps, were a real surprise. As soon as you open the package, the strong smell of shrimps invades your nose, but then you discover that the taste is milder than expected. Also, they look like ordinary chips, but don’t be fooled because the rich flavour makes them unique!


Kit Kat Little Otona No Amasa Milk & White     Kit Kat Little Otona No Amasa Milk & White

I’ve always loved Kit Kat (キットカット), but I’ve never tried it in a shape like this before. How should I put it? It’s pretty, tasty, and the combination of milk and white chocolate goes perfectly with the Kit Kat wafers. The white chocolate coating includes some feuillantine and it is said to make it more addictive. My opinion? I started eating and only stopped when they were finished, so you can easily draw your own conclusions while at the same time kindly bring me more. Please? Love ya!


Hashed Potato Koubashi Gannen     Hashed Potato Koubashi Gannen

Cube-shaped hashed potatoes sprinkled with fragrant rock salt could become my new go-to snack! Truly, tasting these potatoes is a very pleasant experience, and having them packed in squares is nice and practical. If you love the crunchy texture, then you’ll particularly like this snack that also lets you savour the umami flavour and makes you keep putting your hand in the package . . .


Gogo No Koucha Caramel Milk Tea Hot     Gogo No Koucha Caramel Milk Tea Hot

Is there anything better than a cup of tea on a cold winter day? Make yourself comfortable, grab a book, and drink Gogo-no-Kocha (午後の紅茶) Caramel Milk Tea (キャラメルミルクティー), the effect is superb! I warmed it up before drinking it and I was immediately struck by a pleasant aroma, but what really amazed me was being able to distinctly distinguish the three main flavours as I sipped it: caramel, milk, and black tea. I simply loved it, the comfort it gives is that of a warm blanket that envelops you and makes you feel in harmony with everything . . .


Sour Paper Candy Cider

And at Christmas, we couldn’t be without something to make us feel like children, could we? So, here is the sour paper candy (サワーペーパーキャンディ) that some may be familiar with. Have you ever experienced that tingling sensation on your tongue that makes you squint and feel happy for no particular reason? If you haven’t, I recommend you try it, and if you have, why not go back to being happy and carefree as children? It’s worth it!


What do you think? Didn’t Christmas just get sweeter?

And if you have been paying attention, you know that there is a surprise to be revealed . . . So, here we go! *drumroll* It’s with immense joy that I officially announce a partnership with ZenPop! YES, this means monthly sponsored unboxings for me and a $6 discount for YOU ALL to use on your first order! The discount is valid for all ramen, sweets and stationery boxes, all you have to do is click on the button below and enter the discount code SIN during the checkout!

Click here to get $6 off your first box
by using the code SIN at checkout 🤍

Enjoy the festive season by giving yourself a nice present, there are currently January-themed boxes ready to warm up the New Year!



About Silvia

Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

14 responses to “ZenPop Ramen + Sweets Mix Unboxing: Jolly Party

  1. Oh wow, it’s a Jolly Party indeed!!! I love that your pictures look so festive, it certainly expresses the Christmassy vibe.

    You know how I feel about milk tea, but the addition of caramel makes it tempting to try it! There’s not a single item of this pack I wouldn’t want to try, Zenpop always has so many mouthwatering treats, don’t they?

    And readers of Darkest Sins, you should definitely take advantage of the discount, if you love delicious snacks you’ll love Zenpop packs!!

    🌸 Fran 🌸 recently posted: Zenpop Subscription Box - Snack Sledge*
    • Thanks, Fran! I’m so glad I was able to get you in the Christmas mood, and I know how you feel about milk tea, but I’m sure you would have found this one delicious! ZenPop really knows how to treat their subscribers 💜

      Thanks for always being so sweet to my readers, too 🥹 and happy Christmas Eve! 🎄

  2. Abbie

    I love your description of the sour paper candy, it makes me want to try it💗And I have tried 午後の紅茶(ホット) with lemon and grape juice taste, but I have never tried Caramel Milk Tea before, it’s nice to see you recommend this here and I feel like trying this.

    • There’s not a single thing you see here that I wouldn’t recommend, they’re all really delicious!
      Happy Holidays to you and your family, Kimberly 🎄

  3. These posts are honestly making me want to get get a subscription to these. That first one looks so good, and I don’t even eat pork that much. There’s something about cup noodles also. Comforting! I want t kust wander alleys in Japan and savor all the street vendors. 🙂

    Congrats on the partnership! And I wanted t owish you merry Christmas also! Thank you for your comment on my blog. Hugs!!!

    • I know exactly how you feel, Greg! If I could, I would go and taste all the food in Japan 😋 I honestly hope you’ll try one of the packs ZenPop has to offer, they’re fantastic, and now you can also do so by taking advantage of the discount I can provide for you all 😉

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’m always happy to stop by your blog, and I wouldn’t have missed the chance to wish you a Merry Christmas 🎄 *hugs*

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