The Hello Kitty Cafe truck currently offers over a dozen products. Most of the reviews I stumbled across were about the food. However, I was really curious about seeing the quality of the merchandise in person.
This is a continuation of my previous post ,which is about my experience on the truck.
I purchased a t-shirt, my mother bought me the popcorn lunch box, and a friend picked up a few cookies and one of the bow-shaped bottles of water. I had about a $25 budget and went about $3 over with my purchase. My mother also picked up one of the 18 ounce thermoses for my younger cousin.
Popcorn Lunch Box:
The lunch box tin is a bit small and compact. It features an adorable design on the front and back, as well as the sides! It is sturdy and I plan on using it for storage.
As for the popcorn, there are little colorful sprinkles on it, and you mainly taste the sweet coating. There’s a faint buttery flavor in some bites-. Though at times, the combination of sprinkles and the coating make the popcorn taste a bit like birthday cake. I was a little disappointed after discovering that popcorn was a bit stale and the portions were on the smaller side. The popcorn is an adorable twist on kettle corn, though. I would recommend purchasing this only if you mainly want to keep the lunch box as a souvenir. I wanted the popcorn to be a bit fresher, and wanted more of an even mix of the buttery and sweet flavor. I like the concept of this, just not really the flavor and freshness.
This t-shirt is simple–and I love it! The design still shows off the adorable aesthetic of the food truck and Hello Kitty. The shirts do run rather small. I’m normally a large in men’s shirts and an XL in women’s shirts. I purchased an XXL and it fits me perfectly. If you go to this truck, I’d suggest getting at least one size above your regular size, or even two sizes up. The shirt is made out of 100% cotton and it does shrink quite a bit after going in the wash.
Water Bottle, Thermos, and Cookies
I do not have photos available of these products. My favorite item among the three is the eighteen ounce thermos. It is very study and would pair well with the lunch box. The water bottle was smaller than expected and appears to have about eight ounces of water. I’d suggest getting the bottle mainly as a souvenir, much like the lunch box. During this truck’s event, the bottle was bow-shaped and had little eight-bit Hello Kitty characters on it.
My friend really enjoyed the three piece cookie set. According to my friend, the cookies were pre-packaged and fresh. My mother loved the way the cookies looked–she even mentioned that they looked too good to eat! The designs on the cookies were very neat and well-made.
Products I’d Love To See on the Truck:
Sanrio is well-known for its stationary. In the future, it would be great to purchase stationary from the truck in the future, especially if it comes in sets! I went on the Sanrio website and saw notebooks that were shaped like beverages and had straw-shaped pens. Above is just one of the designs, featuring the cute character, Cinnamoroll! If the truck had similar items in sets, I would love to add them to my collection.