Snakku Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Apr 2016
Snakku is a Japanese snack subscription service that has two different sizes: the monthly snack bento box and the tasting box. This is a review of the snack bento box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Snakku
The Cost: $38.95/month with discounts available for longer subscriptions for the Snack Bento Box, and $15.75 for the Tasting Box.
COUPON: Save 5% off your first box with code ADDICTION
Products: Authentic Japanese snacks from Japan, that go beyond what you can find in Japanese stores here in the US.
Ships: United States (Free), Canada (for $5.00), and Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK (for $15.00)
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Your first month receiving the Bento Box, you will also receive a traditional Japanese furoshiki, which is a scarf like wrap. You can see mine in the first picture posted – I used it to wrap a friend’s baby shower gift!
2 – Sakura Cherry Blossom Morthian Roll Crepe
This was really delicious. It was reminiscent of a Pirouette cookie, just with a slightly fruity flavor. If you’re worried this tastes floral from the cherry blossoms, don’t worry, it’s a delicious sweet taste, that I couldn’t really pin point. I loved it.
2 – Chocolate and Green Tea Morthian Roll Crepe
I’ve mentioned this before, but green tea is not necessarily my favorite flavor. This though, was delicious. The green tea flavor was light, and counteracted with enough sweet cream (and chocolate) that I enjoyed this!
2 – Sakura Senbei
These are similar to crackers, and made from real sakura flowers, cooking sake, dried squid, and wheat. Since these have meat in them, I took them to a friend to try. He opened the package and it literally smelled like fish food. He really enjoyed it, but the other 4 or 5 people that tried it couldn’t get the taste out of their mouth fast enough. I think it’s safe to say that this is probably an acquired taste.
Bourbon Green Tea Cookies
These are bite sized green tea and chocolate cookies. They look very similar to Oreos. Snakku says that the filling is made from a high-grade green tea from the Uji Kyoto region. The green tea taste here was too much for me – I didn’t enjoy these, but again, my friend loved them. The quality of the ingredients seemed to be high – if I liked the flavor of green tea, I think I would love these.
2 – Kobe Sakura Cream Sandwich
These are puff cookies filled with cherry blossom filling. I enjoyed this. It was very light and sweet. The texture was quite different from anything I’ve had in the past, but I enjoyed it!
Vegetable Yasai Boro Spinach
These are slightly sweet crunchy crackers. I can’t say that I tasted spinach, but the cracker was green. They were pretty good, but I have to admit I was expecting something savory flavored with spinach. The sweet kind of took me by surprise!
Vegetable Yasai Boro Pumpkin
These are also slightly sweet crunchy crackers, but these are flavored with pumpkin. They were orange colored, but I didn’t find the flavor very different than the spinach.
2 – Japanese Saki KitKat
These were really good! They were definitely different than any other KitKat I’ve tried, but I loved them! I think my favorite KitKat is still the green tea one (I understand the irony – since I don’t generally like green tea. lol).
4 – Kusagi Peach Gummy
These are flavored very strongly like peach. The gummy texture itself was very nice, and again, the flavor was very potent. I liked these.
2 – Sakura Mochi
These were wrapped so pretty! I didn’t want to open one, but I did so I could try it. This mochi is filled with sakura cherry blossom red bean paste. It was lightly sweet, and I did enjoy it. The texture was a little weird to me!
2 – Baka Uke Sesame Cracker
These are soy sauce rice crackers with black sesame seeds. It was really good, and I think if you’re a fan of rice crackers and sesame you’ll love these.
2 – Niigata Salt Senbei
These are sea salt rice crackers from the rural area of Niigata in Japan. They were quite good. They look almost like croutons, and they tasted really good. I love sea salt anything, so these were right up my alley.
Here’s a picture of the mochi, the peach gummy, and the Azuki candy that came in my Tasting box.
Verdict: I thought this was a really fun box. The theme was spring, cherry blossom season, and I think they stuck to that theme really well. I loved most of the items I received, and they were all fun to try. I can definitely say that I’ve never seen any of these products in the US, so it was fun to be introduced to snacks and flavors that I’ve literally never had.
Have you tried Snakku yet?