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Skoshbox Subscription Box Review – October 2016

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Skoshbox is a subscription box delivering the best and latest in Japanese snacks. It is the original monthly box service for candy from Japan!

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Skoshbox offers three different sizes: The Skoshbox (small size) includes 4-5 snacks, The Dekabox (large size) includes 8-10 snacks and 1 mystery item, or The Megabox (extra large size) includes 12-14 snacks and 2 mystery toys.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of The Skoshbox, $12 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: Skoshbox

The Cost: The Skoshbox: $12 a month, $35 for 3 months ($11.67/box), $66 for 6 months ($11/box) or $120 for 12 months ($10/box). The Dekabox: $24 a month, $70 for 3 months ($23.33/box), $132 for 6 months ($22/box) or $240 for 12 months ($20/box). The Megabox: $35 a month, $100 for 3 months ($33.33/box), $195 for 6 months ($32.50/box) or $385 for 12 months ($32.08/box). All include free shipping!

The Products: Skoshbox is the only monthly box backed by Japanese snack companies. “That means exclusive collaboration boxes and first-look items just for our members! Our boxes contain an exciting mix of new trendy items, DIY Kits, traditional favorites, and wacky flavors!”

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out the Snacks Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Skoshbox to your subscription list or wishlist!

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My box included a booklet detailing all of the items included this month.

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Nama-Beer Draft Flavored Candy Tablets – Value $0.89

These were the first things I tried out of this box. They were weird, sour, and actually pretty tasty. They don’t taste anything like beer. I was reminded of sour Bottle Caps candy, but with the fizz of an alka-seltzer, with a very sweet fruit flavor. They lasted for almost 10 minutes without chewing them up. 

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Glamatic Lychee Flavored Gum – Value $1.99

These were not my cup of tea. The gum pieces are a decent size, but I’m not a fan of Lychee (Rose/Flower) flavored things. They were overwhelmingly rose-y. 

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Azuki Red-Bean Caramels – Value $2.24

I really enjoyed these caramels. They were the texture of a classic chewy caramel with just a hint of red bean flavor. Very sweet with a light salty finish. And there were a ton of them in the box!

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Toppo: Creamy Milk-Filled Sticks – Value $2.69

If you’ve ever had Pocky, you know what you’re getting with Toppo. These are basically a cookie stick filled with flavored cream. They are great as a snack, though you’ll probably find yourself eating an entire pack. Conveniently, the box contains 2 foil packs, each containing 6 sticks. I really enjoyed these, though the milk-flavored cream was a little boring. I’ll probably try to hunt down the chocolate ones at some point!

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Pukupuku Taiyaki Choco Wafer – Value $1.79

Finally, probably my favorite snack in the box! The fish-shaped Pukupuku wafer was great. The wafer itself is 2-sided and is filled with a light, airy freeze-dried chocolate. As soon as you bite in, the wafer dissolves, and as you chew the chocolate melts. It’s different from any chocolate treat I’ve had before, and I really liked it. The wafer is a little crumbly so I appreciated the included tray to eat over.

Verdict: This box was pretty great. I really enjoyed 4 out of 5 snacks, and I’m sure I can share the Lychee gum with someone who enjoys that flavor. The value totals $9.60, which is below the cost of the monthly box. However, since this box is all about trying new things, I think it’s totally worth it. I would have never tried most of these items if I had happened to come across them in a Japanese market, but now I’ll seek them out!

What do you think of Skoshbox? What items did you like this month?

Written by Andy Cosnotti

Andy Cosnotti

Andy is a professional photographer and a vinyl record collector. He loves coffee, gin, craft beer, and playing disc golf. Getting mail is one of his favorite things and he buys a new record every week but tells his wife it’s much less often.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. Peggy, I have to thank you for reminding me the value of things other than monetary. Your post was lovely and I could picture you with your kids and this box. I bet you are an awesome mom!!

  2. We’ve been getting this box since January and a few months back we upgraded to the largest, Japan Box. (I have 5 kids) This subscription is one of our ultimate favorites as a family. My children are in love with all things Japan/Anime/Mangas/Etc., and this box is so awesome for trying out super cool snacks every month. We stalk our mailman waiting for it to arrive and then we all open everything together, trying each and every items and talking about how awesome, weird, meh, or whatever we think each item is. I don’t even try to figure out the “value” of the items each month on this one as the value for us is really in the fun family time we enjoy each month it shows up! LOVE this box.

  3. As a heads up, you’re supposed to put the beer candy in water as a drink. It will foam up and turn the water yellow to look like beer.

    • Whoa.. That makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the heads up!

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