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Skoshbox Subscription Box Review – November 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.

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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 all of our Skoshbox reviews and the Snacks Subscription Box Directory!

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

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Tsude Lemon Gum – Value $1.99

These were the first things I tried out of this box. I love lemon flavored candy, and these gumballs were exactly what I expected. The lemon flavor wasn’t overly intense or crazy sweet. The flavor did not last very long, though. There is a “sour core” at the heart of these gumboils, but it wasn’t overly sour to me. More like a Sweet-Tart than a Warhead, if you catch my drift.  

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Spice Cheese Chili Pepper Crackers – Value $2.99

These were incredible! Each individual cracker is like a pocket filled with creamy cheese. I am normally not a fan of fake cheese flavored things, so I was apprehensive at first. I ended up wolfing down the whole bag in a few minutes. They’re spicy, crunchy, and creamy all at once. I am definitely considering ordering a larger bag. 

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Kakugiri Pineapple Gummies – Value $2.99 

Everyone was really into these pineapple gummies. They are probably my favorite thing in the box this month. Each gummy is a perfect little cube, and honestly, they are closer to a piece of dried pineapple than a gummy bear or gumdrop. At first, I thought it was just a bag of dried pineapple, which would have been fine with me. The pineapple flavor is strong and fresh, and this bag disappeared pretty quickly!

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Xylish Crystal Mint Gum – Value $2.49

Sugar-free long lasting mint gum? Sign me up. I once gave up sugar for like, 6-ish months, and xylitol gum was a staple to get me past the sugar cravings. This gum is no exception and has a really intense mint flavor to boot. The flavor was long lasting for me and definitely kept it’s promise of a crystal-clean feel in my mouth. 

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Tokyo Otaku Mode Ninja Logo Sticker – Value $0.50? 

A little bonus in this box was this heavy vinyl sticker featuring a cartoon ninja dude. He’s looking pretty surprised.

Verdict: This month’s Skoshbox was great. I really enjoyed all of the snacks, and I’m definitely considering ordering some larger bags of the pineapple and spice cheese treats. The value totals $10.96, 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. As was the case with last month’s Skoshbox, 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.

2 Comments

  1. Great review!

    • Thanks Rebekah!

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