Skoshbox Subscription Box Review – December 2016
Skoshbox is a subscription box delivering the best and latest in Japanese snacks. It’s the original monthly box service for candy from Japan!
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.
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: U.S. and Canada
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Bake Sweet Potato Bites – Value $3.99
The first snack I tried from this month’s box were these little nugget sized baked sweet potato bites. They were delicious! Each bite is about an inch long log-shaped bite, with a slightly chewier center. They’ve got a standard cookie consistency and are packed with baked sweet potato flavor. I ate the whole pack pretty quickly.
Frisk Black Mint Tabs – Value $3.99
There are 50 mints in this tiny box, and every one packs a wallop of mint flavor. You can pop up the end of the case to dispense two tiny mints at a time, which is probably more than you’d need to freshen up. I keep these at my desk now and will pop one or two after lunch or coffee. They’re nothing super special as far as mints go, but it’s a nice tin and there’s a lot in there!
Puru Mochi Tangerine Bites – Value $2.99
These tangerine/Mandarin orange bites come individually wrapped so they don’t all go stale when you open the pouch. They were a swing and a miss for me personally, but everyone else who has tried them has liked them. They are fine gummies and they had a lot of orange flavor, but the finish had a very odd flavor to me and ended up ruining the snack.
Big Bar Z Milk – Value $0.99
I had no idea what to expect with this, but ended up being pleasantly surprised by this star-shaped milk log. It basically tastes like cereal milk, and has an interesting crunchy/powdery consistency. It’s not exactly astronaut ice cream, but it’s not far off. If you’re expecting some sort of candy treat though, don’t be fooled: this is a milk-flavored snack without much sweetness at all.
Pop Zack Bites – Value $2.69
These were definitely my favorite snack this month! They are these small bites in the same shape as the Big Bar, covered in chocolate and butterscotch flavor. They have a wafer-y consistency, very similar to the Big Bar, but with the chocolate covering they end up with a much richer consistency. The flavor is great, chocolate and butterscotch are always delightful together, though the butterscotch is mostly overpowered by the sheer amount of chocolate.
Verdict: This month’s Skoshbox was very good. I enjoyed most of the snacks, and I’m liking that the mints are still around, because all of the other items were gone pretty quickly. The value totals $14.65, which is a great deal considering the cost of the box. As is always the case, I doubt I would have tried any of these items without being introduced to them by someone else (or via a subscription). The added value from the adventure of trying new things just adds to the overall enjoyment, and I would definitely recommend this box to anyone looking to expand their snack horizons.
What do you think of Skoshbox? What items did you like this month?