Skoshbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2017
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.
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.
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!
COUPON: Use code THREE to save $3 off your first box!
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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Every box contains a booklet detailing all of the items included in the box and has some other fun content as well.
Bontan-Ame – Value $1.99
First up this month, we have these individually wrapped chewy “citrus” candies. I’ll admit, it was a little weird to pop these in my mouth with the wrapper still on, but since the wrapper is made from rice paper it dissolved into the chew quickly. The wrap held a little bit of the papery box flavor, which was kind of off-putting. I was hoping for a citrusy, potentially sour flavor but the actual taste was closer to sweet honey with just a touch of lemon. Not what I expected, but I appreciated the novelty!
Big Thunder III – Value $1.99
What happened in Big Thunder 1 and 2? We may never know, but luckily it led to this delicious chocolate treat. BT3 is a chocolate cookie dipped in more chocolate. Does it get better? The cookie is essentially the same consistency as an Oreo, but it’s a big bar that’s also been dipped. In. Chocolate. It was great! Definitely my favorite item this month.
Puru Mochi Grape – Value $2.99
I received the tangerine version of these mochi in December 2016 and wasn’t super impressed with them due to their odd aftertaste, so I was a bit trepidatious opening up this bag. Thankfully, these are delicious and no weird aftertaste! They are individually wrapped and packed full of grape flavor. They aren’t like any traditional mochi I’ve had, basically just a gummy cube coated in sugar.
Chocoball Caramel – Value $1.49
I really enjoyed these marble-sized chocolate covered caramels. The description at Tokyo Otaku says these would be perfect for a movie and that’s the first thing I thought when I saw the flip-top dispenser on the box. The chocolate isn’t the highest quality, it has that grainy texture you sometimes get, but it still tastes great. The caramel inside isn’t runny, but it’s not like a heavy caramel chew either.
Wasabi Endo-Mame – Value $1.99
Wasabi peas! I love these as a treat in general, and I was excited to see what differences if any, there would be in this brand that I’d never tried before. These had a bit more of a subtle flavor/spice than ones I’ve tried in the past, but that’s not a complaint at all. The longer you snack on them, the more of the wasabi spiciness hangs around. I think they were a lot more balanced than other kinds of wasabi peas I’ve had in the past, in that I could taste both the dried pea flavor and get the kick of wasabi.
Bonus! Otonano Takenoko – Value $2.99
These were in last month’s Skoshbox, and I was glad to see them again! Here’s what I said in January’s review: I wasn’t sure what to expect with these bullet-shaped chocolate bites. They are basically a chocolate cookie bite that’s been dipped in more chocolate. A few were pulverized in the packaging so they were also dusted with more cookie… not a terrible problem to have. The chocolate is darker than I expected so they are more on the bitter side, but not by too much. Update: These are bamboo shoot shapes! I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up jira!
Verdict: Again, another winner for Skoshbox! I put the value at $13.44, though if you actually count the “bonus” item as a bonus, the value would be $10.45. Either way, I think the true value is in the discovery, and that more than covers the dollar value for me. I discovered some real hits (Biiiig Thuuuuuunderrrrr!) and I can’t wait to see what Skoshbox has in store for next month!
What do you think of Skoshbox? What items did you like this month?