Skoshbox Subscription Box Review – April 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.
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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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This is my first time reviewing Skoshbox so I had fun exploring the booklet!
One in every three boxes contained a mystery golden egg this month! Sadly, our box did not have one.
I always like to see when international snack boxes include the ingredients in English. I’m adventurous, but I like to know something about what I’m about to sample. These are the treats that are included in our Starter Pack box this month.
Apparently, Skoshbox sends out lots of random goodies – two subscribers this month also received a big box of additional bonus treasures!
The included magazine has a peek at some other areas of Japanese culture, like the spring cherry blossom season! This box didn’t include any sakura-flavored treats but I enjoyed reading up on the history of the Hanami Season. When I lived in Baltimore, we’d adventure down to Washington DC to see the cherry blossoms bloom, and it was always a great way to welcome spring!
Did you know that the Japanese school system only gives students a 5-week spring break and no summer vacation?
The first snack I pulled out were these chewy mochi treats with strawberry cream filling.
There are two individually wrapped servings inside the box, each with four bite-sized mochi. I actually don’t think I’ve ever had a snack like this (most of the mochi I’ve had in recent memory has been mochi ice cream from Trader Joes!)
I love that this also comes with a little fork. The mochi balls were surprisingly squishy and soft:
Overall, I loved the soft, chewy consistency of these contrasted with the creamy filling, but they were a little too sweet for me – I only ate two mochi balls and passed the second pack on to the office snack shelf.
Popcorn Choco White – Listed Value $2.49
(I couldn’t find this one on the Skoshbox site, or elsewhere online.)
This white chocolate covered popcorn looked too good to pass up.
These are really, really covered with white chocolate – not just a drizzling like other chocolate popcorn I’ve sampled.
I really liked this, and I’m not normally a white chocolate fan. I like a snack that’s sweet, not messy, and not too bad for me, so this hit all those marks. I think I could have done with a little less white chocolate.
I thought these were wasabi peas at first, but they’re more like tempura peas. (The booklet describes them as “crispy baked green pea bites.”)
These were super crunchy and had a surprisingly fresh pea taste! I wasn’t expecting that since I don’t care for wasabi peas and usually find them to taste pretty stale.
These weren’t too salty either – although they do include MSG. I’d like to find a version of this snack without that seasoning.
I saved these for last since ginger is helpful for digestion and as a palate cleanser.
These were my surprise favorite of the whole box!
I thought they’d be like ginger chews (which I like), but they’re actually super light and fluffy gummies, with more of a mochi texture. The ginger flavor was pleasant and not overpowering/spicy.
Like anything ginger flavored, I couldn’t really eat more than 1 or 2 at a time, but I happily stashed the rest of the bag near my desk for a quick pick-me-up during the day.
Verdict: Skoshbox was a fun way to sample some new-to-me Japanese treats. I thought the variety was really good considering there were only 4 items: sweet, salty, savory, and spicy were all represented in some form. Like most snack/food boxes, this isn’t a high-value box in terms of strictly the retail prices, but I thought the products included were all high quality and the info booklet was really well done, too. If you’re looking for an affordable Japanese snack box, this might be a good starter box to explore some new flavors and themes!
What do you think of Skoshbox? What items did you like this month?