Bokksu Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2017
Bokksu is a premium Japanese snack subscription service. Each box includes an assortment of authentic Japanese snacks as well as a tea pairing chosen to complement and enhance that month’s flavors.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Bokksu
The Cost: $39.00 per month + free shipping
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save $10 off your first box!
The Products: 18-20 premium Japanese snacks including a tea pairing.
Ships to: Worldwide
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First, you’ll see a thank you note from founder Danny Taing.
The snack theme this month is “Tea Time”.
You’ll learn about tea culture in Japan and why they’ve decided to base this month’s box around it!
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Here we have the snack list! It looks so freaking awesome this month! I love matcha, and I see some cheesy items as well! Let’s get into it!
Tokyo Rusk in Earl Grey and Juicy Orange x 3
Ah, Early Grey and Juicy Orange Tokyo Rusk, I’ve had you before! Certainly one of the prettiest packages I’ve seen, this crisp and slightly sweetened treat is one of my all-time faves and perfect for tea time. You get a major orange flavor that is mellowed out by the earl grey-infused rusk and sugared edge. Gahhhh I love it!
British Morning Tea x 3
Is this the same as an English Breakfast tea? It tastes like it to me. It’s a black tea so it has a bold flavor and packs some caffeine. I also happen to really like the bear on the package.
Izu Guricha Crunch x 3
OH MY GOD, THIS LOOKS SO GOOD. OH MY GOD, THIS IS SO GOOOOOD. I immediately thought this looked like a green tea rice krispy treat, and although it doesn’t have marshmallow in it, I’m not far off. It’s puffed rice with matcha and white chocolate, so it’s quite sweet and has the matcha flavor that I can’t get enough of. This is basically a green tea latte in stick form. I wish I had 10 more of these!
Salt and Camembert Cheese Cookie x 3
I shared some of these with my friends, and my friend Justin was obsessed with this one! He’s a total cheesemonger, so he immediately picked up on the camembert and was all “WOW this is so cheesy and salty!” I don’t think either of us was expecting cheese when we saw this. I thought it’d be a white chocolate situation. This is like a super classy version of those cheese and cracker packs you can get in a vending machine, but a lot more delicate.
Black Tea Donut x 2
Donuts make the world go ’round. My favorite donuts are the plain cake ones, sometimes called “old fashioned”. Simple and subtle, this black tea cake donut is similar but sweeter. It has such a wonderful flavor that is unlike any other donut I’ve had. You can see the sugar crystals glisten throughout, and the inside is a soft pale pink hue. Leave it to Japan to make even a donut beautiful and classy.
Natural Yeast Bread Coffee Bun
This is the type of baked good for me! Even though this is a tea box, the info booklet says that coffee popularity is slowly rising in Japan, so they’ve included this coffee flavored bread bun. Wow- this is so darn delicious. It’s really soft and chewy sweetbread that has a lovely coffee flavor and reminds me of coffee flavored candy. I really love the coffee stripes throughout it as well. Wow.
Hojicha Langue De Chat x 3
This soft chewy cookie has a light filling that’s made of white chocolate and hojicha which is a slow roasted green tea. This maaaay be my new favorite thing. It tastes a lot like matcha, but has a more smoky and nutty flavor to it and is usually made with lower-grade bancha tea leaves. It also seems to be more mellow than matcha.
Olive Oil Salt Senbei x 3
I have been loving a lot of these sweet treats, but am really digging this savory senbei flavored with olive oil and salt. This crunchy rice cake is super salty and gives me a nice break from all of the chocolate and green tea flavors in the box. I gobbled this right down and was met with a slow-creeping peppery flavor as well.
Spicy Cheese Black Pepper Puffs
This little bag of puffs look a lot like croutons, but are deceiving! They aren’t dry at all, and have a cheesy center the sticks to your teeth once you chomp down onto them! You can tell they’re black pepper flavored right away because it’s not a subtle flavor at all. I think these may be a bit too intense for me!
Green Tea Matcha Kit Kats – Retail Value $7.99
You know how sometimes you look at something and a beam of light shines down upon it from the heavens? That’s basically what happened as soon as I took this bag of individually wrapped Kit Kats out of the box. As I’ve already mentioned, I can’t stop loving matcha green tea and Kit Kats just happen to be a favorite candy of mine (especially around Halloween). I was torn. Do I hoard and savor all of these babies for myself, or do I share the wealth with those less fortunate than I? I, of course, went with the latter and shared my bounty, knowing that these aren’t too hard to find in the states since it’s an American brand (though made for a Japanese market). You can usually find these in Asian Markets if you’re lucky to live in a city that has some, or I’ve linked to World Market (love that place) where you can order this size bag online. If you love matcha as mucha as I do, you must give these a try!
Verdict: Bokksu was SO AWESOME this month! As soon as I opened it, I knew it’d be a favorite and I was right after sampling everything. It’es so hard to choose a favorite this time because there was so much goodness in both the sweet and savory categories! Obviously the KitKats reign supreme, but the Izu Guricha Crunch, Black Tea Donut, Tokyo Rusk, and Olive Oil Salt Senbei were all champions as well. Oh, and the coffee bread!! Keep up the good work, Bokksu. This was your best yet!! For $39, I received 22 total items, plus a big bag of KitKats which allowed me to sample 10 different variations of snacks.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You must order by the 25th of the month to receive the following month’s box. If you order today, your first box will be January.
Or, use code ADDICTION to save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $39 for this box, you’re paying approximately $0.60 per item.
Did you love this month’s Bokksu as much as I did?