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Bokksu Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuSep 18, 2016 | 2 comments

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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.

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The snacks are selected around a cultural theme, and each box contains a Tasting Guide that describes the items and how to best enjoy them.

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.)

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The Subscription Box: Bokksu

The Cost: $39.00 per month + free US shipping

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA10OFF to save 10% off on your first box!

The Products: 13-15 premium Japanese snacks plus a tea pairing

Ships to: USA (free shipping) and Canada ($5 shipping)

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September’s theme is Kyushu, the “nine states.” It is the most southwesterly island in Japan and served as one of the earliest ports that traded and interacted with the outside world. Kyushu also has a subtropical climate that produces things like rice, wheat, mangoes, and sweet potatoes.

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Mango Chiffon Cake

This is heavenly. Each chiffon cake is made with real mangoes.

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The cake is soft, moist, and delicate. The mango filling is slightly tangy and beautifully complements the cake’s creaminess. I am beyond elated that they included four of them!

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Cruz Cookies

These are wafer-thin sandwich cookies with various filling. The name comes from the Portuguese word for “cross.” Bokksu included three flavors: Original, Strawberry, and Coffee. All three taste amazing.

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This is the coffee flavor. The word “cruz” and a cross is embossed on each wafer.

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Kurobou Meimon

Kurobou (literally “black stick”) is a traditional sweet made with 100% Kyushu-grown wheat, black sugar, and eggs. It’s shaped like a biscotti, but the kurobou has a soft fluffy interior covered by a crispy exterior. This snack has a much sharper flavor compared to the smoother, more buttery sweetness of the mango chiffon cake.

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Dondo Age Kyushu Soy Sauce Flavor

These are crunchy rice crackers covered in sweet soy sauce glaze. The crackers have a complex flavor– it gets savory, then sweet sweet, then savory, and there’s even a little spicy kick on the back of my tongue! Every bite is a different experience.

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The puffy, scalloped edges reminds me of popcorn.

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Bontaname

Bontaname literally means pomelo candy. To me, this tastes like a cross between a mochi and a fruit snack– AKA, very delicious.

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Each candy is wrapped in edible rice paper. Don’t try to peel the paper off– it’s too difficult to remove, plus it is meant to be eaten.

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Kukicha

Kukicha means twig tea, and it’s a green tea blend made of stems, stalks, and twigs. True to its name, this looks like it was collected from someone’s backyard.

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It smells like dried seaweed but, don’t worry, it tastes very much like regular green tea. The earthy flavor complements the sweet snacks included in the box. My favorite combo is kukicha with the Cruz cookies.

Verdict: I am very pleased with the selection from Bokksu this month! Everything tasted delicious, but my favorite was the Mango Chiffon Cake. I counted 15 items total, so the cost breakdown is $2.60 per snack. This subscription continues to be a fun way to discover premium snacks while learning about Japanese culture!

What do you think of Bokksu?

"Bokksu is unlike any other Japanese snack box. We are totally in love with Japanese snacks, which is why we handpick premium snacks that people in Japan actually eat, curate them into a culturally themed box, and deliver this box of deliciousness to your door every month. Each box contains 20-25 ar... read more.
Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.

Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.
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2 comments

Jen

Great review!

Virginia

Great review. I appreciate that you opened each package and showed what the actual product looks like.

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