Snakku Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
Snakku is a Japanese snack subscription box that sends a mix of handpicked, authentic snacks you can only find in Japan as well as more familiar selections. Subscriptions help sustain local Japanese snack shops, some of which have been around for hundreds of years. Plus, it’s easy to pause, skip, or cancel.
Snakku has two subscription sizes: the regular snack box and the Tasting Box.
This is a review of the regular box.
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: Snakku
The Cost: $38.95 per month + free US shipping (discounts for 3 or 6-month subscriptions), and the Tasting Box is $15.75 per month.
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 5% off your first box!
Products: A mix of authentic Japanese snacks only found in Japan and more familiar/classic snacks.
Ships to: USA (free shipping), Canada ($5 shipping), and Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK ($15 shipping)
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If you have a 3 or 6-month subscription plan, each box comes wrapped in traditional Japanese furoshiki wrap. August’s box features a variety of delicious fruit flavors that can be found in Japan this time of year.
Hokkaido Melon & Yamagata White Peach Jelly
These jello-like desserts are mouthwateringly good! Both flavors are highly refreshing when eaten chilled and taste just like their respective fruits. They just about melt in your mouth. I love peaches so the Yamagata White Peach is my favorite of the two.
Closeup of the Hokkaido Melon Jelly.
Sakuranbo Cherry Jelly
I like how this jelly conforms to the shape of its paper wrapper. This is made with cherries from the city of Nagoya. Cherries were introduced to Japan in the mid-1800s and these from Nagoya are only in season from July to mid-August. The jelly part has a hint of sweetness, while the cherry in the middle tastes a little tart and adds to the overall refreshing summertime flavor.
Baby Ume Senbei
Ume is a fruit from what is often called the Chinese plum or Japanese apricot tree. These are bite-sized sweet senbei crackers covered in sugar crystals and dried ume sprinkles. I’m very intrigued by the taste– it is mostly crunchy and sweet, but also I detect a sudden burst of tangy ume once every couple of bites. This is one of my favorite senbei discoveries yet!
Kabosu Almond Lime Cookie
These almond cookies are made with Kabosu lime, which gives it a mix of sweet and mildly tart flavors.
The Kabosu Almond Lime Cookie.
Kyoho Langue De Chat
These are cream-filled butter cookies that almost crumble in your mouth. The filling is made from Japanese Kyoho grapes and tastes delicious.
Baked Chocolate Sandwich
A haiku in honor of this snack:
And blanket of chocolate
Meet for warm embrace.
These cookies would be my drug of choice. Each sandwich has two thin, delicate, crunchy cookies held together by a layer of chocolate cream. I am obsessed.
The Kyoho Langue De Chat.
Mukashi no Senbei
These are traditional rice crackers with a layer of salty glaze. They taste a little saltier than I would prefer but are yummy nonetheless.
Pota Pota Yaki
Each packet comes with two crackers. These are lighter and sweeter than the Mukashi no Senbei, and in my opinion taste better as well.
This box comes with four individually sealed packages. The pretzel sticks are equal parts sweet, salty, and tangy. The crispiness makes it really addicting, too.
Kasugai Lychee Gummies
I see these gummies at my local Asian grocery! They are terribly addicting as well. Even my boyfriend who doesn’t like lychees like these gummies!
Verdict: What a fantastic box! I had such a great time trying everything… I even wrote poetry about my favorite cookie! There were 19 items total or 15 if you count all the gummies as one snack. The cost breakdown for 19 snacks is about $2.05 apiece (however I should note there’s a huge spread of value– the gummies are on the lower end whlie the 4-pack Pretz Tomato is on the higher end). Considering a majority of these cannot be found in the US, it is a great box for treating yourself. Plus, the selection and presentation continue to be amazing.
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