Snakku Tasting 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 Tasting 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 Tasting Box
The Cost: $15.75 per month + free shipping, and the snack bento box is $38.95 per month (discounts for 3 or 6-month subscriptions).
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 5% off your first box!
Products: 5-7 authentic Japanese snacks only found in Japan and more familiar/classic snacks.
Ships to: USA only with free shipping
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August’s box features a variety of delicious fruit flavors that can be found in Japan this time of year.
Baby Ume Senbei
Ume is a fruit from what is often called the Chinese plum or Japanese apricot tree. These are bite-sized crunchy senbei crackers covered in sugar crystals and dried ume sprinkles. I love the flavor– it is mostly sweet due to the sugar, but once every couple of bites I detect a sudden burst of tangy ume. This is one of my favorite senbei discoveries yet.
Closeup of the Baby Ume Senbei.
Sakuranbo Cherry Jelly
This jelly is made with cherries from the city of Nagoya. Cherries were introduced to Japan in the mid-1800s from the US and France. These particular ones have been grown in Nagoya since 1876 and are only in season from July to mid-August– it’s exciting that I get to partake in a fruit with such history! 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.
Mukashi no Senbei
This is a traditional rice cracker that tastes a little saltier than I would prefer. It has a hearty crunch.
Pota Pota Yaki
These are a lighter and sweeter type of rice cracker with a sugar soy glaze. I think these taste better than the Mukashi no Senbei.
Baked Chocolate Sandwich
A haiku for this snack:
And blanket of chocolate
Meet for warm embrace.
I can’t describe how perfect these cookies are. Each sandwich has two thin, delicate, crunchy cookies held together by a layer of sweet chocolate cream. I am quite seriously in love.
Kabosu Almond Lime Cookie
This cookie is made with Kabosu lime, which gives it a great combination of sweetness and tartness. It’s soft and buttery and I would definitely recommend.
Super Cola Candy
I received these in last month’s regular Snakku and loved them. The sour coating quickly gives way to sweeter candy. I don’t taste any “Cola” flavor but I think that may be for the better!
Verdict: I’m so happy with this month’s Snakku Tasting Box! Curation is fun as usual and I enjoyed learning about local Japanese fruits. My favorite snack is the Baked Chocolate Sandwich– hopefully my haiku is a testament to its deliciousness. If I count all the Cola candies as one item, the cost breakdown is $2.25 per snack. While it is not high on value per se (it almost never is for a subscription of this kind), the curation, presentation, tasting experience is simply perfect.
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