Skoshbox Subscription Box Review – November 2016


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Skoshbox is a subscription box delivering the best and latest in Japanese snacks. It is the original monthly box service for candy from Japan!

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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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of The Skoshbox, $12 a month, box. 

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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: US and Canada

Check out all of our Skoshbox reviews and the Snacks Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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My box included a booklet detailing all of the items included this month.

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Tsude Lemon Gum – Value $1.99

These were the first things I tried out of this box. I love lemon flavored candy, and these gumballs were exactly what I expected. The lemon flavor wasn’t overly intense or crazy sweet. The flavor did not last very long, though. There is a “sour core” at the heart of these gumboils, but it wasn’t overly sour to me. More like a Sweet-Tart than a Warhead, if you catch my drift.  

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Spice Cheese Chili Pepper Crackers – Value $2.99

These were incredible! Each individual cracker is like a pocket filled with creamy cheese. I am normally not a fan of fake cheese flavored things, so I was apprehensive at first. I ended up wolfing down the whole bag in a few minutes. They’re spicy, crunchy, and creamy all at once. I am definitely considering ordering a larger bag. 

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Kakugiri Pineapple Gummies – Value $2.99 

Everyone was really into these pineapple gummies. They are probably my favorite thing in the box this month. Each gummy is a perfect little cube, and honestly, they are closer to a piece of dried pineapple than a gummy bear or gumdrop. At first, I thought it was just a bag of dried pineapple, which would have been fine with me. The pineapple flavor is strong and fresh, and this bag disappeared pretty quickly!

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Xylish Crystal Mint Gum – Value $2.49

Sugar-free long lasting mint gum? Sign me up. I once gave up sugar for like, 6-ish months, and xylitol gum was a staple to get me past the sugar cravings. This gum is no exception and has a really intense mint flavor to boot. The flavor was long lasting for me and definitely kept it’s promise of a crystal-clean feel in my mouth. 

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Tokyo Otaku Mode Ninja Logo Sticker – Value $0.50? 

A little bonus in this box was this heavy vinyl sticker featuring a cartoon ninja dude. He’s looking pretty surprised.

Verdict: This month’s Skoshbox was great. I really enjoyed all of the snacks, and I’m definitely considering ordering some larger bags of the pineapple and spice cheese treats. The value totals $10.96, which is below the cost of the monthly box. However, since this box is all about trying new things, I think it’s totally worth it. As was the case with last month’s Skoshbox, I would have never tried most of these items if I had happened to come across them in a Japanese market, but now I’ll seek them out!

What do you think of Skoshbox? What items did you like this month?

Written by Andy Cosnotti

Andy Cosnotti

Andy is a professional photographer and a vinyl record collector. He loves coffee, gin, craft beer, and playing disc golf. Getting mail is one of his favorite things and he buys a new record every week but tells his wife it’s much less often.

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2 Comments

  1. Great review!

    • Thanks Rebekah!

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