Snakku Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
Snakku is a Japanese snack subscription box that sends a mix of hand-picked, 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 ($38.95/month) and the Tasting Box ($15.75/month).
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.)
This is a review of the regular, $38.95 a month, box.
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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November’s box features two important ingredients: matcha green tea and azuki bean paste.
Tea Ogura Manju
These are manju buns made from green tea leaves and filled with sweet red bean paste. This snack is only available in Shizuoka prefecture. The red bean paste is sweet, which mostly overwhelms any green tea flavors, but I liked it nonetheless.
Matcha Azuki Cake Roll
This is a soft cake made from hand-picked tea leaves and chunky Azuki beans. The sweet, moist cake is perfection. This red bean filling is even sweeter than the one in the Tea Ogura Manju. I love this one.
Kinenishiki Azuki Wafer
These are made from rice biscuits and Azuki bean paste, and they are baked in a 100-year-old clay oven. The rice biscuits taste a little dry but the flavor meshes well with the red bean. I think this is my least liked out of all the red bean pastries, but it’s still a good snack overall.
Azuki Sandwich KitKat
The flavor of this KitKat is based on Azuki toast, which is toast topped with bean paste and eaten as a sandwich. The flavor is… interesting. It’s bizarre to think that a KitKat can taste like red bean paste, but here we are. It’s not one of my favorite KitKat flavors but it sure is a fun tasting experience!
Matcha Roll Crepe
This is an all natural, organic walnut roll cookie that’s filled with light matcha cream. It is mildly sweet (compared to the other snacks in the box) and tastes delicious with tea.
Matcha Koala no March
I love these cookies! Koala no March cookies are sold at my local Asian grocery and it takes a lot of self-control to resist buying them on every shopping trip. So, I’m glad Snakku featured this in my box. Each crunchy koala cookie contains sweet matcha-flavored chocolate cream inside. It’s ridiculously addicting, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Yokan is a traditional Japanese snack made of thick, jellied red bean paste. They should be chilled before eating for maximum deliciousness. The sweetness compares to the other snacks in the box. They also taste really good with green tea.
These are crispy rice grain senbei glazed lightly with soy sauce and baked in a clay kiln. The soy sauce glaze really comes through in each bite. These are great as a light snack.
Calbee Sapporo Potato
These are crispy snacks made from vegetables from Sapporo. They have a tasty umami flavor that’s similar to shrimp crackers. I went to town on these… it’s impossible not to finish a bag at once.
These are blueberry flavored hard candies. They are apparently made with real blueberries and are high in beta carotene.
Verdict: This month contained a lot of Azuki bean paste snacks! If you’re not a fan of red bean paste, then this box may have been a bust. However, I grew up on the stuff so everything was a treat for me. My favorite snack is the Matcha Azuki Cake Roll– I can’t get enough of the soft, moist cake and sweet filling. So delicious! It’s difficult to calculate a value to this box. I counted 10 types of snacks, so the cost per type is about $3.90. The cost per snack is about $1.77. I think the price is still on the high side considering the amount of food you get, but Snakku‘s snack curation remains top notch. If you want to have an authentic Japanese snacking experience and you’re willing to pay a little more for it, I definitely recommend this box.
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