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Skoshbox Subscription Box Review – December 2016

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


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.

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


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: U.S. and Canada

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Every box contains a booklet detailing all of the items included with the box, and has some other fun content as well.





Bake Sweet Potato Bites – Value $3.99

The first snack I tried from this month’s box were these little nugget sized baked sweet potato bites. They were delicious! Each bite is about an inch long log-shaped bite, with a slightly chewier center. They’ve got a standard cookie consistency and are packed with baked sweet potato flavor. I ate the whole pack pretty quickly.




Frisk Black Mint Tabs – Value $3.99

There are 50 mints in this tiny box, and every one packs a wallop of mint flavor. You can pop up the end of the case to dispense two tiny mints at a time, which is probably more than you’d need to freshen up. I keep these at my desk now and will pop one or two after lunch or coffee. They’re nothing super special as far as mints go, but it’s a nice tin and there’s a lot in there!





Puru Mochi Tangerine Bites – Value $2.99

These tangerine/Mandarin orange bites come individually wrapped so they don’t all go stale when you open the pouch. They were a swing and a miss for me personally, but everyone else who has tried them has liked them. They are fine gummies and they had a lot of orange flavor, but the finish had a very odd flavor to me and ended up ruining the snack. 





Big Bar Z Milk – Value $0.99

I had no idea what to expect with this, but ended up being pleasantly surprised by this star-shaped milk log. It basically tastes like cereal milk, and has an interesting crunchy/powdery consistency. It’s not exactly astronaut ice cream, but it’s not far off. If you’re expecting some sort of candy treat though, don’t be fooled: this is a milk-flavored snack without much sweetness at all. 





Pop Zack Bites – Value $2.69

These were definitely my favorite snack this month! They are these small bites in the same shape as the Big Bar, covered in chocolate and butterscotch flavor. They have a wafer-y consistency, very similar to the Big Bar, but with the chocolate covering they end up with a much richer consistency. The flavor is great, chocolate and butterscotch are always delightful together, though the butterscotch is mostly overpowered by the sheer amount of chocolate. 

Verdict: This month’s Skoshbox was very good. I enjoyed most of the snacks, and I’m liking that the mints are still around, because all of the other items were gone pretty quickly. The value totals $14.65, which is a great deal considering the cost of the box. As is always the case, I doubt I would have tried any of these items without being introduced to them by someone else (or via a subscription). The added value from the adventure of trying new things just adds to the overall enjoyment, and I would definitely recommend this box to anyone looking to expand their snack horizons.

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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Thank you for posting photos of the actual snacks! I am always curious what they look like!

    • Yeah, you gotta see the snacks! So many interesting shapes and things in Skoshbox.

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