Snakku Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
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.
Every box is wrapped in traditional reusable washi furoshiki wrap.
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.
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, U.K. ($15 shipping)
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January’s box features snacks from Kobe, the sixth largest city in Japan. It is home to cool things like Kobe beef and Arima Onsen, Japan’s most famous hot spring resorts.
These are bouchee sandwich pastry cookies with raisin cream filling. The snack maker, Kobe Fugetsudo, has been making snacks for over 120 years!
The two pastry halves are lightly powdered in sugar. When you bite down it’s almost like digging into a slice of cake. I like the raisin and cream combination as well.
These are waffle cookies from Kobe Fugetsudo. They are thin and crunchy, much like waffle cones. The taste reminds me of rich, buttery shortbread. I love these!
Crispy Waffle Sandwich
These are maple syrup-infused waffle cookie sandwiches with a maple cream filling. The most amazing part about this cookie is the aroma. It smells exactly like waffles hot off the griddle and drenched in warm maple syrup. The cookie is light and crunchy like a wafer. The maple cream tastes more like honey to me. This is one of my favorite Snakku discoveries ever!
Kobe Pudding Cookie
These are pudding-flavored langues de chat cookies with a caramel cream filling. They smell delicious, like buttery shortbread. The langues de chat have a sweet, delicate crunch, while the filling adds some silky creaminess.
Morrymama is a snack shop in Kobe that specializes in rusks, which are twice baked baguettes with a sugar glaze. Snakku included two flavors of rusk: Sugar and Earl Grey. The flavors are not printed on the packaging, but I think the black one is Earl Grey and the white one is Sugar.
This is the Sugar rusk.
This is the Earl Grey rusk. I taste a very slight difference between this and the Sugar one, but both are delicately crunchy and sweet.
If you’ve ever wondered what buttered corn would taste like puffed into a snack, here is your chance! These are deep fried and lightly salted Hokkaido corn. To me, though, they taste exactly like sweet buttered corn that’s eaten with my mashed potatoes during dinner. This is one of the most unique Japanese snacks I’ve ever had!
Cheese Pepper Puffs
These are rice puffs covered in cheese and black pepper. The cheese tastes like cheddar and the black peppers give it a unique spin on typical puffed snacks. I would gladly buy a family-sized bag of these puffs! They’re that addicting.
Mini Rice Crackers
These are mini senbei (rice crackers) covered in a sweet soy sauce glaze. They’re deliciously crunchy and simultaneously sweet and savory. Also, everything is better in miniature.
These are mildly sweet cream sandwich biscuits. The biscuit part tastes like animal crackers, while the filling is a smooth, sweet cream. I do wish there was more cream to complement the biscuits because it is delicious!
Milk Country Candy
These are milk-flavored hard candies. They’re made with all natural organic Hokkaido milk. I love milk-flavored sweets, and these really bring out the mouthwatering creaminess of the milk.
Verdict: I had an exquisite tasting experience this month! The curation was amazing. I enjoyed every single snack, but my favorites were the Crispy Waffle Sandwich and Morrymama rusks. Also, I love eating while learning a bit about Japan along the way. There were 22 snacks total for a cost breakdown of $1.77 per snack. This is the value I have come to expect from Snakku.
What do you think of Snakku?