Snakku Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 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 per month, box.
The Subscription Box: Snakku
The Cost: $38.95 per month + free U.S. 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)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box includes an info card. March is the Tokyo box, which features a mix of popular and boutique shop snacks from Tokyo.
This snack is made from two waffle cone cookies with a layer of milk chocolate in between. Talk about love at first bite! The waffle cone cookie delivers satisfying crunch, while the smooth milk chocolate can satisfy any sweet tooth. I’m really obsessed.
This egg-shaped snack is made by a snack maker called Ginza Tamaya. It consists of four layers: white chocolate, two layers of sponge cake, and sweet black sesame paste.
It looks similar to cake pops or cake truffles, so I was surprised when it didn’t taste like it looked. Instead, the flavors are less sweet but more refined. The white chocolate is super creamy but not too sweet, while the dense sponge cake layers balance out the dominant flavor: sweet black sesame paste. I wasn’t sure about the taste at first but grew to love it after the second nibble.
Sugar Butter Sandwich
This snack features white chocolate nestled between two light, flaky cookies. The cookies are similar in texture to palmiers, also known as elephant ear cookies. They’re lightly sprinkled with sugar, which gives the cookies an extra crunch. However, the standout ingredient is definitely the white chocolate. It’s delightfully rich and sweet.
This is a pancake flavored langue de chat cookie. The first thing I noticed was the smell of maple syrup wafting from the package. That aroma alone is drool-worthy. I love how the cookies crumble delicately with each bite! Also, the maple cream filling supplies a smooth, creamy sweetness to the overall flavor. It’s not as sweet as I expected but still super tasty.
This is sold only at Odaiba in Tokyo. Each bundt cake-looking piece is made out of banana flavored chocolate and crispy rice crunch, and then topped with white chocolate. The banana flavored chocolate adds a unique layer to the usual rice crispies and chocolate combo. It’s a huge hit with my boyfriend as well (he’s very picky about snacks).
These are fancy bite-sized senbei crackers from a prestigious snack maker called Ginza no Akebono, which has been making these snacks since 1943. There are a variety of flavors sent out. I received Seaweed and Sesame (the flavors are labeled on the back of the packaging in Japanese).
This is the Seaweed senbei. I can taste a slightly sweet and savory soy sauce glaze, but the seaweed flavor isn’t very strong.
This is the Sesame senbei. The sesame flavor is pretty robust here! It tastes great combined with the soy sauce glaze.
These are sweet and savory mini senbei puffs. The sweet ones (pink and white) that have a sugar coating while the savory ones feature dried seaweed bits or soy sauce glaze. If it were up to me, I would not mix the sweet and savory senbei together. However, both flavors are really tasty!
I’ve had multiple Black Thunder chocolate bars before and they’re always such a treat. This tastes like chocolate cookie crumbles shaped into a bar and covered in chocolate. In other words: it’s highly addicting.
These are lightly salted rice crackers infused with edamame. They have a satisfying crunch and savory green bean-like flavor. The taste is similar to snap pea or green bean crisps. I think these would be a great alternative to regular potato chips!
This is sweet and creamy soft caramel. The flavor isn’t unique or anything but I had a blast popping these into my mouth.
Verdict: There are 23 snacks total for an average cost of $1.69 per snack. I am thrilled with the snack selection from Snakku this month. Every box provides a luxurious tasting experience, but I really felt it this month with the individually-wrapped mini senbei and indulgent Tokyo Tamago. The furoshiki wrap is always a great bonus too. If you’re looking for a high quality snack tasting experience, Snakku provides it.
Do you subscribe to Snakku? What do you think?