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Skoshbox Japanese Snacks Subscription Box Review – June 2017

Jess Cole Payne
ByJess Cole PayneJun 11, 2017 | 1 comment

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Jess!

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 5-6 snacks, The Dekabox (large size) includes 10-12 snacks and 1 mystery item, or The Megabox (extra large size) includes 13-15 snacks and 2 mystery toys.

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

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-sized, $12 a month, box. 

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

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

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

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Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

With Pocky being my only real familiarity in the world of Japanese snacks, I was excited to see what unique treats this Skoshbox box had to offer!

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

The booklet included thoroughly explains each item that I've received so there are no ingredient surprises. Super helpful when you can’t read the nutrition labels!

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

It’s also wildly informational with little tidbits you can read when enjoying your array of snacks. Did you know that wasabi peaks in flavor 15-20 minutes from the time that it’s grated?

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

Brush up on my knowledge of Japanese cuisine!

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

Choco Chips Mini - Value $1.99 (buy 4 bags for $7.48 or 8 bags for $14.65)

Now that you’ve digested some food facts, it’s snack time. First up in this month’s Skoshbox were the Choco Chips Mini. These 1.5" crispy cookies came in a pretty hefty package and couldn’t be tastier. I love how snacking on tiny versions of your favorite regular-sized treats immediately makes you feel less guilty about finishing an entire package. Or is that just me?

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

Everyburger - Value $2.99 (buy 4 boxes for $11.24 or 8 boxes for $22.01)

Speaking of miniatures, Everyburger is described as "hamburger shaped chocolate biscuit cookies," and I can’t argue with that. They were delicious albeit a bit melted together when I received my box. Slightly messy, in true burger fashion, and totally adorable. The chocolate in the middle of each burger provided the perfect morsel of creamy sweetness.

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

You’re even greeted by a waving, winking burger upon opening! Hi, Everyburger!

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

Gelee Puré Setouchi Mikan - $2.49 value (buy 4 packs for $9.36 or 8 packs for $18.33)

I’m a huge fan of gummies AND citrus, so I was delighted to find these tangerine cuties in my box. They are the perfect mix of sour, tangy, and sugary sweet! Bonus: they’re shaped like little hearts.

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

Kotsubu Ka-Ru Usuaji - $1.99 value (currently out of stock)

Lastly, the Kotsubu Ka-Ru Usuaji puffed chips reminded me a bit of cheese curls. They’re seasoned with fish stock and kelp, and you definitely get that fishy flavor. This savory snack was a wonderful way to break up an otherwise sweet-centered box and welcome some salty goodness. Being so airy, they'll go fast.

Skoshbox Japanese Snack Subscription Box - June 2017

Here are all the snacks! Clockwise: Choco Chips Mini, Everyburger, Kotsubu Ka-Ru Usuaji, and Gelee Puré Setouchi Mikan.

Verdict: I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to Japanese snacking! This box had a fun mix of familiar flavors and brand new concepts, so it would be fantastic for someone who’s starting to become interested in the world of Asian snack food. Kelp puffs? Who knew I’d be such a fan. However, the Everyburger gets my vote for favorite after racking up points in 1) packaging cuteness, 2) overall winning concept, and 3) of course, deliciousness.

This month's value is $9.46, so it isn’t a high-value box in terms of retail price, but I thought the products included were all high quality and the info booklet was really well done, too. Plus, you get to sample a variety of flavors and themes! Totally worth it, especially if you don’t have easy access to Asian snack foods in your area.

What do you think of Skoshbox? What are your favorites this month?

Jess Cole Payne
Jess Cole Payne
Jess's love for subscription boxes began with a makeup and skincare fixation. She's looking forward to broadening her horizons in discovering new products within the lifestyle and food world of subscription boxes.

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Carrie Mansfield

Factor in the shipping costs and the box is a wash, or you’re slightly ahead. Not bad for an overseas snack box! And the hamburger snack is oddly adorable!

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