Bokksu Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
Bokksu is a premium Japanese snack subscription service. Each box includes an assortment of authentic Japanese snacks as well as a tea pairing chosen to complement and enhance that month’s flavors.
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.)
The Subscription Box: Bokksu
The Cost: $39.00 per month + free shipping
The Products: 18-20 premium Japanese snacks including a tea pairing.
Ships to: Worldwide
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First, you’ll find a welcome card from the founder who mentions that starting in August, boxes will ship directly from Japan to ensure even fresher snacks!
This month’s theme is “Tropical Okinawa”.
Behold, the snack list.
Get ready for pineapple and kokuto brown sugar, because those are the leading flavors of this large Japanese island!
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Now, let me at those treats!
Beni Imo Milk Manju – 3 count
Yummmmm- this treat is SO SOFT and has a really non threatening sweet flavor. The filling is “beni imo” which is a purple yam that is native to Okinawa. I love a sweet treat after a meal and this is the perfect size little cake.
Pineapple Batake – 3 count
This lil cakey goodness is also extremely soft and has a sweet pineapple kick! It melts in my mouth as soon as I take a bite.
Pineapple Stick Cake – 3 count
Sadly, the top of my cakes stuck to the packaging, but no real harm done. The pineapple here is much more subdued, as it’s baked into the spongecake, as opposed to being a filling. I’m impressed with how moist this is as well!
Anly’s Chura Wich (Brown Rum Raisin) – 3 count
All of my Chura Wiches got broken in transit, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy them. This is a shortbread sandwich cookie that features kokuto (brown sugar) filling along with rum raisins. This is such a decadent little morsel!
Brown Sugar Okinawa Chinsuko – 1 bag, about 6 cookies
Chinsuko is the Japanese version of shortbread and is quite popular in Japan. This particular one has the also ever-popular (and aforementioned) kokuto brown sugar which is made by slowly cooking down pure sugarcane juice. The result is a crumbly cookie that is just sweet enough without going overboard. This has to be my favorite snack so far!
Brown Sugar Karinto Doughnuts – 3 count
I like that these doughnuts look like tiny loaves of brown bread. The flavor is interesting and I can’t quite put my finger on it. It too uses kokuto which is very present in this month’s box, and is both soft and a little bit crunchy. It’s quite sweet!
Okinawa Salt Cheese Cookie – 1 bag, about 6 cookies
I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a cheese cookie before, but I am liking it! The consistency is like a shortbread, but is both sweet (because sugar) and savory (because cheese). What a nice simple snackable.
Okinawa Soba – 40 g bag
Happy to have a savory snack after all of those sweets! These are deep fried soba noodles that have been tossed with red pepper for spiciness, along with salt and pepper. This is my fave snack 2.0. The info card says this would pair wonderfully with the next item…
Mugicha Barley Tea – 4 tea bags
Mugicha is meant to drink cold and is apparently the thing to drink in the summer in Japan. I followed directions for the quick brew to give it a try. I’m not sure that this barley tea is my ideal flavor. It’s very… earthy tasting? I do like that it’s caffeine free though.
Verdict: Bokksu hooked me up this month with all sorts of sweet treats that I would never get to try otherwise. $39 per month is on the expensive side for a snack subscription box, but this one certainly sets itself ahead of the pack. I think this would make a great box to gift each month to anyone who loves trying new foods but maybe can’t get all the way to Japan. They always double or triple a lot of the snacks, so this is very sharable as well. I enjoyed the tropical theme and my favorite snacks were the Brown Sugar Okinawa Chinsuko and the Okinawa Soba. I’d love to see more savories in the next box!
What are your thoughts on Bokksu?