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Skoshbox Japanese Snacks Subscription Box Review – July 2017

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichJul 6, 2017 | 5 comments

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.

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. 

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!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

Skoshbox always comes with a robust booklet of info.

Skoshbox recently started shipping Worldwide from their warehouse in Japan. 

Here are all of the treats you'll enjoy!

Plus, a look at what came in their other boxes, to tempt you to upgrade. 😉

You always have the chance to win a deluxe prize in your box!

On these pages, Skoshbox teaches you about the Tanabata Festival, and Food Onomatopoeias (in Japanese). 

Cubie: Strawberry Chocolate - Listed Value $1.99 

I've never been a fan of chocolate and strawberry candy unless it's a legit chocolate covered strawberry, so this doesn't grab be like it may some. I wasn't able to find anywhere to order this in the US online. 

Sadly, it also melted en route. 🙁 Not so Cubie now, are you? More like "Meltie". I still took a little nibble and still cannot be persuaded to like strawberry flavored candy enveloped in chocolate.

Avocadooza Crackers - Value $2.75 (found via Napa Japan)

I am very into these. I love avocado stuff, and these MUST contain some sort of wasabi powder, because they are a bit spicy. They're also really cheesy and kind of remind me of those Chicken In A Biscuit Crackers I ate as a kid. 

So many flavors colliding in these swiss-cheese-looking triangles.

Kororo Grape Gummies - $2.33 value (buy 6 packs for $13.99)

Whoa, these are the grapiest grape gummies ever on earth. They even LOOK like grapes! As soon as I opened the package, I was taken over in a wave of grape scent. 

Look at them! They ARE grapes! They FEEL like grapes! I don't know what kind of sorcery is happening here, but I'm glad it's only being used for replicating grapes in gummy form instead of something sinister. It's clearly very powerful.

Puchi Agemaru Mini Rice Crackers- Value $0.91 (pack of 10 in similar flavor available for $9.14)

These small rice crackers are shoyu (soy sauce) flavored, so they're quite salty which is a nice break from the sweet gummies. They come in a plastic tray that slides out so they don't arrive crushed!

Even though these are salty, they're also a bit sweet too.

Niginigi Osushi Gummies - Listed Value $0.99

These are a super fun candy that has the ever-popular "DIY" aspect.

It all comes in a sealed mold to keep fresh and has seven sushi rice bases that you can put any of the seven fish choices atop of.

I chose what looks like salmon on one and roe on the other. How fun! The gummies are really chewy and ultra-fruity.

Lotte Black Black Candy - Value $1.57 (available at Jet.com)

The booklet says these are "Extra Strong Intense Cooling Candy" which, not gonna lie, is a little intimidating sounding.

My fear was that these are black licorice flavored, but they're actually very much like a cough drop. It immediately started clearing my sinuses and is very intense, as it said. I can't really put my finger on the flavor other than "mentholated cough drop".

Next are the assorted "Dagashi Pack" items that seem to be a bonus.

Fried Pork Katsu Jerky - Value $1.00 (random guess since I couldn't find any online)

This one terrifies me because it straight up looks like a flat fish stick. Ok- it kinda tastes like one too. Hard pass on this snack.

Savory Yakiniku Strip - Value $0.50? (couldn't find this online, took a stab at the price)

Hmmm- I actually like this one! It tastes like dried tofu skin and has a slight fishy flavor and almost a teriyaki-type glaze.

Apple Mochi - Value $0.75?

Mochi will always have a place in my tum-tum, and these teeny apple flavored ones come with a toothpick to enjoy!

Mashuro - Value $0.66 (buy 30 for $19.90)

I love this cute marshmallow man no matter what he tastes like. I immediately sent a pic of the character on the package to my friend Nicole and she replied "Yeah, that's my boyfriend". I guess she called dibs, so I am out of luck. This snack tastes exactly how it looks like it would: a marshmallow!

Fruit Soda Gum - Value $0.50?

Lastly, we have some fruity (green apple, maybe?) soda gum. You may ask "How does gum tastes like soda?" and I really don't have an answer, but it just does. Love it!

Verdict: All of the items in this month's Skoshbox were 100% new to me. Japan never ceases to create new foods to delight us all, and this attested to that. I didn't care for the weird fish stick or the melted chocolate strawberry candy, but the avocado crackers and grape gummies were out of control good. It was tough to find all of the items online, and the Tokyo Otaku Mode site that usually has everything was no help. With my estimates, listed prices, and what I could find online, I totaled this to be worth about $14, which is $2 over the cost. 

Did you have a favorite Skoshbox snack this month? 

Marne Orenich
Marne Orenich
Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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5 comments

Theadora

Marne, you are by far my favorite reviewer! I look so forward to reading your posts each day and all the clever, humorous comments you include. Thank you!

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Marne

Oh wow, thank you so much, Theodora! That makes me so happy!

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Chico

This was my first Japanese snack box and I was very impressed. Obviously the grapes were my favourite thing in the box, and those rice crackers were a close second. I never thought a rice cracker could taste that good or a grape thing could be so grapey.

You’re right about the Avocadoozas having wasabi. I only know a little Japanese and I could see the first word in the top left is wasabi. The amazing thing about those crackers is how they were really hot for about a second and then instantly the heat is gone and you get the cheesy flavour. That’s some goddamn brilliant food engineering.

There were a couple things I didn’t like, and my gummy sushi and chocolate also melted, but this was a great introduction to snack boxes. In fact, I like them so much that I subscribed to Sushi Candy too so I can get another box in between getting this box every month. 😀

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Marne

Thank you for confirming my wasabi suspicions, Chico! LOL to “that’s some goddamn brilliant food engineering.”

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Courtney S.

I want those grapes! 🙂

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