Bokksu Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA10OFF to save 10% off on your first box!
The Products: 18-20 premium Japanese snacks including a tea pairing.
Ships to: Worldwide
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First, you’ll find a thank you card from the founder with info on this month’s box.
This month’s theme is “Cool For Summer”.
Behold, the snack list.
Bokksu wants to show you how it’s done in the Japanese Summer.
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Now, gimme those summer snackables!
Nagoya Caramel Sandwich Cookie – 2 count
Hmmm- caramel and raisins aren’t my favorite flavor combo, so I’m not sure this sweet cookie is for me. It is really caramel-y even though the filling is a white cream with raisins mixed in. The cookie is super soft though. I’ll probably pass the other one on to a pal!
Fluffy White Chocolate Cake – 2 count
By the looks of this cake, I was getting pretty excited. It looks like fluffy white poundcake and has three layers of cake with white chocolate cream in between. It wasn’t quite as airy as I was anticipating, but more dense. It’s also quite sweet, but that’s what white chocolate is all about. I could tell something else was going on, and when I read the info sheet, realized it’s the rum and almond I was tasting as well. There’s also some apricot in there.
Shiroi Fusen – 4 count
This is probably the most visually interesting snack of the box. I got four individually wrapped circular wafers. They feel exactly how you’d think when you bite into their thin, crispy, and slightly salty bodies, to reveal a creamy center. I think it’s just vanilla cream. This certainly seems like a summery snack to me.
Summer Country Ma’am Chocolate Mint – 3 count
I luuuurve this packaging with its minty stripes! I love the combination that is chocolate and mint, so I’m excited to chomp down on these lil cookies. They are SOOO YUMMY! They are super reminiscent of a Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie, just without being dipped in chocolate. Like most of the snacks in this month’s box- this one is best eaten chilled, so I’m going to have to try that next.
Blanc Manger – 2 count
This one definitely scares me the most. Puddings and the like are kind of a hard sell for me. I’m definitely making sure to eat this one chilled because I can’t fathom room temperature dessert right now. I’m surprised by the taste of this jiggly treat. It has a vague rice flavor that comes from using rice flour instead of gelatin. It’s sweet, but not I the way I thought it would be. It’s hard for me to describe, but I guess I’d say it’s like a rice milk jello? That sounds strange, huh?
Tomato Curry Rice Crackers – 3 count
Mmmmmm!! These are so freaking delicious! I’m happy to switch gears to savory, and I adore both curry and tomato. This has a great tomato flavor with a touch of curry spiciness. The texture of this cracker is super crunchy and a little chewy. More, please!! Also- this 100% gets the beautiful packaging award this time. Sorry chocolate mint cookies!
Edamame Senbei – 2 count
What a unique cracker we have here. This thick rice cake is a lot crunchier than the Shiroi Funsen, and it sort of equal parts savory and sweet. There are chunks of edamame bits baked in, and they’re dusted with a roasted soybean powder that’s subtly sweet! They suggest pairing this one with tea.
Satsumarché Mizudashi Cha – 3 tea bags
I love iced tea and this is the second month in a row that Bokksu has included a tea specifically to be enjoyed cold (though you can drink it hot too, of course), to beat the heat. I added the tea bag to five ounces of cold water and let it steep for five minutes. This particular tea is a blend of sencha and matcha green tea. Sounds awesome! Once it has steeped, you have to shake the tea bag around before taking out. This helped disperse the tea immensely. I agree that this is super refreshing! I am loving the subtle matcha green tea flavor.
Verdict: Bokksu never disappoints, and always introduces me to new, obscure Japanese snacks! Their themes are always on point, and I like that this month featured treats to be enjoyed cold. At $39 per month, this box isn’t for the snacking beginner. You really have to love discovering new treats, and Japanese flavors to appreciate this higher-end snack box.
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