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Skoshbox Japanese Snacks Subscription Box Review – October 2017

Nicole Rieder
ByNicole RiederOct 15, 2017 | 7 comments

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

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 October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

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 October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription 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 October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Skoshbox is going green and now posts info on the snacks on their site rather than sending detailed booklets as they did before.

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

They also sent this advert encouraging subscribers to post pics of their boxes with #skoshbox hashtag for a chance to win a $10 shop credit! Neat!

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Chisana Bakauke, Nori flavor (Closest thing online I could find was the Sweet Sesame flavor on Amazon  for $12.99

At first glance, I thought these looked like some sort of potato wedge flavored snack because of the illustration on the bag.

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

It could be sleep deprivation, but I find this illustration to be HILARIOUS! Attack of the Angry Potato Wedges!

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Alas, I wised up and realized these are crispy rice crackers. They have a salty quality to them due to the Nori. All in all, these were yummy.

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Scone Sour Cream Onion Flavor — Value $1.15

I was not sure how to feel about the bowl of gloppy mayo pictured on the bag, but these were such a treat! This snack was by far my favorite of the bunch. 

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

These are flavored with Hoikkado sour cream and taste like sour cream and onion Cheetos if they were a thing. These are so insanely good! Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Gogo No Koucha Lemon Tea Cookie — Value $2.95

They aren’t lying about the lemon tea flavor, especially the tea. They are kind of like an Arnold Palmer in the form of a cookie.

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

These are very unique cookies, that is for sure!

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Happy Nikukyu Cat Gummy in Grape — Value $2.39

Do you remember Cheeto paws? Even though these are fruit gummy snacks, I couldn’t help but think of them! These are very cutesy and as soon as I showed my little six-year-old cousin the bag she ran off with them. I can’t blame her!

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

These definitely have a grape flavor. The texture is pretty soft too unlike some other gummies that practically rip out all your teeth. Would nom on these again!

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Hi-Chew Seasonal Okayama White Peach — (buy a set of 10 in similar flavor for $14.90)

I am really immature and laughed for two minutes because that peach illustration looks like a butt! Have mercy on my infantile self, please.

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Packaging aside, I was not keen on the taste of this candy. It was too flowery for my taste.  Also, the texture was this weird mix between a Starburst candy and gum. In the words of  Mr. Horse from Ren and Stimpy, “No, Sir. I don’t like it!”

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Mochitto Purin — Value $2.00

These little balls look like egg yolks, so I was intrigued and also nervous. The texture is strange, like a gummy filled with custard, but the taste is excellent!

Skoshbox October 2017 Japanese Snack Subscription Box

I love these pudding filled gummy balls of deliciousness! I don’t eat a lot of sugary treats these days, but I really enjoyed these! Would definitely snack on these again!

Verdict: All of the snacks in this box were ones I have never had before.  All in all, there were definitely some unique flavor profiles and textures in these selections. The peach candy was not my favorite, but the sour cream and onion puffs and pudding filled gummies made up for that alone! A lot of the six featured items were hard to find in singular packs let alone at all online, so getting them all sent out in one lovely subscription box for $12 + free shipping is convenient and makes Skoshbox such a great value!

Did you have a favorite Skoshbox snack this month? 

Nicole Rieder
Nicole Rieder
Nicole has been a subscription box enthusiast since she began reviewing for MSA in 2017. She loves writing plus size clothing box reviews because she is all about body positivity/neutrality and feels fun and exciting clothing should be accessible for everyone! Nicole not only has a passion for fashion, but all things vintage from the 60s and 70s and her idol, John Waters.

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7 comments

Barbara

What a fun review to read!!
I love all of your comments and enjoyed them a lot.

This is my first box and I just love all items including that soft chewing candy, Hi-chew.
( That specific white peach flavor is coming from one of the best Japanese white peach which called “Queen of Peach” in Japan as well.)

I’d love to see another review from you soon.
Thank you for your great job!!!

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Nicole Rieder

Thank you, Barbara! I am glad you are enjoying Skoshbox! This was my first snack review and it was super fun to do!

I would give you my Hi-Chews, but I gave them to my cousins after I ate my little test piece. They loved them too!

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Michelle

Liz, I usually see an icon to click want it under the reviews to keep track of the ones I liked but I don’t see one here…

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Ashley

I tried to add a box to my want list the other day too and couldnt do it for some reason….

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Nicole Rieder

I will have to forward this along so we can have that corrected. Thank you, Michelle and Ashley for the heads up!

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Michelle

I might have to try this box. Thanks for the hilarious review!! lol

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Nicole Rieder

Thanks, Michelle! I am glad you enjoyed my review. This one was fun to do for sure. And definitely go for it! It is a fun subscription box. I am craving those sour cream and onion puffs right now. hahaha

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