Bokksu Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2017

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Bokksu Box

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.

bird eye view inside of Bokksu Box

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.)

contents of Bokksu Box

The Subscription Box: Bokksu

The Cost: $39.00 per month + free shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 11/27, use coupon code MSABF5 to save $5 a month off the Classic Bokksu for life! Or, use coupon code MSABF2 for $2 off your Tasting Bokksu for life!

The Products: 18-20 premium Japanese snacks including a tea pairing.

Ships to: Worldwide

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info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017 info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017

First, you’ll see a thank you note from founder Danny Taing.

info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017

The snack theme this month is  “Tea Time”.

info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017

You’ll learn about tea culture in Japan and why they’ve decided to base this month’s box around it!

info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017

Share photos on social media – have a chance to win a free box!

info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017 info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017 info card for Bokksu Box tea time November 2017

Here we have the snack list! It looks so freaking awesome this month! I love matcha, and I see some cheesy items as well! Let’s get into it!

Tokyo Rusk early grey and juicy orange rusk packets Tokyo Rusk early grey and juicy orange rusk on plate

Tokyo Rusk in Earl Grey and Juicy Orange x 3

Ah, Early Grey and Juicy Orange Tokyo Rusk, I’ve had you before! Certainly one of the prettiest packages I’ve seen, this crisp and slightly sweetened treat is one of my all-time faves and perfect for tea time. You get a major orange flavor that is mellowed out by the earl grey-infused rusk and sugared edge. Gahhhh I love it!

3 British Morning Teas British Morning Tea bag

British Morning Tea x 3

Is this the same as an English Breakfast tea? It tastes like it to me. It’s a black tea so it has a bold flavor and packs some caffeine. I also happen to really like the bear on the package.

3 Izu Guricha Crunch Izu Guricha Crunch on plate

Izu Guricha Crunch x 3

OH MY GOD, THIS LOOKS SO GOOD. OH MY GOD, THIS IS SO GOOOOOD. I immediately thought this looked like a green tea rice krispy treat, and although it doesn’t have marshmallow in it, I’m not far off. It’s puffed rice with matcha and white chocolate, so it’s quite sweet and has the matcha flavor that I can’t get enough of. This is basically a green tea latte in stick form. I wish I had 10 more of these!

3 Salt and Camembert Cheese Cookies Salt and Camembert Cheese Cookie on plate

Salt and Camembert Cheese Cookie x 3

I shared some of these with my friends, and my friend Justin was obsessed with this one! He’s a total cheesemonger, so he immediately picked up on the camembert and was all “WOW this is so cheesy and salty!” I don’t think either of us was expecting cheese when we saw this. I thought it’d be a white chocolate situation. This is like a super classy version of those cheese and cracker packs you can get in a vending machine, but a lot more delicate.

2 Black Tea Donuts Black Tea Donut on plate

Black Tea Donut x 2

Donuts make the world go ’round. My favorite donuts are the plain cake ones, sometimes called “old fashioned”. Simple and subtle, this black tea cake donut is similar but sweeter. It has such a wonderful flavor that is unlike any other donut I’ve had. You can see the sugar crystals glisten throughout, and the inside is a soft pale pink hue. Leave it to Japan to make even a donut beautiful and classy.

Natural Yeast Bread Coffee Bun in package Natural Yeast Bread Coffee Bun on plate

Natural Yeast Bread Coffee Bun

This is the type of baked good for me! Even though this is a tea box, the info booklet says that coffee popularity is slowly rising in Japan, so they’ve included this coffee flavored bread bun. Wow- this is so darn delicious. It’s really soft and chewy sweetbread that has a lovely coffee flavor and reminds me of coffee flavored candy. I really love the coffee stripes throughout it as well. Wow.

3 Hojicha Langue De Chats Hojicha Langue De Chat on plate

Hojicha Langue De Chat x 3

This soft chewy cookie has a light filling that’s made of white chocolate and hojicha which is a slow roasted green tea. This maaaay be my new favorite thing. It tastes a lot like matcha, but has a more smoky and nutty flavor to it and is usually made with lower-grade bancha tea leaves. It also seems to be more mellow than matcha.

3 Olive Oil Senbeis Olive Oil Senbei

Olive Oil Salt Senbei x 3

I have been loving a lot of these sweet treats, but am really digging this savory senbei flavored with olive oil and salt. This crunchy rice cake is super salty and gives me a nice break from all of the chocolate and green tea flavors in the box. I gobbled this right down and was met with a slow-creeping peppery flavor as well.

Spicy Cheese Black Pepper Puffs Spicy Cheese Black Pepper Puffs on plate

Spicy Cheese Black Pepper Puffs

This little bag of puffs look a lot like croutons, but are deceiving! They aren’t dry at all, and have a cheesy center the sticks to your teeth once you chomp down onto them! You can tell they’re black pepper flavored right away because it’s not a subtle flavor at all. I think these may be a bit too intense for me!

package of Green Tea Matcha Kit Kats Green Tea Matcha Kit Kats spilling out of bag back of indivdually wrapped Green Tea Matcha Kit Kat Green Tea Matcha Kit Kat on plate

Green Tea Matcha Kit Kats – Retail Value $7.99

You know how sometimes you look at something and a beam of light shines down upon it from the heavens? That’s basically what happened as soon as I took this bag of individually wrapped Kit Kats out of the box. As I’ve already mentioned, I can’t stop loving matcha green tea and Kit Kats just happen to be a favorite candy of mine (especially around Halloween). I was torn. Do I hoard and savor all of these babies for myself, or do I share the wealth with those less fortunate than I? I, of course, went with the latter and shared my bounty, knowing that these aren’t too hard to find in the states since it’s an American brand (though made for a Japanese market). You can usually find these in Asian Markets if you’re lucky to live in a city that has some, or I’ve linked to World Market (love that place) where you can order this size bag online. If you love matcha as mucha as I do, you must give these a try!

Verdict: Bokksu was SO AWESOME this month! As soon as I opened it, I knew it’d be a favorite and I was right after sampling everything. It’es so hard to choose a favorite this time because there was so much goodness in both the sweet and savory categories! Obviously the KitKats reign supreme, but the Izu Guricha Crunch, Black Tea Donut, Tokyo Rusk, and Olive Oil Salt Senbei were all champions as well. Oh, and the coffee bread!! Keep up the good work, Bokksu. This was your best yet!! For $39, I received 22 total items, plus a big bag of KitKats which allowed me to sample 10 different variations of snacks.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You must order by the 25th of the month to receive the following month’s box. If you order today, your first box will be January.

Coupon – Now through 11/27, use coupon code MSABF5 to save $5 a month off the Classic Bokksu for life! Or, use coupon code MSABF2 for $2 off your Tasting Bokksu for life!

Or, use code ADDICTION to save $10 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $39 for this box, you’re paying approximately $0.60 per item.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

Posted in Bokksu Reviews, Food Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: bokksu | 2 comments


  1. Actually, the creators of KitKat (Nestlé) are a Swiss International company that licenses another to produce KitKats in the US. The American KitKats are actually very different from those found in the rest of the world (even Canada) for that reason.

    The Hershey’s variant is a lighter milk chocolate, a different shape, and sold in four fingers whereas in most of the world the snack is usually sold as a pack of two fingers. There’s also that peculiar chemical compound which tastes like sour milk that they add to a lot of their chocolate products, as apparently that makes for a more desirable flavour to their demographic?

    If you like KitKats, you might want to explore them more Internationally as there are a lot of different types! Though, I must admit, Japanese KitKats make up most of my favourites, too.

    • I thought Kit Kats were created in England. Meh, they’re yummy wherever they are, that’s for sure!

      This box is awesome, and the customer service is wonderful! I had to cancel because I went on a diet, but those cheese cookies, cheese puffs, and olive oil senbei might have to make an appearance on my cheat day. I always tend to favor savory snacks and foods for some reason.

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