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Skoshbox Japanese Snacks Subscription Box Review – January 2018

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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 January 2018 box inside

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This review is of The Skoshbox-sized, $12 a month, box. 

Skoshbox January 2018 review

About Skoshbox

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

Skoshbox January 2018 Review

Skoshbox info card front

Skoshbox info card back

The information card that greets you directs you to the website for all the info on the items in this month’s box! The back has the winners for their social media photo contest.

Blanchul Mini Chocolate: Hokkaido White Flavor

Blanchul Mini Chocolate: Hokkaido White Flavor ingredients

Blanchul Mini Chocolate: Hokkaido White Flavor open

Blanchul Mini Chocolate: Hokkaido White Flavor - Buy a bag of 11 for $28.22

White chocolate is one of my very favorite dessert flavors, so I was excited to try these white chocolate-filled cookies! They’re so pretty, and the outer cookie is really light and crispy, allowing the flavor of the white chocolate to come through. I had a couple of these with a cup of coffee and it made for a lovely afternoon treat.

Dougarashi No Tane

Dougarashi No Tane

Dougarashi No Tane - Estimated Value $2.50 (based on similar product)

I really love that these boxes have both sweet and savory snacks! These are crispy little rice crackers spiced with chiles. My spice tolerance isn’t as high as I would like it to be, but even I enjoyed these. The spice level was pretty prominent, though, and while a few were tasty, I imagine I wouldn’t have been able to eat too many before I would’ve been crying for some milk. My husband has a much higher spice tolerance, and he enjoyed these, though he made an excellent point that these are mostly spice and not much other flavors.

Hitokuchi Smoothie Gummie packaging front

Hitokuchi Smoothie Gummie packaging back

Hitokuchi Smoothie Gummie

Hitokuchi Smoothie Gummie - Estimated value $4.50 (based on similar product)

I was really excited for this snack because I adore carrot juice. I liked that these had great tropical flavors, like mango and banana, without including pineapple (not-so-secret fact about me: I can’t stand pineapple). The texture was very dense on these gummies. I’m not much of a fruit-candy person, but these had a realistic enough carrot-mango-banana flavor that they tasted more like real food; almost like I was doing a mini juice cleanse in snack form.

Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame packaging front

Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame packaging back

Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame

Eiwa Marshmallow Black Sesame - Buy 2 bags for $11.99

How intriguing are these? I’m normally not a huge fan of marshmallow because it tends to be kind of sticky and gluey - but I couldn’t believe how delicious these were! The marshmallow was pillowy and SUPER-fresh, like a happy fluffy cloud. The black sesame filling is really flavorful, and not too sweet - just like the marshmallow outside. The intensity of the sesame reminds me of the impact that just a little peanut butter can have in a sweet treat; it’s so delicious. I smuggled these in my purse to an all-day meeting and they lasted for the first hour. I have to head out to a specialty market and get myself a steady supply of these ASAP!

Kinoko No Yama: Strawberry and Matcha Flavor

Kinoko No Yama: Strawberry and Matcha Flavor

Kinoko No Yama: Strawberry and Matcha Flavor

Kinoko No Yama: Strawberry and Matcha Flavor - Retail Value $3.98

I loooove these tiny little cookies! This was the only snack I was familiar with prior to receiving this box. I’ve been guilty of sneaking a box of these guys into a movie on occasion...please don’t tell anyone! I was really pumped about the strawberry and matcha combo of these guys since I just usually get regular chocolate. These smell like fresh strawberry and the matcha adds a really interesting earthy flavor. The cookies are nice and crisp, and their neutral, buttery base lets the other flavors shine. *puts the box in purse for next movie*

Otona Puchi Wasabi Cheese Okaki

Otona Puchi Wasabi Cheese Okaki

Otona Puchi Wasabi Cheese Okaki

Otona Puchi Wasabi Cheese Okaki -

Otona Puchi Wasabi Cheese Okaki - Buy 6 bags for $23.24

These are so cute! These might have been my favorite visually, and I was really interested in how a cheese snack would work with wasabi. These were fantastic - the cracker part had good flavor and crunch, the cheese added richness, and the wasabi was very prominent without being super-hot. I also shared these with my husband and we polished off the package almost right away.

Verdict: This was the most fun I’ve had with snack food in a really long time! The marshmallow-black-sesame candy became an instant favorite, and it was lovely to see a familiar product with the Kinoko cookies. Again, I loved that this was a mix of sweet and savory treats, and everything was so fresh and tasted high-quality. I definitely want to challenge my palette more this year, and I loooove trying new things. I really lucked out with this box because I liked everything. I’m excited for my next chance to expand my snacking horizons!

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Sadly, no! Your first box will be the February one. All orders will start shipping for February on 1/31.

Value Breakdown: This monthly box is $12 a month with free shipping. I received six snacks, which average out to $2 per item. These snacks were all actually more on the rare side, so I think that adds to the value, as well as having the collection of all the snacks curated by experts.


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Laine Wooliscroft
Laine Wooliscroft
Laine is a life-long movie enthusiast who loves YA novels, estate sales, and hikes that make her legs hurt the next day. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain craft beer, horror/spooky items, and toys for her beloved lab mix, Archie.

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Thanks for the review. That seems like a good value for $12 and free shipping

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I thought it was, too! There were so many different snacks and I liked how unique-to-me they all were. 🙂

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