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Skoshbox Japanese Snacks Box Review – March 2018

Skoshbox March 2018 Box itself

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 March 2018 Box open

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

Skoshbox March 2018 All the goodies

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 March 2018 Review

Skoshbox March 2018 Card front Skoshbox March 2018 Card back

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

Skoshbox March 2018 Suo strawberry front Skoshbox March 2018 Suo strawberry open Skoshbox March 2018 Suo strawberry plate

Sasha Suo Strawberry

We’re starting the snacks off with a bang! These chocolates are absolutely brilliant in their design. Crafted from little ropes of rich chocolate, these bars look like someone asked an architect to create a candy bar. Although these are visually stunning, it must be said they’re also delicious. The chocolate isn’t too sweet, and the strawberry flavor, though powerful, doesn’t taste overly fake.

Skoshbox March 2018 Green pea chips front Skoshbox March 2018 Green pea chips open

Puchi Green Pea Chips: Shichimi Mayo Flavor

Like many of the potato snacks I find in these boxes, these remind of the potato mash texture of Pringles, but the flavor is unlike any Pringle I’ve ever had! The sweet pea flavor is really subtle, and the mayo flavor adds a lot of creaminess to the taste. My husband really liked these - he ate half the package all by himself!

Skoshbox March 2018 Yuzu front Skoshbox March 2018 Yuzu plate

Sonomanma Yuzu

I was really surprised at how delicious these were! They reminded me very much of dried and sugared citrus peel; not quite as sour as a lemon, but not quite as sweet as an orange. They have a nice earthiness to them that balances out the strong sugar presence, and their texture is really pleasing; the sugar doesn’t scrape on your teeth, and as they melt, the texture of the fruit really comes through.

Skoshbox March 2018 Mochi front Skoshbox March 2018 mochi out of pkg

Mochi Mochi Chocolate: Strawberry Chocolate

I’m a huge fan of the strawberry-chocolate combination, so two treats in this flavor category were a-okay with me! I don’t totally love the texture of mochi, so the outside wasn’t necessarily my favorite part, but there was nothing wrong with the strawberry flavor in these! The chocolate flavor wasn’t a huge component to these, unlike the Sasha Suo snacks, but it still was nice overall and I do like trying new things.

Skoshbox March 2018 Potato Front Skoshbox March 2018 Potato plate

Satsumaimon: Brown Sugar and Sweet Potato

I was definitely not surprised at how much I liked these! I’m a huge lover of french fries, but man, when a restaurant has sweet potato fries, I lose my mind. These were like the best elements of a good sweet potato fry dish. They had a nice element of sweetness, and a hint of spice, but mostly just a hearty sweet potato chip with a nice crunch that didn’t taste overly processed.

Skoshbox March 2018 Soda front Skoshbox March 2018 Soda plate

Geki Shigekix (Stimulating White Soda)

I’m glad I looked these up because the illustration makes it seem like these are supposed to be dropped in a beverage of some sort! But no, these little candies bring the soda flavor all on their own. They remind me very much of a candy I had when I was a kid but I can’t place it now, but wow - these babies are sour. Like, really sour. I kind of almost expected them to be like pop rocks, but I didn’t get any kind of sensation like that, though admittedly, the taste was so intense that I didn’t finish the candy that I tasted.

VerdictThis is one of my very favorite snack boxes, and there were a lot of winners this month! I’m absolutely obsessed with the Sasha Suo Strawberry snacks that were as beautiful as they were delicious, and please, someone, sign me up for a case of those Satsumaimon sweet potato chips. I will admit, I didn’t like the Geki Shigekix very much, but like I always say, I love trying new things, even if they don’t end up being as delicious as I would like.

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Sadly, no! Your first box will be the April one. All orders will start shipping for April on 3/30.

Value Breakdown: This monthly box is $12 a month with free shipping. I received six snacks, which average out to $2 per item. A few of these snacks seemed extremely rare, so I really think that adds to the box’s value, as well as having the collection of all the snacks curated especially for this box.

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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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Past two months customs has grabbed items from my box (saying they have meat/fish in the product which is not allowed even though it is just flavoring). So I’m short a couple items. Kind of silly since it looks like your box doesn’t have any issues with customs and this has not happened to me before in the past 6 months. I guess customs wants to get some free snacks at my expense.

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My January box was held up at customs with 2 items confiscated. February no problems. March hasn’t arrived yet. I live in Maine so everything takes longer to arrive.

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January’s box was examined by customs for me, too, and I’m still waiting on March’s to show up. February’s had an item with meat powder but it wasn’t checked, so I’m worried March’s got checked and items will be missing for me. I kind of miss how it was back when it shipped from the US sometimes because it came faster and customs weren’t a problem!

March’s box looks nice too, so I’m going to be sad if I missed out on some snacks. 🙁

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Cool sub! Thanks for the great review!

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Thanks so much, Cat!

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