What It’s Like to Subscribe to Bokksu
Read reviews further down the page, too, for more personal experiences.
How Bokksu Works
All you have to do is venture over to Bokksu’s website and hit the subscribe button. Then, you’ll be prompted to select which subscription payment plan you prefer and can choose from monthly, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month.
No matter which plan you choose, each monthly box you receive will contain 20-24 Japanese snacks, candies, and a tea pairing curated around a fun cultural theme as well as a 16+ page culture guide magazine that details each product's origin, flavors, and even common allergens.
Once you subscribe, you’ll automatically be signed up for auto-renew, but you can pause or cancel your subscription at any time from your online dashboard.
Example Bokksu Snacks
- Koikeya Minit's Stick Potato
- Organic Genmaicha Tea
- Aomori Apple Caramel Yakkoi Sable
- Mocchan Dango Mochi
- Edamame Senbei
- Handmade Yuzu Sake Candy
You can choose from the following subscription options:
- Monthly - $49.95/box
- 3-Month - $44.95/box
- 6-Month - $42.95/box
- 12-Month - $39.95/box
Bokksu Pros and Cons
- Authentic Japanese snacks, candies, and teas
- Each month is a surprise
- Each box contains 20-24 goodies
- Only one subscription box size is available
- No customization is allowed
- Does not accommodate allergies
What Else You Should Know About Bokksu
When Danny Taing had initially relocated to the United States from Japan, there had been a void in his heart and belly: his favorite specialty snacks from home, deliciously prepared by local family businesses that didn’t sell overseas. Upon stuffing his suitcase with snacks to share with friends and family who loved them as much as he did, Danny realized he was on to something.
In May of 2016, Bokksu unveiled the Classic Bokksu, a box filled with just six unique snacks and teas from Japan. Today, Bokksu operates unlike any other of its kind by delivering handpicked, culturally-themed boxes filled with 20-24 artisanal Japanese snacks, a tea pairing to complement the month’s flavors, and a Tasting Guide that dives into each item’s story.
In a recent reflective Facebook post, he stated the following about his personal journey with Bokksu,
“I’m a proud gay Asian man. I was also a solo bootstrapped first-time founder who had never seen a venture-backed entrepreneur that looked like me…it’s meaningful to me on a personal level that a gay Asian man has successfully raised a Series A for a D2C Asian food startup, and I hope this milestone inspires, motivates, and validates other underrepresented founders.”
Is Bokksu Worth It?
If you’re in search of the most authentic Japanese snacks available today, then Bokksu is right up your alley. It offers the most snacks and drinks out of all the Japanese snack subscription boxes we’ve come across and everything is sourced directly from centuries-old small family businesses, making it feel as if you’re really immersing yourself in Japanese culture.
How Bokksu Compares to Other Top Snack Subscriptions
Bokksu VS Universal Yums: Universal Yums delivers snacks and candy from a different country each month and allows you to try offerings from all over the globe. You can choose to subscribe to 5-7 snacks, 10-12 snacks, or 18-20 snacks per month for $17, $28, or $42 per month. Universal Yums is best if you want to try snacks from a wide range of countries, whereas Bokksu is ideal for those who only want Japanese snacks.
Bokksu VS Japan Crate: Compared to Bokksu, Japan Crate focuses more on mass-market snacks and offers a more affordable way to explore Japanese snacks, candies, and accessories sourced directly from Japan. Japan Crate offers three plans: the Mini ($12 per month) contains 5 items, the Original ($25 per month) contains 10 items and a DIY kit, and the Premium ($35 per month) contains 18-20 items and includes a drink, DIY kit, and LE bonus item. While Japan Crate is more affordable than Bokksu, Bokksu feels a bit more authentic.
Bokksu VS TokyoTreat: TokyoTreat comes with 15-20 full-size snacks that include exclusive drinks, ramen, KitKat party packs, salty snacks, candy, bakery items, and more. You can subscribe to a monthly plan for $37.50 per month, or choose longer-term plans to save more money. Similar to Japan Crate, TokyoTreat features mass-market items and lacks the family-business feel of Bokksu.