Snakku is the prettiest treat box you will probably ever open. With a focus on more traditional Japanese snacks and treats instead of the widely-known variety, this box was an absolute delight to open, sample, and review.
My February box arrived in a beautiful furoshiki in spring colours. Underneath the cloth is a beautiful and elegant outer box. The inner box slides out from the outer shell.
The first thing that caught my eye (aside from the goodies hiding in the paper squiggles!) was the beautiful art on the card. Since this was actually my first box, they included a handwritten note along with the standard information card.
I just love all the artwork featured in this box! In Japan, Valentines day is when the women give chocolates to the men. One month later, on March 14, they celebrate White Day and the gesture is returned to the women who gave chocolate. I think it’s a very neat twist on the holiday! This box featured lots of chocolate and strawberries!
The back of the information card includes an introduction to the month’s theme as well as details about the month’s featured snacks and popular snacks. It’s a nice mixture of new things to try as well as familiar goodies!
Chocolate Arare Snakku included two mixtures — sweet (strawberry, milk chocolate, white chocolate) and bitter (matcha, dark chocolate, white chocolate — of these small senbei treats! The salty senbei inside is coated in different flavoured chocolate. I only tried the sweet ones and these are addicting! I love salty/sweet combinations and these were right up my alley. These chocolates have become so popular in Japan they’ve been on TV! They have a great crunch to them.
Gold Okaki These are a light cracker with a ginger flavour! They’re also embellished with edible gold foil from Kanazawa — they’ve been making gold foil for over 500 years. The crackers are delicate but the ginger is hearty and flavourful.
Chocolate Senbei More salty/sweet treats! These senbei are a bit lighter and not quite as salty. The chocolate is from Hokkaido, which is famous for its milk.
Pururun Strawberry Mochi Mochi is a cake made of rice that’s been pounded into a paste, so it’s soft and pliable and kind of like gelatin. This mochi from Hakata Fuubian is filled with ripe strawberries and is the perfect little treat. Also, how cute is that packaging with the strawberry design?
Chocolate Fruit Crunch These fruit bars are from the same store as the strawberry mochi. The one on the left (and on display) is the blueberry and the right is the strawberry. It’s a crunchy chocolate and fruit combination. The ingredients are as fine as those in the mochi — the fruit is fresh, the cocoa is from Madagascar, and the cream is from Hokkaido!
Strawberry Heart Pocky HEART SHAPED POCKY. This is not a drill! This is heart shaped pocky! I tried to get a picture of the end but it was impossible — the photograph on the front of the box is pretty accurate. These special pocky have heart-shaped ends!
Umaibo & Kit Kats I think I’m the only person who doesn’t like green tea kit kats? I’ve tried a bunch of the Japanese kit kats in crazy flavours and I just never got into the green tea ones. I love umaibo though! These ones are corn potage flavoured, so they taste like corn with herbs.
Ichigo Milk Candy & Assorted Senbei The larger senbei are soy flavoured, and the smaller one has a plum filling. The milk candies are a strawberries and cream flavour.
February’s Snakku box was, for me, a fantastic introduction to their box. I loved that they included doubles of so many of the treats, as I fully intend on sharing some with my friends! The mixture of new and unique treats combined with more familiar tastes was a great balance. The presentation is beautiful — from the cloth furoshiki tied around the box to the art and design of the box itself and the printed material, you can tell how much thought and care has gone into every aspect.
The Description: Get a collection of hand-picked snacks that you can only find in Japan, along with a selection of familiar & delicious Japanese snacks delivered every month.
The Price: $38.95 per month