Snakku April 2016 Subscription Box Review

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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.

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My April 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.

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The artwork featured on the printed materials is so beautiful. There is a standard information card outlining the items included, and I was also sent a hand-written note of thanks as well.

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April is the time of cherry blossoms (or sakura) and that was the focus of this month’s box!

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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!

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Sakura Senbei These senbei are one of the featured items. They include real sakura flowers as well as sake and dried squid. They had a very fishy taste, so I only ate one and am bringing the other to my coworker who loves the crazier snacks.

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Kobe Sakura Cream Sandwich These are puff pastry type sandwiches with pink cream inside. The cream is sakura flavoured but it tasted like a fruity floral to me.

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Vegetable Yasai Balls On the left is pumpkin and on the right is spinach. They are small crackers. I tried the pumpkin ones and they were pretty good — they tasted like real unsweetened pumpkin and had a heavier flavour to them.

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Bourbon Green Tea Cookies These ‘puchi’ or small cookies are available in tons of flavours, and I’ve tried a bunch. This is a small (the size of a loonie for fellow Canadians!) Oreo-style cookie with green tea icing inside.

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Baka Uke Sesame Cracker These are SO good. They’re salty and have more of an airy inside than a crunchy inside. They’re toasted twice for that crispiness. While ‘baka’ on its own means idiot or stupid, in the Niigata dialect ‘bakauka’ means extremely/very well received. And it’s an apt name, because these are awesome.

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Sake Kit Kats These really do taste like sake! They have a 0.8% alcohol content as well.

Kusugai Peach Gummy Snakku sent a handful of these peach gummies which are soft and taste like fresh peaches.

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Niigata Salt Senbei Also from Niigata are these other smaller senbei. They have a sea salt in them that tastes of the ocean without being fishy.

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Sakura Mochi We were sent two pieces of sakura mochi. They’re also filled with sakura red bean paste and had a mild flavour.

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Morihan Roll Crepe A very thin cookie (it is like a crunchy crepe!) with a thin layer of cream inside. The pink is cherry blossom flavoured and the green is green tea flavoured.

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One of my favourite things about Snakku is that they send doubles of absolutely everything — if I don’t like something, I have another to share with a more adventurous friend. The furoshiki is gorgeous and the packaging continues to impress me. The only thing I didn’t like in this box was the sakura senbei, but I appreciate the cohesiveness of the theme and the flavours it involved.

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