Bokksu May 2017 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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Bokksu is a premium snack box that features authentic Japanese snacks, as well as a tea pairing to go with it. The items are what you can’t easily find here across the pond, so trying them is a real treat and always a fun experience!

First look! The bright orange color of Bokksu makes me smile, that color is impossible to ignore. I just love how neatly packed these boxes are, hardly any of my treats are broken or destroyed.

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Bokksu is celebrating its first birthday, and it’s all thanks to passionate Bokksu Members like you! We’re honored to have taken you on gourmet journeys to historical Kyushu, artisanal Kyoto, beautiful Hikkaido, and more. We’ve also increased the variety of snacks each month, upgraded our custom-designed box, and expanded our membership to over 20 countries around the world. Throughout this adventure, we’ve discovered that there are some snacks that appeal to certain palates but there are also some snacks that receive rave reviews across the board. By popular demand, we’ve curated this month’s “Fan Favorites” box to include the 8 most beloved snacks and teas from this past year.

Apple Green Tea. This apple green tea is a unique blend of premium Sencha green tea with crisp, sweet apples and aromatic rose petals. Enjoy the fragrant smells of apple and rose before taking warm sips of this slightly bittersweet tea. I can see why fans of the October box loved this tea. I love that it’s bittersweet and fruity, a great combination in my book.

Cheese Manju Okashinai. Manju is a traditional Japanese confection made with flour, rice powder, and buckwheat. Instead of the traditional red bean filling, this fluffy manju from Akita Prefecture is stuffed with white bean and cheese to create a sweet and savory happy delight. From all the boxes I have received from Bokksu this has been my favorite treat. It’s sweet without being too sweet and it melts in your mouth. I also only like the white been and cheese filling, the red bean filling is not a all for me.

Oh! Yaki Toukibi. Hailing from Hokkaido’s capital city of Sapporo, this crunchy mochi and corn snack becomes more addictive with every bite. Soy sauce is also sprinkled in to mix a savory deliciousness to the natural sweetness. This was like eating corn flavored air, it was pretty good but my daughter loved it. In fact she ate both bags withing 5 minutes and then asked for more. I am kind of glad we didn’t receive the June 2016 box so this was a brand new treat for us.

Jaga Pokkuru. Jaga Pokkuru is made from 100% Hokkaido-grown potatoes. These high quality potatoes are cut and processed using a unique method to achieve this snack’s signature crispy texture. The roasted salt further brings out the potato’s innate flavors. It’s like eating a fatter version of a potato stick. Crunchy like potato chips with way less salt. I’m hooked!

Black Sesame Senbei. Senbei is a traditional Japanese rice cracker usually baked or grilled and glazed with soy sauce. Goma (black sesame) adds a roasted, toasty flavor that complements the savory, crispy taste of the senbei will. If I knew senbei could taste like this instead of the awful shrimp flavored ones I seem to get I would never been such a harsh critic. These have a very mild flavor and would fair nicely with any summer salad…I might be eating them with chicken salad for lunch soon.

Bake Chocolate. This fluffy, rich chocolate is baked to perfection and melts in your mouth with every bite. These mini chocolate cakes are so delicious that you won’t be able to have just one! That’s not true… I stopped at one package and then thought about the other package until I fell into a chocolate coma. I loved these sweet treats. The little cake is perfect for grab and go snacking without making crumbs. I wish more than two packages had been in the box because then I would have been able to share with my family.

Maru Cha Cha. Unlike many other matcha snacks that use usucha (light  tea), this slim and sleek gluten-free matcha biscuit uses koicha (concentrated tea), which is a higher quality matcha that results in a richer flavor. These might be the only matcha snack that I like other than the Kit Kat, Bokksu has taught me that matcha isn’t really my flavor.

20th Century Pear Langue De Chat. Made using 20th Century Pear from Tottori Prefecture, this crumbly butter cookie infuses your mouth with a perfect blend of white chocolate and fragrant pear with each bite. This  with a nice hot cup of coffee is my new version of heaven. Perfectly balanced in sweet and fruity, I don’t think I could make anything homemade this well.

I absolutely loved the idea of taking all the fan favorites for the 1st Anniversary of of Bokksu. It shows that the curators are looking at reviews and fans are what make this subscription a winner. I’m a little happy that I didn’t receive this box for the entire year so there were a few new items to add to my tasted check sheet. The unboxing of this subscription is a family activity for us, we sit around, take pictures and try new foods..it’s a bonding experience with lots of laughter. Keep up the amazing work because I can’t wait to celebrate Bokksu’s 2nd Anniversary!

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