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!
August’s theme is cool for the summer. This month’s snacks can be enjoyed chilled to help us experience Yusuzumi.
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Satsumarche Mizudashi Cha by Kagoshime Seicha. Mizudashi (cold brew) green tea is the perfect drink to quench your thirst in the summer. Enjoy a cold refreshing cup of Sencha mixed in with Matcha green tea. There are directions on how to brew this tea hot and cold but I will say I liked the flavor of the cold brew the best. I could even see adding some fresh berries for a super summery drink.
Tomato Curry Rice Crackers by Patisserie Potager. This is the first senbei that I actually enjoyed, the rich tomato flavor was perfectly paired with the curry. I could see eating these with a nice tuna salad for a good crispy crackle.
Fluffy White Chocolate Cake by Bourbon. With light notes of apricot jam and rum , this delightfully soothing snack is made by layering white chocolate between sheets of almond-infused cake. All I can say is Japan has the right idea on cake, it’s always fluffy and delicious. If I ever make it to Japan I can’t wait to try a bakery fresh cake.
Summer Country Maam Chocolate Mint by Fujiya. A perfect combination of buttery chocolate cookie and mint chocolate chips. I couldn’t wait to eat these after reading the description card so I didn’t wait for them be be chilled but they were amazing. By far my favorite item from this month’s box.
Nagoya Caramel Sandwich Cookie by Chez Shibata. Created by world-renown Chef Shibata, this buttery and caramel-flavored cookie sandwich is packed with creamy filling and caramel-soaked raisins. I liked the cookies better than the filling but I am not a fan of raisins. My daughter and her friend thought this was the best item and polished them off with out a second thought.
Shiroi Fusen by Kameda Seika. Delicious crisp wafers snap and melt away to reveal a creamy filling. Enjoying this light cookie has been a part of the summer snack scene for decades. I didn’t find anything about this delicious, the wafer was tasteless and felt like biting into Styrofoam. I made so many faces the rest of my family wouldn’t even try a little bite.
Edamame Senbei by Senbei Lab. I just recently learned that I love edamame so to find bits of it baked into this cracker was a treat. I loved the crunch and crispiness of this snack. I refused to share the rest of them, too good to let others in on the secret.
Blanc Manger by Tsuboya. Meaning “white food” in French, this creamy jelly-like confection uses rice flour instead of gelatin. It opens with a sweet milk flavor and finishes with a refreshing silky texture. The taste was fine but the texture was too much for me to handle. It’s like a custard feel on m y tongue and I just didn’t enjoy it. If I manage to get a second go-around I’m going to freeze it before my taste test.
Bokksu is a fun way to travel to Japan without leaving the comfort of my home. My daughter and I always joke that with Bokksu, we won’t starve if we ever travel to Japan . I love that there is a little bit of a lesson to go with my food so I feel I get a well rounded experience. I am loving that this month’s box was shipped from Japan, I had to go to the post office to sign for my box! Thank you to Bokksu for making family night a true treat.