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!
January’s theme is New Year Festival. Bokksu is going to be shipping straight from Japan, which means wider selection of your favorite snacks and teas. Also more mailing offerings, I could get my Bokksu fix much quicker!
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Senbei Lab Daruma Rice Cracker. These cute senbei are shaped like little Daruma (traditional Japanese doll). There are 8 different flavors like matcha, nori and black sesame, I liked their crunch and dramatic flavors. Not to mention the salty outside I could eat these for every meal.
Ito Seika Strawberry Tartlet. This tasty biscuit that’s filled with strawberry jam is the most amazing cookie ever! Sweet and buttery, I can’t get enough of these treats. I wonder if I could make them in my own kitchen… if you need me I’ll be on Pinterest researching.
Moringaga Seika Ottotto Crackers Salt Flavor. Such cute little shapes with great crunch and saltiness, I was happily surprised at how good they were for being so simple. Unfortunately my daughter swooped in and stole them all and I was left empty handed.
Kyoushin Seika Kibidango. This wagashi (traditional confection) has a nutty flavor and is a type of flattened mochi closely associated with Japanese folktale about a boy who was born out of a peach. Don’t worry about peeling the thin rice paper off, it’s edible and meant to be eaten together (I should have read that before trying to peal the “wrapper”). Either way I’m pretty sure this wouldn’t be my cup of tea, the texture was too different for me.
Kagoshima Seicha Hoshu Tea. Refreshingly subtle and smooth, this premium tea is made using only the highest quality sencha tea leaves. With its harmonious balance of flavor, color, and aroma, this tea is the true definition of perfection! Personally I think perfection has a fruity flavor but this tea was very good.
Hakata Fuubian Hakata Spicy Shrimp Senbei. A crispy senbei infused with shrimp and spicy mentai (cod fish) with each bite. I could not get this past the picture, I cannot get behind eating it because the scent was too powerful for me.
Colombin White Bake Chocolate. Packaged in a little muffin wrapper, this delicious white chocolate snack defies description with its crumbly, crunchy, and smooth texture. I am so sad that I allowed the rest of the family to try this snack, I could have eaten them all by myself without any guilt. A sugary and airy treat that should be tried by all.
Yamato Seika Red Snapper Cracker. Shaped like a Tai (traditional Japanese red snapper fish), these puffed crackers have a complex flavor that is balanced by a light sweetness. Another treat that we had to fight over, these are wonderful and just a bit sweet without being overly sweet. I liken them to Goldfish crackers that are sold in the states with the same crunchiness and lack of cheese flavor.
Echigo Seika Kinako Mochi. These sweet puffs are like little clouds that dissolve in your mouth. These are like crunchy powdered donuts that are so sweet and addictive. I’d like to add them to the end of the year box now just in case I get a vote.
Meito Sangyo Tai Chocolate. A fun fish-shaped snack, it’s a crisp shell enclosing a light and tasty chocolate mousse, This was by far my favorite treat this month. The mousse filling is light and sweet while the outer shell is a little bit on the boring side but together this is heaven. I wonder if I can order them online, I’m going to need a few pallets.
Bokksu is a fun way to travel to Japan without leaving the comfort of my home. I love that there is a lesson to go with my food so I feel I get a well rounded experience. I would recommend this box to all of my traveling foodie friends and family. My tip for this month is give everything a try even if the packaging makes you cringe, it might ended up being your favorite item… glad I bit into the Tai Chocolate! I can’t wait until next month, I hope for candy.
What’s your favorite snack from this month’s box?