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!
April’s theme is Blossoming Spring. I would love to see these trees in blossom for real, so beautiful.
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Pocky Double Strawberry. This luxurious and seasonally limited Pocky is ridiculously delicious. This Pocky has a thicker, creamier coating of strawberry cheesecake on a short chocolate cookie stick. I was so sad I had to share with my daughter and mother. We are currently seeking all the Double Strawberry Pocky in Arizona.
Sakura Love Tea. With an amazing aroma of fresh cherries, this naturally sweet and delicate tea is perfect for spring. I love that I can brew this hot or cold for a wonderfully refreshing drink. Also the packaging is super cute.
Sakura Rusk. Twice baked in the oven with sakura butter, there is a mild floral hint of cherry blossoms in this delicate baguette slice. Salted sakura petals are mixed into the butter. This amazing snack is simply decadent. Rusks might be my favorite item, they are crunchy and sweet… in my opinion a perfect combination for snacks.
Baked Shrimp Kakimochi. Airy and crisp, this puffed up mochi has a delicate flavor from the added Sakuraebi, a type of Japanese shrimp named for its translucent pink color. I could not get past opening the package the scent was overwhelming at best. Shrimp in my opinion is something best served fresh from the seafood department of my trusted grocery store.
Spring Rice Crackers. Pretty spring shaped flowers in a host of different flavors. Sour plum, matcha, purple sweet potato, and light soy sauce just to name a few of the flavors. I kind of enjoyed these crackers but haven’t pinned down my favorite flavor because I have just been eating them by the handful.
Baked Chocolate Strawberry. Strawberry bits are mixed into the batter in this fluffy and rich chocolate is baked to perfection and melts in your mouth with every bite. This cute cake like confection is delightful. Unfortunately it crumbles before melting in your mouth, it was all over my black shirt. I should have been un-lady like and shoved the entire thing in my mouth all at once.
White Strawberry. Each strawberry is first freeze-dried and then soaked in white chocolate, giving it the perfect balance of soft and crunchy. This is the second time I’ve been sent these delicious tart treats and I have to tell you they are by far the best treat ever. This makes chocolate covered strawberries look like amateurs and I have tasted my fair share of strawberry goodness.
Hand-Baked Butter Senbei. A rice cracker with a rich buttery flavor that balances beautifully with this month’s tea pairing. This senbei is extra special because each piece is hand-baked by a craftsman who runs his own small shop in Tokyo. I didn’t get to taste these as two snack hungry girls beat me to it and then proceeded to chomp/mmm until they were gone. I was so jealous.
Suppa Mucho Stick Sour Plum. Crispy potato stick are seasoned with a tangy sour plum seasoning. Salty, sweet and sour all in one bite, they’re horrible in my opinion. The sour seasoning was worse than lemon sour patch kids, my teeth felt like they were floating. This is one package I won’t likely forget soon.
Sakura Chocolate Crepe. It’s a crispy crepe is rolled up and enrobed in a sweet floral chocolate. This was melt in your mouth good, the crepe was sweet and delicate, the floral chocolate is a perfect combination. I would love to have these stocked in my pantry everyday but I would eat them and have to replace them daily.
Ume Sable. This flower-shaped sable contains finely chopped plum and shiso leaves. The fruity sourness of the plum compliments nicely with the sweet taste of the butter cookie. I enjoyed this cookie to a discussing level…Who knew butter cookies could be this great.
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. I am always surprised by the great products they are able to fit into this small orange box. Now that they are shipping straight from Japan the snacks are a bit more unique and a lot more fresh. I can’t wait to see what next month brings to my door because the curators of this box are amazing!
What’s your favorite snack from this month’s box?