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!
May’s theme is All Stars. That’s right just the best of the best for Bokksu’s 2nd anniversary. I love getting repeats of the best items.
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Olive Oil Salt Senbei Herb & Vinegar Flavor. I’m not a huge fan of vinegar flavor and the sharp vinegar taste is too much tang on my tongue. In conclusion, I am never going to like vinegar, but I am glad I tried this because it’s always good to step out of my box.
Okinawa Soba. Savory, deep-fried soba noodles that were tossed in Okinawan red pepper. They are deliciously addictive with a crunchy texture and tantalizing flavor. I truly enjoyed this snack and could see topping a salad with these instead of croutons. They are amazing!
Fruit Pound Cake. Fruit cakes are iconic symbols of the holiday season and come in nearly infinate variations. They can be light or dense, soaked in alcohol or dry, heavily spiced or simply sweet. But in the end, so long as it has dried or candied fruit, it’s a fruitcake! I ask this question every Christmas, does anyone really eat fruit cake or has the same one been past around for generations? As for me I’m not going to partake in fruit cake again. The mixture of oranges, cranberries and figs was not my favorite.
White Raspberry. Crisp rye cookies coated with a layer of white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed raspberries. I loved this cookie… light, sweet and perfectly paired with a nice cup of tea. Neat note is the white chocolate coating is made using world famous Hokkaido sweet corn.
Macha & White Chocolate Covered Azuki Beans. This Japanese confectionery is usually made by dipping an azuki bean into refined sugar and drying it. These beans are a dreamy, creamy confection. I had to get past the texture but ended up enjoying all three packages in one sitting, sometimes a girl has to feed her sweet tooth.
Edamame Senbei. Real edamame bit baked into the cracker, this senbei is made by finely grinding green soybeans and is peppered with kinako, which gives it a powerful punch. I liked the nutty flavor of this cracker and was super impressed that it was just a little bit sweet, a great combination.
Okinawa Chinsuko (Brown Sugar). Chinsuko is a tradition cookie from Okinawa, its similar in texture to shortbread and gets its rich flavor from kokuto a special brown sugar made in only 7 of Okinawa’s 48 inhabited islands. This was a treat, the brown sugar is the perfect compliment to the cookie, I almost didn’t want to share with my family.
Kinako Mochi. These puffs are light and airy then finished with a dusting of kinako powder made by roasting soybeans grown in Hokkaido. This is like a powdered doughnut hole with a nutty flavor making them widely addicting.
Takoyaki Corn Puffs. A classic Osakan street food, Takoyaki are pan-fried balls of octopus topped with a special sauce, drizzled with mayonnaise and sprinkled with powdered seaweed, slivered green onions and dried bonito flakes. These are a recreation made from light corn puffs and are dangerously addictive. I enjoyed these more than I thought I would as did my husband and daughter. These were by far my husband’s favorite product this month, he didn’t try them back in April 2017 or maybe his memory is short.
Sweet Potato Langue de Chat. This was my favorite item to see again… sweet potato baked into a square butter cookie with a white chocolate filing. This crumbly, buttery delight will turn any day around. I may have to put them in my secret stockpile for those rough work day blues.
Hoshu Tea. Sencha is like no other tea and made by infusing the processed tea leaves in hot water. Only one sip will have you immediately seeing why sencha is the most popular tea in all of Japan.
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. I really hope to see more Pocky in next month’s box.
What’s your favorite snack from this month’s box?