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!
July’s theme is Citrus Fresh. It looks like all new products which means a smorgasbord of treats for my family, even better they are citrus flavored.
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Orange Stick Cake. This light fluffy orange cake is delicately airy and moist. It’s baked with real orange slices on top, giving it a classy look and delightfully zingy freshness perfect for summer. It smells almost as good as it tastes and I love that it’s not too sweet. I wonder if there is a recipe for a sheet cake of this, yes it’s that wonderful.
Lemon Low Carb Cake. Low carb has never tasted so good. It’s sinfully delicious, therefore, it’s impossible to tell that this is low carb. Almond flour replaces the white flour, lowering the carb count and keeping the texture moist and cake like. The lemon flavor lightens up the cake even further while a hint of orange deepens the citrus flavor. This was super and my daughter and I had to have a slight battle of wills over who would get the other cake stick.
Rich Orange Biscuits. Chocolate and orange… I never knew this combination was so delicious. This is like an elevated Oreo, two dark chocolate cookies with a layer of tangy orange cream in the middle. A perfect balance of sweet and tart that is positively rich with flavor. My only complaint is how sweet they are, I couldn’t finish the pack of two, my skinny jeans liked that part.
Yuzu Candy. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus that has the perfect balance of sweet and slightly tart flavors with hints of grapefruit and lemon. The natural yuzu juice used in the artisan candy making process giving it the yellow color. This was made exclusively for Bokksu. I have to say that it didn’t have a flavor for me or my daughter, I’m not sure if that’s because of the other things we tried first. I’d love to know what others thought of this treat. I have to say I think it’s awesome that Bokksu is getting so big that it can get exclusive foods.
Mini Fried Rice Cracker Shiquasah Salt. These little fried rice crackers are crispy, airy, and deliciously coated with soy sauce and shiquasa, a citrus fruit native to Okinawa. These exotic rice crackers area actually only available in Okinawa, but Bokksu worked hard to make them available for members worldwide.
Lemon Rusk. Twice-baked baguette slice is slightly citrusy and sweet like a delicate lemon bar. Tokyo Rusk uses real lemon peel to make a paste with the butter and slathers it on the baguette slice for a second baking. Oh my goodness… this is by far the best treat in this box and it might be my new favorite treat from Bokksu.
Hyuganatsu Jelly. This is the strangest and most slimy jelly I have ever laid eyes on. My daughter states it’s not exactly good or bad, just not for her. It is flavored with juice from the Hyuganatsu fruit, a citrus fruit native to Miyazaki. It’s described as a cross between a lemon and a pomelo and has a sweet flavor with a slight hint of tartness. This is meant to be eaten straight out of the pod, no spoon or toast required.
Olive Oil Senbei Yuzu Pepper. A spicy kick of pepper greets you with the first bite, then a tart yuzu humming in the background. I really enjoyed the spicy flavor, it made me want to keep eating.
OfU Smoked Crackers & Peanuts Lemon Salt Flavor. This is the perfect bar snack for a summer’s eve. This snack bag of smoked crackers and peanuts is salty and tangy with a zesty lemon flavor. These crackers are made of ofu, also known as wheat gluten, which is an alternative to tofu and is common in Buddhist cuisine.
Yuzu Green Tea. Yuzu peel from Soo City in Kagoshima Prefecture adds a fresh, fruity aroma to this premium tea. Each sip of smooth green tea is deliciously balanced by light citrus notes.
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 they have exclusive products now! Bokksu is easily one of the best food boxes to subscribe to and perhaps the most fun.
What’s your favorite snack from this month’s box?