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 Magoya Eats. It looks like all new products which means a smorgasbord of treats for my family.
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Ogura Toast Langue De Chat. This is a breakfast staple, who doesn’t want to eat French cookies for breakfast. This is a thick slice of toasted bread that has margarine or butter spread on followed by a delicious layer of ogura-an, a special sweet red bean paste. This has white chocolate infused with the red beans which bring out the sweet flavor. I was very happy with this selection, I could see myself having a breakfast dessert from time to time.
Nagoya Caramel Sandwich Cookie. A delicate cream is sandwiched between butter cookies. They are delectable, a crumbly texture with a chewy raisin center. I am blown away by the French pastries with Japanese flare, they are wonderful. I wonder if I could make these in my own kitchen.
Tenmusu Senbei Rice Cracker. This unique rice cracker was lovingly crafted with the flavor profile of Tenmusu, which is a delicious Nagoya Meshi that’s a combination of Shrimp Tempura and Musubi. Just the scent of this snack made me cringe, I didn’t have the guts to give it a try.
Kinsyachi Chocolate. Double chocolate langue de chat hides a bittersweet layer of chocolate cream between chocolate biscuits. This was amazing, not overly sweet but buttery and perfect. I didn’t even want to let my daughter try it because I knew one bite and she would be hooked. I was not wrong. I hope to see these again in the near future.
Rich Matcha Cream Sandwich Cookie. I have learned through the many boxes I have received that Matcha is not my cup of tea. The strong Matcha scent made me shy away from this cookie. My daughter said it was pretty good, however, the aftertaste was just a bit much for her to handle. She washed it down with a glass of milk and called it a day.
Scallion Miso Senbei. One of the most beloved Nagoya eats is Miso Katsu, which is a pork cutlet with thick miso sauce. This senbei is designed to give you a taste of the famous dish minus the pork. This senbei is pretty tasty but very hard to bite. I would love to try the actual dish though, hopefully, it would be as good as this snack.
Mini Red Bean Crackers. Golden crackers conceal a thin layer of sweet red bean paste that adds just a hint of sweetness. This kind of reminds me of filled pretzels only they are sweet which makes them so much better. I love all the buttery goodness that is packed into these crackers!
Ebi Crunch. This translates to fried shrimp. They are a commonly served with lunch. It’s a mix of rice crackers and peanuts that could accompany your next happy hour drink. Personally, I think I’ll take my chances with the bowl of nuts that’s normally present in a bar setting. No one in my house was a fan, but I’m beginning to think I just don’t like shrimp flavored treats, even though I love shrimp.
Nagoya Hojicha. Toasty and rich, this tea sourced from Nagoya is the way to wind down after a busy day. Hojicha is made by slow roasting Sencha leaves, which reduces the caffeine content and produces a deliciously nutty and earthy flavor.
Nagoya Kinsyachi Langue de Chat. This was by far my favorite item in the box! A white chocolate cookie held together with cream cheese filling. I could eat these every day and never get sick of them! I will be looking to fill my pantry with these delightful cookies.
Bonus treat! I might have misplaced the card telling me what these are but I can assure you they are a great rice cracker. Nice and small and dangerously snack sized. If they were in a bowl I’d just keep grabbing them as I walked by.
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.
What’s your favorite snack from this month’s box?