Bokksu December 2018 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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Bokksu is a premium snack box that features authentic Japanese snacks, as well as a tea pairing to go with it. There are two levels to choose from: Classic Bokksu ($39.99 USD) includes an assortment of 20-25 premium Japanese snacks and a tea pairing; Tasting Bokksu ($25 USD) includes 10-14 premium Japanese snacks and a tea pairing. The snacks sent are not easily found outside of Japan and this subscription ships internationally from Japan. Shipping is already included in the price. I am reviewing the Classic Bokksu.

Other Japanese snack subscription services use mass-produced mainstream snacks that can be readily found in most Asian markets outside of Japan. Bokksu directly sources its artisanal snacks from local snack makers in Japan (some of whom have been around for over 200 years!). We only curate high quality and gourmet snacks, never filler items. We are also the ONLY service that handselects a tea pairing for each box to complement that month’s flavors.

DEAL: Save $5 on your first box with coupon code HELLO.

This box was packed full!

Bokksu has also included a card in the box that shows a bit of Japanese culture.

At the back, there is a note from Bokksu’s founder.

December’s theme is SNOW FESTIVAL. I was impressed with the booklet that was included in the box.

A map is also featured and it shows us where each snack came from.

Each product was shown and even listed which part of Japan it originated from.

There’s also a brief description for each item and a list of common allergens, which is really helpful.

There’s a group photo of all the snacks in this month’s box and it’s fantastic!

At the bottom of the box, there is a 10% off coupon.

Everything in the December Classic Bokksu!

Sakebushimaru Salmon Senbei. This snack reminds me of cooked salmon over rice transformed into delicious chips. It comes with a delightful kick coming from pepper.

Buttered Potato Rice Crackers. Individually wrapped, these buttered potato rice crackers are made from 100% Japanese domestic mochi rice, sprinkled with a bit of buttered potato seasoning. Also referred to as arare, the shape of this rice cracker separates it from the rest of the senbei.

Fran Double Chocolate. The idea of munching into two layers of dark chocolate which, by the way, is good for your heart, is something that gets me excited. Fran Double Chocolate Snack didn’t disappoint. It’s made with a chocolate cookie stick with a delicious chocolate coating. Its tasty and it contains almonds as well. This one reminds me of Pocky sticks!

Handmade Mikan Candy. It’s a candy inspired by Mikan, a type of winter citrus fruit from Japan. It is related to the popular tangerine too, and what you’ll taste in this handmade candy is the pure flavor of the citrus fruit. This is quite popular during winter and is often featured in New Year celebrations because this is the time when the fruit starts to ripen. How nice!

Snow Mimosa. Snow Mimosa was given its name because of the cheddar cheese that was sprinkled on top which is somewhat similar to the mimosa flowers that decorate white chocolate “snow.” It has a light and airy rye cookie for its base mixed with white chocolate. Add the cheddar cheese into the mix and you’ll get a perfect balance between sweet and salty. I love it!

Melty Kiss Matcha. It’s limited edition chocolate which is only available during winter in Japan. Each piece is dusted with cocoa powder that melts once it hits your mouth and then reveals the strong taste of matcha. It’s the perfect combo for dark chocolate and matcha lovers.

White Strawberry. This candy is actually the first chocolate-infused strawberry made by Qua. It’s made from fresh organic strawberries that were harvested from a local farm. Afterward, the strawberries are freeze-dried to get rid of excess water before being infused with white chocolate. Once done, the strawberries are cooled down to create that perfect balance between soft and crunchy. Now, this is a superior snack! As you can see, the shape and look of the strawberries have been preserved well, and biting into it is just pure heaven. I think I will need some more! This is truly a mind-blowing treat!

Baked White Chocolate. Each muffin is crumbly, crunchy, and smooth! It’s as white as snow and tastes even better. It’s pretty small yet it’s filling, and it goes well with hot beverages.

Tomoriko Corn Sticks. These corn sticks are made from the ever-popular Hokkaido sweet corn. The sweet taste of this snack comes from the natural taste of the corn which means that there is no sugar or artificial sweetener added. Before, this snack was limited to Hokkaido only, but it is now being sold in different parts of Japan.

Milk Mochi. Domestic Japanese mochi rice is used in making this treat, and the result is a crisp and airy snack that’s fun to munch on. It’s light and easy on the stomach as well.

Hoshino Hojicha Latte. This instant latte mix is a different take on the hojicha. It can be served hot or cold and it comes with a nutty and caramel flavor.

It’s a box full of yummy treats that I don’t know where to begin. Everything here was made to perfection, from the salmon senbei, to the mochi puffs, and everything in between. Each snack has a distinct flavor that you cannot find anywhere else. If you are going to ask which my favorite snack is, I will go with the white strawberry snack because the white chocolate-infused fresh strawberries were unforgettably delicious. It’s quite unique and the texture is great as well. I can’t wait to get the next box!

What’s your favorite snack from this month’s box?

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