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. Both boxes offer a discount for longer terms. 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.
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NOTE: Your first box will be the Seasons Of Japan, shown here.
How cute is the box this month?
The box is always packed to the top!
When I opened my box I found a card on top.
The back of the card had a little info about the theme for the February box.
February’s theme is BE MY VALENTINE. I am always impressed with the booklet that is included in the box, there’s so much info inside! Both levels of Bokksu come with this booklet.
I am always happy to learn new things and so the expanded booklet is welcome.
There was a key to which snacks you should find in your box.
We learned a couple of new words and phrases.
Each product was shown and even listed which part of Japan it originated from, brand name, common allergens, and a description.
A map of Japan shows us exactly where each snack originated.
This month we got to learn about one of the makers.
You can find Bokksu on several social media platforms.
The back of the mini mag had info on how you can earn points plus a glimpse at the next box theme! So much info!
Everything in the February 2020 Classic Bokksu!
Beika Mairasu Rice Cracker: Plum + Kombu Flavor Check out the beautiful lady on the front of the package, she looks so dramatic! I love rice crackers such as this and the flavor was a wonderful combo of sweet, sour, and salty. I couldn’t taste any kelp, which is probably a good thing.
Lotus Root Chips: Plum Flavor Lotus root seems like such an exotic snack item! This snack is fried and doused in a pickled plum flavor – the closest thing I can think of to describe it would be salt and vinegar.
Puré Gummy Petite: Lemon Flavor Most of the time I pass gummy snacks along to my daughter, but all bets are off when I see lemon! These are like soft versions of classic sugar covered lemon hard candies, a favorite from my childhood!
Satsumarche Kagoshima Chiran Tea Japanese green tea has such a vegetal flavor, like sweet spinach. I thought the green color that showed up in my cup was lovely, and there wasn’t a lot of astringency, but I still added a bit of sugar.
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Sakura Shrimp Bokksu sends a mochi puff like this every month but this was a unique flavor! I thought I would dislike it because it smelled shrimpy, but it was also a bit sweet and it melted as soon as it touched my tongue. I ended up liking it!
Giant Caplico: Strawberry is supposed to fill in for an ice cream cone when the weather is too cold for ice cream. I had to divide this so I could share it with my family and the wafer cone is filled with a chocolate that melts as soon as you eat it, plus it has that same melty strawberry white chocolate on top. So good!
Anpanman Age Senbei I love senbei and these were delicious. They had a sweet and salty umami flavor and were crunchy.
Choco Magatte C’est Bon: Cherry Flavor I didn’t realize these were supposed to be cherry flavored until I looked in the booklet! They have a kind of crispy cereal base covered in a fruit flavored white chocolate coating.
Tsukisamu Anpan: Chocolate I know this is made with beans, but it really is the most fudgy, tasty brownie! It is soft and the middle is almost like fudge topping, and this is just super delicious.
Izumo No Enmusubi Taiyaki: Azuki Red Bean A taiyaki is a fish shaped snack cake, and anpan is a bean filled cake, just like the other cake in this picture! This one has a more traditional yellow cake around a red bean paste filling that doesn’t taste at all like beans, it is just sweet.
Mugikko Chocolate Wheat Puffs Yum, chocolate! Chocolate covers puffed wheat so it reminds me of a crispy rice bar, but in bite size pieces and with a bigger “puff”.
Hokkaido Pancake Langue De Chat Cookie I shared this heart shaped cookie with my family of four and we really need a bigger cookie. The outside is a crispy buttery cookie and the inside is filled with white chocolate and the whole thing tastes like maple syrup. It is so good!
Strawberry Tartlet I love strawberry everything and this was no exception. It is a little buttery cookie filled with strawberry jam, simple and tasty. Would be lovely with tea.
White Strawberry A freeze dried strawberry infused with white chocolate. It is smooth and crispy, sweet and tart. I think this is the third time I’ve received this snack and it never gets old.
Bokksu is a super fun and tasty snack box that is loved by my whole family! I enjoy discovering new flavors and old favorites in this subscription, and the themes are always fun. The booklet helps me learn a little about Japan and has great descriptions of all of the snacks. Check out the color coordination of the products this month, and that happens quite often – the box presentation is always on point. I look forward to opening this box every month!
What’s your favorite snack from this month’s box?