Sakuraco April 2023 Subscription Box Review: Arrival of Sakura

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Sakuraco April 2023 box was themed Arrival of Sakura! As the cherry blossoms begin to bloom across the country, in Japan it’s a time for celebration, and delicious treats to go along with it! Including a lovely piece of dish-ware, this box was full of treats to enjoy and share, no matter the occasion.

The first thing I saw when I opened my first SakuraCo box was a beautiful postcard!

Shiso Senbei. Shiso is a leaf that has a mild flavour, and it balances the sour ume plum powder these rice crackers are coated in!

Sakura Karinto. Karinto are a crunchy, caramel-sort of flavored snack. They are absolutely addicting. I didn’t taste much of the cherry flavoring in these, but they were delicious!

Sakura Shortbread Cookies. Two flavors of shortbread cookies were sent – one vanilla and one chocolate. Both have a lovely cherry blossom filling.

Sakura Soft Chew. A traditional chewy candy subtly flavored with cherry blossom flavor. These are just stunning!

Sakura Castella. Castella cake from Japan, fresh and moist! This was probably one of my favorite treats in the box. What’s common between all Japanese snacks is that they are very lightly sweet, so you can enjoy this castella cake with tea!

Sakura Warabimiochi. This is a clear jelly sort of dessert with a cherry blossom infused honey to drizzle overtop. I was a bit scared of this (or anything that jiggles!) but it was actually quite nice.

Sakura Cookies. These were another favorite from the box! They have a light, butter, sweet flavor.

Ume Shio Rice Cracker. A set of two rice crackers that have a hint of shrimp to them. I’m not a big shrimp fan so I didn’t enjoy these more than a nibble, but like all senbei they are always so crunchy!

Sakura Leaf Senbei. More shrimp-flavored senbei which I passed on to a friend.

Sweet Sakura Tea. A cherry blossom blooming tea!

Sakura Konpeito. The popular star shaped candy is done in shades of pink with cherry blossom flavor!

Sakura Mochi. Delicate pink mochi dusted with sparkling powder. This has cherry blossom flavor as well as hints of fruit like apple and banana.

Sakura Donut Bou. Oh my goodness, these were SO YUMMY. They have the delicious fried outside and soft inside of a donut, with delicious cherry blossom glaze. I could have eaten a box of them.

Sakura Spring Time Dish. All of my treats have been photographed on this beautiful mini plate. This would work so well for dipping sauce too!

This was my first time reviewing SakuraCo and I was absolutely floored by the curation. I enjoy their more fun Tokyo Treat box for the crazy flavors and products but this was just so elegantly presented and everything felt so elegant and thoughtful.

Sakuraco is a monthly box of authentic Japanese snacks, tea, and even home goods sent directly from Japan! There will be 20 items in each box and may include mochi, senbei, candy, and cake. The box will be curated to a theme but you know it’s going to be fun and tasty. Sakuraco ships worldwide. The box is $37.50 a month with prices dropping for longer terms. Shipping is $12.50 to the US, and is about the same for other countries. This is a sister box to TokyoTreat, but a bit more upscale in looks, less kawaii or juvenile, and curated towards afternoon tea time.


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