Skoshbox with you! Skoshbox is a subscription that sends Japanese snacks to your door every month. And I'm not going to lie... Of all the international snacks, Japan has the best (in my opinion). They really go all out with some of their candies.
Skoshbox has two sizes: Skosh (little) and Deka (big). The Skoshbox is packed with sample size snacks and the DEKAbox has full size snacks. You'll always get 8-11 snacks in each box. The DEKAbox includes a different assortment of larger items and DIY kits and you can pay an extra $2 to get an accessory added to your box! Omg... It's like Skoshbox has the key to my heart!
This review is going to be a little long because it's for BOTH boxes so you'll get the best idea of which one you can't live without. THEN hang on to the very end because Skoshbox is giving away one of these exact DEKAboxes to one of you lucky readers!! Yes! So... read on, of course.
The Cost: $12/month for Skoshbox, DEKAbox is $24/month
What You Get: Japanese snacks and candies!
Skoshbox. In this box, you'll receive 8-11 sample and snack sized Japanese snacks. You'll also get a coupon to use if you want to buy more of a snack you found in your box and loved. Skoshbox has a shop chock full of Japanese goodies. You should probably check it out even if you don't get a box.
Your sample-sized Skoshbox can contain anything from candies to cookies, crackers to chocolates and all kinds of flavors. Don't be surprised to see some limited edition flavors either. Skoshbox works hard to get some of the newest snacks on the market.
Tirol Variety Chocolates- I got strawberry jelly and chocolate almond but I haven't tried them yet.
Doraemon Bubblegum- This is a pack of soda flavored bubble gum. It's sort of sour. I chewed a blue one but beats me what kind of soda it could have been. It's sorta like Fruit Stripe gum where the flavor doesn't last long.
Sumy Yaki Coffee Candy- These taste exactly like coffee! Wait... better than coffee since there's no acidic aftertaste.
Anpanman Corn Rings- These were really tasty. They reminded me of something the whole time I was snacking on them. Kix, maybe?
And that's where DEKAbox comes in.
Kikori No Kirikabu- These (hilariously) are lumberjack tree stumps. They're basically chocolate dipped cookies. Maybe like shortbread. But more exciting. :D This is why Japanese snacks are so fun.
Anpanman Funwari Corn- I thought maybe these tasted like Kix but I notice they have onion powder in them. Maybe they taste like less oniony Funyuns? I don't know. They're addiction, though, I must say. This is the larger version of the snack size in the regular Skoshbox.
Doraemon Bubblegum- This is the same kind that was in the regular Skoshbox.
Tokuno Milk Candy- When I first saw this, I thought it was Milk chocolate candy but no, it's just milk. Actual milk. Warm milk. Ew. I had to spit it out.
VERDICT: Well, it's easy to tell that I think Skoshbox (and the DEKAbox) are fantastic. Part of it is because I *do* like Japanese snacks and the other part is that it's reasonably priced, the variety is stellar and who doesn't want a limited edition Pocky stick!?
Sign up here and get your own Skoshbox or DEKAbox! I'm not sure if you can still order and get this box but it should tell you when you check out.
Skoshbox is generously offering a May 2015 DEKAbox to one lucky Bits and Boxes reader! Enter for a chance to win your own box of Japanese snacktasticness! This is open to US residents only (including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, or any other US Territory). It has a value of $26.
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*These boxes were provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are always my own and I'm not shy with them.