Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Snakku August 2015 Japanese Snack Bento Box Review, Giveaway and Coupon Code!

Oh, my. Snakku is a Japanese snack box after my own heart. My happiness levels skyrocketed when I opened the packing box and found this gloriously wrapped box. It's wrapped in a beautifully designed traditional Japanese Furoshiki wrapping cloth! And I get to keep the wrap! Love it already.
This box slides open and nestled inside are all the goodies plus an information card. The month of August is Snakku x Rusks themed. Rusks are crispy twice baked baguette slices topped with sugar, cream or frosting.  And before you exclaim in your head something about baguettes and France, let me tell you that these are very popular. French pastries in general are very popular in Japan. I have no idea why (besides they're delicious) but in every market there are rows and rows and rows of French baked goods. When we were in Tokyo, I was so surprised to see that kind of thing everywhere.
Here's what you need to know about Snakku. The snacks you receive are directly from Japan. Many times the snacks will be from family owned companies that have been making snacks for generations. This is the best of the best and the most authentic you can get when it comes to Japanese snacks.
So much good stuff in this box! Each Snakku box will have ten to fifteen snacks. This box has 14 different snacks with multiples of some of them. And I am always happy to have more than one of things I love.

The Cost: $38.95/month

What You Get: You will receive a beautifully packaged box of 10 - 15 expertly curated, hand-picked snacks that you can only find in Japan, along with a selection of familiar Japanese snacks. Information describing the snacks and their creators will also be included.
Ryushodo Rusk- Ryushodo is located in Yame, Fukuoka. Yame is a tea growing region and this snack is made with green tea from those farms. Ryushodo Rusks have been made by the same family for 90 years and are made with local wheat and butter.
They have a dusting of sugar on top and a slight matcha flavor. Delicious!
Cybele Rusks- In the mountains of Yamagata, Cybele has been making some of Japan's highest quality snack for over 20 years. These snacks are made by hand! I cannot believe so many flavors were sent! I'm really glad, too, because these are fantastic. I already ate... um... three packages. The Garlic, Almond Coconut and the Plain Sugar. I still have Maple Walnut, Blueberry, Spicy Onion, Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate ones left. I don't know how long I can resist. These are amazing. The perfect amount of flavor and delightful crunch. How am I going to live without more of these?!
Bourbon Rumando- Crispy crepe cookie dipped in cocoa cream. I haven't tried these yet. I might explode if I eat any more! So tempting, though.... Okay, now I tried them. Yum! These have a cookie like those rolled wafer type cookies. Except these aren't rolled, they're sort of curled. I can't believe how tasty everything is!

Summer Salty Pocky- Milk chocolate Pocky with sea salt and sugar! This is a new flavor for me! I've never even heard of salty pocky! They taste excellent like always. Chocolatey with a hint of salty zing.
Yuki no Yado- Oh. Oh. These... are... well, gone. I ate them. All. Already. So good! It's slightly salty senbei topped with a lightly sweet Hokkaido cream. I definitely need to find more of these. Somehow.
Hokkaido Matcha Milk Candy- I don't usually like milk candies but the matcha flavor is the most prevalent. If you like matcha, you're going to love these.
Maison De Kukkia- This is matcha chocolate sandwiched between two kinds of wafer. One side is typical wafer but the other seems more cookie like, though it is just as thin as a wafer. Also tasty. This box is so full of tastiness I feel like I need another one exactly the same.

VERDICT: This is probably one of the most unique and authentic Japanese snack boxes I've ever received. From the packaging to the contents, it feels special and well-curated. It's like I've received a gift from a friend. This is definitely a splurge at this price point but it is such a wonderful experience that I still have to recommend it. You've got to try this at least once.

If you would like to sign up for Snakku, you can do that right here. Use code bitsandboxes to get 5% off your order .If you sign up for a 3 month subscription you will receive a bonus wrapping cloth. A six month subscription will receive two bonus wrapping cloths.

But that's not all!!
Snakku is giving two readers the opportunity to win a September 2015 Snakku box! That means two lucky people will be getting one of these beautifully wrapped boxes delivered to their door. They'll get to bask in Japanese snack heaven! Currently for US residents only.

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*This box was received complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are mine.

9 comments:

  1. OMG RUSK!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that stuff. *____*

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    1. I pretty much loved every single thing in this box. I want another one. Everything was fantastic! It was so fun to get so many flavors of the Rusk, too. Sooo tasty!!

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  2. One of these days I'll win a giveaway! :)

    Thanks!

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    1. I hope so!! I won a giveaway the other day and nearly fell out of my chair! Then I had to tell everyone I thought would care (and some that didnt) because it's been ages!

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    2. Yay! Congratulations!!
      My 2 BFFs know about my new sub box addiction but I haven't told them about giveaways bc they are both SUPER lucky and if they win before me, I'll hate them! Ha!! 😆

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    3. Oh, how I wish this box had reached you early in August. It's exactly my type of snack box, Foodie with a capital " F" that I am.
      Something happened in August with a LOT of subscription boxes barely sliding into mailboxes by the 31st. As usual, Beauteque has had a giant snafu with another of my bags- 3rd in a row. They have lost my Skinfood Head to Toe bag, last tracked near the Texas coast way south of me, where no sub box from NJ should ever be going LOL. I've decided to stop looking for them.

      This really is a gorgeous pasty box more than a pure snack box. I'm really impressed..
      Amanda

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    4. You are right! It's much more than just a snack box. :D

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  3. OK so this one is a bit out of my price range, but OHHHH how I am lusting! I am obsessed with companies that go above and beyond in regards to presentation, packaging etc- I think that's just as important as the actual contents of the box! Everything looks so delicious too! I think this would make a great gift for a foodie or anyone who is into different cultures. My younger sister is obsessed with Japan (kind of like how I am with Korea LOL) so I think this might be her Christmas gift this year! :)

    I really hope I win your giveaway because those snacks are calling my name!!! :) <3

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    1. I hope you do, too!! Isn't it so different than any other Japanese snack box?! It's like getting OrangeGlad but for Japan. :D

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