Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bokksu November 2016 Review and Coupon

If you're a fan of Japanese snacks, Bokksu sends authentic premium treats from Japan every month. This month the theme is Japanese folklore and the contents revolve around animals found in tales spurred by Shinto beliefs. I certainly know that animals feature heavily in Japanese snacks but I never realized why.
Bokksu always sends multiples which is wonderful. I think every snack box should do it. You'll also get an information card explaining what you've received and a little information regarding the theme for the month. Bokksu does a great job with their themes!

The Cost: $39/month.

What You Get: You'll receive 13 to 15 authentic Japanese snacks sourced directly from Japan plus a tea pairing curated around a cultural theme.

Akai Ribon Kitsune's Tail- This is a very flaky pastry with maple white chocolate on top. It's soft and delicious. Two of these are included
Hakata Hubian Mentai Shrimp Senbei- While I love senbei, I'm not a lover of the shrimp taste. My husband, on the other hand, loves it so he enjoyed these.
Hogaya Kumamon Cookie- These are FANTASTIC! If there's one thing that Japanese cookie makers do well, it is butter cookies. They're always so light and melt-in-your-mouth.
Kabaya Foods Saku Saku Panda- Adorable panda shaped cookies! I was so surprised when I opened the very unassuming packaging and these fell out. So cute!
Ginbis Dream Animals- Animal shaped cookies. They have the animal name in English so you'll know what you're eating. Maybe they help kids learn English names for animals? Who knows!? Also, mmmmm, butter cookies!

Tea Pairing: Yamamotoyama Organic Sencha Green Tea- Steamed green tea with a grassy flavor. My husband says this is his favorite green tea so far. I'm partial to the Yamamotoyama brand and get the Gen-Maicha off of Amazon.

VERDICT: This box seemed a little light this month. I'd like to have seen a savory product included as well. Japanese snack boxes like this are more expensive because they work directly with snack makers in Japan that don't normally ship to the states. However, I do think there should be room for a little better value. It rounds out to about $2.50 per item this month. On the other hand, if you've been craving snacks you used to be able to get while living in Japan, this is probably the closest you're going to get. :)

If you would like to sign up for Bokksu, you can do that here. Use code BITBOX for 10% off your first month.

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

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