Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Snakku December 2016 Review and Coupon
The Cost: $38.95/month for the Snakku Box. $15.95/month for the Tasting Box
What You Get: Get a collection of 10-15 hand-picked snacks that you can only find in Japan,
along with a selection of familiar & delicious Japanese snacks delivered every month.
White Birch ChocoCrunch- Made in Nagano, this snack is made of wafers and chocolate and represents the birch tree forests found in the area.
Natto Soybean Okaki- These are rice crackers wrapped in seaweed with fermented soybean. This is hard to see in the photo. I didn't realize it until my husband had eaten them already. But they're little cones of seaweed with crunchy bits.
Apple Sable Cookies- Using apples from Nagano, these cookies have a perfect crunch and delicate apple flavor. My favorite thing in the box!
VERDICT: I have to admit that I was a little put off because the contents smelled like cigarette smoke. The outside wrapping and box were fine but once I opened it up... Smoking seems to be very prevalent in Japan and since this box arrived from there, that might have something to do with it. This box was sent to me for review and if I was to subscribe, I think I would choose the smaller snack box. I realize that these are hard to find snacks but I would find it hard to justify paying almost $2 per single snack (excluding the handful of small candies). It may be more apparent with this box because everything seems small. It *would* be worth it to send something like this to my friend who hasn't been back to Japan to see her family in nearly five years, though. She would probably love seeing familiar snacks. But for me? Not really. Even though I love the packaging, the presentation is perfection and the snacks are varied, I can't justify it for myself. The smaller Tasting Box would be more my thing.
If you would like to sign up for Snakku, you can do that here. Use code bitsandboxes to get 5% off your first box.
What do you think of Snakku? Did you subscribe?
*this box was sent complimentary for review review purposes. all opinions are mine.