Bokksu November 2016 Review + Coupon -Japanese Folklore
Disclosure: This box was received free for review.
Hi everyone! It is Kristi doing a guest review this month! It’s time to do another Bokksu tasting! Last month was pretty tasty, so hoping this one is too!
Bokksu handpicks snacks that people in Japan actually eat, curate them into a refreshing and fun themed box, and deliver this box of deliciousness right to your door every month. They source directly from snack makers in Japan, so many of the artisanal snacks they include cannot be found anywhere else. Each box comes with 13 to 15 authentic Japanese snacks plus a tea pairing curated around a cultural theme.
Cost: $39 for a one month subscription with the option to pause or cancel at any time. You can also do a “gift Bokksu” that is a one time payment. ($39 one month, $111 three month, $210 six month)
What is in the box? Each box comes with 13 to 15 authentic Japanese snacks plus a tea pairing curated around a cultural theme. Our Tasting Guide that explains the story and flavors of each item in your box
How are they different? Other Japanese snack subscription services use mass-produced mainstream snacks that can be readily found in most Asian markets outside of Japan. Bokksu directly sources its artisanal snacks from local snack makers in Japan. We only curate high quality and gourmet snacks, never filler items. We are also the ONLY service that handselects a tea pairing for each box to complement that month’s flavors.
Shipping: Free shipping to the US, Canada is $5. The last day to order a month’s box is the 5th. Boxes are sent out by the 10th of every month. We use USPS Priority Mail for US domestic orders so expect your box to arrive around 2-3 business days after its ship date.
For shipments to Canada, we use USPS First-Class Package International Service so allow for 7-14 days for your box to arrive.
Here is the first look at the box.
This month's theme was Japanese Folklore.
A paper telling me what I'm about to enjoy!
Hakata Mentai Shrimp Senbei These are crisp round treats that have a savory and salty shrimp taste. I'm super excited something not sweet was included this month. I love shrimp, and I loved these!
Saku Saku Panda This is a delicious and crunchy panda cookie. There is a pretzel shaped, buttery flavored cookie topped with a chocolate panda. There are four or five pandas in each pack. They were very yummy too!
Kumamon Cookie There were two different types of cookies….chocolate and original butter. Both were yummy, but I liked the chocolate better There is one cookie per pack.
Dream Animals This is kind of like animal crackers, but for Japanese children. Each animal has its English namesake stamped onto it. They had fun, different animals like the tapir I liked these, but they were a tad buttery and I am not a butter fan. My family loved them!
Kitsune's Tail This is a flaky pie topped with maple white chocolate and baked into the shape of a fox cub's tail. These were so good I scarfed them both down in one sitting!
Organic Sencha Tea Sencha is the traditional steamed green tea of Japan. This tea has a grassy or pine-like flavor that is refreshing and invigorating.
Final Thought: Overall, this was another good box, and I was ecstatic to get something a bit more savory! I felt like it once again had higher quality snacks than others I have tried. I liked everything again, which is rare too. I love that there is a different theme each month! I’d still like to see just a smidge more variety, but since I liked everything I’m ok with it. It is slightly more expensive than comparable boxes, but like I said, the snacks seem to be higher quality so I’d give it a try! If you want to subscribe, you can save 10% on your 1st box, just use the code SUBBOXMOM.
You can see my FULL coupon list HERE.