Bokksu Japanese Snack Subscription Review and Coupon March 2017

When I opened up this month’s Bokksu box I had to grin. Check out all that PINK! The theme is “Snacks over Flowers” and pays homage to cherry tree blossoms. Spring in Japan starts when the cherry blossoms bloom. When they do, everyone stakes out a spot in the parks underneath the trees and picnics under the flowers. When we visited Tokyo, it was at the end of the bloom season but there were still plenty of flowers and groups having tea on the grass.

So this month there are some sakura flavored treats, along with other pink snacks and sweets. Plus a tea pairing, of  course, which might be one of my favorite parts about this box. No one else does it!

The Cost: $38.99/month

What You Get: You’ll receive 18-20 authentic Japanese snacks sourced directly from Japan plus a tea pairing curated around a cultural theme.

Sakura Rusk- A twice baked baguette sliced thin with sakura butter and topped with sugar and sakura petals. Very tasty! Floral and sweet with plenty of crunch.

Sakura Saku Saku Senbei- A thin senbei baked with sakura petals and chili powder. Flavorful and fun.

Qua White Strawberry- If I ever find these, I’m buying as many as I can. This is a strawberry that’s been freeze dried then soaked in white chocolate. It. is. amazing. I wanted to share with my mom but there was only two and there was no way I was actually going to part with one. SO GOOD!

Pocky Midi Strawberry Fromage- This is a pocky stick thickly wrapped in a strawberry cheesecake flavored chocolate. It’s a limited version, not the normal strawberry flavor. I didn’t like it as much as I like the regular Strawberry ones.
Languly Strawberry Sandwich Cookie- These are so good! Mainly because the biscuit is like air. It melts in your mouth and then the creme is just the right about of sweet and strawberry flavor. I ate one and then I couldn’t stop. Oops.

Bourbon Baked Jam Biscuits- A tart-like biscuit with strawberry jam. These are kinda meh.

Shoeido Ume Sable- A buttery, crunchy cookie made with chopped plum and shiso leaves. Not bad but not very interesting either.
Ume Kobucha- So I *hated* this tea. My husband? He loved it! I have no idea how to get him more but he drank the first cup when I wouldn’t drink it and then asked for more of that “delicious seaweed tea.” It’s made with plum, shiso leaves and kelp and can be used as a tea or soup. It’s a powder that you pour hot water over. It has little kelp floaties in it. I didn’t tell him it has plum in it. He drinks it before bed. Except now we are out and he wants more!

VERDICT: This was a really fun box! I loved the pink and the focus on sakura since it’s such a big part of Spring in Japan. Also, I’m not gonna lie, those white chocolate soaked freeze dried strawberries were so good I’m going to try to make my own…. I wonder if they’ll also soak up dark chocolate. /swoon. I enjoyed trying all these new snacks (except the tea– bleeeehhh) and boxes like this always give me something new to hunt for at my local Asian food store. I never usually find any of the products but when I do, I get a lot. 😀

If you would like to sign up for Bokksu, you can do that here. Use code BITBOX10 for $10 off!