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 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!
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?!
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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