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. 😀
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