SNAKKU Review – June 2016

by Must Have Boxes on July 24, 2016

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Company: SNAKKU

Category: Food & Drinks

Cost: USD $38.95/month (save even more with an annual subscription), free shipping

About: “From Japan to You. Authentic Japanese Snack Subscription.

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive the best authentic snacks that are only available in Japan. These delicious sweet and savory snacks are hand-picked and arrive right to your door. Be treated with the amazing service and attention to detail that Japan is renowned for. Choose from a variety of subscriptions, including a smaller sized Tasting Box.

The Box:

SNAKKU is back with another subscription box filled with amazing Japanese treats! The June shipment is themed around Kamakura, a small coastal town less than an hour south of Tokyo. The city is known for its huge bronze statues of Buddha.  This month’s box came wrapped in a beautiful cloth with the contents carefully wrapped inside. Let’s check out the featured snacks.

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Hato Sabre

Believe it or not, the snack store Teshimaya has been making these pretty bird-shaped cookies since 1868. The cookies have a light buttery flavor and great crunch. These large, individually-wrapped biscuits pair well with a cup of coffee and tea in the morning.  Yum!

Apple Honey Pie and Kamakura Hydrangea Cookie

The Apple Honey Pie Cookies is a delicate pastry cookie that’s made with local Japanese apples and honey from the Ishii beekeeping garden. The Kamakura Hydrangea Cookie is a super yummy layered wafer cookie  that feature a light, delicious hydrangea essence.

Wasabi Snowpea Crisps and Fukkura Okoge

Snowpea Crisps are one of my favorite snacks! They’re naturally baked crisps infused with snow peas and traditional Japanese dashi flavors. There’s also a hint of spicy wasabi. The Fukkura Okoge is made from rice grain baked in a clay kiln. It’s also lightly glazed with soy sauce has a great taste.

Bakauke Aonori and Matcha Azuki Cookie 

The Bakauke Aonori are rice crackers that are covered in blue seaweed flakes. The crackers have a simple flavor and big crunch. The Matcha Azuki Cookie is so yummy! The buttery cookies have an amazing green tea taste and they’re filled with Hokkaido red bean cream.

Bourbon Baum Rolls and Flower’s Kiss Candy

I love these Bourbon Baum Rolls! These soft rolled pastries are glazed with vanilla and they make a great snack. The Flower’s Kiss Candy are hard candies that are made with flower essence. These sweet treats are flavored with creamy, apricot-plum.

verdict

SNAKKU strikes gold once again! This subscription box is one of the best ways to discover totally unique treats directly from Japan. The June shipment featured a yummy variety of Japanese sweets and snacks. My favorite product from this month’s collection is the Matcha Azuki Cookie. Matcha green tea and sweet red beans are two of my favorite flavors. I can’t wait to see what SNAKKU delivers next!

Do you someone who would love to try these yummy Japanese snacks? Interested in subscribing to SNAKKU? Let me know! 

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Loved + Blessed Review – June 2016

by Must Have Boxes on July 23, 2016

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Company: Loved + Blessed

Category: Religious

Cost: USD $10.00/month, free shipping

About: “Encouragement Delivered.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a box filled with encouragement that will help you walk in faith and trust in God. Loved + Blessed is a subscription aimed at women, that can serve as a reminder to live a more joyful life. Part of the proceeds from each box are donated to assisting the homeless.

The Box

Loved + Blessed is a great way to stay connected to your faith every month. The June shipment arrived in a cute pink branded box with the contents carefully packaged inside. There was also a card that described each of the featured items. This month’s theme is Trust and it’s all about being vulnerable enough to put your trust in God. Let’s check out what’s in this box…

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Mini Poster, Reminder Sticker & Scripture Card

The Mini Poster is a nice reminder to always place your trust in God. It can be hung on a wall or placed in your office. The Scripture Card is the perfect size for on-the-go inspiration and it fits right in your wallet. The Reminder Sticker can be stuck on your notebook or laptop as a sign of your faith.

Floating Candle

This beautiful floating candle will remind you that in order to trust God, you have to get out of the boat like Peter. The candle is a pretty green color and it looks lovely in a glass jar. After lighting the candle, you can sit quietly and study your favorite Bible passage.

Tote Bag 

I love this cute tote bag! It’s  reminder that you must trust the Lord to carry all your burdens. It’s made from sturdy canvas and it’s perfect for trips to the grocery store or the beach.

Encouragement Kit

This encouragement kit can be sent to a family member or friend who could use some inspiration. The kit includes a mailing envelope, keepsake theme card, scripture card, and a blank note card so you can write a personal message. I can’t wait to send this to someone!

verdict

I was super pleased with my June shipment from Loved + Blessed! This month’s subscription box was filled with lovely gifts all themed around the concept of Trust. My favorite item from this box is the cute tote bag. Carrying around the bag is a subtle way to stay close to your faith and it’s very functional. I can always use a little more encouragement, and Loved + Blessed delivers month after month.

Do you know someone who could benefit from Loved + Blessed? Interested in subscribing? Let me know! 

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Scarftique Review – July 2016

by Must Have Boxes on July 22, 2016

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Company: Scarftique

Category: Clothing, Accessories

Cost: $12.00/month, free shipping

About: “Every month, from the moment you open your ScarfBag you’ll be wrapped up in a beautiful, hand-picked, accent piece specifically selected for the current season.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a fashionable scarf at an affordable price. Look stylish with these accessories that express your personality and individuality. These quality scarves are themed for the current season and they’re always on trend.

The Box: 

A fashionable scarf is the perfect way to accessorize any outfit. That’s why I was so excited to discover Scarftique, a monthly subscription that delivers stylish scarves to your door each month at one affordable price. My July shipment arrived in pretty gold wrapping paper with the featured scarf carefully wrapped inside. Let’s check out this month’s beautiful scarf…

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Featured Scarf 

This gorgeous scarf is perfect to wear during summer nights when the temperature cools down. It features a light peach material mixed with a cream colored netted material. The combination of colors and textures is great! This infinity scarf can be worn as is, or looped twice to create a fuller look.

verdict

I absolutely loved my first scarf from Scarftique! The high quality material and color palette are perfectly themed for the warm summer months. I can’t wait to wear this fashionable accessory to an evening event. The peach hue is very flattering and would look great paired with a classic white t-shirt. This subscription box is a total steal at only $12.00 per month. Scarftique also makes a wonderful gift for anyone who could use a little style boost.

Do you love stylish scarves? Planning to subscribe to Scarftique? Let me know!

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