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.
I was super excited to receive the May shipment from SNAKKU, my favorite Japanese treat subscription. This month’s theme is edamame. Yum! I’ve only eaten edamame in steamed bean form so I was really curious to see how the edamame flavor would be incorporated into the sweet and savory snacks. The box was beautifully-wrapped in a colorful cloth and came with a card that described each of the featured items. Let’s check them out…
Shiogama and Zunda Chiffon Cake
Shiogama is a snack made by a Buddhist temple in Sendai. The handcrafted treat has an outer layer made from rice, shiso, and sugar, and an inside filled with a lightly salted Azuki red bean paste. The texture of this treat was a little funky and not my favorite. The Zunda Chiffon Cake, however, is delicious! Zunda is a paste made from edamame and it results in an amazingly tasty cake that’s filled with creamy custard.
Sendai Zunda Tart Cookies and Zanda Manju
These Sendai Zunda Tart Cookies are oh so good! The cookie features a rich butter cookie base that’s topped with Zunda and a sweet almond glaze. Yum. Zanda Manju are soft thin-skinned rice cakes filled with a slightly sweet Zunda filling. This snack has an enjoyable texture and pairs well with a warm cup of tea.
Zunda Bamboo Dango and Ko-Ume Candy
The Zunda Bamboo Dango are mini Japanese sweet rice cakes made from Mochiko rice flour. There’s a sweet red bean paste filling too. The Dango doesn’t compare to the taste and texture of fresh mochi, but it’s not bad for a pre-packaged snack. Ko-Ume is a slightly sour candy made with Japanese ume plum. This candy is a little bit sour, a little bit sweet – and definitely unique!
Zarajiman, Cheese Kibun Senbei, and Matcha Azuki Cake
I have a special place in my heart for Senbei. The Zarajiman is covered with large Japanese sugar crystals. The salty sweet flavor combination is surprisingly tasty! The Cheese Kibun Senbei are one of my favorite snacks. The crackers are super crispy and they’re baked with Japanese cheddar cheese. Matcha Azuki Cake is a yummy dessert that features fluffy matcha green tea cake filled with Azuki red bean cream.
Kani Crab Chips
If you’re at all familiar with Asian snacks, then you know all about crab chips. This snack is exactly what it sounds like: airy, crispy chips that are made with Japanese crab. The flavor is awesome and these are so fun to crunch on. I ate the whole bag pretty quickly :).
SNAKKU is such an awesome subscription that delivers yummy snacks straight from Japan. It’s a total foodie’s paradise! The May shipment featured an amazing assortment sweet and savory treats that celebrated the flavor or edamame. My favorite snack from this month’s box is the Cheese Kibun Senbei. The crackers have a bold cheese flavor and I loved the crispy texture. SNAKKU would make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in discovering the flavors of Japan.
Do you someone who would love to try these yummy Japanese snacks? Interested in subscribing to SNAKKU? Let me know!