Bokksu Review – July 2016

by Must Have Boxes on August 15, 2016

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Company: Bokksu

Category: Japanese Snacks

Cost: USD $39.00/month, free shipping

About: “Taste Japan. Premium Japanese Snack Subscription.

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive 13 to 15 delicious snacks that are curated around a cultural theme. Each box also includes an awesome Japanese tea pairing chosen to complement and enhance that month’s flavors. Discover handpicked artisanal snacks directly from snack makers in Japan.

The Box:

Bokksu is a subscription that delivers the unique taste of Japan right to your doorstep. The July shipment arrived in a bright orange branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. This month’s theme is “natsube,” which translates to “summer fatigue. It’s a term used to describe the lethargy and fatigue brought on by the hot, humid summers in Japan. It’s a good thing, then, that this box of Japanese snacks features treats that can help you cool down during these warm months. Let’s check out the featured products…


Zao Highland Farm Mikan Jelly

This yummy mandarin orange jelly has a sweet fruity taste. For the best flavor, make sure you pop these jellies into the refrigerator and chill them before enjoying. The individually packaged cups are perfect for on-the-go snacking!

Tenkeiseika Monaka 

Although these desserts arrived a bit broken, the flavor was still very much intact. Monaka is a traditional dessert made from azuki red bean filling sandwiched between two crisp mochi-based wafers. One of the desserts is red bean flavored and the other is chestnut. The light wafers are delicious.

Imuraya Mizu Yokan

Thick, jelly desserts are quite popular in Japan. They’re normally made from red bean paste, agar, and sugar. These jelly cups come in a variety of flavors including matcha green tea and red bean. Yum! These desserts are best enjoyed chilled and they’re a refreshing summer treat.

Ito Seika Yuzu Mochi 

Mochi is one of my favorite Japanese snacks. I love the sweet taste and chewy texture. These individually packaged mochi are yuzu flavored. Yuzu is a citrus fruit that originates in East Asia. It has a very aromatic citrus smell and a refreshing taste.

Hori Yubari Melon Pure Jelly

These mini jellies are so much fun to eat. Simply cool them in the refrigerator or freezer then pop them into your mouth. This dessert is made from the crisp and juicy slice of a Hokkaido-grown cantaloupe called the Yubari Melon. The bright melon notes are super tasty!

Maeda-en Mugicha 

There no drink I love more than tea. Mugicha is a caffeine-free roasted barley grain tea that has a toasty, nutty taste. It’s best served cold over ice during the summer months. It’s very easy to brew and tastes great!


I was really pleased with my first shipment from Bokksu! The July subscription box featured a tasty assortment of premium Japanese snacks, all selected around a specific theme. My favorite item is the Tenkeiseika Monaka. The smooth red bean paste paired with the light crispy wafer is irresistible! I could seriously eat these desserts all day long. Bokksu would make a great gift for any foodie with an adventurous palate. I can’t wait to see what Bokksu delivers next!

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


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