Bokksu Review – September 2016

by Must Have Boxes on October 23, 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 back with another box filled with premium, authentic Japanese snacks. Yum! This month’s shipment arrived in a branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. There was also a card that described each of the featured products. The September theme is Kyushu, the nine states. Kyushu, the southwesternmost of Japan’s main islands, has a mostly subtropical climate and  it’s known for its active volcanoes, beaches and natural hot springs. Let’s check it out…


Dondo Age Kyushu Soy Sauce Flavor

These yummy rice crackers are my new favorite snack! The crunchy crackers are covered in a sweet soy sauce glaze and they have a great balance of savory, sweet, and even a little spicy.

Mango Chiffon Cake

These cute little chiffon cakes are made using real mangoes. The cake, which is moist and fluffy, pairs so well with the sweet, tart mango filling. The bite-sized desserts are perfect for packing in your lunch for a yummy afternoon pick me up.

Kurobou Meimon

Kurobou translates to “black stick”. This traditional Japanese dessert is made from 100% Kyushu-grown wheat, black sugar, and eggs. It reminds me of the American biscotti with its crunchy and fluffy interior. I’m not a huge fan of the flavor, but it was still interesting to sample this snack.

Cruz Cookies

These cookie are crazy delicious! Each one features a thin, crispy wafer cookie sandwich filled with a sweet flavored cream. The three flavors include Original, Strawberry, and Coffee, and they are all really good.


Bontaname translates to pomelo candy. Pomelo is a natural citrus fruit that looks like a large grapefruit and is native to South and Southeast Asia. These candies have the texture of a gummy or mochi and they are individually wrapped in edible rice paper that melts in your mouth.


I love a good tea to sip on in the afternoon. Kukicha means twig tea, which perfectly describes this blend. It’s a green tea blend made of stems, stalks, and twigs and it has a nice full, earthy flavor.


Bokksu is an awesome way to discover delicious snacks from Japan. The September subscription box included a yummy collection of premium Japanese snacks from Kyushu. My favorite item from this month’s shipment is Cruz Cookies. The wafer cookies have a wonderful, light texture and I love all of the creamy fillings. If you are a foodie, then you definitely need to expand your world with Bokksu. It makes a great gift too! 🙂

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



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