Category: Japanese Snacks
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.
SNAKKU is one of the best ways to discover premium sweets and snacks straight from Japan. The September shipment is themed around Yuzu, a popular citrus fruit in Japan. Yuzu has a fragrant aroma and a unique flavor that’s less tart than other citrus fruits. This month’s box came wrapped in a beautiful purple cloth with the contents carefully wrapped inside and a card that described each of the featured items. Let’s check them out…
Coconut Sable Cookies and Ankororin
These coconut flavored cookies are the perfect companion to a warm cup of tea or coffee. These yummy baked cookies are buttery and topped with a sweet coconut glaze. The Ankororin is a baked cookie that’s filled with a mixture of white miso and fresh yuzu paste. It has an interesting flavor combination that’s a part savory, part sweet.
Kaki No Tane, Iwashiko, Black Goma Senbei
Kaki No Tane translates to “persimmon seeds” but the snack mix is actually small savory crescent-shaped rice crackers and peanuts. It’s a great combination! Iwashiko is definitely a unique snack. They are sun dried baby sardines that are caught off the cost of the sea of Japan. Finally, the Black Goma Senbei are black rice crackers made with black roasted sesame seeds, soy sauce, and miso.
Gift of Yuzu, Kinako Bo, Kinako Rusk
Gift of Yuzu is made by a famous 100-year-old snack store on the island of Shikoku. It features an outer layer of mochi that’s filled with a sweet yuzu puree and azuki bean paste. The Kinako Bo is made by hand-kneading finely gained kinako, honey, and flour. Finally, the Kinako Rusk are made from crispy twice baked baguette slides from a mom-and-pop bakery in Hiroshima.
Chaya No Mochi, Hokkaido Matcha Milk Candy
Mochi is one of my favorite snacks. This sweet, chewy treat is made from rice and it’s dusted with kinako. Kinako is a type of roasted soybean flour that has a mild natural sweetness. Kokkaio Matcha Milk Candy is made from cream and premium matcha green tea powder. Yum!
I totally loved this month’s shipment from SNAKKU! The September box was filled with an amazing collection of sweet and savory treats from Japan. My favorite item from this subscription box is the Coconut Sable Cookies because they weren’t too sweet but still had a great tropical flavor. The most unique snack is definitely the Iwashiko. I’ve never see or tasted anything like it. SNAKKU is perfect if you’re a foodie and have an adventurous palate.
Do you someone who would love to try these yummy Japanese snacks? Interested in subscribing to SNAKKU? Let me know!