Snakku is a new subscription box that specializes in authentic Japanese snacks. I reviewed their first box last month and was really impressed!
Unlike other Japanese snack boxes, Snakku features a selection of treats that can only be found in small local shops in Japan — some of which have been making snacks for over a hundred years. This gives you a chance to try some of the more traditional (lesser known to the US) variety of treats loved by locals.
In addition to the lesser known snacks, your box will also include popular favorites like Pocky and matcha flavored goodies. You can expect to receive an assortment of 10 to 15 individual snacks in each box.
Subscriptions are $38.95/month including shipping, or less with a 6-month subscription.
Let’s see what’s in the September 2015 Snakku box!
Once again, the box was wrapped in a pretty traditional Japanese furoshiki (wrapping cloth). It wasn’t as thick as last month’s, but still definitely reusable.
The construction/presentation of the box is so beautifully done. Definitely a gift-worthy subscription.
September’s box featured senbei, a traditional Japanese rice cracker that comes in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors. The info card provided descriptions and photos of each variety included in the box.
Ogurasansou Mini Senbei – This Kyoto-based company has been making senbei for more than 60 years. Each one is made by hand using the best locally sourced ingredients available. Each of these bags contain a variety of mini senbei in various flavors. Every different piece represents a specific season, region, or feeling. (The salty ones represent the ocean… The leaf-shaped ones, autumn… Etc.) Flavors include savory black soybean, delicate maple glaze, rich black sesame, hand wrapped nori seaweed, and more.
Kyoto Style Senbei – These larger senbei are all grilled over charcoal and brushed lightly with oil and soy sauce. They’re not quite as pretty as the mini senbei, so I didn’t open them for photos. The three included flavors were sugar glazed, Kyoto style salt, and shrimp flavored.
Glico Pejoy Matcha Sticks – I love that the box calls these “Pocky’s friend”. Aww. These are basically “inside out” Pocky, with the cream on the inside of the stick, instead of coated on the outside. My kiddos love regular Pocky, but I’m not too sure how they’ll feel about green tea flavor… We’ll see!
Shiawasedo Milk Cakes – These little cakes look insanely moist and delicious. They’re a popular Japanese snack made with local Hokkaido milk.
Bourbon Roanne – The info card describes this as a “crispy and light vanilla wafer sandwich”.
Green Tea Dorayaki – This totally looks like a pancake and it’s pretty close. It’s actually a baked wheat cake with a matcha red bean paste filling.
Glico Caramel Candies – I saved the best for last! According to the info card, these are the first candies made by the popular Glico brand. They’re heart shaped, individually wrapped treats that come with… wait for it… a TOY! Woo! (I’m a total sucker for silly novelty things like this.)
The toy was inside of a separate box which showed pictures of all the different ones you can get. I was personally hoping for the cat or the pizza, but the one I got was cute too…
…The little wooden firetruck! So stinkin’ cute. The ladder & truck are two separate pieces and the wheels really roll. I totally need more of these toys ASAP!
Once again Snakku delivered an awesome box of authentic Japanese treats. The mini senbei were so pretty and even though I can’t eat them myself (I’m sure they all contain fish of some sort), I can still appreciate the care that clearly went into making them. My girls will enjoy the other sweet treats included like the milk cakes and wafer cookie, and I’ll enjoy that cute little firetruck. 😉
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
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