Bokksu Box Review

Published on May 18, 2020
Last modified on June 28, 2021

This Bokksu Box review contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  If you make a purchase we may be compensated.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Bokksu

Bokksu, Japanese for “box”, delivers an authentic Japanese snack box to your door allowing you to discover Japan one bite at a time.  Unlike other Japanese subscription boxes, they partner with 100+-year-old family snack makers in Japan to deliver the most unique and authentic assortment of gourmet Japanese snacks and tea pairings each month.

Every Bokksu subscription snack box is filled with hand-selected snacks and tea pairings based on that month’s theme and flavor.  Read our full Bokksu review and watch the unboxing and tasting video for all of the details.  Get 10% OFF with code FIRSTBOX >>

What We Liked

  • Unique gift idea!
  • Exclusive snacks from Japan that you won’t find anywhere else!
  • Love the Japanese Snack Market where you can order a la carte!

What We Don’t Like

  • Subscription (you are able to go month to month, though!)
  • Wish we could pick a themed box!

Bokksu Box Review

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Every Bokksu snack box includes:

  • Japanese snacks and a tea pairing based on that month’s theme
  • Culture Guide with each product’s origin, flavors, and common allergens
  • Free shipping worldwide from Japan
  • Get 10% OFF with code FIRSTBOX >>

 

All new customers will receive the “Seasons of Japan” box as your first box.  This box includes handpicked items that will give you a taste of Japan across all four seasons.  Your subscription will continue with boxes centered around various Japanese cultural themes, regions, flavors, and more. 

For our Bokksu box review, we ordered the Classic Box and like all new customers, the theme was “Seasons of Japan”.

In your first box, you will receive some or all of the following depending on the size of your box: Koikeya Minit’s Stick Potato: Suppa Mucho Plum, White Strawberry, Mocchan Dango Mochi, Tottori 20th Century Pear Fromage Biscuit, Handmade Yuzu Sake Candy, Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor, Edamame Senbei, Dondon Yaki, Hokkaido Red Bean Doughnut, Black Sesame Taiko: Kumamon Design, Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake, Aomori Apple Caramel Yakkoi Sable, Uni Rice Cracker, Puku Puku Tai Chocolate, Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Kinako, and Organic Genmaicha Tea. Get 10% OFF with code FIRSTBOX >>

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Favorites:

Koikeya Minit’s Stick Potato: Suppa Mucho Plum: Thin crispy potato sticks with hints of plum blossoms.

White Strawberry: White chocolate-infused strawberry.

Handmade Yuzu Sake Candy: This hard candy combines yuzu juice and peels with sake for a citrusy candy.

Tottori 20th Century Pear Fromage Biscuit: Biscuit is a blend of Asian Pear, rich cheese, and white chocolate.

Other snacks in our box:

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Kinako: Crisp and airy mochi puffs are finished with a dusting of roasted soybean powder for a sweet, nutty flavor.

Aomori Apple Caramel Yakkoi Sable: This soft and chewy cookie combines apples with sweet apple-caramel butter.

Black Sesame Taiko: Kumamon Design: Roasted almonds combined with sesame seeds and sugar syrup are a delicious nutty snack.

Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake: This soft cake pairs matcha with bittersweet chocolate chips for a rich and slightly sweet flavor.

Organic Genmaicha Tea: Genmaicha is a combination of green tea and roasted brown rice and is popular in Japan for its warm and comforting taste.

Mocchan Dango Mochi: Sticky rice dumplings covered in sugar and colored in the traditional pink, white, and green.

Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor: Seaweed sheets flavored with native Japanese citrus create a crisp and tangy snack.

Dondon Yaki: Savory snack marinated in tonkatsu sauce for a tangy, peppery, and sweet flavor.

Puku Puku Tai Chocolate: Fish-shaped treats with chocolate mousse sandwiched between two mochi wafers.

Uni Rice Cracker: Umami and soy flavor-packed fried crackers are savory and salty with a hint of fish taste.

Hokkaido Red Bean Doughnut: Doughnuts filled with red bean paste.

Edamame Senbei: Edamame bits baked into the cracker and sprinkled with roasted soybean powder.

Past boxes include:

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How much does a Bokksu box cost?

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Bokksu snack boxes start at $24.99/box.  Members get more than just a wonderful box of Japanese snacks. They also get a Member-exclusive market discount, exclusive in-box content, member-only sales, access to the Loyalty Program, and more.  All subscriptions come with free shipping!

  • Classic Box:  contains 20-25 items
    • $36.99/box -12 months prepaid
    • $38.99/box – 3 months prepaid
    • $39.99/box – Month to month
  • Tasting Box: contains 10-14 items
    • $24.99/box – 12 months prepaid
    • $25.99/box – 3 months prepaid
    • $26.99/box – Month to month
  • Get 10% OFF with code FIRSTBOX >>

Bokksu Japanese Snack Market

If a subscription is not your thing, you can also shop a la carte in the Japanese Snack Market.  This shop is full of fun and unique food and drinks that would be great for gifting!

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Below are several unique items that we found in the market.  The Japanese Kit Kat variety party box would be so fun to give as a gift or to have at a tasting party.  Exclusive flavors include matcha, rum raisin, Shinshu apple, wasabi, purple sweet potato, Japan sake, and more.

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Bokksu Box Review: Bottom Line

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Bokksu truly delivers an authentic Japanese snack box to your door allowing you to discover Japan one bite at a time.  Unlike other Japanese subscription boxes, they partner with 100+-year-old family snack makers in Japan to deliver the most unique and authentic assortment of gourmet Japanese snacks and tea pairings each month.

As you can see, Bokksu provides a fun and unique experience for both kids and adults.  Bokksu would make a wonderful gift and would be super fun to try at home for a couple of months.  For us, personally, we wouldn’t sign up for the Classic box every month because it would be hard to get through all of the snacks and we have someone in the house with food allergies, but I could see a larger family that loves to try new things digging into a box like this every month.

I could imagine signing up for the Tasting box for 1-3 months as a fun surprise for our son.  I could also see purchasing items from the Japanese Snack Market for parties (hello Japanese Kit Kat variety pack!), unique Halloween treats, or for an interesting snack.

Compared to other Japanese snack boxes the cost of Bokksu is inline or less than others because they include free shipping.  Give Bokksu a try with our coupon below.

Use the coupon code MEALFINDS10 to get 10% off (up to $44) on your next Bokksu order.

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Enjoy!

Want more snack box subscriptions?  Check out our Snack Directory >>

This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

 

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