Summer is just around the corner and in North America, one image that is sometimes conjured is that of sitting on the front porch with an ice cold glass of lemonade. The bittersweet combination is a refreshing flavour enjoyed on a hot summer day. This month, Bokksu celebrates citrus. I thought this was a perfect theme to choose especially with those hot summer days lurking around the corner.
Bokksu is a premium Japanese snack subscription box. Bokksu is unlike any other Japanese snack subscription. They handpick snacks that people in Japan actually eat and curate them into beautiful themed boxes every month. They are also the only Japanese box subscription that includes a Tea Pairing specifically selected to complement that month's delicacies as well as a Tasting Guide that describes the story and flavours of each item in the box. Don’t forget the Bokksu Rewards Club. You can earn points and redeem them for exclusive rewards like coupons and free boxes!
There are 2 box options:
- Classic Box - $39/month
- Tasting Box (US only) - $19/month
Shipping: US - Free | Canada - $5 | All other countries - $15
Earl Grey and Orange Peel Rusk
This delicate baguette slice is twice baked in the oven with a generous amount of Earl Grey tea and orange peel layered on top. It’s deliciously crunchy with the relaxing aroma of Earl Grey and just a hint of citrus. It’s a match made in heaven!
Jagariko Yuzu Pepper
These crispy potato snacks first debuted in 1995 and rapidly grew in popularity to become one of Japan’s bestselling snacks. The Yuzu pepper adds a delightfully spicy kick to the usual savory potato flavour.
Oban Yuzu Zarame Senbei
This flavourful, crunchy rice cracker is sprinkled with small bits of Yuzu from Tochigi Prefecture and Yuzu-flavoured crystal sugar. One zesty, sweet bite will leave you wanting more!
Lemon Doughnut Cake
This doughnut cake is sweet and buttery with a moist, dense texture. It has a tangy and refreshing lemon flavour that comes from adding lemon peel to the doughnut batter.
Daifuku literally means “big luck” and is a traditional mochi confection usually stuffed with red bean. This delicious lemon daifuku uses white beans and real lemon peel to give a zesty, smooth finish.
Pocky Trinity Orange Peel
This premium Pocky stick is coated in chocolate and sprinkled with orange peel, creating a delicious trio ensemble. Each bite opens with a rich flavour and finishes with orange zest.
Lemon Cheesecake Pie
Wrapped in a buttery pie crust is lemon cheesecake mixed with apricot jam. This flaky delight becomes even more refreshing when refrigerated!
Yuzu Green Tea
Yuzu peel from Soo City in Kagoshima Prefecture adds a fresh, fruity aroma to this premium tea. Each sip of smooth green tea is deliciously balanced by light citrus notes.
Japan is home to a surprisingly wide variety of kankitsu or citrus fruit grown throughout the country. There are over 25 types of citrus grown on the small island nation. One citrus variety is yuzu, a yellow, tart fruit that is often used for seasoning sauces such as ponzu. Yuzu is well featured in this month’s box and what a treat. While visiting Japan, I became aware of the amazing things made with lemon. I was very excited to get a chance to see some of these treats again. There is a great mix of items including a tea which I find a very nice addition because it rounds out the selection giving you something to drink while you snack. Value is definitely excellent as the box is full of snacks. Also, a very nice presentation makes this box a great option in the world of Japanese snack boxes.
What do you think if Bokksu?