The Japanese are known for their attention to detail. Every detail, from the ingredients that go into the product to the packaging. In Japan every town, every region has something that it is famous for and usually made with local ingredients. Often times, a local mom-and-pop shop has been making snacks for hundreds of years, passing down the tradition and recipe for generations. Snakku supports that tradition.
Snakku is an authentic Japanese snack subscription box. The snacks that they include are high quality snacks directly from Japan that you can’t get anywhere else. You can expect about 10-13 tasty snacks in every box! Snakku also offers a Tasting Box for $15.75/month + free shipping (US only). You’ll receive 5-7 expertly curated Japanese snacks.
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The packaging is beautiful. In Japan, it is considered offensive to give someone a gift without wrapping it. The effort that goes into your first impression is impressive. The box is wrapped in furoshiki, a traditional japanese wrapping cloth.
This month the info card depicts an image of the Itsukushima Shrine. This is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima). This is where you will find the"floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan.
Lemon Chocolate Cake
Hiroshima is known as the lemon capital of Japan, since the area is the largest producer of lemons in Japan. Hiroshima Fukisha opened in 1907 and has made and perfected these cookies for 100 years. What is unique about the Hiroshima lemon is that it is not as bitter as ordinary lemons and offers a more mellow citrusy flavour. This is very much like a shortbread cookie but with a light flavour of lemons. This is really good.
Yamada-ya has been making traditional Japanese snacks in Hiroshima since 1932. They were the first snack makers to make the nationally famous Momiji-manju (maple leaf shaped snack). In 1954, the shop owner created this mild red bean filled manju (stamped with his family crest) for his local university’s tea ceremony club. Try warming it in the toaster oven for two minutes and enjoy it with a cup of tea.
Korakudo has been making dried fruit snacks since 1933. However, they became famous when they came out with a ginger-infused malt syrup drink. Pour the powder in a hot cup of water and it’s sure to make you feel better when you think you are coming down with a cold.
This light senbei is also made by Yamada-ya and exclusively sold at Miyajima shrine. The senbei is in the shape of a ladle used at the shrine which is said to bring good luck and prosperity to anyone who wields it.
Hiroshima Leaf Sable
A popular cookie made by Yamada-ya that is shaped like Hiroshima’s unique maple tree leaf. In autumn, the heart-shaped leaves turn bright red, making it look like a red heart.
The coast of Hiroshima is home to some of the best oysters in the world. This senbei is made with whole dried oysters.
Freeze dried lemon peels from Hiroshima.
Miso Scallion Senbei
Award winning senbei from a 200 year old snack store made with premium miso, handpicked seaweed and Hokkaido scallions. This is a very mild flavour. I did not really taste the seaweed. Crunchy but a little boring.
Mini seed shaped rice crackers and peanuts covered with real wasabi powder. If you have had wasabi peas you will have an idea of the flavour and instead of peas, you get rice crackers. Delicious!
Cheese Stuffed Senbei
Lightly baked soy sauce senbei sandwiching a rich Hokkaido cheese filling. The perfect bar snack. These little gems look like they should be much sweeter but they definitely have their own unique taste.
Senbei are delicious, crunchy Japanese rice crackers or cookies and this month’s box really shows us just how much variety there is in senbei. Also, a great box if you like lemons. Lots of lemons this month and that makes sense with Hiroshima prefecture being the major producer of lemons. I may have mentioned this before but this is definitely the most beautifully packaged subscription box. The furoshiki wrapping is so original. I didn’t try everything because there is just so much stuff in the box. Overall a great value, amazing products from the Hiroshima prefecture.
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