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Snakku Monthly Subscription Box -- Tasting Box Review:


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Snakku is a monthly subscription box that brings authentic, delicious Japanese treats to your home in the USA. From sweets to savory you will find something for every taste bud in their boxes, and more recently they began making a "Tasting Box". A one month subscription box is $38.95 but a tasting box is $14.95! So if you aren't sure this is what you want to have monthly, you can get one of these tasting boxes and then give it a try!




The outside of the box looks identical to its larger mate, with the same beautiful symbols and design. This is smaller though, something that you could save and use for your preschooler when it comes to putting things in boxes. There is not an item wrapped around the box though, instead, inside you find a beautiful strip of paper holding the tissue paper in place. This is the first difference between a tasting box and the regular sized box.





Another difference, is you're essentially given a "sampler" of the monthly box which is great as a tasting box. Unfortunately though if you find something you really like, which I did, you won't have any more than one to enjoy so keep that in mind. This month's box had some really great things and some things that are most definitely an aquired taste.

1 - Usagi Cream Daifuku: Made to look like snow rabbits the mochi outside is made with Matcha green tea from the Uji region of Kyoto. The cream filling is made from milk. At first view I adored how cute this looked, but unfortunately I could not get past the texture. The taste was great you really did find a lot of green tea flavoring in it, but the texture was rather gummy. It states on here to put it in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to eating and I have to admit, I didn't do that so this may be consumer error.

1 - Amaebi Age Mochi: Sweet shrimp light and puffy cookies/crackers. My husband loved these he loves the shrimp items that come in these boxes. You could definitely taste the shrimp and he said the sweetness really was fantastic.

1 - Tsuyahime-iri Senbei:  Rice crackers with roasted rice grains in the senbei made to look like snowflakes. These didn't have much of a flavor to them, but they weren't bad either. Great for those who enjoy simple snacks.

1 - Bourbon Chocoliere: Baked wheat biscuit topped with milk chocolate. This had a LOT of milk chocolate and it tasted great. I loved it and so did my daughter who devoured it after I handed it to her to try.

2 - Ramune Soda Candy:  Three flavors: Fizzy, chilly, and fruity.These are most definitely another acquired taste. I really wanted to like them especially the fizzy one, as I loved the soda candy from another box that tasted like soda and had a "fizzy" component. But the flavors of these are very unique and so again, I didn't care for them but I KNOW others who most definitely would

1 - Nido Age Mochi: Double grilled soy glazed mochi crackers. They are exactly as they say, soy flavored crackers. Salty, and tasted really good. I don't know what else to say with this except you could pair it with something sweet or something some kind of good tea.

1 - Maison de Kukkia: Airy Matcha wafer cookies. These were my absolute favorite. The cookies were crisp like wafers, the green tea in the middle was like a green tea filling you find in oreos. So delicious I loved them. I wished I'd had two packages! I wish I could find these somewhere near me so I could buy a package to munch on instead of chocolate cookies. You KNOW these are better for you!

2 - Double Anzutsumi: Two kinds of stuffed mochi cakes (sweet potato & red bean). In a prior box, my husband and I tried red bean and we didn't care for it. But, my Dad tried this and he said he loved the sponge of the outside and the red bean was a bit sweet, a bit tangy, and he liked it. The sweet potato one my husband ate and he liked it. He said it was like a fresh sweet potato within a sponge so that is great for people who love both. Again, a fantastic snack to eat instead of something fattening like chocolate.

If you get the full subscription box, there are also five other items in that box you would receive. But this tasting is really fantastic and it lets you see what you could get. Looking at what you could receive compared to what you do get, I actually wouldn't change any of it. There was a great mixture and next time I should read directions before eating something, haha. I also adore that Snakku is doing the tasting box now because these treats are definitely acquired tastes. If you've never had them and you aren't quite sure you're ready for many this is a great first step. Also getting one as a gift is a great idea as well if you have a friend or relative who is into these snacks.

Keep an eye out for an awesome giveaway coming soon!





Elizabeth is a work at home Mother of a sweet and beautiful daughter. She is a wife of seven years and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug" she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!

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