Travel Japan: Bring home authentic local Japanese snacks & first Bokksu Unboxing (Seasons of Japan)

Bokksu box with umbrella

Never been, miss or can’t travel Japan, have Japan come to you! Travel Japan by bringing home authentic local made Japanese premium snacks. This is our very first ever Bokksu unboxing and review of their Seasons of Japan themed box. 

Bokksu is a monthly subscription service, where each month you get an authentic Japanese snack-filled box made-only in Japan. Bokksu is a company based in Osaka, Japan (an assumption I make based on the “From” address found on my delivered box). Read further and get your Bokksu coupon code below and save!

We are not sponsored by Bokksu and are providing our honest review.

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Shipping experience

Bokksu at Canada Post box

Shipping was free for all subscriptions, so I paid for the subscription fee of my choice. When at check out I paid the subscription fee in U.S. dollars (USD) and was charged in Canadian dollars (CDN) on my credit card, which automatically included the USD exchange rate for that day.

Bokksu receipt

Timeline of events:

Thurs., Aug. 20/20 – I ordered my Classic Bokksu subscription 

Then I received email notifications on:

Sun., Aug. 23/20 – Bokksu getting ready

Mon., Aug. 24/20 – Order shipped via Japan Post & received tracking number

Sat., Aug. 29/20 – potential shipping delay due to Covid-19

Bokksu delay due to Covid-19

Mon., Aug. 31/20 – Bokksu delivered via Canada Post. Thankfully my shipment wasn’t affected by the delay!

Took about seven days to ship from Japan via Japan Post to Canada via Canada Post.

Communication of my package happened in real-time and I got updates via email. I was assured of where my Bokksu was at in the shipping process, especially because I can track where my package was at during delivery.

Due to Covid-19 check the FAQ page of Bokksu’s website to verify if they will ship to your country.

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Unboxing

Bokksu with Seasons of Japan guide

This is called a Classic Bokksu box due to the size of the box, where the dimensions are: 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 4.25″. Seasons of Japan themed box is the first box that you would receive as a new customer ordering from Bokksu for the very first time.  A great opportunity to taste all four seasons from different parts of Japan. Afterwards you get monthly themed boxes, more of that to come in future blog posts and YouTube videos.

Just a quick note, since this is similar to any subscription service, your subscription service will auto-renew with the option to pause or cancel at anytime.

Seasonal snack overview

Bokksu - Seasons of Japan box opened

We got 16 different snacks in total, where it’s four snacks per season: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The quantity of each snack varies, where for some snacks we got two. In total, we got 20 Japanese premium goodies.

Spring

Bokksu - Spring seasons snacks
  • Stick Potato: Suppa Mucho Plum – Flavoured crispy potatoe sticks
  • 20th Century Pear Langue de Chat – Biscuit with cheese & white chocolate filling
  • White Strawberry (*Bokksu exclusive*)  – Freeze dried white-chocolate infused strawberry
  • Mocchan Dango Mochi – Sweet mochi balls

Summer

  • Edamame Senbei – Cracker with edamame bits
  • Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi – Crispy battered seaweed sheets
  • Dondon Yaki – Savoury rice cracker
  • Handmade Yuzu Sake Candy – Yuzu sake flavoured hard candy
Bokksu - Summer season snacks

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Autumn

Bokksu - Autumn season snacks
  • Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake
  • Hokkaido Red Bean Donuts
  • Black Sesame Taiko: Kumamon Design – Black sesame and almond sugar crisp
  • Aomori Apple Caramel Yakkoi Sable – Apple caramel soft cookie

Winter

  • Organic Genmaicha Tea
  • Uni Rice Cracker
  • Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Kinako – Airy crunchy puffs
  • Puku Puku Tai: Chocolate – Chocolate filled waffer
Bokksu - Winter season snacks

Snacks that impressed

Bokksu - Seasons of Japan snacks that impressed

I was super impressed by the matcha chocolate stick cake. I had a moment where I felt like I was actually in Japan eating it there. The reason why I say that is because the cake just tasted so fresh and it was so soft. The other snack that impressed me was the white strawberry chocolate, where it’s a different experience. The texture is similar to that of an actual strawberry and yet the strawberry has white chocolate in it and the experience was quite refreshing.

For my husband he liked the edamame senbei because there was so much flavor on the outside and it didn’t go away. The second one was the mochi puffs, the way it just melted in your mouth it was a neat feeling and the flavor was so strong. 

Bokksu experience so far...

Overall what impressed me about Bokksu was the fact that:

1) I’m getting local Japanese made snacks that I can’t get here in Canada 

2) The quality of each snack I found was that majority of the snacks weren’t super or crazy sweet they were just on the right end of sweetness for me

Keep checking our blog and our YouTube channel as we got another Bokksu review coming up within the upcoming months of their subsequent boxes, so you get to see what the monthly subscription service looks like as a whole.

Checkout our 2nd and 3rd Bokksu reviews next

After 3 unboxings, is this Japanese snack box subscription worth it?

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