September 24, 2019

In August, we celebrated the thrilling summer festival season with our very own Fireworks Festival! Indulging in snacks that featured flavors like pickled ginger, yakisoba, and grilled corn, our Bokksu Buddies got transported to the food stalls of Japan that are best enjoyed under the shimmering fireworks in the night sky. Read more to learn why people loved this year’s Fireworks Festival box.

Who Took the Survey?

This month, nearly 250 members from 36 different countries around the world, from Turkey to Croatia, Brazil to France, it’s always exciting to see how excited our community is about Japanese snacks! Meet others who enjoy snacking just as hard as you on our Facebook Group:Bokksu Unboxed!

Also, congrats to Laureen B. on being this month's survey winner! Find those 500 Points already in your account ;)

And to the almost 11% of the respondents said that this was their first Bokksu, welcome! So glad to have you with us!

The Results!

People were really excited with the theme of this month’s box, giving theFireworks Festivalbox a whopping 4.6 average rating, with over 65% giving it a full 5 stars!

Sweet or Savory?

About 45.4% of snackers wantedeven more sweet snacks while only 8.3% of snacks wantedeven moresavory snacks! But 45.9% said that the balance wasjust right!

Ranking Snapshot:

The decadent White Strawberry was the crowd favorite, with Handmade Ramune and Black Syrup Kinako Warabi Mochi being the next favorite snacks, with more than 25.1% of people rating White Strawberry as their favorite snack this month!

Here is how each snack fared in the ratings:

Baby Star Yakisoba

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Black Syrup Kinako Warabi Mochi

Overall rating: 3.7 out of 5

Kongari Corn Rice Cracker

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

White Strawberry

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5

Beni Ginger Fried Kaki no Tane

Overall rating: 3.7 out of 5

Satsumarche Mizudashicha Tea

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Dora Choco

Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5

Mala Fried Rice Cracker

Overall rating: 3.9 out of 5

Hana Kokeshi

Overall rating: 3.6 out of 5

Sauce Uma Sen

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Handmade Ramune Candy

Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5

But What Did Our Members *Really* Think?

White Strawberry

Overall rating: 4.4 out of 5

66.5% of voters rated it 5/5

Also voted most popular snack in the box

20th Century Pear Langue de Chat

Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5

Sapporo Chokoro

Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5

Mogumogu Cranberry Chocolate

Overall rating: 3.9 out of 5

Mocchan Dango Mochi

Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5

Gourmet Edamame Chips

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Gourmet Shrimp Chips

Overall rating: 3.3 out of 5

Uni Fried Rice Crackers

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Honey Butter Potato Sticks

Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5

Kuromame Tea

Overall rating: 3.1 out of 5

I guess you guys don't like bean tea.

I just love the surprise element and the variety of snacks.

Always a treat to discover and sample every month's new themed assortment of snacks and teas. This month's hanabi theme brought me back to my time in Japan going to a festival, sitting on a riverbank and watching the fireworks.

Every month I get to try something unusual in a good way. Some of the snacks are familiar and some are completely new to me.

Thank you to everyone who chimed in this month to let us know about their August Box experience! Doing this helps us learn how to make our future boxes even better!

How do you find the results? Do you think the most popularly rated snack is right? Was another snack better? Comment below and let us know!

Check out past survey results here!

Julia LiMarzi
Julia LiMarzi

Julia has two passions in life: traveling and food. She fell in love with Japan during her first trip to Tokyo and studied Japanese in college. She loves all things Studio Ghibli, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings, and spends her free time baking or reading.


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