by Julia LiMarzi June 20, 2019

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This May we traveled all across Japan, sampling fan-favorite snacks from over 10 different prefectures with our Tour of Japan Bokksu! From Hokkaido Cheese Mochi Puffs to Okinawan Kabukiage Shiquasa Salt, May was a whirlwind of flavor. We hope you liked our tour, but now see what other Members had to say.

Who Took the Survey?

Over 450 Bokksu Members representing over 45 different countries shared their thoughts with us this month! Shout out to our Members from Indonesia to Kazhakstan, Moldova to Qatar, and most of all: to our survey raffle winner Amy T.! Check your Bokksu account for those 500 points ;)

The Results!

This month's theme, "Tour of Japan," earns a gold star for its 4.5 rating. The curation of snacks and teas earned a 4.4 rating with more than half our Members giving it 5 out of 5!

Us, waving goodbye to you as you start your Tour of Japan

Sweet or Savory?

43% of respondents say we hit the balance of sweet and savory perfectly. On the other hand, about 11% requested more savory, while about 46% requested more sweet!

Us working on our balance

Ranking Snapshot:

Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Flavor was the winner this month for most popular snack. But it was a tight race! This snack had only 14.2% of the vote, which meant it had the most voters, but not the majority. It seems like everyone had a different favorite this month!

Below are the individual rankings for each snack:

Apple Butter Financier

Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5

Takoyaki Corn Puffs

Overall rating: 4.1 out of 5

Black Sesame Kinako Chocolate Azuki Beans

Overall rating: 4.1 out of 5

Handmade Persimmon Candy

Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5

Strawberry Kirara

Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5

Kabukiage Rice Crackers: Shiquasa Salt

Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5

Mini Red Bean Crackers

Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5

Pure Gyokuro

Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5

Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Flavor

Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5

Hokkaido Cheese Mochi Puffs

Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5

Aomori Apple Caramel Yakkoi Sable

Overall rating: 4.3 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.

Very good items and a good balance between savoury and sweet

I love the Japan information sheet, I love the variety of snacks and I am always pleasantly surprised how wonderful everything tastes.

I really like everything about this! It’s got some traditional snacks and some more universal snacks with Japanese twist. Also very good selection of teas and salty/sweet foods.

Thank you again to everyone who joined us on this tour and participated in our May Survey! Your feedback tells us how to improve each month so every box is better than the last.

So what do you think? Do you agree with our Member-voted most popular snack? Or do you think another snack deserves the title? 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.