October 28, 2019

For our September Bokksu we looked to the harvest moon for inspiration. There aren't any flashy fireworks for the Moon Festival, it's a quiet celebration of thanks for the year's harvest. To bring Japan's Moon Festival to our Members, we curated snacks inspired by the moon, the night sky, and the flavors of the harvest. Here's what our fabulous members thought!

Who Took the Survey?

This month, nearly 400 members from 39 different countries around the world, from Malta to Belgium, Denmark to Saudia Arabia, 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!

Congratulations to our survey raffle winner this month, Anthony F.! Check your Bokksu account for 500 points!

And a big welcome to 20% who said this was their first box. We're so glad to have you!

The Results!

People were really excited with the theme of this month’s box, giving theMoon Festivaltheme a fantastic 4.6 average rating!

Sweet or Savory?

About 48.6% of snackers wantedeven more sweet snacks while only 8% of snacks wantedeven moresavory snacks! But 43.6% said that the balance wasjust right!

Ranking Snapshot:

This month's favorite Japanese snack was the Rich Baked Chocolat, with Hakata Mitsuki pulling into a very close second.Here is how each snack fared in the ratings:

Rich Baked Chocolat

Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5

Gudetama Golden Pack: Tamago Kake Gohan Flavor

Overall rating: 4.1 out of 5

Usagi Chocolate Ball

Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Kuromitsu Kinako

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Okashinai Cheese Manju

Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5

Chocolate Azuki Beans: Black Sesame Kinako

Overall rating: 4.1 out of 5

Mitarashi Mochi

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Black Sesame Taiko: Kumamon Design

Overall rating: 4.1 out of 5

Hakata Mitsuki: Cheese Financier

Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5

Black Sesame Genmai: Honey Soy Sauce Flavor

Overall rating: 3.7 out of 5


Overall rating: 3.7 out of 5

Organic Drip Tea: Full Moon Tea

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Ofu Smoked Crackers: Shichimi

Overall rating: 3.6 out of 5

Usuyaki Shokunin Chibisuke: Consomme Pepper

Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5

Kuromame Tea

Overall rating: 3.2 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.

Great variety & delicious traditional flavours. Love that you put teas in too

The snacks tasted amazing! I love the theme of the boxes, and also how it is Japanese. I've always been interested in Japanese culture/food and this is a great way to immerse myself.

Love to try anything Japanese and this is the best I’ve found so far.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Moon Festival Box survey! 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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