We can all agree that we’ve all dealt with our fair share of stir craziness at home this past year. We’re all itching to get back out into the world, to see the sites we’ve always wanted to see, and do the things we’ve always wanted to do. It’s been a really difficult time for travel lovers everywhere to find an alternative that nurtures that part of their curiosity. Until now, that is! By subscribing to the Bokksu Subscription Box, you can experience all the best snacks that Japan has to offer without ever leaving your home.
The Bokksu monthly subscription box includes 20-24 Japanese snacks, candies, and a tea pairing, as well as a 16-page Culture Guide Magazine that details the origin, flavor palette, and possible allergens of each product. Each box following your first will be curated with a specific theme in mind. Past box themes have been inspired by festivals, while others have seen influence from seasons and prefectures. And if that isn’t enough, subscribers have access to more than just a candy box every month. Subscribing to Bokksu also gets you a Membership-exclusive discount to the Bokksu Boutique, access to member-only sales, and more!
Speaking of the market, we have so much more to offer at the Bokksu Boutique than you might think. Many of the products sold at the market are sourced directly from Japanese artisanal makers, making it easier than ever to try the authentic Asian snacks only found in Japan! So if the traveler in your life is anxious to get back on a plane, here are some snack suggestions to hold them over just a little while longer:
● Recreate the alluring aroma of the streets of Japan with Takoyaki Tei Corn Puffs! Takoyaki, a classic Japanese street food, are little fried balls consisting of a tako (octopus) center. The batter is pan-fried and prepared right on the street for everyone to see, and generates a lingering neighborhood scent that smells out of this world. These corn puffs are the perfect blend of sweet and savory, and are sure to transport you and your loved ones right back to the street where you first fell in love with takoyaki!
● Chocolate lovers are destined to devour the White Black Thunder bar! Black Thunder is one of Japan’s most beloved candy bars. Made with the unbeatable combo that is white chocolate, chocolate cookies, and puffed rice, it’s not hard to see why! The makers of Black Thunder have certainly perfected the balance between light and crunchy, and each bite is bound to bring out the child in you! The White Black Thunder flavor is primarily limited to the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido, so broaden your horizons with this familiar favorite!
● Take a trip down Japan’s memory lane with Mike Popcorn: Butter Soy Sauce Flavor! In 1957, Japan welcomed Mike Popcorn, the very first domestic popcorn brand, to the country and made its products available exclusively at amusement parks. Since then, Mike Popcorn has become a favorite across the nation, thanks to the company’s irresistible recipes and adventurous flavorings. The Butter Soy Sauce gets its flavor with butter from Japan’s premier dairy region, Hokkaido, so you know you’re getting the best of the best.
● Once again, Hokkaido takes the spotlight with our next treat. Shiroi Koibito: White and
Black are filled with fun, flavor, and are a prefecture favorite. These langue de chat snacks consist of both a white chocolate and milk chocolate center sweetly sandwiched between two butter cookies. Whether it’s your first time having shiroi koibito or your first time having it outside of Japan, the sugary sensations that dance across your tongue are sure to be equally as memorable as your next trip to Hokkaido.
It’s impossible to imagine a world without travel, even in times like these. That’s why we at Bokksu are determined to keep your passion for travel alive, no matter how challenging it may be. Whether you subscribe to our subscription box or turn to the market for your fill of Asian snacks, Bokksu is guaranteed to satisfy the traveler within you.