After spending four years living in Japan and immersed in the culture, I grew frustrated with the lack of authentic Japanese snacks available in the United States. In 2016–after a couple more years bringing home suitcases of snacks any time I visited Japan–I took action and founded Bokksu, a subscription box service to bring authentic Japanese snacks and treats to people worldwide
Each month, Members receive a different box full of premium-quality Japanese snacks shipped directly to their doorstep! But there’s a little more to it than that, so read below to learn more about what to expect with your first Bokksu snack box!
Ordering a Bokksu Box
Ordering a Bokksu box is very simple. We offer two sizes: "Classic Bokksu" and "Tasting Bokksu" and a variety of payment plan options so you can choose a plan that's right for you. The first step is deciding which box is best for you. The Tasting box features 10-14 snacks, and is great for those who don't snack often or just want a small sampling to start. The Classic box features 20-25 snacks, and is great for getting a deeper taste of Japan as it sometimes has exclusive snacks. Each box has the same overlying monthly theme, but the Classic box comes with more variety.
Both boxes also come with a complimentary tea pairing. Additionally, each box contains a custom culture guide detailing the box’s contents, allergen information, and cultural content related to that month's snack theme. All boxes include free international shipping from Japan.
Next choose a payment plan and subscription length. We offer monthly, 3-month, and 12-month prepaid plans. All prepaid subscription plans include built in savings. The best value is our 12-month subscription, where pre-paying saves $36. that's basically a free box! Our most popular choice is the three-month subscription, which also has savings built into the prepaid price.
For those who aren't ready to commit we have our monthly subscription option. All subscriptions are automatically renewed but can be paused, changed, or canceled at any time within your customer account.
Now that you've picked your plan, all that's left is to click "Get Bokksu Now" and head to checkout. By purchasing your first Bokksu box, you are also automatically signed up for our loyalty and rewards program. You can use the points you earn to redeem discounts on future boxes, Market orders, or even get a free box! Oh and let's not forget the Member-exclusive discount to our online Market.
What’s in Your First Box?
Congratulations! Your first Bokksu box has arrived! With our first box, we want to give you a taste of what a year of Japanese snacks can include. This Seasons of Japan box is an introduction not only to Bokksu, but to Japanese snacking as a whole. It features a wide array of traditional and modern Japanese snacks from each of the four seasons, highlighting the variety and seasonality that makes Japanese snacks so amazing.
For example, our white chocolate-infused strawberry snack represents a tasty spring treat while our refreshing yuzu sake candy is best enjoyed during the hot summer months. The black sesame taiko is a traditional fall treat, and then warm up in the winter with a piping hot cup of organic Genmaicha tea. Those are just four of the wonderful seasonal snacks featured in your first Bokksu box.
After your first box, the “theme” of your box changes each month as do the snacks inside. We want each box and its contents to be a culinary exploration of Japan, sharing the flavors, ingredients, and culture with you one snack at a time. By changing our box’s contents each month, our Members discover a wide variety of Japanese snacks, treats, and teas while learning about the culture and society behind them.
In the past we've traveled with our Members to different prefectures, celebrated Japanese holidays, and dove deep into Japanese cuisine. Every month is a new adventure, with snacks handpicked by our team. We've forged relationships with over 50 snackmakers across Japan to bring an authentic taste of what the country has to offer. Many of our maker-partners are small family-owned businesses that sell their snacks and teas locally. With Bokksu, we get to share these amazing snacks with you every month, and help these small shops grow and thrive.
I hope you'll join our community of Japanese snack-lovers soon. If you're ready, click below to choose your Japanese snack subscription plan. A wide-world of Japanese snacks awaits!