You may not be able to travel the world and sample global cuisine right now, but that doesn't mean that all the food beyond our borders is out of reach. Thanks to the internet and a subscription box service called Bokksu, now foreign-made treats will travel directly to you—at least as far as Japanese snacks are concerned.
Bokksu is a monthly subscription box that delivers authentic Japanese snacks, teas, and candy right to your doorstep. It’s available in two varieties, depending on your level of commitment. First, there’s the Classic plan, which includes between 20 and 25 snacks per box. Next, there’s the Tasting plan, which contains between 10 and 14. So whether you’re a nostalgic former expat who can’t wait to relive some Japanese culinary memories, or a cautious sampler who hates to travel and just wants something new to munch on while on the couch, there’s a Bokksu box that meets your needs
Each Bokksu delivery includes a snack and tea pairing that's themed to different Japanese regions, certain flavors, the current season, or other cultural contexts. Previous box themes include “Sunny Okinawa,” “Tangy Citrus,” and “Rainbow Birthday” (a celebration of the fourth anniversary of Bokksu). And every new customer will begin their journey with the “Seasons of Japan Bokksu” box, which contains snack and tea pairings representing each of the four seasons.
Each tea selected for inclusion in a Bokksu box is made by family-run Japanese businesses that are more than 100 years old. And if you want to learn more about your new favorite snacks, all Bokksu shipments come with a magazine that provides some background on each item in the box.
A Classic Bokksu subscription costs $45 per month, while the smaller Tasters boxes cost $30. But you can save money on whichever plan you opt for by getting a three-month or a 12-month subscription. Three months of Classic Bokksu costs $39 per month, and a whole year costs $37 per month. The Tasters plan costs $26 per month for three months, and just $25 per month for 12 months. And you have the option to pause or cancel your plan at any time.
Head over to the official Bokksu site today to learn more.