Osaka Bokksu–Japanese Snacks.

Subscription Box Addiction–Japanese Snacks.

This box is a Japanese snack box and has a monthly theme. I love Japanese snacks and was so excited to subscribe to Bokksu.  (Here is a link for you to get 10% off your subscription.  http://i.refs.cc/VC7VkRLo)

Bokksu is unlike any other Japanese snack box. We are totally in love with Japanese snacks, which is why we handpick premium snacks that people in Japan actually eat, curate them into a culturally themed box, and deliver this box of deliciousness to your door every month. We source directly from snack makers in Japan, so many of the artisanal snacks we include cannot be found anywhere else.

img_5013This month’s theme is Osaka–a city that I love and plan to visit soon.

Many people believe that Tokyo produces the most delicious and authentic food in Japan, but if you were to ask any Japanese foodie, they would undoubtedly assert that it’s Osaka! A city bursting with energy, culture, and character, Osaka is truly a one-of-a-kind destination from freshly grilled Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) and Takoyaki (pan-fried octopus balls) to strolling around beautiful Osaka Castle. For this month, to help you experience the fun, vibrant food culture of “Gluttonous Osaka”, we’ve curated a delicious assortment of snacks from Japan’s gourmet capital such as Okonomiyaki Senbei, Osaka Caramel Cake, Rich Baked Chocolate, and many other Osakan delights!

Osaka Chocolate Egg–Covered with a thin layer of white chocolate, this egg-shaped cake is deliciously fun to eat! The white bean filling inside the “egg” compliments nicely with the white chocolate and the cake.

Rich Baked Chocolate–As the name suggests, this rich, chocolatey cake is slowly and carefully baked in the oven. Enjoy the melting bitter chocolate and the subtle hint of rum. It was rich and moist and tasty.Osaka Caramel Cake–This bite-sized sponge cake is known for its deep caramel flavor and rich aftertaste. No wonder it won the prestigious Monde Gold Award in 2014. One bite and you will want to give it an award as well! I enjoyed it!okonomiyaki senbei bokksu osakaOkonomiyaki Senbei–Osaka’s famous dish, Okonomiyaki, is flour, egg, and cabbage mixed together and cooked on a griddle with a variety of ingredients. This Okonomiyaki Senbei is about as close as you can get to the real flavor of Osaka! It’s a rice cracker topped with freeze dried ingredients you would normally find on an okonomiyaki. There were two flavors to try, cabbage and mayo!

Osaka Cheese Stick–This fluffy cake stick is layered on top with camembert cheese and baked to sweet and savory deliciousness. The guide in the box says to chill the cake stick for an hour and enjoy a refreshing difference in texture. At room temperature, I enjoyed the moist, lightness of the cake. After chilling it for an hour, I found that the flavors intensified and that the cake seemed a little denser than it was at room temperature.  I loved it.

Mayo Okaki--Available only in Osaka, this rice cracker is made using rice from Saga Prefecture and tasty Osaka mayonnaise.  It may sound strange, but it is delicious! My daughter doesn’t like mayonnaise very much but she loved this arare!

Glico Caramel–There was a box of heart-shaped caramels that are supposed to be filled with Vitamin B2 and Vitamin D. How can one go wrong?  Eat caramels and take in vitamins?  Yes, please.  If only the Glico claim that eating these caramels will make me better at running were true. (That is the reason behind the famous Osaka landmark of the Glico running man.)

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