I recently came across a new subscription service called Skoshbox. Readers out there who have limited access to Japanese products—you’ll love this. Every month, Skoshbox delivers the best of Japanese snacks and other items straight to your door for $12 per month (includes shipping). This service model is like a CSA box for Japanese snacks and candy! This sample sent to me was filled with nostalgic goodies I grew up with like Koala’s March (コアラのマーチ), Umaibo (うまい棒), Marble Chocolate (マーブルチョコ), and Choco Ball (チョコボール)! Plus there were others I’ve never tried like Look Chocolate, chocolate bars with green tea milk and azuki filling. You can see a full description of the current box here.

Even if you have access to a Japanese grocery store, this would make a great gift to someone who doesn’t. In fact, in a bit of personal news, I’m packing these snacks in my hospital bag to take when I go into labor. It has the perfect variety of small salty and sweet snacks!

The deadline to subscribe for this month is July 15. Enter the promo code BEAN06 and you will receive a free mystery snack with your first box. Subscribe now—the July deadline is fast approaching!


I received a free sample from Skoshbox, but this is not a sponsored pot. While I’ve received requests for product reviews in the past, I usually decline them. However, I felt Skoshbox’s subscription service would be of particular interest to my readers, so hope you give them a try!

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  1. Posted July 11, 2013 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    It sounds amazing! The person who had this idea is a genius! I wish they delivered to Europe… at the equivalent of 12 dollars, even+shipping cost I would have no importation costs if the customs declaration was properly filled. I am very happy for you and all the US Japanese food fans.

  2. Posted July 17, 2013 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    That is a really great idea, thanks for sharing! And it looks like they give you one of each item right? Great way to try new snacks you would normally pass over in case you didn’t want to buy a whole box, or be exposed to new snacks if your local Japanese grocery has a limited selection. Or even if you do have a great Japanese grocery around, it’s still always fun to have something to look forward to in the mail!

  3. Posted July 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Sissi, I know… totally genius!

    Dani, yes—you get a small sample of each item and 1 whole package of an item (this month was the Look matcha chocolates). Who wouldn’t love this?!

  4. Posted July 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I feel like it’s been a while since there was an update! I was glad to see a new post, and this service looks really interesting. I’ll have to wait until the next sign up period I guess 8D

  5. Posted August 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I wanna have this present too :)

  6. Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I am also keen to get free sample for review from Skoshbox. I’m not familiar with any Japanese grocery store but I hope i will make some sense when visiting any of them.

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