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Hard-To-Find Japanese Snacks Headline This Subscription Snack Box

The snack scene in some parts of the world is innovative, creative, and tasty beyond belief. This is especially true in Japan, where the snacks range from your standard range of chips to a plethora of unique KitKat flavors, mochi, and more.

For those looking to get some of the harder-to-find Japanese snacks, there’s a subscription box service called Bokksu that tracks them down and gets a ton of them to your door.

Bokksu works directly with local snack manufacturers in Japan, some of whom have been in business for hundreds of years. The comapany’s specialty is using those connections to make hard-to-find snacks more accessible globally.

You have the option to get one of their snack boxes, which are thematic (ie. “Seasons of Japan”) and can change, but there’s also a marketplace where you can buy items individually, including some of those coveted Japanese KitKat flavors.

Foodbeast got a box to try filled with a lot of snacks we normally wouldn’t expect to find just shopping around in the U.S. These include uni-flavored crackers, freeze-dried whole strawberries, yuzu sake candy, matcha and red bean sponge cakes, obanyaki-inspired cookies, and even a sack of Kinako sugar donuts.

The variety and breadth of local snacks available is definitely intriguing and makes for an interesting gift or just something you can get to satisfy your cravings.

Bokksu boxes are available for sale on their website.

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These Limited Edition Kit Kat ‘Sushi’ Pieces Look Almost Too Pretty To Eat

Here in America, our variety of Kit Kat flavors are very, very limited (to chocolate).  But overseas… they don’t play around.

According to Tokyo Bargain Mania, The Kit Kat “Chocolatory” in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan is releasing a set of limited edition sushi Kit Kats on February 2nd.  The set includes a rendering of tuna, uni, and tamago sushi.  Now they don’t actually taste like seafood, but instead are made to look like sushi.  The tuna is a raspberry white chocolate mix, over a rice crispy puff, the sea urchin a Hokkaido melon mascarpone cheese, and the egg is a pumpkin pudding flavor.

sushi kitkat

Photo: Tokyo Bargain Mania

sushi kitkat

Photo: Tokyo Bargain Mania

sushi kitkat

Photo: Tokyo Bargain Mania

Unfortunately, these won’t be hitting stateside anytime soon (unless you got the plug).  In addition, these are limited to 500 sets for anyone who spends over 3,000 Japanese Yen at the “Chocolatory,” making it a dope confection collector’s item.