Having the ability to receive snacks from across the world is one of the reasons why I love snack subscription boxes so much. Sakuraco is one such subscription service. They bring traditional Japanese snacks right to my door with beautifully themed boxes and include one non-food item each month. I really enjoyed last month’s box and was eager to dive into August’s box. The theme of the August 2023 Sakuraco is the Festivals of Okinawa.
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August 2023 Sakuraco
I wasn’t sure about this one, but it grew on me as I ate it. The next thing I knew, I had eaten the whole bag of them over the course of a day. The bean paste pairs well with the Okinawan brown sugar.
Beni Imo Donut Bou
I really enjoyed this little donut. I would never have guessed that a sweet potato donut could be so good. It had a nice flavor and the texture was great as well.
I’m not much of a tea drinker, but this one was quite good. It especially paired well with the Uchiwa Festival Cookie.
Uchiwa Festival Cookie
These honey-flavored cookies were great. I loved the design on them and can see why they would be popular during festivals. The honey adds a certain sweetness to the cookie without being too sweet.
I love Senbei and this one was fantastic. The honey and soy sauce melded perfectly together to create a sweet and savory flavor.
I really enjoyed these. They were slightly sweet with a nice crunch. The closest thing I can compare them to is beer nuts, but they aren’t quite the same flavor or texture.
Okinawan Chili Oil Arare
These were good but I found them to be quite spicy. My husband tried them and loved them, though he said they were barely spicy.
Pineapple Mochi Manju
I loved this! The chewy mochi center had a great pineapple flavor, however, I will say its texture conflicted a bit with the outer manju dough.
This snack’s unique feature is its sawfish shape. However, the flavor was a bit lacking.
Okinawan Salt Senbei
This salted Senbei had little flavor but a nice light crunch. I could see it pairing well with a cup of tea or some other drink.
Red Tomato Arare
I don’t often see tomato-flavored snacks so I was excited for this one. While the flavor is light, it is distinctly tomato. I’m glad two were included because I really enjoyed this one.
Pickled Daikon Okaki
I’m not a radish fan but I have to admit, these crackers had a nice flavor. My only complaint was how crunchy they were. My jaw was tired after a couple of them. I shared these with my husband since he loves radishes, and he really enjoyed them.
This fan is the unique item included in this month’s box. The design is beautiful and I cannot wait to find a spot to display it.
I hope you enjoyed my review of the August 2023 Sakuraco. Have you tried Sakuraco?