Friday, February 5, 2016

SNAKKU BOX JANUARY 2016 REVIEW

SNAKKU BOX JANUARY 2016
For the new year, Snakku introduces a set of snacks made by a popular Japanese snack company called Chidoriya 千鳥屋. The company was established since 1630 at Nagasaki, which was the port-city where western goods were available at the time. Influenced by the baked cakes and sweets from the Portuguese, Chidoriya was one of the first snack stores that sell western snacks made with sugar. (Sugar was rare in Japan at that time)


Tirolian チロリアン Roll Cookies with Coffee flavored cream filling
My favorite is the Tirolian Roll Cookie, which according to Snakku these roll cookies have been using the same recipes and making methods since Chidoriya opened in 1630. Other than the roll cookies, the rest of the Tirolian snacks are also very yummy too! Let's check out each and see how they taste?

Pretty traditional package for their Snakku Box
Opening the box!
Snakku Box's January introduction flyer for all the snacks
Hanachidori 花千鳥 - Manju cakes with yellow bean paste filling
Hanachidori 花千鳥 - Manju cakes with yellow bean paste filling
These manju cakes are moist and filling. It is a great snack to enjoy with green tea! There is also another flavor for Hanachidori, which has mellow white bean paste filling. (It's in a red package.)

Tirolian チロリアン Roll Cookies with Coffee flavored cream filling

The roll cookies have many crispy layers with great buttery taste. Inside the roll, the flavored cream is so light and only slightly sweetened. There are 4 flavors for cream filling: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and strawberry.

Tirolian チロリアン Roll Cookies with 4 flavors of cream filling.
Green wrapping = chocolate, brown = coffee, light tan = vanilla, red = strawberry
Tirolian Hat - Thin Wafer Sandwich comes in 3 flavors: lemon, strawberry, & coffee
Tirolian Hat - Super thin wafer cookies with thin layer of cream spread in between

Tirolian Choco-crunch - Mini Waffle Crunch Cookies
After trying all these snacks made by Chidoriya, I think they are some of the best snacks I've ever had. That is why I love the snacks that Snakku introduced to me. From October's review of Snakku Box, I was also very satisfied with their subscription box, especially they introduced me one of the best Japanese cookies called Hokkaido Milk Cookie (北海道ミルククッキー), which are made from Sapporo Agricultural College. 
Hokkaido Milk Cookie (北海道ミルククッキー)
If you are interested in trying out some of the finest quality snacks from Japan, try out Snakku's Tasting Box or subscribe their monthly box at: http://www.snakku.com/collections/monthly-snack-bento

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11 comments:

  1. The last time I got a Snakku Bento Box, my favorite was the bread that is shaped like a banana and has heart patterns on it. I'm not that into bananas but that treat was good!

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    1. Excellent! I actually had never tried the banana snack. It's actually a very popular souvenir within Japan too. It always attracts a lot of people at the train stations.

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  2. i think my favorite would be the cookies, Mini Waffle Crunch Cookies, and Thin Wafer Sandwich in coffee. i love cookies. however, everything looks delicious.

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    1. Yes, they do look very delicious! Their thin wafer sandwich will surprise you! ^^

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  3. Yum! How would you know the ingredients though? (if one can't translate it)

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    1. I do not know the exact ingredients for the snacks, but Snakku provides a short description of each snacks in English, so I can at least get the basic idea of the flavor and what it is. It's very helpful to know your snack before you eat it. :)

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  4. Thank you for the great review! I'm always curious about food subscription boxes & this one sounds very interesting.

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    1. That's great! Glad that my review helps you! I think Snakku is a pretty interesting subscription box too, they have a different theme each month that relates to traditional Japanese snacks.

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  5. I'm not a fan of that kind of cookies, but I'm entering the link to see what else they have.

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  6. It looks yummy! I want to try everything!

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