Skoshbox Review August 2016

Skoshbox Review August 2016

I’m back to reviewing regular Skoshboxes again! The Dekabox was a lot of fun, but also a lot of food; I couldn’t handle eating all of those Japanese snacks every month, so I’m honestly glad to be returning to the regular size.

Welcome to Every Burger, home of the Every Burger...
Welcome to Every Burger, home of the Every Burger…

First up for August, there’s Everyburger! Everyburger is a small sandwich cookie with salted caramel filling. They look like little cheeseburgers, appropriate to their name. I thought they were pretty adorable, and the mascot seems super excited about his product. So, needless to say, I was excited to try them!

The cookie part is the bun of the burger. It’s crunchy, but not too much. The filling is a cocoa-caramel spread. I’m not sure if the caramel is the ‘cheese’ or not, but I didn’t taste too much salt from it. The ‘sesame seeds’ on the bun seemed to carry most of the salt flavor, which wasn’t too much. I liked that, though, since I personally don’t really care for super salty sweet stuff.

These were really pleasant! It was easy to eat quite a few of them in one go, admittedly enough.

Rating: 5/5

Sumikko Gurashi Sticker Gum
Sumikko Gurashi Sticker Gum

Next is a piece of gum with some stickers and a card fearing Sanrio characters I’ve never heard of before. Apparently their name (Sumikko Gurashi) refers to ‘Corner Living,’ as I found while Googling them. I had no idea many people in Japan preferred to be in or near a corner when on public transport, so that was interesting to discover.

Also, I love penguins, so I was happy to see one of these little guys was a penguin. 🙂

Anyway, the gum is soda flavored, exactly like the gum I reviewed back in May of this year. Like, it’s literally the same thing.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy pleasant gum with cute characters on the package, but this was the same flavor as May’s and all. A little disappointing, to be honest.

Rating: 2.5/5

Tsubutsubu Ichigo Milk Candy
Tsubutsubu Ichigo Milk Candy

Next is this Ichigo, or Strawberry Milk hard candy. This is also similar to a candy I’ve reviewed in the past — the Yuzu Citrus Throat Drops in June. The difference here, though, is that these drops aren’t Yuzu flavored, they’re Strawberry Milk flavored. That’s a good thing. At first I liked the Yuzu ones, but I found myself not wanting to finish the pack after a bit due to the medicinal flavor they left in my mouth.

These, though, are really good. They’re sweet, kind of creamy, and light. I would buy them if I was in the mood for some hard candy.

Rating: 5/5

Hello Kitty Peach Pop
Hello Kitty Peach Pop

Remember the pudding pop from last month? This month there’s another Sanrio themed lollipop in the mix, but it’s peach flavored — Hello Kitty Peach Pop.

There isn’t much to say about it. It tastes like a very sweet peach. What it has to do with Hello Kitty, I don’t know, but it tastes good.

Rating: 5/5

PomPom Purin Pudding Gummy
PomPom Purin Pudding Gummy

Finally, there’s the PomPom Purin Pudding Gummy. These are little gummies that look like flan. They taste like flan, too, which is really pleasant. I like the flavor a lot. My only complaint is that the texture for these is a little strange. They’re soft, but with an unexpected bite, kind of like marshmallow but not completely so. I know, not a great description, but it’s interesting.

I did really enjoy the package for these. Look at the bottom of the bag! It’s pretty cute!

Rating: 4/5

Bottom of Gummy Bag
Bottom of Gummy Bag

Best of August 2016: Everyburger! Those were some pleasant cookies!