Skoshbox Review June 2016

Skoshbox Review June 2016

Last month’s box was a little underwhelming, but it was an outlier. Usually, Skoshboxes are either good or very good, and thankfully, June’s fell into the very good category!

Choco-Anpan Condensed Milk
Choco-Anpan Condensed Milk

Choco-Anpan Condensed Milk:

This is a very interesting little snack. It’s a soft, sweet bread with condensed milk filling. I thought originally that it was going to be more of a cookie like texture, but it was soft like bread.

There are little bits of sugar on top. I wasn’t completely sure if it was sugar or salt until I tasted it. Salt could have worked, too, giving it a contrasting note of flavor.

The milk filling is sweet, and very pleasant. If I had one criticism it would be that I wish there were more.

Choco-Anpan out of the box.
Choco-Anpan out of the box.
Choco-Anpan inside.
Choco-Anpan inside.

Rating: 4.5/5

Pachi Pachi Panic
Pachi Pachi Panic

Pachi Pachi Panic

This is a cola flavored ‘crackle’ candy, much like Pop Rocks. I expected it to be, well, just like Pop Rocks, and I wasn’t wrong.

The candy comes in three different pieces; there’s the brown cola pieces that are the crackling bits, the white and pink chalky pieces that are a little sour, and clumps of some sort of powder that I think are also sour.

The cola crackling pieces are strong. I don’t remember Pop Rocks being this strong unless I ate the entire bag! This isn’t a complaint, though. I liked it.

The cola flavor was very well done, too.

Pachi Pachi Panic out of the bag.
Pachi Pachi Panic out of the bag.

Rating: 5/5

Fizzy Whistling Candy Pack
Fizzy Whistling Candy Pack

Fizzy Whistling Candy Pack

This is an interesting candy that appears to be a thicker LifeSaver, but with the ability to let you whistle through the hole. The whistling sound is very loud from it, which surprised me.

When I originally saw this candy in the booklet for the month, I thought of the Whistle Pops that were around during my childhood. Those were lollipops shaped like whistles though, which is different from this.

The individual candies (there were 3) have a generic bubble-gum/ramune flavor, which isn’t bad. They dissolve quickly in your mouth, too, so eating them takes no time at all.

Fizzy Whistling Candy
Fizzy Whistling Candy

Rating: 4/5

Yuzu Citrus Throat Drops
Yuzu Citrus Throat Drops

Yuzu Citrus Throat Drops

Before trying this one, I had no idea what a Yuzu actually was. After doing a quick Google search, I found out that it’s a citrus fruit native to East Asia, similar to a grapefruit.

I hate grapefruit, so I was nervous.

Luckily, Yuzu doesn’t taste too much like grapefruit, but it does taste a little medicinal. These throat drops have bits of Yuzu peel inside, which is a nice touch, but it potentially makes the drops taste even more medicinal than they would without the peel.

I didn’t dislike these, in fact, they were pretty nice after leaving one in my mouth for a bit. I wouldn’t buy them, though.

Individually wrapped!
Individually wrapped!

Rating: 3/5

Zeitaku Cheese Okaki
Zeitaku Cheese Okaki

Zeitaku Cheese Okaki

This is a simple rice cracker sandwich filled with cheese powder, like a Ritz Bits. The rice crackers are coated in a layer of soy, like many rice cracker snacks from Japan.

I liked how these were packaged, and I really liked how they looked, similar to little flowers.

The cheese powder filling plus the soy crackers was a very pleasant mix, so much so that I was sad when the pack was empty.

Zeitaku Cheese Okaki
Zeitaku Cheese Okaki

Rating: 5/5

Best item of the box? The Zeitaku Cheese OkakiThe whole box was a winner, though, definitely.