Skoshbox Review November 2016
Skoshbox had stated a few months ago that it would be forming a partnership with Tokyo Otaku Mode, but things wouldn’t really change much. Needless to say, I was kind of surprised when I saw how different November’s box looked from the previous ones. It’s still blue, but taller, resulting in a space above the snacks. This space isn’t necessarily a good thing, as it makes you feel like you’re not getting a whole lot in the box.
(Note: Sailor Moon isn’t included in this box, unfortunately. She’s just a little Prism Cafe Ochatomo figure I bought on Amazon a while ago. She’s very cute!)
Still, I’ll look past that and see how November’s selection holds up.
The first snack I tried was the Kakugiri Pineapple, a diced fruit gummy block. Japan sure loves their gummy snacks, huh? That isn’t a problem, but I have noticed a decent amount of gummies in Skoshboxes.
The Kakugiri Pineapple is probably the most interesting gummy I’ve received in a Skoshbox. It’s not bad; it’s different, but not bad. There seems to be some bits of pineapple inside the gummy, which is tasty, but the texture of the whole thing is just kind of spongy. I know, not the best description, but it’s the first word to come to mind.
This is a baked cheese cracker snack with a kick. I’m kind of weak when it comes to spicy food, so I was a little wary about these. Unfortunately, for anyone who likes a kick, these had no spice to them.
I mean, I didn’t taste any kick at all. I guess ‘spice’ meant just a spice flavoring, not necessarily spicY flavoring.
The crackers tasted good, and the cream was a pleasant addition. I just wouldn’t call them Spice Cheese.
Rating: 3/5 (Even though I can’t handle a lot of spicy stuff, I would have liked these better with a little burn.)
There are not one, but two gum snacks in this box. That’s kind of strange, but they are different. First I tried the Tsunde-Lemon Gumball, which I assume by the package and the name is a play on Tsundere.
I mean, the girl on the back looks pretty annoyed to be giving you some chocolate! Honestly, it’s pretty funny. I have to say this package is the best one in the box, by far.
As far as the gum goes, it’s pretty sour. I’m also not the biggest fan of sour stuff, but it isn’t too bad. The sour goes away fairly quickly, leaving you with a soft, pleasant chewing gum.
Unfortunately, there are only 5 gumballs in the bag.
Xylish Stick Gum
The other gum here is a mint stick, and there isn’t much to say about it. I enjoy mint gum.
The sticks are just like the gum from last month’s box, which reminded me of Chiclets. They have a crunchy candy coating surrounding the gum inside.
These are very minty; they really freshen up your breath! I like these a lot, but I think the Tsundere gumballs are just a little bit better overall. 🙂
Best of the box: Tsunde-Lemon Gumball. The packaging is great and the gum is actually nice.
Final thoughts: I still really enjoy Skoshbox, and the idea behind it. Thing is, I feel like lately the snack ratio has fallen a little short. Two gum items in this box, with only four items total? Seems a little skimpy, unfortunately.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike the gum items, but I do think that two in one month is a little much. I also think that the box change makes the amount you get feel even smaller, due to the height difference between the box and the snacks. Also, (and this sounds silly) I preferred the design of the old box. This one just feels as if it advertises Tokyo Otaku Mode too much on its own. I understand they’re partners with Skoshbox, but still.