Skoshbox Review January 2016
I’ve always been intrigued by box subscription services. Getting a box full of something once a month seems like a fun idea, and there are hundreds of different subscription services taking advantage of that thought. Back in 2014, I subscribed to Loot Crate for about five months; it wasn’t really my sort of thing, I unfortunately discovered, but I was still interested in the idea of getting a box of goodies every month. (Why wasn’t Loot Crate my thing? Well, for one, I was tired of getting a shirt every month, which is what ultimately happened during the time I was subscribed. Second, I wasn’t interested in most of the fandoms/series they were putting in the crates, which ended up being an issue. At the end of the day, I also just didn’t have space for all of the stuff I ended up getting!)
About halfway through 2015 I was gifted a subscription to Skoshbox, a subscription service that provides you with an assortment of Japanese snacks and candy monthly. I was interested from the moment I heard about it, since food won’t sit on a shelf to collect dust forever like a figure of Batman might. Not only that, but I’ve enjoyed what little Japanese snacks I’ve had before getting Skoshboxes; I figured I couldn’t go too wrong with this membership.
I’ve decided to review the boxes starting from this month, January 2016. I unfortunately deleted the images I took of the actual snacks out of their packages; I contemplated scrapping this review entirely when I found out I had done this, but at the end of the day I figured it couldn’t hurt to try.
Not just that, but I wanted to start at the beginning of the year!
As you can see in the header image, the Skoshbox for this month comes in a blue box. It’s a decent size, probably a bit larger than a standard book. This is the ‘Skoshbox’ type box, which costs $12 a month (unless you opt for a long term subscription.) There’s a larger box you can subscribe to, the ‘Dekabox,’ but I don’t get that so I can’t tell you much about it.
Anyway, let’s begin!