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Skoshbox Review May 2016

Skoshbox Review May 2016

I was unable to get around to reviewing April’s box, but I had every intention of reviewing May’s. Unfortunately, May’s box is pretty weak in comparison to any of the others this year, even compared to March’s, of which I had originally given the title.

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Skoshbox Review March 2016

Skoshbox March 2016

Skoshbox Review March 2016

Hello! It’s time for my monthly Skoshbox review. This one will be shorter than the previous two, since the box didn’t have as many snacks. That being said, it wasn’t a bad box, but I would say that it’s been the weakest one of 2016 so far. (There have only been three, though, so that’s not saying much.)

Anyway, read on to find out what I think about the March 2016 Skoshbox.

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Skoshbox Review February 2016

Skoshbox Review February 2016

Skoshbox Review February 2016

Here we are with the second Skoshbox of 2016! This time I made sure to keep all of the pictures I took, so that you can see what the actual snacks look like. It’s helpful to see that, which is why I was so upset about losing those pictures last month.

But what’s done is done, I suppose.

Anyway, this month’s box is a treat; there weren’t any items I didn’t enjoy. Let’s find out more about them after the jump, shall we?

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Skoshbox Review January 2016

Skoshbox January 2016

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!

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