Saturday, May 31, 2014

Skoshbox May 2014

Favorites: (in order)

1. Fried senbei (flash fried rice crackers): These crackers were really good. Since I liked the crackers in the last package, I have a feeling that I need to check out my local Asian market and see if they sell different kinds in addition to the typical ‘party mix’ versions.

2. Roanne vanilla wafers: baked vanilla wafers! Yum….you can’t go wrong with wafers ;)

3. Bourbon lumonde cookies (flaky chocolate coated cookie): While I enjoyed the taste of these cookies, they fell apart easily which meant that my coworkers and I were tasting crumbs instead a complete cookie stick.

4. Bubble gum (orange flavored): I’ve always seen these in our local Asian markets, but never made it a point to pick them up. The orange flavor was not overpowering and it seemed to last quite longer than American bubble gum flavors.

5. Mizore dama (hard candy, strawberry flavor): these hard candies pack a punch. The flavor is intense, but still quite good…..though if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you might avoid these as the flavor can be sickly sweet.

The Questionable: (in order)

1. Tamago boro cookies (ball-shaped egg/potato cookies): I really couldn’t get into these cookies, which seemed to be more like an odd tasting cracker instead of a cookie. They reminded me of those mini crackers you can buy for soups. (I think they are called oyster crackers.) But the taste was something I couldn’t identify, somewhere between trying to be sweet and savory at the same time.

2. Oreo raspberry (Oreo stick exclusive to Japan): I know, I know…… can’t believe I have an oreo product in the questionable category. Sadly this cookie stick didn’t make it through shipping and was a bunch of crumbs when I opened the package. The raspberry flavor was quite intense, which is great, but since the cookie was dilapidated, I couldn’t really gauge the ‘good vs bad’ factor of this treat.


1. Dried ume (dried whole pickled plum): I thought for sure that this wouldn’t be a bad item in the box, but boy was I wrong! My mind was thinking ‘oh, a dried plum’ and totally disregarded the ‘pickled’ part of the description on the Skosh card……big mistake. I like salt, but not to that extent. I couldn’t even taste the plum only a very large amount of salt, which made me think I just tipped a box of salt in my mouth!

2. Yocchan cut squid (pieces of pickled cut squid): I will not lie; I totally drowned the taste of my cut squid piece with a soda. I even bought the soda as a backup plan in case I had something crazy in my Skoshbox that I needed to quickly wash down. Good plan! I think I need to keep that in mind for future boxes. Salty squid is not my friend. It was so chewy I thought I wasn’t going to make it through the piece. Luckily, my coworker loved it so he ended up eating the rest of the bag. None of the rest of us was fond of the cut squid.

I've waited so long to post about this month's Skoshbox that I received the Skoshbox for June in the mail yesterday!!! >O<

I'll be sure to blog about my Skoshboxes earlier in the month if possible ;)

Until next time ^____^

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