Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Skoshbox

I received my Skoshbox in the mail on the last day of June. Sadly, our weather has been quite hot lately with the heat index in the 100s. So you can imagine a Skoshbox in a hot mailbox all day, can't you? When I got home and checked the mail, I immediately opened my Skoshbox and put all the contents in our refrigerator to try and salvage what I could >O<

Favorites (in order):

1. Glico Cream Collon – this is made by the same company who produces Pocky. These cream collon shells remind me of Pirouettes sticks. Even though they are labeled as vanilla, they seem to have a faint coconut flavor.
2. Kit Kat Black – these are from the ‘Adult-Taste’ line of Kit Kats. I’ve never been a fan of dark chocolate, but I enjoyed these Kit Kats as the flavor was hardly bitter like most dark chocolates.
3. Tirol Jersey Milk Choco – my box came with two flavors, milk and coffee. The milk flavor reminded me of White Rabbit candies or any of the other hard milk candies. I was surprised that I liked the coffee flavor. I think it is because the flavor is light.
4. Marble Chocolate – these adorable chocolate candies are the Japanese cousins to M&Ms. They are decorated with cute illustrations of dogs….at least I thought it was a dog…..?!
5. Saikoro Caramel – I love the packaging on these caramels. The cube box comes with two caramels, perfect for sharing. The caramel was soft and sweet.

Questionable (in order):

1. Bakauke seafood curry senbei – since I don’t eat seafood, I wasn’t sure if I was tasting that flavor in this senbei. You can definitely taste the curry spices in the senbei though.
2. Orion custard cake – only reason for being in this category is because I didn’t try the custard part of this cake because it was out in the heat too long. I did, however, try the cake part and I am doubtful about the ‘vanilla’ flavoring. If it was there, it was quite faint.
3. Kewpie Mayonnaise – yet another casualty of a hot mailbox. My coworker and I didn’t want to take the chance of getting sick from spoiled mayonnaise so we sadly tossed the packet in the trash. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Skoshbox puts it in a future box during the cooler months of the year.
4. Matcha Azuki Jelly – while I love azuki, it made an odd pairing in this jelly. I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. I do wish it had the texture/consistency of the kyoho grape kanten jelly as it was soft.


1. Matcha Chokoshi – a green tea chocolate puffed rice snack. Definitely not something I’d try again. Seemed to be more green tea than chocolate; I would rather have the matcha chocolate from last month’s box!
2. Kyoho Grape Kanten Jelly – I can’t deny that it tastes like grape jelly, but that’s my basis for disliking it. I HATE grape flavored foods/drinks (even wine). Too many years as a kid with gross grape flavored medicine. It has ruined me for any types of grapes except for white grapes.

All in all, a great package. I would hope Skoshbox would reconsider what they pack in their summer boxes, especially for those of us who live in warm areas of the country.

Until next time ^____^

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