Wanting some authentic Japanese snacks but can’t go to Japan yet? We have the answer to your cravings! Sakuraco will bring you to Japan even without leaving your home!
With the pandemic still restricting international travel, it is frustrating that we can’t go to the countries we want to visit. As a travel blogger myself, I really felt the negative changes of these restrictions, from the travel protocols to additional requirements that made it harder for us to go to our desired destinations.
One of the sought-after destinations right now is Japan, no doubt about it. Many people are just waiting for the country to open so we can all enjoy the Japanese culture again – I’m one of those! Haha! In fact, just last January 2020, yes, before the pandemic hit, I was in Japan! That was my first time in the country, and after that visit, I’m already thinking of when I should go back again. Unfortunately, the unforeseen event of the pandemic made it impossible to do that. But hey, I discovered something – a box full of Japanese treats!
Japanese food is undoubtedly one of the best cuisines in the world! Not only the food but even their snacks are always on the craving lists of people. The sad thing is that since the country is not yet open for tourism, it’s finta impossible to get Japanese snacks. Of course, we can always order online for some authentic treats, but it’s a bit pricey, and choosing different snacks is also frustrating because you just want to try everything! Right?
Well, that inconvenience is not a problem anymore with a Sakuraco box! A box that is full of Japanese delights!
What is Sakuraco?
Sakuraco is a monthly subscription box full of 20 different traditional Japanese sweets, snacks, and teas sent to their subscribers worldwide every month. Every month has a different theme; this helps more people understand and discover more sides of Japanese culture all year round!
The best thing about Sakuraco is it features 100% authentic and artisanal snacks, so you know you’re in for a good treat! With this, all the snacks inside the box can’t be found in typical Japanese convenience stores. They directly came from lugar makers in Japan and only offer high-quality and artisan snacks that are all in one box!
Since the Autumn season is coming, the Autumn theme of Sakuraco is just a few days left! To see the full list of their November box, check here.
My Authentic Japanese Snacks Experience!
I’m just so happy to share with you my personal experience with Sakuraco. I just knew that I was receiving a box, but what I received was a great surprise. I got the Flavors of Mt. Fuji box, the October 2021 theme!
Mt. Fuji is shared between 2 prefectures: Shizuoka and Yamanashi. Shizuoka is known for its rich green teas and has tea plantations that stretch for miles. While Yamanashi, having its unique climate, makes it a perfect place for harvesting fruits throughout the year!
With that being said, I guess you already have an idea of what treats I had for this month! This is the complete list of what I received:
- Mt. Fuji Owan Bowl (I love the uniqueness of this designed bowl!)
- Sencha with Matcha Tea (x2)
- Red Fuji Cookies (x2)
- Kyoho Grape Chocolate Crunch (x2)
- White Peach Milk Manju
- Uji Matcha Tiramisu Baumkuchen
- Kabocha Pudding Bread
- Green Tea Leaf Cookies
- Green Tea Dacquoise
- Castella Roll Cake
- Awase Fruits Jelly
- Kinako Mochi
- Kokeshi Doll Senbei (x2)
- Ajishirabe Senbei (x2)
- Ototo Soy Sauce Chips
- Miso Arare
Twenty delicious snacks in one box! The aesthetically beautiful box filled with excellent snacks is what completed my month. You just not only get a box full of treats but also learn about the origin’s history and culture.
The matcha tea, together with Japanese sweets and treats, are all enjoyable! I didn’t experience eating most snacks here while I visited Japan, so it was really fascinating.
The Red Fuji Cookies and the Kokeshi Doll Senbei’s designs were admirable; I didn’t want to ruin it by eating it, but I’ll give it 2 thumbs up for the design and taste. My personal favorite is the Kabocha Pudding Bread – it was soft and delicious! I really enjoyed this collection of these cute goodies!
How To Enjoy Sakuraco?
Subscription is the answer! As mentioned, Sakuraco is a subscription type of service. It is very easy though, all you have to do is choose a plan and subscribe to it. Sakuraco will then deliver the boxes to you every month as long as your subscription is active.
To get your very own Sakuraco box like mine, subscribe here!
Things to remember:
The box is always ordered in the preceding month; for example: to get the May box, “Mochi & Sakura Tour,” you need to subscribe before April ends (in Japan Standard Time). If you subscribe in May, you will get Sakuraco’s June box with a different theme and so on. No worries, as they always reveal the box theme for the next month at the beginning of the preceding month. Just follow their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get all the updates.
How much is the subscription?
Sakuraco offers different plans such as monthly and several prepaid plans – all with different prices. They are as follows:
- Monthly: $37.5 per box, charged every month
- 3 Month Prepaid Plan: $35.5 per box, charged every 3 months
- 6 Month Prepaid Plan: $33.5 per box, charged every 6 months
- 12 Month Prepaid Plan: $32.5 per box, charged per every 12 months
As you can see, prepaid plans are cheaper and are more convenient compared with other plans. You don’t have to worry about renewing your plan every month! Of course, it will still depend on which plan suits you best, but the prepaid plan is highly recommended, especially if you’re missing some good Japanese authentic snacks!
Aside from Sakuraco, you can also try their other box treats with different themes:
I’m just glad I got to discover Sakuraco and was able to try Japanese treats while being away from Japan. I hope you can try it too and enjoy it as much as I did! You won’t regret it!