What is this subscription box all about?
Indulge in Japanese tea, sweets & snacks with monthly box Sakuraco. Delivered worldwide.
We source and deliver Japanese tea, sweets and snacks from local makers for you to enjoy. Take a unique snack journey around Japan with us.
What is the price?
$37.50 USD Per Month
What was included?
Sweet Potato Karinto
These fries were quite crunchy and pretty sweet in flavour, a little bit too sweet for my liking
Kumamoto Castle Ginkgo Pie
This flaky and crunchy pastry made with ginko leaf powder was delicious
Kumamoto Castle Under the Moon Chestnut Manju x 2
Here we go with the beans, I have no idea why Japan thinks bean paste makes a good sweet treat. but I beg to differ.
Purple Imo Bread
It’s like a dry cake filled with purple sweet potato paste. The flavour and texture just didn’t seem right to me
This was like a huge rice cracker glazed with honey & soy, I was surprised at how this tasted, and the texture was great.
Brown Sugar Bolo
This brown sugar cake was dry and dense. The more I eat these Japanese cakes, the more I realise they like things overly sweet, yet with little flavour, and super dry.
Yawaraka Milk Cookie
Okay finally, something yummy! This is a white chocolate shortbread and it’s very soft in texture. It was super moreish and had a subtle white chocolate tatse.
Sweet Potato Monaka
This is a smooth sweet potato filling sandwiched between two wafers. I love sweet potato in most cases, but i find the wafers here to be soft and chewy and overall its sickly sweet
Brown Sugar Donuts
3 doughnuts in the box, i was sure these were going to be my favourite, but alas, super dry, crumbly and not super delicious
Glad to see a cake here with some moisture left inside it, pretty subtle flavours, would be amazing with some jam & cream
This cake is a thin strip rolled around & around, the texture was so cool and I really appreciate the way it’s made, but again it’s pretty tasteless.
This little chestnut cake is a lot like the others, dry and not full of flavour
Spring Autumn Rabbit Owan Bowl
A thin plastic bowl perfect for green tea or soup
Fukamushi Green Tea x2
2 bags of authentic Japanese green tea
Yum… I thought, chestnut jelly, but no they had to go and put beans inside it. I’m an Aussie, we like beans on toast or next to a steak, not in something sweet
Amanatsu Citrus Jelly
A nice refreshing way to cleanse the palette after all the sickly sweet items above
This box shipped from Japan in less time than it takes to come across Australia, I actually don’t even understand how they got it here so quickly, it blows my mind
So I’ve had Sakuraco before, and I was a bit perplexed with all the sweet beans and odd flavours. This month was chestnut and sweet potato themed, and as I like both of those ingredients I thought this could be a winner.
While there were a few snacks I didn’t mind, I found myself feeling a little sickly from all the sweet flavours and very very dry from all the lack of moisture in these items.
As I said last time, I think everyone should try this box to see how it fits on them, some people have a developed and mature palette that would really enjoy this international flavour experience.
This box is a cultural revelation, showing us how different flavours are really the cornerstone of each different country, and how we westerners really enjoy the things we are used to.
Check out my unboxing video below to see exactly what you get in a Box