Following my TokyoTreat January 2024 Snack Box review, I’m also going to hands-on explore Sakuraco, an authentic Japanese snack and candy subscription box. Sakuraco graciously sent me their “New Year’s in Hiroshima” box in exchange for an honest review.
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If you’re curious for a more in-depth review of Sakuraco and whether it’s worth it, you can check out my honest general review. In this article, I’ll be trying out Sakuraco’s January 2024 treats and providing you with the details, so you can decide for yourself whether this is something you’d like to experience.
What’s in the Sakuraco Box – January 2024?
I’ve often highlighted the neatness of both TokyoTreat and Sakuraco. The paper boxes are consistently adorned in different, charming ways, reflecting the theme inside, and the items are neatly tucked within.
In January 2024, the Sakuraco box contained 14 items (mostly snacks), with a majority being sweets, although there were some salty snacks as well. Additionally, it included a cute cat-patterned Japanese wrapping cloth for good luck and a pack of adzuki beans tea.
Each Sakuraco box also comes with an English guide, allowing you to read about traditions and understand the box’s contents, allergens, and whether it’s vegetarian-friendly, eliminating the need for googling.
When I observe mukbangers on Youtube making that face as if they haven’t eaten in ages before trying a snack, that’s exactly how I felt when indulging in this baumkuchen. Its fluffy and mildly banana-sweet flavor is the stuff of dreams for me, and I genuinely wish I could enjoy this soft cake every single day.
Normally, you would receive omikuji (or fortunes) at Japanese shrines and temples. This time, instead, these unexpectedly hard, purple candies arrived at my doorstep, and I was pleasantly surprised by them. They took a while to dissolve in the mouth, allowing me to savor their savory-sweet flavor for an extended period.
Can you believe I had never tasted red bean paste before trying TokyoTreat and Sakuraco? It’s true! But since trying it, I absolutely love it! The taiyaki is a whimsical fish-shaped sweet treat with a wonderfully soft texture and sweet insides. Impossible to dislike!
Miyajima Cocoa Cookie
Most of Sakuraco’s treats pair perfectly with tea or coffee, and this one is a level above because it has a slightly creamy cocoa cream inside, making it even better fit. The texture is irresistibly soft, just the way I love it!
I have a beautiful cat named Mei whom I love dearly, so this adorable kitty pattern cloth is a delightful addition to my collection of Japanese home items.
Closing thoughts on Sakuraco’s January 2024 Box
Sakuraco’s January 2024 box was filled with mostly delightful traditional sweet candies, making it an excellent choice as a gift, even for adults. Furthermore, each box comes with special tea packs and a delightful household item like a cloth or dish, creating a truly memorable experience. If you have a love for Japan and sweets, this presents a fantastic opportunity to experience genuine Japanese flavors without the need to travel to Japan.