June '17 Bokksu: Citrus Summer 柑橘サマー
With summer just around the corner, we felt that June would be the perfect month to curate a refreshing box full of delicious, citrus-flavored snacks! Japan may be a small island nation, but there is a surprisingly wide variety of kankitsu (citrus fruit) grown throughout the country (over 25 kinds in fact!). One such citrus is Yuzu, a yellow, tart fruit that is packed with Vitamin C. Yuzu is often used for seasoning sauces (such as ponzu) and sometimes even used for bathing! Taking a hot bath infused with floating Yuzu fruit on Winter Solstice Day is a Japanese winter tradition that can help guard against colds and the flu. Like Yuzu, other citrus fruits are said to have the power to heal and boost your appetite, which is perfect during the summertime when many people experience Natsubate (summer fatigue). In addition to being delicious and pretty, citrus fruits come with so many health benefits, which is why we are thrilled to kick off summer with you through this month's "Citrus Summer" Bokksu!
What's this box like?
"So impressed with my first box from #bokksu. The Jagariko Yuzu Pepper are addictive and I really had to fight myself not to eat them all at once, and the Earl Grey & Orange Peel Rusk are buttery and sublime and remind me of palmiers. Is it next month yet? I want my next box!"
nyulichu @ Instagram
"Bokksu is really the most unique and delectable snack subscription I have tried. I honestly could feel the rich cultural history with each sweet and savory bite."
Falak S. @ ThisMamaReviews
"This was my first Bokksu box and I’m blown away by how much I like everything! I appreciate that they included doubles or triples of most of the items. Looking online, it was near impossible to find almost all of these snacks, so it seems like they have great curation for hard to find delectables. With so many Japanese snack boxes out there, it’s nice to know that this one will probably be sending you things you’ve never had!"
Sara @ MySubscriptionAddiction