The snack scene in some parts of the world is innovative, creative, and tasty beyond belief. This is especially true in Japan, where the snacks range from your standard range of chips to a plethora of unique KitKat flavors, mochi, and more.
For those looking to get some of the harder-to-find Japanese snacks, there's a subscription box service called Bokksu that tracks them down and gets a ton of them to your door.
Bokksu works directly with local snack manufacturers in Japan, some of whom have been in business for hundreds of years. The comapany's specialty is using those connections to make hard-to-find snacks more accessible globally.
You have the option to get one of their snack boxes, which are thematic (ie. "Seasons of Japan") and can change, but there's also a marketplace where you can buy items individually, including some of those coveted Japanese KitKat flavors.
Foodbeast got a box to try filled with a lot of snacks we normally wouldn't expect to find just shopping around in the U.S. These include uni-flavored crackers, freeze-dried whole strawberries, yuzu sake candy, matcha and red bean sponge cakes, obanyaki-inspired cookies, and even a sack of Kinako sugar donuts.
The variety and breadth of local snacks available is definitely intriguing and makes for an interesting gift or just something you can get to satisfy your cravings.