Soba Simps, Rejoice: Sakuraco’s Japanese Fall Snack Box Is Here

Are you bored with bodega snacks? Us too, but we also don't have the time or energy with our patience intact to go to a specialty store to pick up our fave rice crackers and green tea Kit Kats after shopping at a jam-packed NYC Trader Joe’s. That’s why we’re obsessed with Sakuraco, the Japanese snack subscription that features a new monthly theme based on different cities and holidays.

This month, just in time for autumn, Sakuraco is celebrating Kyoto, “a city with enduring charm, where ancient world treasures seamlessly blend with the mesmerizing beauty of autumn,” writes the brand. “Picture yourself savoring the pure joy of sipping tea amidst the crisp autumn breezes while colorful leaves gracefully dance around you.” Yes, please; we want to go to there. But while a trip to Japan isn’t in the budget for us right now, Sakuraco’s snack boxes def are. The best part is that you don’t even have to commit to multiple months if you don't want to—we get it, we have attachment issues as well.

Not to brag or anything, but this month’s box is particularly special because it was made in partnership with the Kyoto Prefectural Government and the Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank, and pays homage to the changing crimson leaves that rain down, blanketing the city in a warm fall glow. If this box is anything like the spring edition, honoring Cherry Blossom season, we know it’s gonna be jam-packed with all the seasonal goodies we’re craving from local family-owned businesses and home decor surprises. The nerd in us loves that you get a 24-page booklet packed with info on everything in your box, with stories about the makers like Yukio, who makes this month’s Adzuki Pear Jelly.

If you want to experience fall in Kyoto, there are only a few weeks left to get the October box, but the good news is that you can get $5 off your order with the promo code VICE, exclusively for our readers.

Sakuraco’s October Kyoto-themed box is available at Sakuraco.

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