February 2018: Daniel Harvey from New York

by Mina Okamura

Daniel Harvey from New York

Member since May 2016

It's Member Spotlight time! I'm so excited to introduce Daniel as our February Bokksu Member Spotlight. He has been a loyal member of the Bokksu Family since the VERY beginning, thanks to his love for Japan and Japanese snacks! We really appreciate your support Daniel! Read more about him here:

1. How do you feel about being selected as our Bokksu Member Spotlight?

I’m excited! I’ve been subscribing to Bokksu almost since the beginning and have loved getting a new set of surprises each month.

2. What do you find most exciting about Japanese snacks?

I really enjoy the different flavors and textures when compared to American snacks. I get to try things that I don’t typically have access to at home.

3. What made you fall in love with Japanese snacks?

My boyfriend and I were planning a trip to Korea and Japan and saw that Danny was just starting up this service. We wanted to get a taste of what we could expect when we got to Japan, and so I subscribed. After the trip, it has been fun to sometimes get a little snack in our Bokksu that we had while we were on that vacation.

4. What was your favorite snack and/or favorite theme in our past boxes?

That is a hard question. I have loved so many of the snacks. I would say that I really love tea, so when there are tea themed boxes or snacks (like matcha), I really like those. I also have enjoyed the breads a lot (like the Natural Yeast Bread Hokkaido Cream).

5. On average, how long does your Bokksu last before you finish the whole box?

Well, I usually try one of each snack pretty quickly, within a day or 2. I also try to save one of each for my boyfriend, but some of them don’t last long enough (meaning I eat them before he gets home from work!). And then I try to ration the rest until the next box comes so we are not without snacks for a whole month!

6. What Japanese snack would you like to see in a future Bokksu?

I would like to see more tea themed snacks, maybe influenced by some of the darker tea varieties they have in Japan. More mochi is never bad either!

7. What is a future theme you would like to see Bokksu do?

I love to see how other cultures interpret various cuisines from around the world vs. how those cuisines are interpreted in the US. So, it would be cool to see a theme where the snacks are Japanese interpretations of snacks/flavors from another country.

8. How would you describe the feeling you get when you’re about to open your Bokksu?

Always excited and hungry. I want to see all the variety in there and try as much as possible - which also makes me feel a little guilty :-)

9. Where in Japan would you like to visit one day? Why?

I’ve been to Japan once and spent 10 days going from Hiroshima to Kyoto to Tokyo (with a lot of little stops in between). So, I would really like to explore more of the Northern and Western parts of Japan. The food was amazing and the people were so nice, so I can’t wait to go back one day soon.

10. What is one Japanese food you just can’t get enough of (doesn’t have to be a Bokksu snack)?

Ramen – I know, it’s such a trend these days, but I love it!

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