Munchpak Subscription Box Review – June 2014
MunchPak is an assortment of new snacks, along with old favorites from the US and abroad. You never really know what you’ll get, and this month’s box contained almost all Japanese and Asian candies and snacks, although that’s not how all of their boxes are.
MunchPak kindly sent us the Original MunchPak box to review.
The Subscription Box: Munchpak
The Cost: $7.95/month for Munchpak Mini, $13.95/month for Original Munchpak, and $24.95/month for Family Subscription
Ships to: US & Canada
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Hi-Chew Fruit Chews, Mango – 1.76 oz/10 chews, value: $.97
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles – 1.85 oz (free of artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives), value: $.85
Candy Land Sherbet Fountain (sherbet with a licorice dip) – .88 oz, value: $1.08?
Jamoncillo Soft Milk Candy – 1.23 oz, value: $.75?
The Hi-Chew Fruit Chews are almost like small pieces of taffy. I’m not generally a huge fan of mango flavors, but I know a friend who would love these!
These Fruit Pastilles are also pretty good. They’re chewy fruit candies with a kind of sugary coating. Additionally, they’re free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, which is really refreshing for a candy!
Hula Hoops in Cheese & Onion – 1.51 oz, $1.10
Kasugai Gummy Candy – 1.86 oz, $1.96?
Totis Donitas Salt and Lime Flavored Wheat Snack – .78 oz, value: $1?
These three were all pretty good snacks. The Hula Hoops are cheese & onion flavored potato rings so they tasted like potato chips, and these gummy candies ended up being one of my favorite things in this month’s Munchpak box!
Loucks Sesame Snaps – 1.41 oz (4 crackers), value: $.75
Pampa Mini Cream Cookies (biscuits filled with orange cream) – 1.23 oz, value: $1?
Toxic Waste Sour Smog Balls – 2 oz, value: $1
These Loucks Sesame Snaps are very thin, sesame crackers that I’ve actually tried before. I really like them, so I was happy to see them in this month’s Munchpak. They taste a little sweet and really nutty (which is to be expected). I love the flavor, and they’re even naturally gluten-free!
Kasugai Peanut & You – 3.31 oz, value: $2.36
Kasugai Roasted Green Peas – 3.35 oz, value: $2.38
I loved the generous portions of these snack packs, but unfortunately I really did not care for either one. The roasted green peas didn’t even taste like peas – more like some kind of musty cracker flavor? I didn’t actually try the peanut snack because, whenI opened it, the smell was so strong and disagreeable that I couldn’t stand it. When looking these up online, I saw that the little squid on the front of the package indicated that these peanuts actually have a kind of “crunchy squid coating.” I’m not sure if that was what the smell was, but I have to say that these may just be some kind of acquired taste or flavors for that culture.
Lotte Koala March in Strawberry – 1.45 oz, value: $2.49
I messed up and forgot to get a photo of the box of this treat that I got close-up, but fortunately my husband thought the designs were so cute while he was eating them, he snapped a photo! There wasn’t a single repeat design in our box – there’s over 200 different koala patterns for these cookies, which are delicious. These had a strawberry filling, but they remind me of another Asian, crème-filled cookie we love called Hello, Panda. This was probably my favorite treat in the box.
Verdict: Munchpak definitely offers a much higher quantity of products in their original box than most other boxes I have tried. This month’s box was full of international candies from places like Japan, Mexico, Britain, etc. A lot of the snacks were difficult to specifically find online, leaving me to guess at the values based off of what similar things I could find. As far as the curation goes, I liked that they featured snacks from multiple cultures, but I felt like there was a lot of candy, which I don’t happen to eat much of. The value this month adds up to about $18, so I’m happy with that.
What did you think of this month’s Munchpak? Have you tried Munchpak or a snack subscription box before?