Treats Subscription Box Review – October 2015
Treats is a monthly subscription box for international snacks. Every month they send an assortment of snacks from different countries to give you an authentic snacking experience from the chosen country for that month.
The Subscription Box: Treats
The Cost: $12.95 for the Standard Pack and $24.95 for the Premium Pack
COUPON: Save 15% off your first month with coupon code MYSUB
The Products: 4-5 snacks in the Standard Pack and 8-10 snacks in the Premium Pack
Ships to: US (free shipping to the US) and Worldwide (Shipping fees apply. Shipping to Canada is $5.56, shipping to Mexico is $9.47, and shipping to all other countries is $15.80)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. Please be sure to check out our review process post for more information about how we review boxes!
Treats ships their boxes wrapped in kraft paper which is fun to open! The box is a heavy weight, white box. It wouldn’t be easy to crush this one during shipping! Inside, the snacks are wrapped with tissue paper with a sticker holding it closed and a cute note card on top. This month, Treats personalized the notecard, explaining where my snacks were from, and offering a suggestion for the bonus Kinder Happy Hippo included.
This month’s treats are from Serbia and Croatia! The vast majority of the items this month were sweet, with only two snacks being savory. Many of the items in the box are chocolate, and while that’s usually not a bad thing, it was this month. We are still hitting temperatures in the 100s and all of the items in this box that were chocolate were completely melted. Treats does not ship their items with weatherproof packaging which is something to keep in mind if you live in a warmer climate.
This is my second Treats box and I am just as impressed this month as I was last month with how much they fit into this box! It takes some clever packing for sure!
Here’s everything unpacked…you can see that it really is a lot of snacks! One great thing about Treats is that they list all the ingredients of each snack on their site, which is great for allergies. They also include a few fun facts about each snack.
Napolitanke Mocca Wafer Cookies – $4.52
These wafer cookies are described as “a wafer with coffee-flavored filling – perfect for coffee lovers although the coffee taste is not too strong.” They also mention that these are generally eaten with coffee or tea. I enjoyed these! The coffee taste isn’t super strong and they were lightly sweet but not overpoweringly so. The country of origin for these is Croatia.
Isleri Eurocrem Biscuit – $1.69
These biscuits come from Serbia. Unfortunately, these were one of the items that melted. I tried to get a whole one out to try it but failed miserably. So I broke off a few pieces and tried what I could. From what I was able to try, these are great! The outer cookie ha a coating of chocolate, while the inside cream is hazelnut flavored. The closest thing I could compare these to, would be a hazelnut Oreo.
Dorina Keks Chocolate Bar – $1.79
Kras Lizli MIlk Chocolate – $0.60
Bananko – $1.00
These three chocolate bars are from Croatia. All of them came completely melted, so I haven’t tried them yet.
The Dorina Keks Chocolate bar is a crunchy chocolate bar with biscuit pieces in it. I love crunchy pieces in my chocolate (just not nuts, do not pollute my chocolate with nuts!), so this is right up my alley!
The Kras Lizil Milk Chocolate bars are “chocolate on a stick, sculped in the shape and appearance of a cartoon mascot.” You can receive a bear, bunny, cat, dog, or elephant shaped chocolate. I don’t think I’ll be able to tell when I finally get to these but these seem like fun for kids!
The Bananko chocolates are in the shape of bananas, with banana flavored ‘foam’ inside. They sound interesting! According to the Treats website, they are a staple candy bar in the Baltic region.
Pionir Kidy Coconut Desert – $2.00
These are also chocolate based and were melted. I am not the biggest fan of coconut, so I will be taking these to a coworker that I know loves coconut. These chocolate bars are from Serbia.
Tortica Wafer – $0.78
These individually wrapped wafer treats are from Croatia. They look similar to the Mocca wafer cookies, just covered in chocolate! These will be great to keep at my desk when I’m craving something sweet!
Kinder Happy Hippo – $0.80
This was a bonus gift thrown in this month. This candy is from Germany. I love Kinder chocolates and the Happy Hippos are one of my favorites. They are so cute and tasty! I will be taking the suggestion made in the note to me and putting this in the freezer before I eat it! This one, even though it has chocolate on it made it unscathed!
Animal Kingdom Chocolate Bars – $1.80
These candy bars are from Croatia. Each candy bar comes with a collectible sticker that Treats recommends assembling into an “Animal Kingdom Album.” I did not try these – I am saving them for a friend’s children. I think they will enjoy them!
Ki-Ki Plus Candies – $1.49
These chewy candies are from Croatia. They are quite similar to Mamba candies. I used to eat them all the time as a kid. The Ki-Ki Plus candies have vitamin C in them, which according to Treats, makes them a healthier alternative candy to eat.
Jaffa Munchmallow Classic – $6.85
These little cookies are from Serbia. They remind me a bit of inside out s’mores! There is a cookie base, with marshmallow on top of that, and then the whole cookie is enrobed in chocolate.
Smoki Snack – $2.49
This snack is from Serbia. The best way I can think to describe it is that it’s like a peanut flavored puff. They’re delicious and I had to stop myself from eating the entire bag in one sitting!
Prima Pretzel Sticks – $1.99
These pretzels are from Serbia. I enjoy pretzels more than most chips and these are great. All I need is some ranch dip and I’ll be set!
The verdict: My calculated value for this month’s Treats box is $27.80. I think that’s quite good for a snack subscription box. I really enjoyed getting snacks from an area of the world I have never visited. I love traveling and part of my love of traveling is eating food from the areas we visit; this gives me a small opportunity to try the food at home! The disappointing thing is that about 80% of my box was melted when it arrived. Hopefully most of you don’t live in an area of perpetual summer and you’ll have better luck with your shipments!
What did you think about October’s Treats box?