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Treats Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016

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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.  This is a review of the Premium Pack box.  

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review.   (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.) 

The Subscription Box: Treats

The Cost: $13.95 for the Standard Pack and $25.95 for the Premium Pack

COUPON: Use coupon code TAKE15 to save 15% off your first box!

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)

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Treats ships their boxes wrapped in kraft paper which is fun to open!  They have a new box this month, and I love it.  Inside, the snacks are wrapped with tissue paper with a sticker holding it closed, a post card from the location the treats are from, and an information card about the snacks. They also have quite a bit of information on their website if you want to explore there!

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This month, the snacks are from the United Kingdom.  The postcard tells a bit about the snacks they chose, and how they try to pick the snacks that the country is known for!

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Guinness – Burts Thick Cut hand Cooked Potato Chips – $1.98

These are delicious, salty goodness. I was a little confused when I saw these, since technically Guinness is made in the Republic of Ireland, and not the UK, but hey, this is a snack box, not an educational one, right?  All that matters is that these are delicious, and they quite are!

Tayto – Prawn Cocktail Flavoured Potato Chips – $1.07

These are a bit sweeter than I expected, but I probably should have known they would be since one of the main flavours is cocktail sauce.  They are slightly shrimp flavoured, but the main flavour I taste is cocktail sauce.  

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Hill Biscuits Custard Creams – $1.41

These are good.  They’re your run of the mill sandwich cookie, and they taste like vanilla to me!  They would be good with tea or coffee. 

Walker’s Pure Butter Shortbread – $0.67

I love Walker’s shortbread!  There is no better shortbread in the world, so I was so happy to see this in my box!  It’s perfect to go with my tea in the morning!

Nestle Aero Peppermint Flavoured – $1.71

This was really good!  It’s like a non crispy version of a thin mint cookie!

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Lee’s Jaffa Orange – $1.59

This is orange flavoured fondant covered with chocolate.  I’m not the biggest fan of orange and chocolate together (I know I’m a weirdo), but the candy bar was smooth and had a strong orange flavour.  I think a lot of people will love it!

Rowntree’s Fruit Gems – $1.33

These are interesting!  I’ve never had anything like them before.  The gem is very chewy and much sturdier than any gummy bear or SunKist Gem out there.  The flavour was great, but I’m not sure I love the texture. 

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Nestle Lion Candy Bar – $1.16

This is delicious.  It is a mix of crisped rice, caramel, wafer, and chocolate. It’s a much lighter candy bar than the 100 Grand bars here in the states, because a lot of the bar is wafer and crisp rice.  I loved this, and I may have to find a way to get these regularly…

Walkers Original Toffee – $2.20

The flavour of the toffee is good, but it is definitely different than the toffee I’m used to.  This was more similar to a chewy caramel than the brittle toffee I generally see around.  I can see how these are popular – I just had the hardest time getting a piece off! 

Stockley’s Cola Cubes – $2.59

This was very, very interesting.  They look like sugar cubes, and taste like cola.  The inside is a bit chewy, but not much.  They almost fizzed a bit in my mouth.  I’m glad I got to try these, but they’re not my thing!

Verdict:  This box has a value of about $15.71…that’s quite a low value for the Premium Pack.  I’ve come to expect a value right around the cost of the box, sometimes a little lower, sometimes a little higher.  This value is definitely not the norm, but I think I would be unhappy with that as a subscriber.  However, there were many quality items included, and if you break it down by the box cost divided by how many items you receive, it would be about $2.60/snack, which isn’t bad, and would be pretty comparable to what you would pay for some of these items in store.  With that said, I hope this isn’t going to be a pattern – the value of what you’re getting for your money is important.  

In general though, quite a few of the items this month were awesome, and I was introduced to some new products that I’ll have to find a way to hunt down here in the States!

What did you think of Treats this month?

Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!
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5 Comments

  1. Oh, I LOVE snacks from the UK!! The crisps & chocolates are the best! (And shortbread is always awesome.)

  2. where are you getting your prices from? I buy English sweets at World Market or English shops but prices are way more expensive than what you quote.

  3. You can usually get Lion bars and fruit or wine gums at Cost Plus World Market, although Lion Bars cost $3-4. It’s where I go to get my Australian candy fix…Violet Crumble…delish!

  4. My husband is from New Zealand and we both lived in London a while. He was over the moon with this as food and tastes are similar. We have just gotten back from our annual NZ trip, so this was perfectly timed!

  5. I lived in the UK for 2 years and omg I really want some more wine gums now!

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