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Treats Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 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.  

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.) 

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The Subscription Box: Treats

The Cost: $13.95 for the Standard Pack and $25.95 for the Premium Pack with free shipping to the US.

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!

This month, the snacks are from the Brazil.  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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Serenata De Amor Easter Egg by Garoto

This is a chocolate and cashew Easter egg that has bonbons inside!  Treats says that these are very popular in Brazil at Easter, and that some families save up for months to purchase these type of Easter Eggs.  The outside egg part was delicious, and the bonbons inside were also delicious.  Can you really ever go wrong with chocolate? And throwing cashews in is a stroke of genius – I wish more cashews were used in place of pecans or walnuts in sweets here in the States.  

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Presunto Conchinhas By Yokito

These are ham flavored chips.  I can’t try these, and my husband is unable to eat chips at the moment, so these will be going to a friend.  They are the standard size of a snack size bag of chips in the states. Treats says that Yokito is a popular brand for snacks in Brazil.  

Pipoca Doce Vovozinha by Fabitos

This is called ‘sweet granny popcorn,’ which I find amusing!  It also has a granny on the packaging, which is cute.  This really is nothing like popcorn here in the States.  It is shaped like Corn Nuts, and is rather crunchy, but not as hard as Corn Nuts.  The flavor is quite interesting as well.  It’s sweet, but has a rather savory undertone to it.  I’m not sure exactly if I like it or not!

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Sonho De Valsa Bonbons by Lacta 

These were really good.  They also have a cashew nut filling, and these were really reminiscent of the Ferro Rocher candies you can buy here in the states with hazelnuts.  

Pretigio by Nestle 

This is a chocolate and coconut candy bar made by Nestle.  I liked the flavor well enough, but coconut will never be one of my favorite chocolate additives!  

Bananinha Paraibuna by Bananinha Paraibuna

This is a candy bar made from banana and Treats also notes that it is made with all-natural ingredients with no preservatives and is safe for vegans to eat.  This is very similar to the banana snack bar I received in my Love with Food box this month.  It is most similar to fruit leather, and I think would be better thinner!

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Chokito by Nestle

For some reason, from the description of this candy bar: “milk chocolate with a layer of rice crisps and chewy caramel fudge center,” I was anticipating something similar to the 100 Grand bar.  This was not similar at all, but still really good.  The caramel center is not the chewy caramel in most candy bars here in the states.  The filling is most like a mousse flavored like chocolate and caramel.  

Baton Branco by Garoto

This is a stick of what chocolate, and Treats says that in the year of 2012, more than 17 million Brazilians ate one of these.  The baton is about the same size as a Certs package (Does anyone remember those? Do they still exist?), and the chocolate is pretty good!!

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Agua e Sal by Renata

These are salted water crackers.  I really liked these.  The cracker flavor is very smooth, and the thickness of the cracker is awesome.  I realize it is weird to be excited about crackers, but these are really good, and would be great on a cheese plate!

Passatempo with Chocolate Filling by Nestle

These are milk chocolate sandwich cookies, and the closest thing I can compare them to is the E.L. Fudge cookies that Keebler makes.  These have little animals engraved on each of them, and according to Treats, they are very popular with the Brazilian children!

Verdict:  I really enjoyed this Treats box.  I have a friend that lives in Brazil and getting a peek into the snacking culture of her now-home was fun!  I couldn’t find many of these items online for sale, which really shows that you’re not just getting something that can be purchased in any store here in the States.  Most everything I tried was really good (except the popcorn), and I thought the balance of treats was nice.  There were savory and sweet snacks included, and the sizes of most things were really large.  The egg was a fun addition too!

Do you subscribe to Treats?  What did you think of 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. I received this box and a few items were broke. The giant egg was broken into a million pieces. The crackers were broken up and the cookies as well. And to make matters worse, the cookies were expired. This was my first box. To open it to find things rattling and crumbled inside was a downer. I’ve never had this experience with Love with Food which is only other food box subscription I’ve had. You get the same amount of items and everything is new and fresh.

  2. i opened my 1st box 10 minutes ago and have found myself unable to put the sweet granny popcorn away!! i tried the ham corn chips first and despite my brain not wanting to like them, i must admit that i did (and i’m not generally a big meat fan) – no actual meat in the ingredients, just a ‘flavor’. but…now i have to get back to my granny corn. <3

  3. Thank you for the great review!

    I would have Loved to see a picture of the Easter Egg unwrapped, and what the bonbons inside looked like. I just love looking at pretty/interesting packaging and/or candy if it’s different after the wrapping is removed.
    Thanks! 🙂

    • gina, the bon bon looks like a little ball of nut butter encased in a wafer layer, covered in a chocolate layer, so looks like a typical chocolate you would get in a box of chocolates. it was good – not overly sweet.

  4. I’m originally from Brazil and decided to check the price for each product in Brazil, just to have an idea of the price. I looked online, mostly in Pão de Açúcar website (a major supermarket chain in the country). If someone from Brazil would go to the supermarket and buy the products, they would spend around U$15.00. I think it is pretty impressive to get all these goodies in the US for just $10 more.
    Here is the breakdown:
    Serenata de Amor – R$29.29
    Yokitos presunto – R$1.79
    Pipoca Vovozinha – couldn’t find online in Brazil, but you can buy in the US for U$1.50
    Sonho de Valsa – R$1.09 (each), R$2.18 (2)
    Bananinha Paraibuna – R$9.90 (3 pack), R$3.30 each
    Prestígio – R$1.69 (assuming it is a full size)
    Chokito – R$4.99 (3 pack) – R$1,66 each
    Batom branco – R$0.99
    Passatempo recheado – R$1.79
    Renata Água e Sal – R$2.79 (2 pack) – R$1.39 each

    As of today, Google says that U$1 = R$3.44 (BRL)

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