TopMunch Snack Subscription Box Review + Coupon- December 2016
TopMunch is a monthly snack subscription box aimed at exposing members to treats from around the world.
Each month’s shipment features sweet and salty snacks from a different country. TopMunch says they aim to showcase hard-to-find snacks that help you get more out of your snacking routine.
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: TopMunch
The Cost: $19.00 a month. Or choose a 3 month plan for $52.00 ($17.33/month), a 6 month plan for $102.00 ($17.00/month), or a 12 month plan for $198.00 ($16.50/month). Shipping (U.S. only) is $3.00
COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOXADDICTION to save $7 off your first box!
The Products: Sweet and salty snacks from a different country every month.
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s country is Turkey. I love the typewriter font and the little glimpses they give into Turkey’s sites and cities.
Reading this sheet, I’m bummed I can’t visit! For now, I’ll let these snacks transport me there. Speaking of which…
This info sheet goes beyond a usual item list, providing details about each snack in the box.
It looks like they’ve created a nice mix of savory, sweet, chocolate, and other flavored treats.
To help really get you in the Turkish mindset, there’s a playlist to enjoy as well!
The TopMunch team is also awesome about welcoming feedback on their box.
Malban Delicacies – Value $4.50?
This was one of the only non-branded treats in the box, so I based value on a similar item. According to the info sheet, Malban Delicacies are jelly treats made from “Mastic”, which is a resin from a particular tree from the Mediterranean. These ones were flavored (I think) like apricot, chocolate, and some kind of berry.
They’re chewy, sort of like a thicker gummy candy. Gummies aren’t my favorite, so I didn’t love these pistachio-infused snacks. But these aren’t candies I’ve seen before in the states, so I think it’s cool that they included them!
Ulker Chokalati Gofret Wafers – Value $1.50
This was one of my favorite items in the box! I’m a chocolate girl through and through—especially when the chocolate is wrapped around a stack of crispy wafers!
I didn’t notice it when I was snacking on this bar, but looking at it, it seems there’s a bit of caramel holding these inside wafers together. The flavor is much more dominantly chocolatey—almost dark chocolatey. I think it’s so fun to see these familiar flavors in an unfamiliar product. It shows you that the world isn’t so big after all!
Ulker Albeni Bites – Value $0.96
This was my second favorite find in the box. (Honestly, I’m so easy to please when it comes to chocolate!)
This bar is sort of like a heartier Twix, with its cookie base and a dash of caramel. It was pretty filling for a candy bar, too!
Ulker Cizi Vic Crackers with Cheese – Value $0.60
These crispy, buttery crackers sandwich a sweep of cheesy cream between them. The cheese flavor is bright and salty—just what you want in a cheese cracker!
I ate the first cracker thinking I’d just have a bite or two to try.
…Then I ate about four more crackers because these are just that addictive!
These aren’t the fanciest, but if I’m going to treat myself to a stack of grocery store cheese crackers, I might as well enjoy something exotic and new!
Ulker Clip Sesam-Sticks – Value $1.49
Hooray for more savory snacks! I love having something unique to have as my afternoon snack, and this bag of sesame sticks really did the trick.
The sticks are kind of like skinny pretzel rods, but instead of chunky salt, these have sesame seeds all over the outside.
Like pretzel rods, they got a little crumbly, but boy they are good.
The sesame taste is toasty and light. I think that nutty note also made them more filling than I expected. They’re great to nibble on.
Hazerbaba Orange Turkish Delights – Value $4.03
The quintessential Turkish treat, of course, is Turkish Delight. I’ve never actually had it before, so I was interested to see what it was all about.
The candy comes in little two-bite chunks covered in powdered sugar.
Again, I’m not a gummy person, so these, unfortunately, weren’t my thing. They do have a tasty orange flavor, which I liked, but I wasn’t a fan of the soft, gooey consistency.
Sehrazat Pismaniye with Pistachio – Value $5.99
Last but not least, there was this Turkish take on cotton candy.
It’s made of flour, so it’s not quite as fine as cotton candy, but it does still have the same melt-in-your-mouth sweetness. And this type is flavored with pistachio, so there’s a nuttiness that’s really nice.
Of all these items, I was most surprised to see this one. I would never have guessed this kind of snack existed!
Verdict: I really enjoyed this month’s TopMunch! Even though some of the snacks didn’t match my taste palette, I did appreciate the variety of snacks they provided. There were some really surprising items inside, too, like the pistachio cotton candy. The value of the items inside is about $19.07, which breaks even with the $19.00 price, but an improvement from last month. I’d say that the information and playlist included in the box also adds some great value! I love learning about different cultures, and this box is such a fun way to do that!
Do you think you’ll try TopMunch in 2017?