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Latino Box Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2017

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Latino Box is a monthly snack subscription box featuring candy, snacks, and even drinks from Latin America. Their mission is to help open your eyes to Latin culture through the fun of food. I don’t have a Latin background, but I love learning about new cultures through international food boxes like this one. I’m excited to try some of the typical snacks from Central and South American countries!

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Latin Box offers two subscription levels to choose from. Sign up for the Original Box ($29.00 per month) to get 12-15 items, including a drink, or sign up for the Mini Box ($16.00 per month) to get 6 items (or more!) with each shipment.

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.)

This review is for the Original, $29 a month, box.

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The Subscription Box: Latino Box Original Box 

The Cost: $29.00 per month. Save by subscribing for a 3-month plan for $84.00 ($28.00 per month) or a 6-month plan for $162.00 ($27.00 per month).

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: 12-15 snacks from Latin America, including candy, a drink, and other treats.

Shipping: Free shipping to the U.S. Varies internationally.

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I loved the colorful box, and I’m not surprised that the info card and other papers in the box are just as bright!

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Look at those goofy teeth! This box really sets a playful, fun tone right off the bat.

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They even include a word search!

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The answers are on the back of the card. I thought this was a fun way to learn some of the key destinations in Latin America!

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The one thing I was a little confused by was the calendar on the back of the product list card. I suppose it’s nice that they put that space to use, though the calendar feels a little random.

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Here’s the product list, which comes with short descriptions of what to expect with each treat.

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Riquitas Plantanitos – Value $7.95

This 3.2 oz. bag of plantain chips seems priced a little high. It’s almost $8.00, and in the states, I could find something similar for about half that amount. I’m attributing that to this product being international and thus, harder to find.

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These chips were awesome. I think plantains typically lack the sweetness that a regular banana would have—these chips tasted more like a potato chip than they did bananas. The texture is thick and crunchy, and there’s a solid sprinkling of salt on these. I started out thinking I’d have one or two and move on to the next snack. A few minutes later, I had nearly finished the bag!

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Jovy Apricot Fruit Roll – Value $2.06 (buy a pack of 4 for $8.25 on Amazon)

This snack is a lot like your typical fruit roll snack but in a more atypical flavor.

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I love the rich color. The flavor is juicy and subtly tart, and the roll has all the chewy goodness you’d expect.

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Bon o Bon Chocolate – Value $0.75 (buy a box of 30 for $22.45 on Amazon)

I’m a chocolate fan, so I wasn’t surprised that I really enjoyed this little truffle.

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This candy reminded me of a Ferrero Rocher, with its layers of textures. There’s a chocolate shell, a crispy layer, and a creamy center. I loved the rich, melt-in-your-mouth experience of this two-bite bon bon.

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El Pochin Churritos – Value $2.00?

I couldn’t find this product, nor anything quite like it online, so I took a guess at the price. I don’t know if it’s just because they’re called “Churritos”, but the flavor of these little sticks did taste a bit like a churro, sans the sugar.

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They come with a little hot sauce to dip them in, too! The crispy, crunchy corn breadsticks make for a yummy and satisfying snack.

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Mayte Bocadillo de Guayaba – Value $0.33?

I couldn’t find this exact product online, so I linked to something similar. I thought this was some kind of caramel at first, but it’s actually a sugary candy made from guava paste.

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It’s sweet and has the texture of nougat or some similarly squishy treat. I liked the juicy, sugary flavor. This “bocadillo” is about 2 inches square, so I only needed a few bites to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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2 Nestle Carlos V Chocolate con Leche Bars – Total Value $1.06 (buy a 32-count for $16.95 or a 96-count for $43.20)

I’d be happy if this whole box was chocolate. This very royal-looking candy bar is a pretty straightforward milk chocolate treat.

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It had a yummy, luscious flavor. It’s a Nestle product, and I tend to prefer Nestle over Hershey or other major chocolates we have in the U.S. It tastes a bit… creamier maybe?

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Bon o Bon Alfajor – Value $3.27?

I couldn’t find this exact item online, so I linked to something similar. This had a similar set of components as the first Bon o Bon product, it seems, but they’ve been rearranged into a yummy new combination.

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Instead of a ball, this confection is a little chocolate-covered sandwich. There’s still some kind of cookie-ish wafer involved, but it’s thicker and has a more melt-in-your-mouth texture. I really like how, after biting through the crispy, chocolate-coated outside, things get creamier and creamier. The center cream layer has a nice thickness to it and a light, milky chocolate taste.

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Lucas Chamoy en Polvo – Value $0.40 (buy a 10-pack for $3.99)

This candy is kind of like a sour version of Pixi Stix. The crystals are that kind of generic “fruity” flavor. They do really have a tart kick to ’em, too.

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Don Satur Bizcochitos Negros – Value $9.11

I didn’t know what to expect from this package. Are these crackers? Cookies? Are they salty or sweet? I’m awful at Spanish, and just looking at the image on the package didn’t offer too many hints.

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Turns out, these are little brown sugar cookies. The bottom of the cookie has a vanilla flavor and a more crumbly texture than I would’ve expected. The brown tops are covered in crunchy sugar crystals that seem like they’ve been melted into the cookie. I worry that the sugar may have burned a bit because I found it a little bitter.

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Milca Soda Roja – Value $1.75

If you can’t tell by the can, this is a classic red soda. The soda itself is a bright cherry color, which matches the flavor. It’s sugary and sweet—everything you’d want from a soda!

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2 Bon Bon Bums – Value $0.67 (buy a bag of 24 for $7.99 on Amazon)

These candies are a lot like bubblegum-filled lollipops like you’d find in the states. I thought it was funny that both of these are strawberry flavored, but one is “Intense Strawberry”. The flavor of that one was a bit brighter and maybe a bit more sour. I’ll admit that I’m not a huge fan of gum or bubblegum, so I wasn’t wild about the pretty bubblegum centers. But otherwise, these were fun candies.

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Mogul Gomitas Frutales – Value $1.00?

I had trouble finding this individual item’s value online. Most listings are for a larger shipment of these snacks, but they don’t list how many are in each shipment. I took a guess at the value above!

Again, I’m not the biggest gummy fan, but I did think these fruity sharks were awfully cute.

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There are a few different fruit flavors in the pack. I know it’s a total gimmick, but food is always more fun when it’s shaped like something silly, isn’t it?

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Marinela Gansito – Value $0.85 (buy a pack of 8 for $6.80 on Amazon)

This chocolate-covered cake reminded me of snack cakes you’d find at the convenience store. The cake was spongy and sweet with a nice soft chewiness to it.

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The chocolate on the outside was richer than I’d expected. On the package, the strawberry jelly and cream looked a bit bigger and thicker than they were in actuality, but the pop of subtle vanilla cream and hint of strawberry juiciness was tasty. It was the perfect, lightly sweet kind of dessert that would go great with lunch.

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Destellitos Iced Gems – Value $1.70

These treats were really great! The cookies themselves are light and delicate, almost like sturdier meringues.

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Each quarter-sized cookie has a pop of pastel-colored icing on top. The icing is hard, but it melts nicely in your mouth so that you get a sugary, creamy bite. I was worried I would gobble up a whole bunch of these tiny cookies in a sitting, but after about 4, my cravings were totally satisfied.

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2 Ricolino Bubulubu Minis – Value $0.52 (buy a pack of 25 for $6.49)

This is the second time fruit and cream flavors have found their way into a Latino Box treat! I wonder if that’s a typical combo in Latin America, in the same way peanut butter and chocolate can be found everywhere here.

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This treat has kind of a peanut shape, but there are no peanut flavors here!

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The “gummy” strawberry ended up tasting more like a firm jelly on top of the marshmallow in this treat. The chocolate on the outside provided a pleasant crack when I bit into it. The flavors blended together deliciously. Be careful, though—as the chocolate shell crumbles, this treat can get a little sticky to manage.

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Bonus Item: 2 Rosamonte Yerba Mate Bags – Value $0.47 (buy a pack of 50 for $11.79 on Amazon)

For the bonus item, there are two packets of Yerba Mate tea from Argentina. Yerba Mate has a lot of caffeine, but it also boasts a bunch of antioxidants.

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The flavor reminded me of green tea, but a little earthier and grassier. I had mine black (I usually take tea that way), but I suppose you could add sugar or milk to taste. I had my mate in the evening, and it definitely kept me up and running a little longer in the night than usual. The caffeine claims are true!

Verdict: I thought this box featured a great assortment of items and flavors. There were savory treats, sweet treats, treats for snacking on, and treats that made for the perfect little dessert. It was cool getting a drink, too. While I didn’t love everything in the box, I did love seeing what kinds of foods are typical in Latin America. It’s a neat way to get to know the day-to-day culture of Central and South America. Based on the values I found, the $29.00 box has about $34.00 worth of items inside. And there were a LOT of snacks—enough to enjoy here and there for at least a week. All in all, this was a fun box that snackers and culture lovers alike should enjoy.

What do you think of Latino Box?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the thorough review, Anna! My mouth was watering just looking at the photos. I had no clue a box like this existed. The mate tea is *very* popular in several South American countries and was a significant and authentic inclusion in the box. My husband is from Uruguay so I stock up on yummy and different snacks like this when we visit there. There are also some local Latino markets here where I can find unique snacks and beverages as well, so even though I wouldn’t subscribe to this box because I have a way to build my stash LOL, I do think it’s a really cool idea!

    • Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it, Laura. It’s awesome you get to sample these things straight from the source during your trips! Do you have any favorite snacks from Uruguay? I wonder if one of your faves will ever make it into this box – I’ll have to keep my eye out 🙂

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  2. I love how colorful this is!

    Also, I feel like calendars are a thing for us LOL. A lot of the marketing items in latino grocery stores/banks/restaurants have a calendar on them or come in a calendar/magnet combo lol

    • Plus the calendar is no weirder than the tip calculation chart that TutiiBag used to include…

    • Oh interesting! Thanks for pointing that out about the calendar, Carolina! I didn’t even think that it might be another nod to something in Latino culture. How neat!

      Thanks so much for reading and sharing that insight 🙂

  3. This looks amazing but a bit overpriced 🙁 I used to eat all those snacks back in my country and it would only come out to no more than 8 dollars all put together.

  4. Good review! My eyes had a sugar rush just reading this!

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