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Bocandy Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017

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Bocandy May 2017 Review

Bocandy is a monthly subscription box that sends candies and snacks from all over the world! They offer 4 options: Bocandy Starter, Bocandy Big Snack Box, Asian Candy, and Craft Beef Jerky.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Bocandy Starter, $9.99 a month, box.

Bocandy May 2017 Review

The Subscription Box: Bocandy

The Cost: Starts at $9.99 a month + shipping, with discounts available for longer commitments. 

COUPON: Use code MYSUBADD to save 15% off any subscription!

The Products: Candies and other snacks from all over the world

Ships to: U.S. and internationally (with shipping charges)

Check out all of my Bocandy reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Candy Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Bocandy profile page.

Bocandy May 2017 Review

The Bocandy Starter Box includes 5-7 product from U.S. and abroad with a retail value of $17.50. I’ve been checking out more international snack and candy boxes lately, but this is my first time reviewing Bocandy!

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Haribo Weinland

HARIBO Weinland Gummies – Available for $4.58/bag on Amazon

The first I pulled out of the box was a full-size 7oz bag of sour gummies from a familiar brand: Haribo! Even though I’ve seen Haribo in the US (mostly gummy bears), this package appears to be from Germany.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Haribo Weinland

From the grapes on the packaging, I assumed these were grape/wine flavored gummies, so I was surprised to see they were in the normal rainbow colors of your typical fruit snacks or gummy candies instead of the red, purple, and white that I’d expect.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Haribo Weinland

I have tried a lot of gummy candy recently (and have a toddler who is obsessed with fruit snacks), and I have to say, I didn’t love these. The quality and consistency were good, and I kept tasting to see if I could get any sort of wine flavor, but they just tasted ambiguously fruity to me.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Bananko

Kras Bananko – Buy a case of 36 for $19.99 on Amazon

The banana aroma from this Croatian candy was very strong. I used to love that fake banana candy flavor as a kid so I got a wave of nostalgia opening this up!

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Bananko

Upon unwrapping, this looks exactly what I suppose you’d expect a chocolate covered banana candy bar to look like. 😬

Still, it’s not the most unappetizing treat I’ve ever seen, so I was game to try it:

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Bananko

The inside of this is basically a banana flavored circus peanut. Definitely, an unusual and unique treat to sample, but one bite was enough for me.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Tamarind Candy

Bolitochas Tamarind Candy

This Mexican candy is about the size of a gumball or jawbreaker. I’ve seen tamarind candies before but I don’t think I’ve ever sampled one before.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Tamarind Candy

Definitely another unique experience, although I can’t see myself snacking on these regularly. The tamarind flavor was OK but the grainy consistency of the chili on the outside was too much for me, so I never made it to the filling.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Chili Candie

Bolitochas Sandia Candy

From the same brand, “Sandia” is a candy covered with and filled with chili.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Chili Candy

I have to admit with this one, I didn’t make it past the outer chili coating. After checking a few reviews online, it looks like the candy itself between the coating and filling is actually watermelon flavored, which sounds like an interesting combo – I wish I’d have persevered! If anyone reading this likes these candies, I would love to hear your thoughts!

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Peanut Butter Marizipan

De La Rosa Marzipan Peanut Candy Covered with Chocolate

After that last few candy fails, these little treats made it alllll worth it.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Peanut Butter Marzipan

Each one is about the size of a Reese’s Cup and similarly filled with a peanut filling.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Peanut Butter Marzipan

This filling though is peanuts with marzipan, and it. is. delicious! I really liked the crumbly dry texture for some reason, and the chunks of peanuts added a nice bite too. I think I prefer these to Reese’s Cups now and I am a sucker for chocolate + peanut butter.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Chocolate

Kras Animal Kingdom Chocolate Bar

After the Bananko experience, I suspected this chocolate from Croatian brand Kras to be skewed to a younger audience as well.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Chocolate

This super thin chocolate bar also comes with a random animal sticker – I got a pterodactyl!

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Chocolate

This was a milky chocolate that was more on the Hershey’s end of the spectrum; sweet and simple.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Tortica

Kras Tortica Original

Wafer cookie chocolates are rapidly becoming one of my favorite international snacks, so I was looking forward to trying this one and saved it for last. 😉 This is also from the Croatian brand Kras.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Tortica

This is a decent sized square, about 3 inches square.

Bocandy May 2017 Review - Tortica

This was a high note to end this box on – crispy and light, definitely my favorite of the three snacks from Kras! The chocolate cream in between the wafers was perfectly sweet.

Verdict: Even though I had a lot of misses in this box for my personal tastes, I thought Bocandy was a solid international snack box for under $10. For the 5 full-size items I got, the cost would break down to just $2 an item, which seems fair for candy I otherwise might not get to try. And the winners were real winners, I would happily eat any of those candies again!

This box is no frills: there’s no insert with extra info, so you’re on your own to do any research you want to do about these countries or snacks. But I did get a lot of fun and unique things to try, so ultimately I think this is a solid introductory box for someone looking to just explore fun candy from around the world.

What do you think of Bocandy?

Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Hello Fresh and Honest Company, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

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. I’ve had nothing but problems with this company. They don’t ship without repeated emails. They don’t do refunds. In December I prepaid for 6 months and I’ve seen a total of 3 boxes. And that’s after I emailed them about 8 times. I’ve never had issues like this with any other company. Ridiculous!
    I’ve been super happy with another company, tho. Just wish these guys would provide what I paid for!!

  2. I’m a bocandy subscriber and am VERY upset with the company- we had no problems the first year but since then we have had a box from January or February not shipped, did receive a March box, but haven’t gotten April or May’s box at all. Apparently this is happening to a LOT of other people too. My subscription is supposed to run til December, and unfortunately we pre-paid the full year, and they will not do refunds. Buyer beware.

  3. This looks great, so I clicked over to sign up. The reviews are all bad though, and say that they don’t ship the box, just take the money. I know Cratejoy does make it easy to cancel, but does anyone have any positive experiences with this box? I mean people that actually subscribe to it.

    Also, how much is the shipping?

    Thanks!

    • Thanks for pointing out those reviews on Cratejoy. We pay for this box (Bocandy does not send it free for us to review) and we personally haven’t had an issue, hopefully some other people can chime in though. Our box was $4.99 shipping but it might be more or less depending on your location.

  4. Wine gums are not supposed to taste like wine

    • That makes sense!! The Amazon description says they contain wine that’s been cooked out so thats what I expected… but after your comment I translated the Haribo site, and it does say “fruity flavors of pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, juice orange and lemon”. Thanks for pointing that out!

    • They should though lol

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