MunchPak Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
MunchPak is an assortment of new snacks along with old favorites from the U.S. and abroad. You can customize your subscription (for additional fees) from a list of preferences and can add drink options (for an additional fee) that won’t count against your snack count.
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 of the Original MunchPak, $22.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: MunchPak
The Cost: $12.95 monthly for MunchPak Mini (5+ full-size snacks), $22.95 monthly for Original MunchPak (10+ full-size snacks), or $42.95 monthly for FamilyPak (20+ full-size snacks). Free US shipping.
COUPON: Save $2 off your first box with code ADDICTION
The Products: Snacks from around the world.
Ships to: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
MunchPak must have a new presence on Snapchat because in this month’s box the card included is a plug for their account. On the back of the card, you will find a promotion for a social contest they are currently running.
Lotte Koala’s March Green Tea Matcha Flavor, 1.45 oz – Value $2.00
I know that matcha is having a moment right now, but it’s not something I have tried before because generally, I don’t like tea. These were slightly sweet, but not too much. I wish I could give an accurate review of whether they tasted like matcha, but again I have not tried it. Because of that fact, I don’t think these were quite as impactful for me.
Hi-Chew Grape Flavor, 1.23 oz – Value $2.00
I have definitely seen these in stores around here before, but never before tried them so I had no idea what they were. At first, I thought this was gum, but after trying them I realized they are just a super chewy candy that is a step or two down from gum. They don’t call it Hi-Chew for nothing! Grape isn’t my favorite flavor, but these weren’t too bad. I would like to try more.
Haribo Fizzy Cola Gummies, 5 oz – Value $3.00
As described on their site these candies are “sour, sweet, and tangy as can be!”. They are certainly not lying. I love gummy candy but have not tried this particular flavor from Haribo. These were definitely an interesting taste, but a familiar one as well. I try not to drink a lot of pop (soda for some of you), so this was a nice treat. It had the distant taste of soda without being too overpowering.
Richester Amori Chocolate with Strawberry, 2.12 oz – Value $1.00
Typically when you see sandwich cookies like these, you have a certain image and taste in mind. Because they are chocolate with strawberry I think I was maybe expecting too much. Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite desserts and I wanted these to give me that decadent flavor, but these fell short for me. The cookie part wasn’t super chocolatey and the strawberry filling was a little too candy sweet. Good, but not great.
Honey Stinger Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffle, 1 oz – Value $3.00
It seems like these waffle treats are another snack that is pretty popular right now, but I am not sure I 100% get it. They are good, but not enough generally. That being said, I think these are my fave I have tried thus far. Even though it is supposed to be cinnamon flavored, that is a pretty subtle note, not too strong. I could have had more of a cinnamon flavor, personally. Overall though, pretty good, but not worth $3 for one.
Sunflower Butter Cream Crackers Ensaymada Flavor, .88 oz – Value $1.00
Okay, these were sort of strange. When I took them out of the package, they look just like saltine crackers. Once you taste these though, they are very sweet and definitely buttery. I didn’t know what “ensaymada” was so I looked it up and apparently it is a pastry found in the Philippines and Latin America. These were okay, but I wouldn’t be able to eat a lot. In fact, these might be better with a good cup of coffee!
Oblita Frutilla Strawberry Wafers, 1.76 oz – Value $1.00
I am pretty sure that every country in the world has these types of sweet treats available. I am not a huge fan of these, but I did think that the wafer part of this one tasted very much like a classic ice cream cone. I think that swayed me to like these more!
Pei Tien Energy 99 Sticks Egg Yolk Flavor, 1 stick – Value $1.00? (based on similar product)
Guys, I am going to admit something right now and that is that I do not like Japanese snacks. I have yet to come across one that works for my palette. I really want to like these, but the flavors are so strange. For instance, this puffed corn stick came to me in “egg yolk”, Honestly, it didn’t taste like eggs to me, but I didn’t really like it.
Kolson Cheese Balls Masala Cheese Flavor, .70 oz – Value $2.00? (based on similar product in this box, see below)
I don’t think I have had enough masala cheese to definitively say that it tastes the same, but I did like these cheese balls. I am a fan of classic cheese puffs so I am pickier than usual. Although these were definitely a stronger cheese flavor, they were good.
Herr’s Deep Dish Pizza Cheese Curls, 1 oz – Value $2.00
Holy moly, these really did taste like pizza! When I was younger, I used to love pizza Pringles and pizza flavored Combos so these were sort of up my alley. Of course, I couldn’t tell you the last time I had something like this, however, I enjoyed the few I tried. Probably not something I will gravitate towards for snacking as they are a very strong flavor.
Alamo Candy Cherry Bombs, 2.5 oz – Value $3.00? (Price based on similar product)
Something I have discovered while trying snacks from all over the world is that I do not like a savory/spicy fruit candy. This seems to be something that you find a lot more of these days, but I am not a fan. For me, it makes the flavor way too strong. I can’t snack away on something with such a big flavor. These candies were sour, spicy, fruity, and chewy. If you like those flavors together, you will like these!
Verdict: While I enjoy snacking, this wasn’t my favorite box. I thought the overall variety in the box was great, but the flavors weren’t necessarily for me. This is definitely based on my personal taste. The cost of this box is $22.95 (including shipping) while the estimated value is $21.00, giving this one a solid bang for your buck. It’s always a fun surprise to see what you get in MunchPak so I look forward to trying more and seeing what I like and don’t like.
What do you think of this month’s MunchPak?