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Global Delights Subscription Box Review – January 2015

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Global Delights Subscription Box Review - January 2015 Box

Global Delights is an international food subscription box that sends you a minimum of seven international food items from a wide variety of food types and from a multitude of countries. Items will range from cookies and candies to soups and entrees.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process postto learn more about how we review boxes).

Global Delights Subscription Box Review - January 2015 First Look

Each box also includes an info card that lists each item and where it’s from.

Global Delights Subscription Box Review - January 2015 Items

The Subscription: Global Delights

The Cost: $36/month with free shipping

The Products: at least 7 international food items, ranging from treats, snacks, entrees, drinks, etc.

Ships to: US with free shipping, but Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico cost $5 in shipping

Global Delights Subscription Box Review - January 2015 Dede

Instant Thai Tea Mix – from Thailand – 12.3 oz, value: $8?

Schwinder Orange Cake – from Germany – 14 oz

I’ve never tried Thai tea, so I don’t know how I’ll like this mix. It’s definitely worth a try.

I just have to say that this is a really big cake! It seems kind of like a sponge cake you could pick up at the store. The chocolate coating is better than usual, though.

Global Delights Subscription Box Review - January 2015 Gonsalves

Gonsalves Coconut Bon Bons – 12 oz

Aviateur 6 Almond Fingers – 9.25 oz, value: $3.46

These almond fingers are really good! They taste like regular lady fingers, just nutty. I’ll have to look up more ways to eat them or things to eat them with.

Global Delights Subscription Box Review - January 2015 Frito

Inca’s Food Fried Hite Hominy Corn – from Peru – 4 oz

Roasted Rice Candy – from Korea

This Fried Hominy Corn tastes similar to corn nuts. They aren’t my favorite, but I think my mom will like them.

Global Delights Subscription Box Review - January 2015 Crumble

Nestle Violet Crumble – from Australia – 1.76 oz, value: $3.14

Chocofreta – from Greece – 1.34 oz, value: $.60

Les Anis De Flavigny Rose Mints – from France – 1.75 oz, value: $5?

Violet Crumble is a honeycomb bar covered in chocolate. It’s very cumbly and melts in your mouth.

This Chocofreta is my favorite discovery in the box! It’s similar to wafer cookies you’re probably familiar with, but the chocolate in this is so smooth and flavorful. This got eaten immediately!

I think I’ve seen these rose mints in another subscription box before, but I don’t remember which. I’ve never tried rose flavored mints before, but I guess it’s time to try them out!

Verdict: I definitely think this was an interesting box from Global Delights. I like the variety of items a lot, and it got me to try some things I would never have found otherwise. Not everything is for me, but I also found some new things I love. It’s hard to get an exact value due to the nature of the box, but I think the amount of products and difficulty to find everything adds up to at least the value of the box.

What do you think about Global Delights?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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  1. I was thinking about signing up for Try the World… but this seems like a better value and you get more countries. Has anyone tried both?

  2. Way too expensive. Most of those things you can pick up at World Market. Violet Crumble is about $1.50

    • Violet crumble is $3.99 on the World Market website….items from Australia seem to be on the expensive side.

      • Must be cheaper in the store itself. I’m in there quite a lot buying things from England. I don’t actually like Violet Crumble at all — it’s a poor copy of a Crunchie bar! (English sweet)

        Seems like the boxes of foods from around the world aren’t really a good value at all. I find most of the items can be purchased locally though there is usually something really yummy that I haven’t tried before. Curation and great packaging only add so much value.

        I find them all such wonderful ideas but somehow lacking

        • That is also the price of the Violet Crumble in the store. I see it there all the time and lament that it is so expensive. Keep in mind though that this bar is king size (as is the one at Cost Plus). Perhaps ones you have seen elsewhere for $1.50 are the standard size?

          On the topic of Violet Crumble (as it is one of my all time favorites since childhood), I will never forget the time (about ten years ago now) that my mother found bags and bags of fun size Violet Crumbles at the 99cent Store for $0.99 each. We bought soooooo many because that was an unbelievable deal.

  3. I feel like I’ve seen all these items at Ocean State Job Lot or The Christmas Tree Shop and the were a couple of dollars each…..hmmm. I’ll have to check on that.

  4. The mints were in the Paris/France box from Escape Monthly last year – perhaps that’s where you remember them from?

  5. This should definitely be a $25/mo box w/ free shipping. Then like save 20% if you sign up for multiple months. $36 is way too high, in my opinion.

    • Yep, this looks like a duplicate of the other international snack box (Yum box?) reviewed the same day. But for $26 more. Curation only adds so much, and never in my experience does it amount to $26 in added value!

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