Snack Sender Subscription Box Review – February 2015
Snack Sender is a monthly snack subscription that sends college care packages customized with your choice of 5 goodies.
You can customize your box on the Snack Sender website and choose from a growing number of fresh, wholesome snacks. Currently, the selection includes everything from granola and pretzels to candy and nuts. You can also include a personalized note to the recipient.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription: Snack Sender
The Cost: $23.99 per month + $2.99 shipping (less with longer subscription plans)
The Products: 5 snacks of your choice
Ships to: US
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Dark Chocolate Pretzels– 4 oz
This shipment of snacks was very carefully packaged. There were several layers of shredded paper that kept all of the snacks cushioned and protected, and these chocolate pretzels were packed in their own bubble-wrapped envelope with a cool pack to keep them from melting. (Probably not the biggest concern in the Northeast right now but still a nice touch!)
Mango Spears– 4 oz
The whole wheat raspberry bars looked (and tasted) a bit like Nutrigrain Bars:
Each snack has its own page on the Snack Sender site that clearly lists special dietary and nutritional information. These bars, for example, are low in sodium, made with whole grains, and have zero trans fats.
I love dried fruit slices. For my own snacking, I try to pick dried fruits without any added sugar (which these have), but I still think these are a good item to include in a care package. They’re high in vitamin A and (if the student’s diet is anything like mine was in college) a good, subtle reminder that fruits and vegetables still exist.
Kettle Sweet Mixed Nuts– 4 oz
Both the sweet mixed nuts and toffee crunch popcorn were really good and tasted very fresh. Each snack is 4 oz, which is generous enough for a couple of snacking sessions (or enough to share with a roommate) but still small enough to toss in a backpack to eat on the go.
Verdict: Back in college, I would have been thrilled to receive a shipment from Snack Sender. I like that they have a variety of different snacks available and that you can customize what’s sent. It’s hard to determine a value for the snacks included, but the price seems fair to me. Also, I want to mention that while I usually hate seeing a subscription box charge a separate shipping fee, I was so impressed with the packaging of this box that I don’t really mind it in this case. Knowing that any temperature-sensitive items will be properly packed to ensure they won’t melt is certainly reassuring. As someone who went to college in the South, I know what a disappointment it can be to receive a care package of candy or chocolate that has melted en route. I would definitely recommend Snack Sender to anyone looking to send a college care package.
What do you think about Snack Sender?