Treats Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2016
Treats is a monthly subscription box for international snacks. Every month they send an assortment of snacks from different countries to give you an authentic snacking experience from the chosen country for that month. This is a review of the Premium Pack box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. Please be sure to check out our review process post for more information about how we review boxes!
The Subscription Box: Treats
The Cost: $13.95 for the Standard Pack and $25.95 for the Premium Pack
COUPON: Use coupon code TAKE15 to save 15% off your first box!
The Products: 4-5 snacks in the Standard Pack and 8-10 snacks in the Premium Pack
Ships to: US (free shipping to the US) and Worldwide (Shipping fees apply)
Treats ships their boxes wrapped in kraft paper which is fun to open! They have a new box this month, and I love it. Inside, the snacks are wrapped with tissue paper with a sticker holding it closed, a post card from the location the treats are from, and an information card about the snacks. They also have quite a bit of information on their website if you want to explore there!
This month, the snacks are from the Netherlands. The postcard tells a bit about the snacks they chose, and how they try to pick the snacks that the country is known for!
Pepermunt by King – $0.79
The best I can describe these is that they’re similar to Smarties, but peppermint flavored. The peppermint flavor is definitely strong! I am not a huge fan of mints like this, so they’re not my favorite, but I know some people will love them!
Dutch Licorice by Venco – $4.49
I’ve always known this as licorice allsorts. Personally, I am a fan of this candy, but I know many people are not. Black licorice is a polarizing flavor, and it’s definitely present here! These were very soft, like licorice should be, and the flavor was mild. I will definitely finish this bag off!
Zwart Wit Kogels by Napoleon – 1.00?
Treats warns you in their post card that the licorice items included can be an acquired taste. These are supposed to be a caramel exterior with a licorice interior. Honestly, I don’t taste caramel at all with these, I mostly taste salt. I had to throw this out before I got to the licorice interior because it was really weird to me. I’m going to try again, since there are quite a few in my box – I just couldn’t stomach it at first!
Fourre Biscuits by Hellema – $1.89
These were quite good! The filling reminds me of the E.L. Fudge cookies I grew up eating. It’s a light, fluffy type of filling, but it’s very chocolaty! The biscuit part of this is a little crumbly, and not really shortbread, but not really full on cracker-esque either.
Stroopwafels by Dutch Bakery – $8.37
These are delicious! They’re slightly chewy, but also crisp and they taste like caramel filled waffles! I really loved these. I ate two of them for breakfast – probably not the most nutritious but they were great with my coffee! There’s an orange strip at the top of the packaging which reads – 12% butter (over and over again). They’re very proud of the butter! (I kind of understand – butter makes everything great!)
These are chocolate sticks, about 4 inches long. I received the orange flavor, and was anticipating something like the orange sticks here in the States, with the orange jelly in the middle. The flavor is definitely orange, but the stick itself is solid chocolate. They’re quite good!
Chocolate Pastilles by Droste – $3.40
These are little discs of dark chocolate (the flavor I received). They’re quite rich, so one will satisfy any chocolate craving I have! The chocolate is very smooth, and not bitter at all. Dark chocolate can sometimes run toward the bitter end of the scale, and this chocolate definitely does not.
Chocolate Rolls by Vegter – $2.49
These were really good! They were similar to a Pirouette, but the chocolate was on the outside, instead of inside! The chocolate was really high quality – not waxy – and the flavor was great! Mine were a bit melted, but it’s been really warm here in So. Cal – as in, Tuesday the forecast is 90 degrees. So much for winter!
Verdict: My verdict on this box is generally always the same: if you love trying snack foods from different countries – this is the box for you! The value for this particular shipment is about $24.67, which I think is pretty good for a food box that ships out harder to find snacks. I look at it like this: I paid $24.67 for snacks, plus about $1.28 for shipping. I generally enjoy all of the snacks, and even if I don’t, I know someone who will!
What do you think about Treats? Have you given it a try yet?