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.
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The Subscription Box: Treats
The Cost: $13.95 for the Standard Pack and $25.95 for the Premium Pack with free shipping to the US.
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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)
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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 Brazil. The postcard tells a bit about the snacks they chose, and how they try to pick the snacks that the country is known for!
Serenata De Amor Easter Egg by Garoto
This is a chocolate and cashew Easter egg that has bonbons inside! Treats says that these are very popular in Brazil at Easter, and that some families save up for months to purchase these type of Easter Eggs. The outside egg part was delicious, and the bonbons inside were also delicious. Can you really ever go wrong with chocolate? And throwing cashews in is a stroke of genius - I wish more cashews were used in place of pecans or walnuts in sweets here in the States.
Presunto Conchinhas By Yokito
These are ham flavored chips. I can't try these, and my husband is unable to eat chips at the moment, so these will be going to a friend. They are the standard size of a snack size bag of chips in the states. Treats says that Yokito is a popular brand for snacks in Brazil.
Pipoca Doce Vovozinha by Fabitos
This is called 'sweet granny popcorn,' which I find amusing! It also has a granny on the packaging, which is cute. This really is nothing like popcorn here in the States. It is shaped like Corn Nuts, and is rather crunchy, but not as hard as Corn Nuts. The flavor is quite interesting as well. It's sweet, but has a rather savory undertone to it. I'm not sure exactly if I like it or not!
Sonho De Valsa Bonbons by Lacta
These were really good. They also have a cashew nut filling, and these were really reminiscent of the Ferro Rocher candies you can buy here in the states with hazelnuts.
Pretigio by Nestle
This is a chocolate and coconut candy bar made by Nestle. I liked the flavor well enough, but coconut will never be one of my favorite chocolate additives!
Bananinha Paraibuna by Bananinha Paraibuna
This is a candy bar made from banana and Treats also notes that it is made with all-natural ingredients with no preservatives and is safe for vegans to eat. This is very similar to the banana snack bar I received in my Love with Food box this month. It is most similar to fruit leather, and I think would be better thinner!
Chokito by Nestle
For some reason, from the description of this candy bar: "milk chocolate with a layer of rice crisps and chewy caramel fudge center," I was anticipating something similar to the 100 Grand bar. This was not similar at all, but still really good. The caramel center is not the chewy caramel in most candy bars here in the states. The filling is most like a mousse flavored like chocolate and caramel.
Baton Branco by Garoto
This is a stick of what chocolate, and Treats says that in the year of 2012, more than 17 million Brazilians ate one of these. The baton is about the same size as a Certs package (Does anyone remember those? Do they still exist?), and the chocolate is pretty good!!
Agua e Sal by Renata
These are salted water crackers. I really liked these. The cracker flavor is very smooth, and the thickness of the cracker is awesome. I realize it is weird to be excited about crackers, but these are really good, and would be great on a cheese plate!
Passatempo with Chocolate Filling by Nestle
These are milk chocolate sandwich cookies, and the closest thing I can compare them to is the E.L. Fudge cookies that Keebler makes. These have little animals engraved on each of them, and according to Treats, they are very popular with the Brazilian children!
Verdict: I really enjoyed this Treats box. I have a friend that lives in Brazil and getting a peek into the snacking culture of her now-home was fun! I couldn't find many of these items online for sale, which really shows that you're not just getting something that can be purchased in any store here in the States. Most everything I tried was really good (except the popcorn), and I thought the balance of treats was nice. There were savory and sweet snacks included, and the sizes of most things were really large. The egg was a fun addition too!
Do you subscribe to Treats? What did you think of this month?