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 at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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! 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 Colombia. They always include a postcard that tells a little about the country and the snacks they chose.
El Golpe Original by Yupi
These are really interesting. There are three different chip textures in this bag and the flavor is bacon (so I did not try these). There are wheat and plantain chips included in the bag - I wish they weren't bacon, I love plantain chips!
Rosquilias De Quesito by La Nina
These are large cheese ring chip type things, that are made with real cheese. The texture is quite interesting and I'm not sure I'm a fan of these. They are salty and cheesy - I just don't think I like the texture!
Cocosette by Nestle
Here's another coconut candy! These are chocolate coconut wafers and they were originally introduced in Venezuela in the 50s. Coconut lovers will enjoy these for sure. They're wafers filled with chocolate and coconut, there's no chocolate coating on the outside, so the coconut flavor really shines here.
Jet Wafer by National Chocolate Company
These are chocolate covered vanilla wafers that taste similar to those vanilla wafer cookies we have here, just covered in chocolate. I really enjoyed these, they tasted almost like they had a hint of coffee, and the chocolate was really good.
Beso de Negra by Nestle
These are chocolate covered marshmallow treats. One thing I have learned in my reviews of Treats, is that almost every single country has some sort of a chocolate covered marshmallow treat. It's like a universal requirement of junk food or something! I had a taste tester try these and they liked them! Treats says that these are often used as a symbol of love or friendship in Colombia.
Tostiarepa by Yupi
These are tortilla chips flavored with cheese and butter. That sounds amazing, right? In reality, they are very good, but I don't taste the cheese or the butter - to me they're just salty tortilla chips!
Achiras Del Huila by Achiras Del Huila
These are gluten free crackers made from achira flour. I've never heard of achira before, so I had to do a little research - achira is a root vegetable native to South America. The crackers taste a little like cheese and aren't super salty. I think these would be really great with some sort of dip!
Supercoco by Turron
These are one of Colombia's most famous candies. They are coconut caramel candies. I received a ton of these, as you can see! I did not enjoy these - they stuck to my teeth and were really difficult to eat.
Bocadillo Veleno by Guyabas
The little foil wrapped square is guava paste wrapped with leaves of bijao. There's a picture of it opened below!
I really enjoyed this, until I saw a teeny little bug crawling around inside the bag...needless to say I tossed the rest of it. I have no idea if it was a hitchhiker from Treats or it got in at my house - just check yours before you eat it!
Morenitas by Nestle
These are chocolate covered cookies, and Treats says that they are one of the most popular chocolate snacks in Colombia. I really enjoyed these and would compare them to chocolate covered graham crackers here in the States.
Fruit Chews by Frunas
These are very similar to Now and Laters! They come in four flavors: strawberry, cherry, orange, and lemon. They were a little hard to chew, but the flavor was great!
Verdict: As with all Treats boxes, the vast majority of these treats are not available widely in the United States, so I don't give a value judgement for the box. I do think that this box is worth the money if you are interested in trying new things from around the world. I really enjoyed the treats this month and always enjoy the variety sent!
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