Treats Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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 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.
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)
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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 Poland. They always include a postcard that tells a little about the country and the snacks they chose.
Supreme Jaffa Cakes – Cherry – by E.Wedel
These are light sponge cakes, topped with a cherry jelly, and then all coated in dark chocolate. I really enjoyed these – the cherry flavor comes through really nicely and complements the dark chocolate and the buttery sponge cake perfectly. These made a nice afternoon snack.
Torunskie Pierniki by Kopernik Torun
These are gingerbead cookies. Kopernik Torun apparently has been one of the top Polish gingerbread producers since the mid 1700’s. That’s some history there! I received six of these cookies, and they aren’t the traditional gingerbread cookie you can find here in the States. They were very light and soft, compared to the crunchy cookies you find here. I enjoyed the flavor immensely and am a bit sad that these are going to be hard to find here!
Raczki by Wawel
These peanut butter and caramel candies are crunchy, as you would imagine. I enjoyed these quite a bit more than I anticipated I would. The name Raczki in Polish means lobster tail, according to the flyer that Treats always includes with information about the treats inside!
Orzezwiajace by Wawel
These are hard mint candies with layers of crispy caramel (a bit like toffee), and chewy mint caramel inside. These were a bit odd to me – mint and toffee don’t really seem like a winning combination in my mind.
Korwki MIlanowskie by ZPC Milanowek
These are a creamy fudge like candy. They are definitely not the traditional fudge of America though, they’re a bit flaky and more firm than our fudge. The flavor was excellent though!
Familijne Cream Wafers by Jutrzenka
These are light, crisp wafer cookies filled with a milky, vanilla cream. I really enjoyed these, they’re a bit of a step up from our wafer cookies here in the States, and they were the perfect companion for my afternoon tea!
Paluszki by Lajkonik
These are long pretzel sticks. Treats doesn’t describe them as pretzels, just a crispy ‘salt stick,’ but I know a pretzel when I see one! These were really good pretzels; perfectly salty and crisp. These would be excellent with a sour cream ranch dip!
Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Wafer by Prince Polo
This is basically a hazelnut KitKat bar on steroids. It is quite a bit larger than your standard KitKat bar, but the texture and flavor is quite similar!
BeBe Biscuits by Jurtrzenka
These biscuits are a light, sweet biscuit. They would be excellent dipped in chocolate, or eaten aside some tea or coffee. I enjoyed these – they weren’t too sweet, but the flavor was great.
Aha! by E.Wedel
These are sesame and caramel candy bars. Treats describes these as rolled up in a thin wafer – I don’t really see the connection of these to a thin wafer, but I could be wrong. These weren’t my favorite, but the sesame snacks rarely are.
Verdict: I typically do not do a value judgement for this box, since it is really difficult, if not impossible, to find all of the items online. Treats does an excellent job at sourcing products that are hard to find in the U.S., which in turn delivers a unique snacking experience for their customers! I enjoyed this box from Poland, even though much of the snacks were on the sweet side.
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