Treats Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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 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 South Korea. They always include a postcard that tells a little about the country and the snacks they chose.
Choco Boy by Orion
These are decent, and I can see how they would be fun for kids for the kitsch value. They’re tiny little mushrooms: the cap is chocolate and the stem is a crunchy cookie. I think they’re cuter than they tasted, so these would probably be more popular with the younger ones.
Choco Pie by Orion
These are very similar to Moon Pies – they have a shortbread-esque cookie exterior, a marshmallow filling, and they’re all enrobed in chocolate. These are exactly what you would expect them to be: a cheapish, quick thrill, if you will!
Kancho Choco Biscuit by Lotte
These were also delicious. They have a crunchy exterior and a creamy chocolate filling. They’re very similar to the various brands of filled panda cookies you can find in Target these days.
Pepero White Cookie Sticks by Lotte
The best way I can think to describe these is cookies and cream flavored Pocky. Pepero cookies have an unofficial national holiday devoted to them on November 11th. “The original stated purpose of Pepero day was to celebrate and promote the idea that eating Peperoes will make one taller and thinner.” I am ALL for eating junk food that will make one taller and thinner…if only it were true. These are delicious though!
Waffle Mate by Lotte
These are honey flavored waffle cookies. These are the siblings of waffle fries! I love any kind of waffle I can get, and these were really great. Treats suggests eating them with a cup of tea or coffee, which is definitely up my alley.
O!Karto by Orion
These are potato chips that are ‘cream and cheese flavor.’ I found them to taste pretty similar to sour cream and onion chips, but these are long tubes that are shaped similar to french fries. I liked these!
Toasted Seaweed by Samjuga Gim
I just can’t get behind the seaweed snacking bandwagon. I am not a fan in the least, but I know many people love it. This is slightly toasted, so it’s crispy, which is nice, but it is definitely strong flavored seaweed.
Haitai Sweet Plum Candy
These are delicious little hard candies. I generally prefer chocolate candy over hard, fruity candies, but these are nice to throw in my bag for when I need a quick sugar hit and chocolate isn’t acceptable!
Verdict: This is the second time I’ve received a Korean inspired Treats box. The first time was last September, so it seems like they might have a bit of a rotation going! With that said, I don’t think one repeat a year is a terrible thing and there was some variation in this box from the last box. I enjoyed all of the items in this box, with the Pepero being my favorite!
As far as value goes, this breaks down to about $3.24 per item, and each item has multiples included. I think that is a very reasonable value for a snack box!
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