TopMunch Snack Subscription Box Review + Coupon- November 2016
TopMunch is a monthly snack subscription box aimed at exposing members to treats from around the world.
Each month’s shipment features sweet and salty snacks from a different country. TopMunch says they aim to showcase hard-to-find snacks that help you get more out of your snacking routine.
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: TopMunch
The Cost: $19.00 a month. Or choose a 3 month plan for $52.00 ($17.33/month), a 6 month plan for $102.00 ($17.00/month), or a 12 month plan for $198.00 ($16.50/month). Shipping (U.S. only) is $3.00
COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOXADDICTION to save $7 off your first box!
The Products: Sweet and salty snacks from a different country every month.
Ships to: U.S. only
Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add TopMunch to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s country is Germany. This info sheet features some information about the country as well as details about the foods inside the box. I kinda like that the font looks like it was done with a typewriter. It’s almost like a letter from a pen pal.
The descriptions of the snacks go deeper than most other snack boxes I’ve seen. There’s history about some of the purveyors (and some of them have a LOT of history to share!) as well as little notes about what makes each item so special.
There’s also a bookmark-like flyer about TopMunch. I think it’s cool that they so openly look for feedback. It shows that they really care about making their customers happy!
Ritter Sport Mini Bar in Milk Chocolate with Praline, 0.59 oz. – Value $1.00
Ritter Sport Mini Bar in Milk Chocolate with Cornflakes, 0.59 oz. – Value $1.00
These buttery and smooth milk chocolate squares were so super tasty, and the flavors were very unique.
The cornflakes one was my favorite. I’ve had plenty of crispy chocolate bars, but none that had actual cornflakes in them. The little yellow flakes add just the right pop of crunch to the velvety chocolate.
These squares break into even smaller squares if you’re just looking to have a sweet bite. But let’s be serious—there were no leftovers once I broke into these bars!
The praline bar has a truffle consistency, which isn’t my favorite. That said, it was really tasty. The truffle is hazelnut flavored, so the experience is kind of like eating a chocolate-bar version of hazelnut spread.
Again, these squares went fast! Lucky for me, there was lots more chocolate to be had in this box!
Hit Vanilla and Chocolate Biscuits, 4.7 oz. – Value $2.83
These biscuits look and taste decidedly European. They look a bit like a traditional sandwich cookie that you’d find here in the states, but the flavor and feel are so much more light and airy.
According to the information sheet, these cookies are now manufactured in Poland, but they originated in Germany.
These scallop-edged cookies are just barely sweet. Their flavor is tasty and enjoyable, but they’re much less decadent and heavy than most American packaged cookies tend to be. What’s more, the biscuits have less of a dense cookie consistency and more of a crispy crunch to them, almost like a cracker would have.
They’re sandwiched around a dollop of vanilla cream. The cream is thick like on traditional sandwich cookies, but again, it’s way less sweet. To me, the experience was more like eating cookies and milk.
Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Cookies, 4.4 0z. – Value $2.89
More chocolate! These cookies are way more decadent than the Hit cookies. They’re essentially a light, crispy biscuit pressed into a rectangle of dark, sumptuous chocolate. Yum!
These are made by the same company as the Hit cookies, which is neat. We have our favorite brands here in the states, so it’s no surprise that Germany has its favorite treat brands, too!
These biscuits are more cookie-ish than the Hit ones were, but they’re still light and not at all overbearingly sweet. These cookies are so rich that it only took one or two to satisfy my sweet tooth!
Delba Pumpernickel, 17.6 oz. – Value $3.27
These pumpernickel breads were a totally new experience for me. I picked up on their rich aroma before I even saw them in the box, and I was so curious as to what this little brown brick could possibly be.
The loaf is pre-sliced into little rectangles. Their texture is moist and dense, almost to the point of being meaty. But these pumpernickel breads are all plant, folks. I took a cue from the package and put a slice of gruyere on top of this fibrous, filling bread. The flavor is deep and earthy, like an extreme version of everyday pumpernickel bread. It definitely begs for something creamy to cut the almost bitter notes in this bread. But after all of the chocolate in this box, I definitely needed this extremely healthful item!
Multigrain Wasa Crackers, 9.7 oz. – Value $2.54
I’ve seen Wasa crackers in the grocery store before, but I’ve never taken the time to try them. These crackers are long like flatbread crackers tend to be, and look super healthful.
The back of the package recommends pairing them with creamier condiments. I tried them once with and once without, and I’ve gotta say…
Eat these with toppings! These crackers are super crispy and dense with good grains, but that means they’re also super dry. Like, can’t-quite-get-through-one-plain dry.
They’re a super healthy, flavorful medium for enjoying your favorite condiments, though! Kind of like the crust on a rustic loaf of bread, these have a hearty, rich taste. Keep them sealed up tight, though! They go stale (a.k.a. really hard) pretty quick if you don’t!
Verdict: I really liked TopMunch! I appreciated the mix between sweet and savory snacks. The products seemed like popular picks, but they also tasted really high quality. And I like the effort the company puts into giving the snacks some context through sharing some history and background info on the brands. The items in the box totaled up to $13.53, which is almost $5.50 short of the $19.00 price of the box (or $8.50 short, once you count shipping). The box is definitely fun, but I’d love for them to close that gap a bit (maybe by adding another tasty treat?).
What’s your favorite item in this TopMunch box?