TopMunch Snack Subscription Box Review + Coupon- February 2017
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: $22.00 a month. Or choose a 3 month plan for $61.00 ($20.33/month), a 6 month plan for $119.00 ($19.83/month), or a 12 month plan for $235.00 ($19.58/month). Shipping (U.S. only) is $3.00
The Products: Sweet and salty snacks from a different country every month.
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s country is Thailand. TopMunch is awesome at giving a lot of information, not only about the products but about the culture they’re spotlighting.
Here’s the product list.
And here’s a second front-and-back sheet focused on the must-see places in Thailand.
Ayutthaya Historical Park looks gorgeous, doesn’t it?
There’s even a quick guide to key phrases and numbers. I love languages, so this was one of my favorite parts of this box!
And if that’s not enough, TopMunch even creates a playlist of songs from Thailand to help you experience the sounds of Thailand, too!
Bin Bin Rice Crackers, 3.73 oz. – Value $2.32
These crackers were super lightweight in the package, so I was surprised by the nice solid crunch they had. I would’ve thought they’d have more of a delicate, styrofoam-like consistency, but I was pleased to find they were just a bit heartier than that!
The flavor was also more complex than I’d expected from such a simple treat. According to the info sheet, these crackers have Tamari in them, which gives them a savory acidity. It’s a nice counter to the natural toasty sweetness of the rice. I especially like that there are little packages of two inside the larger bag. It makes them easy to slip into a tote bag for later!
JHC Banana Chips – Value $2.00
I really like banana chips but rarely remember to buy them for myself. Thanks, TopMunch!
The chips don’t taste like banana at all. They’re more like a meatier potato chip—dense and crunchy. They have the slightest sweetness about them, but I found them more savory than sugary (which I liked a lot).
Green Day Jackfruit Chips, 1.41 oz. – Value $4.99
I’ve seen jackfruit on more and more menus lately (most notably, in some really delicious vegan tacos I had last summer). I think because I’ve seen it used as a meat substitute so many times, I expected these chips to be savory. Instead, they were wonderfully bright and sweet.
They’re sort of like a thicker potato chip, but they’re crispier than the banana chips. The flavor is almost like apple juice—sweet and a tiny bit tart. Super tasty.
Tao Kae Noi Seaweed Snacks, 1.12 oz. – Value $1.82
Yay seaweed snacks! I’ve known seaweed to be a divisive item before—you either love its briny flavor, or you absolutely hate it. It definitely is a unique flavor, but one that’s surprisingly addictive.
This seaweed comes in little strips that you can easily break up into satisfying little nibbles. The info sheet mentions pairing them with a beer, which I never considered before, but it sounds great! They also mention pairing them with an ocean breeze… I’ll do my best to imagine that part. (Maybe I’ll play some ocean wave sounds on top of the Thailand playlist?)
JHC Thai Coconut Roll, 5.29 oz. – Value $3.09
These are so good! They have a crisp pastry texture (warning: they are SUPER crumbly!), and their coconut flavor makes for a toasty, nutty, light experience.
They have some sesame seeds sprinkled in, too, but I didn’t notice them in the flavor as much. This was such a luxuriously tropical snack!
Verdict: My only gripe about this TopMunch box was the value, which was only $14.22 (several dollars short of the $19.00 price). That aside, it was so, so tasty. I like getting international snack boxes like this one because I love learning about new cultures, so the fact that they include so much background information about the country (and language guides and playlists…) really makes this box stand out for me. It also makes me forgive the value discrepancy, though I would’ve loved maybe one more treat.
What do you think of this month’s TopMunch box?