Latino Box Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017
Latino Box is a monthly snack subscription box featuring candy, snacks, and even drinks from Latin America. Their mission is to help open your eyes to Latin culture through the fun of food. I don’t have a Latin background, so I’m eager to (literally) get a taste of Central and South America through the treats in this box!
Latin Box offers two subscription levels to choose from. Sign up for the Original Box ($29.00 per month) to get 12-15 items, including a drink, or sign up for the Mini Box ($16.00 per month) to get 6 items (or more!) with each shipment.
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.)
This review is for the Original, $29 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Latino Box Original Box
The Cost: $29.00 per month. Save by subscribing for a 3-month plan for $84.00 ($28.00 per month) or a 6-month plan for $162.00 ($27.00 per month).
The Products: 12-15 snacks from Latin America, including candy, a drink, and other treats.
Shipping: Free shipping to the U.S. Varies internationally.
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This is my second Latino Box, but I’m still like, “WOW there are a lot of products in here!” They really pack the box full of fun stuff—not just treats, but some non-edible items like this sticker…
…and this word search!
Words in the word search are on the back of the card. This box is so colorful—snacking is already fun, but all of these bright colors and patterns feel like reaching for a treat feel like a party!
Here’s the list of products for this month. Of course, my eye goes straight to the chocolates—and there are a bunch!
Chi Ricos, 55g – Value $0.69?
Look at the emoji army decorating this bag! These snacks are classic melt-in-your-mouth corn puffs with a butter-yellow color and (I think) flavor.
The info card says they have a “natural flavor”, which I suppose is true. They taste a bit like a corn cereal might, but with a salty finish. I wish they retained their crunchiness just a little longer—when I snack, I tend to need something with a bit of bite to it to leave me satisfied. I couldn’t find this item online.
I’m not a gummy fan, but I do appreciate that they put two sleeves of these rainbow gummy snacks in this box!
The colors are pretty, aren’t they? These gummies start stiffer, then loosen up as you chew them like a caramel would. The flavors were more sweet than sour, and the sugar-coated exterior adds just the teensiest bit of crunch.
Bon o Bon Bars, 2- 1.69 oz. – Total Value $1.15?
Bon o Bon brand has been featured in both the boxes I’ve received and rightly so. This chocolate company hails from Argentina (according to the info card) and seems to specialize in candy with lots of exciting layers and textures.
These bars feature airy wafers wrapped in caramel wrapped in peanuts and crisped rice wrapped in chocolate. They’re so crispy and crunchy (and a little bit crumbly—keep a napkin handy). They’re also super (around 6 inches) long. I broke off and munched on bits of these bars over two days, so they last a while!
This specific item was also unavailable for sale online.
Yay for more chocolate! This little bar is a blend of delicious milky chocolate and chunks of peanuts.
I don’t know if this was a “sublime” chocolate experience, but it was super tasty. The bar is sort of a smaller square, but it has a nice weight to it, so it’s satisfying to bite into. The peanuts help with that, too. It’s been awhile since I had chocolate with peanuts, rather than peanut butter. I liked the hearty texture they gave this tasty snack!
This little foil pack contains 6 individual cookies. They’re arranged so that the chocolate-dipped sides of the cookies are sandwiched together—at first, I thought they were actually sandwich cookies, but then I realized it just took a little twisting to get the separate cookies apart.
These have a crispy texture that’s more like a biscuit than a traditional shortbread cookie. The patterns pressed into each one give these cookies a sophisticated vibe. The chocolate was a little on the waxy side, and I wish the cookie’s flavor was a little bit more buttery and bold. Still, I liked the crunchiness of the cookie, and that there are six in the pack! It was a decent sweet-but-savory treat to quiet my mid-afternoon appetite.
Whoa, I’ve never seen a product quite like this before. These lollipops don’t just have a milky, coconut flavor, but they also have coconut fused into them! The result is a lollipop with a toasty caramel taste to them, plus a unique texture to enjoy as you get further into the candy. I’m usually not a lollipop person, but these candies really wowed me!
These candies weren’t anything revolutionary, to me—they’re sort of the Peruvian version of Starburst. Plus, I’m just not as into chewy fruit candies like these. Still, it’s neat to see that these kinds of candies are as popular elsewhere in the world as they are in the states!
These hard candies have a “fruit pulp” center. It’s kind of a gooey jelly with some sugar crystals mixed in. Again, that sort of thing isn’t really my bag, but I did like the hard candy shell a lot. I found the pineapple flavor delightfully sweet and refreshing, not overpowering or intense like many fruit flavors in the states can be.
These are the same candies in an orange flavor. Again, the taste was bright and citrusy, but not too intense. These sunny flavors are really making me eager for summertime!
La Colita, 12 fl. oz. – Value $1.75?
I couldn’t find a place to buy this soda online, so I linked to something similar for value. But there sure were lots of people talking about this soda online! It must be a big favorite. The flavor is sort of a vanilla-ish bubblegum taste. It’s light and refreshing, though, rather than super syrupy or rich.
Successo Galletitas Rellenas de Frambuesa Cubiertas en Chocolate, 1.76 oz. – Value $1.04?
I couldn’t find these cookies online, either, so I linked to a similar style of cookie and adjusted for a similar weight.
There are two cookies inside this elegant little pack. They really tasted a lot more sophisticated than I expected. The raspberry filling is really only a slim stripe sandwiched between two cookies, but the flavor is big and sweet and permeates the whole cookie. The vanilla cookies are on the crumbly side, but in that, have a nice, crisp bite to them. The chocolate, honestly, is more of an afterthought in the flavor, but this chocolate lover really appreciated it!
More chocolate? Yes please! I love the unique shape and concept of these chocolate bars. Each log is half white chocolate and half milk chocolate, so that you can enjoy both flavors in one snack.
The chocolate was pretty tasty. I’d say the white chocolate flavor was my favorite, surprisingly enough. The milk chocolate actually tasted more like white chocolate than anything—I think it lacked that extra bit of depth that I’d expect from milk chocolate. But the creamy sweetness and nice, melt-in-your-mouth consistency of both sides of these treats was super tasty. I’m so glad there were two to enjoy!
I love snack cakes, so I was eager to try this Columbian favorite. The info card says to enjoy it with a cup of coffee. I don’t mind if I do!
The flavor is a little less impactful than I would’ve liked, but they’re right about it going well with coffee. The center is a bit like pound cake, and it soaks up the coffee like a vanilla sponge. The chocolate on the outside really wasn’t anything special, but I did like the extra bit of flavor it gave to the cake.
2 47g Packs of Casino Galletitas de Menta, 2- 47 g. packs – Total Value $0.43?
I couldn’t find these cookies for sale online, so I linked to a similar style cookie and adjusted the price to match the total weight. It’s hard to believe these aren’t more common online because they’re so good!
Each little pack comes with four cookies. The chocolate biscuits are crisp, crunchy, and have a great thickness about them. And the pale green cream is super minty and sweet, in the way mint ice cream might be. Long story short, these cookies have all the magical flavor of a Thin Mint minus the chocolate coating. These might be my favorite item in the box!
The info card hails this as “the best strawberry gum ever!” As I’ve mentioned, I’m not a gum person, so I probably can’t appreciate it (or validate that claim) as much as someone else might.
What I can say is that the gum is super soft and have a gooey strawberry jelly inside, almost like a Gusher. The strawberry flavor is sweet if a little chemical-ish. I could see this being a fun treat for gum-lovers, but I’m personally not over the moon about it.
Verdict: Wow, there are so many treats inside this box! There are 14 different snacks in all, and most of the items in the box came with one or two of each treat. I really like that there are multiples—it’d be a bummer to try one of these hard-to-find snacks, fall in love, and not be able to enjoy it again! In terms of value, though, I think this box falls a little short. I estimated the items in the box were about $12.00 in total, but the box costs almost $30.00. I get free shipping, since I’m in the U.S., and I understand that part of the value comes from the curation of the box—I’d never heard of any of these treats before checking out this box, and I like that element of discovery. But I do hope future boxes give me at least a little more bang for my buck.
What do you think of Latino Box?