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This review is of the Bocandy Starter, $9.99 a month, box.
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The Bocandy Starter Box includes 5-7 product from U.S. and abroad with a retail value of $17.50. I've been checking out more international snack and candy boxes lately, but this is my first time reviewing Bocandy!
HARIBO Weinland Gummies - Available for $4.58/bag on Amazon
The first I pulled out of the box was a full-size 7oz bag of sour gummies from a familiar brand: Haribo! Even though I've seen Haribo in the US (mostly gummy bears), this package appears to be from Germany.
From the grapes on the packaging, I assumed these were grape/wine flavored gummies, so I was surprised to see they were in the normal rainbow colors of your typical fruit snacks or gummy candies instead of the red, purple, and white that I'd expect.
I have tried a lot of gummy candy recently (and have a toddler who is obsessed with fruit snacks), and I have to say, I didn't love these. The quality and consistency were good, and I kept tasting to see if I could get any sort of wine flavor, but they just tasted ambiguously fruity to me.
The banana aroma from this Croatian candy was very strong. I used to love that fake banana candy flavor as a kid so I got a wave of nostalgia opening this up!
Upon unwrapping, this looks exactly what I suppose you'd expect a chocolate covered banana candy bar to look like. 😬
Still, it's not the most unappetizing treat I've ever seen, so I was game to try it:
The inside of this is basically a banana flavored circus peanut. Definitely, an unusual and unique treat to sample, but one bite was enough for me.
This Mexican candy is about the size of a gumball or jawbreaker. I've seen tamarind candies before but I don't think I've ever sampled one before.
Definitely another unique experience, although I can't see myself snacking on these regularly. The tamarind flavor was OK but the grainy consistency of the chili on the outside was too much for me, so I never made it to the filling.
From the same brand, "Sandia" is a candy covered with and filled with chili.
I have to admit with this one, I didn't make it past the outer chili coating. After checking a few reviews online, it looks like the candy itself between the coating and filling is actually watermelon flavored, which sounds like an interesting combo - I wish I'd have persevered! If anyone reading this likes these candies, I would love to hear your thoughts!
After that last few candy fails, these little treats made it alllll worth it.
Each one is about the size of a Reese's Cup and similarly filled with a peanut filling.
This filling though is peanuts with marzipan, and it. is. delicious! I really liked the crumbly dry texture for some reason, and the chunks of peanuts added a nice bite too. I think I prefer these to Reese's Cups now and I am a sucker for chocolate + peanut butter.
After the Bananko experience, I suspected this chocolate from Croatian brand Kras to be skewed to a younger audience as well.
This super thin chocolate bar also comes with a random animal sticker - I got a pterodactyl!
This was a milky chocolate that was more on the Hershey's end of the spectrum; sweet and simple.
Wafer cookie chocolates are rapidly becoming one of my favorite international snacks, so I was looking forward to trying this one and saved it for last. 😉 This is also from the Croatian brand Kras.
This is a decent sized square, about 3 inches square.
This was a high note to end this box on - crispy and light, definitely my favorite of the three snacks from Kras! The chocolate cream in between the wafers was perfectly sweet.
Verdict: Even though I had a lot of misses in this box for my personal tastes, I thought Bocandy was a solid international snack box for under $10. For the 5 full-size items I got, the cost would break down to just $2 an item, which seems fair for candy I otherwise might not get to try. And the winners were real winners, I would happily eat any of those candies again!
This box is no frills: there's no insert with extra info, so you're on your own to do any research you want to do about these countries or snacks. But I did get a lot of fun and unique things to try, so ultimately I think this is a solid introductory box for someone looking to just explore fun candy from around the world.
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