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MunchPak Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

MunchPak is an assortment of new snacks along with old favorites from the U.S. and abroad. You can customize your subscription (for additional fees) from a list of preferences and can add drink options (for an additional fee) that won’t count against your snack count.

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 of the Original MunchPak, $19.95 a month, box. 

The Subscription Box: MunchPak

The Cost: $9.95 monthly for MunchPak Mini (5+ full-size snacks), $19.95 monthly for Original MunchPak (10+ full-size snacks), or $39.95 monthly for FamilyPak (20+ full-size snacks). Free US shipping. 

The Products: Snacks from around the world.

Ships to: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA.

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Instead of an info card, MunchPak comes with instructions on how to download their free “Snack Scanner” app (available on the AppStore and Google Play), so you can get more info, favorite the snacks you like, and order more. Not gonna lie- I kind of like having an app called “Snack Scanner” on my phone now.

On the flipside, the person who packed my MunchPak (Anthony) signs their name. How personal!

Hula Hoops (Salt + Vinegar), 34g – Value $3.00

Ok, I’m about to go on an excited tangent here. Is anyone a fan of British comedies? Specifically Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy? (I know Sarah Paul is feelin’ me.) The show is the brainchild of the beautiful weirdo, Noel Fielding, who you may know as one-half of The Mighty Boosh. What does this have to do with Hula Hoops? I’ll tell you. There is a character on Luxury Comedy named Dondy Lion who is a comedic, neurotic lion trapped in a zoo. The moment I opened this package and saw these snacks, I gasped “This is what Dondy Lion eats!”. In the first episode, Dondy complains that all he has to eat are hula hoops as he tosses these lil cylindrical snacks all over his cage. If you are an American who watches a lot of British tv, you may understand why this makes me so happy. There are always references to things that I have NO IDEA what they are, and this is one of them. Silly, I know, but this basically alone makes the whole box worth it worth it for me. These are salt + vinegar flavored which I’m a big fan of, and it’s fun in the way that Bugles are fun (aka put them on the tips of your fingers to eat).

Trolli Sour Bright Weird Beards (James Harden Edition), 4.25 oz. – Value $4.00

Had to Google who James Harden is. He’s a basketball player for the Houston Rockets. Kind of a weird collaboration, so I fully back it. From his Wikipedia page: “Harden started growing his trademark beard in 2009 after being too lazy to shave. His beard has appeared in songs and on T-shirts. The James Harden Illustrated project, by designer Filip Peraić, is about illustrating the bearded profile of James Harden in a variety of styles and techniques.

So I guess his beard is a big deal, and these sour gummies are sugary and delicious!

Simsek Bien Croissant with Cocoa Cream, 1.8 oz. – Value $1.00

Chocolate croissants are my favorite thing to get at a cafe, so this packaged one from Turkey is right up my ally. It has stayed very soft and the cocoa cream is super creamy. Big fan. I will also note that the snack scanner is a little buggy, and did not recognize the bar code on this one.

 

Lotte Koala’s March (Chocolate), 1.45 oz. – Value $2

These remind me of high school so much! My best friend Julia and I would go to Asia Plaza in Cleveland and spend all of our pocket money on snacks and Sanrio photo booth stickers. These were called Koala Yummies there (and apparently normally when sold here in the states). I ate this entire box in one sitting while watching the new season of Master of None. They’re just a thin cookie with cream filling.

Pei Tieb Bibi Bear Rice Cake (Carrot flavor), 10 g? – Value $1.00

Wow, this texture is so different! It’s crispy yet chewy and is sort of like the rice cakes we are all familiar with, but with some sugar on top. This is carrot flavored apparently, but I can’t really taste it. Really into the packaging too. No barcode here, so this also couldn’t be scanned in the app.

Alamo Candy Co. Sour Pickle Balls, 1 oz. – Value $3.00

I HATE THESE. I hate these so much. I feel like that’s the point though? Reminds me of those gross Jelly Bellys you can get that are like, earwax flavored. BLECH. I took a nibble and immediately spit it out in disgust. My roommate came home and I made him eat one. He bravely popped the whole thing in his mouth, then made a horrible face as he also spit it out. These have to be for joke purposes only. They are indeed sour and they are indeed pickle flavored. They also indeed turn your mouth bright green. Anthony, why did you do me like this? NEVER AGAIN!

Note: The one review on the MunchPak site made me LOL real hard (linked in name, above).

Ulker Saklikoy Hazelnut Biscuit, 3.99 oz. – Value $2.00

Another snack from Turkey, these lil hazelnut sandwich cookies are yummy! They feature a little windmill and some wheat on the cookie part, which is extremely charming. Recommended for any hazelnut lovers like myself.

Kinder Happy Hippo Biscuit, 20.7 g. – Value $2.00

Everything Kinder makes is straight GOLD, and this is no exception. This cute lil hippo hails from Italy, and was so outrageously delicious! The hippo is super crispy and light, is filled with super creamy cocoa, then dipped in milk and cocoa bits. GAHHHHHHH!

Win Win Potato Crisp (BBQ flavor), 15 g. – Value $1.00

I have taken the liberty of renaming these Malaysian crisps “Thick Pringles”, because that’s what they are (plus they are flat). The BBQ flavor is tasty, but I’m having a hard time getting past the fact that their mascot stole Mr Pringle’s hairstyle (and bow tie!). Sketchy.

Cambrige & Thames Vanilla Flavored Creme Cookies, 5.64 oz. – Value $3.00

I’m sad that we are at our last item of the journey, but they’re a good finisher. These Polish cookies are so classy looking, and they taste just like Vienna Fingers but have lil cocoa bits in them. This is also the largest item in the box, so I can share these with my pals.

Verdict: I had so much fun sharing my thoughts of MunchPak with you. I was actually kind of stoked to get an item I hated. Is that weird? The app was a little buggy, but I think it’s new, so hopefully, it will improve with time. I like the idea to keep track of things you liked, and can easily reorder. Value-wise, the items totaled to $22, which is $2 more than the cost of the box (which includes free shipping). That pleases me. It was fun to discover all of these new treats and a few old favorites. 

What do you think of this month’s MunchPak? Would you try the Sour Pickle Balls?

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Munch Pak Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: munchpak | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. “I was prepared for the worst; I was not prepared for this. At best, I was expecting something gummy and flavored of sweet relish, but instead what I got was something that I could only describe as “shriveled Grinch testicle”. If I never ate one ever again, it’d be too soon. Perhaps I just lack the Texan fortitude, but this is going to haunt me to my grave.” The review was too hard to find, so for everyone who– like me– had to know….

  2. Hula Hoops are around 50p a pack in Scotland, which is around 70 cent but I guess online prices are different

    • Importing Hula Hoops is apparently very lucrative!

  3. Pickle balls are actually really popular in Tex Mex area, especially here in San Antonio. They have a cult following even though if you eat too many of them they eat at your tooth enamel. That said they are not for everyone. Only sour, and I mean truly sour pickle fans really like them.

    • Oh wow! It takes all kinds, I suppose! I love buttered popcorn flavored Jelly Bellys which many people hate. Good to know these have a market though! Thanks for weighing in!

  4. Hahaha! Excellent review! I must avoid sketchy Malaysian junk food.

    • I mean… right? Poor Mr. Pringle. 😉

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