Taste & Curiosity Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017
Taste & Curiosity is a monthly snack subscription box that sends you snacks from a different country each month. Each month you will receive 8-12 items, a collectible magnet, and a postcard describing the items. You can also purchase single boxes from the country of your choice.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Taste & Curiosity
The Cost: $18 monthly + free shipping. Discounts are available for longer commitments.
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!
The Products: 8-12 snacks from a different country each month, plus a collectible magnet.
Ships to: U.S. only. Free shipping to all U.S. states.
Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Taste & Curiosity to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s collectible magnet had a quote from Coco Chanel.
Each box comes with a postcard design inspired by the featured country. This month’s box, called “The Paris Set”, is from France.
The card provides a description for each snack. I really like that they direct you to their website to get more nutritional information. Many snacks have no nutrition box and it is often difficult to track down snack nutrition, especially from other countries. They do not include pricing for the snacks, so I have included what I could find online.
They also include a 10% off coupon for your next snack box purchase.
Now, let’s see some snacks!
These little crackers packed a lot of flavor punch. I am glad I made my co-workers try them with me. I wouldn’t have wanted to be the only one with the aroma of olive and rosemary wafting around me. They were rich and like shortbread in texture. I can usually devour a box of crackers in no time but only found myself eating a couple of these at a time.
These cookies were by far my favorite items in the box. I didn’t even want to share them. A buttery biscuit, soft caramel, and milk chocolate make for a great cookie. I was sad when the last square was gone.
St Michel Madeleine – Value $0.70 (buy an 8.8 oz. bag on Amazon for $6.97)
Made by the famous French biscuit brand since 1905, it was moist and spongy and just a little sweet. It would have been great with coffee had I saved it until the coffee was done brewing.
St Michel Sables – Value $2?
I couldn’t find this exact product, but a similar product sells for $6.80/pack on Amazon.
Another snack from the famous St Michel. These were crispy biscuits with some nice coconut flavor. Again, like the Madeleine, just a touch of sweetness.
Nougat De Montelimar, 30g. – Value $1.50 (buy a 6-pack for $8.99, 12-pack for $25.99, or 18-pack for $39.99)
My initial reaction to this nougat was that I wouldn’t be taking another bite. I am not a big fan of marshmallow texture. For the sake of research, I kept eating. I found the flavor of honey and almond to be light and refreshing and even got past the consistency and enjoyed it.
There was a little collection of candies.
This was a simple, cherry flavored lollipop not unlike the little Dum-Dum lollipops I used to get as a kid. It was delicious.
These are caramel candies that are hard at first but become chewy as you eat them. They weren’t especially memorable except for the terrible jokes on the wrapper. Carambars are famous for the bad jokes.
One of the jokes: Quel super hèros joue le mieux au base-ball? Réponse: Batte Man. Translation: Which superhero is the best at baseball? Answer: Bat Man.
Verdict: Taste & Curiosity’s “The Paris Set” snack box was a fun intro into French snacks. About half of the items were winners for me and I was happy to have tried the others. I estimate the value of the box to be around $14.50 which is less than the subscription, but the real value is getting a curated box of snacks from new countries every month. Plus, I had a hard time tracking these snacks down online, so you are probably getting items you wouldn’t come across otherwise.
What do you think of the this month’s Taste & Curiosity box? Which of these snacks do you think you would like?