TopMunch June 2017 Snack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Netherlands
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: $29.00 a month. Or choose a 3-month plan for $81.00, a 6-month plan for $150.00, 9-month plan for $222, or a 12-month plan for $288. One-time boxes are also available for $32.
The Products: Sweet and salty snacks from a different country every month.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Worldwide for an additional shipping cost
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This month’s country is the Netherlands. Check out that gorgeous packaging! The included information booklet is also incredibly well designed, and it’s extensive.
I love the travel guide section that includes things to do in the Netherlands. The TopPhrase portion is also really helpful in learning basic vocabulary. Explore everything from the music of the Netherlands (there’s even a QR code included for downloads!) to fun facts about the region.
This section details the 5 snacks to explore this month, so let’s get to it.
Casteleijn Syrup Wafers (Stroopwafel), 8.46 oz. – Value $5.50
These were way more delightful than I was expecting! The wafer itself reminded me a bit of a waffle, for obvious reasons. They’re sort of like pizzelle cookie sandwiches with a barely sweet and very sticky caramel in the middle. I was truly addicted from the first bite and ate 3 in a row (and they’re pretty large at 4 inches or so in diameter!). The really lovely packaging includes an image of an unmistakably Holland windmill which really set the tone for the rest of the box.
Euro Patisserie Cheese Crispies, 3.5 oz. – Value $6.75
This unique snack lives somewhere in between the cracker and parmesan crisp ends of the spectrum. Described as ‘Butter Cheese Puff Pastry Crispies’ on the box, I would agree that this is entirely accurate. Loved the strong cheese flavor!
Gustaf’s Licorice Drops, 5.29 oz. – Value $5.00
I’m not a huge licorice enthusiast, so I was surprised to be so excited about seeing these in my box. The international aspect of TopMunch just really intrigued me, and I was pretty interested in the idea of trying some real Dutch black licorice. Anyway, these were nice: strong licorice flavor in the form of chewy gummies. You’d probably have to especially love licorice to finish the bag, but they’re fun to try even if you’re not normally a huge fan.
Ruiter Banket Speculaas (Windmill Spiced Cookies), 14 oz. – Value $5.50
You receive a pretty large package of these cookies in this month’s TopMunch box. Pretty awesome! Each cookie depicts an image or design that’s traditional to Holland which was pretty cool to explore. I spotted a couple of figures dancing, a flower pot, and a windmill. The cookies are incredibly crispy and comparable to a less-sweet gingersnap cookie in flavor. Would be fantastic with tea!
Van Delft – Caf Noir, 7.05 oz. – Value $5.50
These aren’t quite cookies, as you may expect. They’re more like an only slightly sweet biscuit with a coffee glaze. Pretty unique to me, and quite delicious!
Verdict: The TopMunch mission to educate people about the different cultures of the world through food is really inspiring. Being an avid traveler that doesn’t have as much opportunity to act on those wanderlust feels these days, I was thrilled to receive this box. I was even more thrilled to find the Netherlands as June’s theme (Amsterdam is SO on my short list), and the enclosed snacks did not disappoint. I was impressed with each item being a full-sized package as well. I figured the value to be right around $28, and the $29 cost seems totally reasonable when you consider things like shipping cost. Keep it up with the beautiful design and quality snacks, TopMunch! Can’t wait to see where you take us next.
What was your favorite snack in this month’s Netherlands-themed TopMunch box?