TopMunch September 2017 Snack Box Review + Coupon – Germany


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TopMunch is a monthly snack subscription box aimed at exposing members to treats from around the world.

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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).

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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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The theme for this month is Germany!

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The booklet included each month provides you with a little tour of Germany! Not only is there a whole section outlining each snack featured in this month’s box, but there is a culture section outlining fun facts about Germany, top phrases, and then a music section. I love when a box provides something extra like a custom playlist that goes along with that month’s theme!  

Now let’s get snacking! 

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Bahlsen Leibniz Butter Biscuits, 7 oz. – Value $6.95

These biscuits come with a little history! Hermann Bahlsen founded his business in 1889, where his family still carries on his biscuit tradition today, and in 1904 he pioneered the first moisture resistant packaging for biscuits. Not only were these biscuits interesting to learn about, but they were also incredibly tasty! They are a thicker biscuit so I would pair these with coffee or tea as an afternoon snack. The butter gives these a creaminess and a light crunch that I loved. You also receive so many in one package so I am going to have these around my house to munch on for a while! 

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Bahlsen Choco-Leibniz (dark chocolate), 4.4 oz. – Value $6.00

As if I couldn’t love the Bahlsen Butter Biscuits enough, they went and added a dark chocolate coating to them! The information card says that this treat was inspired by the French Petit Buerre line of confectionary. Each butter biscuit is covered in a thick layer of European dark chocolate. I enjoyed these as a late night snack and then again with my afternoon cup of coffee. Another package that you receive so many of each biscuit, which I am very very happy about! 

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Ferrero German Kinder Bueno, 4 oz. – Value $4.00

While Kinder belongs to the Italian company Ferrero, these were initially developed for the German market in 1967. When they first launched, they were marketed as “the first Kinder chocolate for Adults.” This snack seriously blew my mind, it was so good I quickly ate both before anyone came home – I didn’t want to share! Each bar is a crispy waffle covered in milk chocolate with a rich hazelnut cream center. Just take my word for you, you need this chocolate bar in your life, now!

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Haribo Sour Gold Bears, 1.8 oz. – Value $2.75

These sour bears are a quirky twist on the original with a sour and tangy sugar coating. Another fun history lesson, these gummy bears were developed in 1922 by Hans Reigel, Sr. If you have ever had Haribo bears, you know that they are a little chewier than other brands of gummy bears, but I absolutely love this brand! The sweet and sour sugar coating provided that extra kick that can make any adult remember how happy a treat like this would have made them as a kid! 

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Ritter Sport Milk Chocolates, 0.59 oz. – Value $2.00

Ritter Sport Chocolates were developed back in 1912 and were designed to fit in everyone’s jacket pocket without breaking. Fun fact, these little squares weigh the same as a normal long bar from Ritter Sport! I received the chocolate with corn flakes, and boy do I want to put corn flakes in everything chocolate flavored now! This little chocolate just melts in your mouth and has such a rich creaminess to it. The corn flakes provided a wonderful crunch that you would almost get from a wafer. I wish I could eat a whole bag of these! 

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Bahlsen HIT Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies, 4.7 oz. – Value $4.50

These are so much more than a cookie. They have a fluffy, yet crunchy bite to them that is more like a biscuit. The chocolate flavor put these over the edge, and the cream vanilla filling was sweet like a custard. This would be the perfect snack to eat with coffee. My mom and my son couldn’t stop snacking on these! 

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Lorenz Saltletts, 75 g. – Value $3.85

This is a classic snack, baked pretzels, that have been around for more than 80 years. Each little pretzel rod has a light sprinkle of sea salt that makes each bite so crunchy and oh so salty! I love getting bags like this because not only can I enjoy them, but my son loves to snack on them as well! A classic snack that is always good to have around!

Verdict: I have received TopMunch one time before so I was very excited to get this box again! I was even more excited when I saw that the snacks were from Germany, so many sweet treats! Since most of the snacks were sweet, I absolutely loved everything that I ate and we received so many in each package that there are so many leftovers. What I think I love most about this month’s box though is that the information card provides so much historical information. Not only can you learn about Germany as though you are planning your next trip there, but TopMunch really dives into the history behind each of the snacks and the brand. At $29 a month, I received seven total snacks, which averages out to $4.14 per item (or valued at $30.05). Since I received so many snacks, I was able to share with my family, and we were able to read and learn all about Germany while we snacked. This is such a great box that allows you to learn and challenge your taste buds every month! 

What do you think of this month’s TopMunch? What are your favorite snacks from Germany?

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in Food Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, TopMunch Reviews| Tags: top munch | 11 comments

11 Comments

  1. I forgot to say that this 30 dollars though…. I really think thats crazy for 7 snacks. Yes the info is amazing but your sort being robbed…. This is my thought and I’m sorry for those that feel other wise and I am not trying to be rude. It’s just my option. Lol

  2. Omg those are my favorite chocolate bar EVER. THEY ARE SOOOO GOOOD. I buy 10 on Amazon that come from Germany for free with Prime and it costs between 4 and 8 dollars for 10 bars with 2 bars within each. So good. My best find ever. Love.

  3. It’s a very good selection, but I don’t see anything unique here. Forget the German grocery, most of those snacks can be found in Korean H-Mart or any other other international food stores.

    • Thank you so much for your post! The snacks were each unique to me, but good to know that they are easily found in other areas.

  4. Wow. The prices! I am blessed enough to live in a large city with German grocer. I have purchased all if these yummy treats for about a third to half of the price. Most of these are at World Market as well. Otherwise, great curation, but I do have sticker shock.

    • Thanks for the post, that is interesting to know that they are usually items at a lower cost that are easily found!

  5. I live in Germany and this is pretty accurate. They don’t sell graham crackers here so Leibniz are my go-to every time I want to do a pie with a graham cracker crust.

    • I could see those being so good in a sweet treat! Now I think I need to go bake with the ones I have left!

  6. I lived in Germany several years, and my husband is 100% native-born & raised German, so this was a fun review! Well done! But the pessimist in me is a bit grumpy, as all these snacks are available in almost every German grocery store (and even the gas stations) and the cost is nowhere near $29. Just eyeballing, I’d say about 10EU for everything, including 19% VAT. But then I remember that of course…I’m not in Germany anymore!! 😀 BTW, if you liked the Leibniz with chocolate, they hit it out of the park with Pick Ups. They are SO good. I brought them with me to a class a couple years ago to share and they were ALL eaten within 20 minutes. Last comment: I wonder why the text is all in English? Did it say on the back of the wrappers they’re export for the UK? (Just curious!)

    • Good point. I just noticed all the text was English. None of the text is English when I buy this stuff in the grocery store. They must be packaged for UK sales. If it were closer to December they’d have to include Lebkuchen!

    • Thanks so much for the post! I will have to give the Pick Ups a try! The value was a bit lower, especially since it sounds like you can easily get these snacks in Germany. Interesting point about the packaging, I didn’t even think about that! I didn’t notice anything on the back, but they were most likely an export from the UK since they aren’t all in German.

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