Journeybites delivers a monthly box of international snacks and candy to your doorstep. Each month, you'll experience a different country and its most popular snacks and candy along with fun informational cards.
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 Size Journeybites, which is $15.00 a month.
The Subscription Box: Journeybites
The Cost: $15.00 monthly for Original (5 full-size snacks) or $25.00 monthly for Large (10-12 full-size snacks). Free US shipping.
The Products: Snacks from around the world.
Ships to: Free shipping within the USA.
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Journeybites send a pamphlet that notes the theme for the month, along with some fun facts and trivia about the country. This month is Mexico!
You'll also receive a card that notes all of the products within your box, along with a little description of each product.
Let's take a look at what's inside!
2 Bags of Churritos Fuego by Barcel, 4 oz each - Value $5.98
These thin corn chips are quite delicious but extremely spicy! I thought I had a high tolerance for heat, but man, these are next level hot. They're still delicious nonetheless, but I can't eat too many in one sitting (which I guess isn't always a bad thing)! If you like a lot of spice, then these corn chips are for you!
This chocolate-covered candy bar is filled with strawberry jelly and a marshmallow center. Oh my, it's delicious. I'm not usually a big fan of most things marshmallow, but this candy bar really works for my flavor palate. A lot of people on the internet say this is even more scrumptious frozen. I look forward to trying that out!
These are chocolate covered corn flakes and are they are the perfect mixture of a crunchy and sweet treat in my opinion. They're not overly sweet, which I appreciate, so you can definitely indulge on the whole bag in one sitting... like I did 🙂
This is a pretty sweet snack that has the consistency of cake icing and pudding combined. I received 2 different flavors; hazelnut/strawberry and vanilla/hazelnut. I preferred the vanilla, personally. These can be eaten by themselves (each pack includes a little spoon!) or can be dipped with cookies or pretzels. I dipped with pretzels! This was truly a great snack that wasn't overly sweet. Yum!
These fun looking balls are a hard candy covered with hot chili and sugar. I've never been a fan of hot chili on sugary or fruit snacks, so these are not for me. I shared with friends, and they were a hit for the most part. My favorite part is the packaging, which is very unique and fun.
These little wafer cookies consist of goats milk and caramel. They are VERY sweet—a little too sweet for me. I had high hopes after reading the description and opening the package, but these were just a little too sweet and way too gooey for my liking.
I thought Journeybites made a mistake when I pulled these Japanese-style peanuts out of the box. Don't worry, they didn't! These peanuts are covered in a crunchy coating and are quite delicious. They're a mixture of salty and sweet and a very popular snack in Mexico, not Japan.
These corn chips are very crunchy and are covered with chili powder and other spices, creating a very bold taste. I didn't love them on their own, but after dipping in some salsa and guacamole, these were a big hit with me and friends!
I was pretty confused at first by this candy, but after a minute or two, I was able to figure out how it works. After you take the red cap off and push down, string-like gooey candy oozes out of the dispenser, and you eat from there. I wasn't a fan of this one. The taste was a little too tart for me and very gooey and sticky.
These are very soft cookie bars filled with a sweet, strawberry jelly and probably one of my favorite snacks in the whole box this month. The strawberry filling isn't overly sweet, and the cookie base is perfect for an on-the-go snack!
I love most things mango-flavored, but I don't like spicy chili, so these didn't sit well with my palate. I do appreciate the shape of the lollipops, though. It's very fun and unique, making these a special treat for those who like the sweet and spicy treats.
I saved the best treat for last. This candy consists of crushed peanuts and sugar that crumbles and melts in your mouth quite quickly. It's so good! They're simple, yet perfectly sweet. I'm definitely going to buy more of these in the future.
Verdict: This was my first experience with Journeybites, and overall I'm pretty impressed with the variety of snacks and candy sent, even if I wasn't a fan of everything. I received 12 items in this $15.00 (+ free shipping) box, so the average cost of each snack is $1.25, which is quite a good deal in my opinion! (I estimate that the retail value of the box is about $19.59.) I would suggest this box to anyone who wants to expand their international snack palate and isn't shy about trying new flavors.
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