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Korean Snacks Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

Katie Martina
ByKatie MartinaJan 22, 2018 | 3 comments

Korean Snacks Box closed

Korean Snack Box
4.5 overall rating
4 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Korean Snacks Box is a subscription box for those with a taste for international delights. Whether it’s K-Dramas or K-Pop that tickles your fancy, this snack box will complement your interests with an adorable round-up of sweets from a variety of popular Korean brands!

There are two sizes; Medium (5-10 items) and Large (10-15 items, including duplicates of each unique treat). Both are filled with premium Korean snacks and tasters packed inside a beautiful Bokjumeoni (traditional Korean silk bag).

Korean Snacks Box inside showing sizzle

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 is a review of the $25.95 Large box, which includes two of each snack.

Korean Snacks Box January 2018 review

About Korean Snacks Box

The Subscription Box: Korean Snacks Box 

The Cost: The Medium Size is $16.95 a month + free shipping. The Large Size is $25.95 a month + free shipping. Save with quarterly and yearly subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSAKOREA to save $2 off your first box!

The Products: Korean snacks and tasters; Medium: 5-10 snacks & Large: 10-15 snacks.

Ships to: Worldwide for free! 

Korean Snacks Box January 2018 Review

Korean Snacks Box letter

This insert offers an adorable description of the theme of each month’s box. While detailing each snack and the significance they hold in Korea, this month’s write-up also talks about Seollal, or the “Lunar New Year.” Seollal occurs on the second new moon in mid-winter, and is celebrated with joy and many of the treats found in this month’s box!

Now, to dig in:

Choco Malang (Sweet Chocolate Gummies)

Choco Malang (Sweet Chocolate Gummies), two pouches included

These were simply adorable. Featuring orange- and apple-flavored rice cake balls covered in chocolate, these miniature, poppable confections were bursting with flavor. In classic fashion, the orange flavor paired more appetizingly with the chocolate coating, but the green apple was still fun to enjoy.

I did wish the pouches were resealable because a perpetually open bag presents the sweet temptation to eat these tiny treats all in one sitting!

Lotte Chaltteok (Chocolate-Covered Rice Cake Snack)

Lotte Chaltteok (Chocolate-Covered Rice Cake Snack), two included

It may look like a slightly thicker, slightly cracked Thin Mint, but this chocolate-covered rice cake is anything but. I tried to break it in half and was met with a gooey, soft inside that was nearly impossible to separate!

This treat—a chocolatey twist on a traditional Korean recipe—had a delicious pudding-like taste and a marshmallow texture. My favorite part? The surprise of added chocolate in the center!

Pepero Double Dip Sweet Yogurt Sticks

Pepero Double Dip Sweet Yogurt Sticks

Pepero Double Dip Sweet Yogurt Sticks, two packs included

These yogurt-dipped delicacies are apparently very popular in Korea these days. A shortbread-like cookie stick is dipped in smooth, sweet yogurt that almost tastes like icing. The cookie stick has a strong, solid crunch, and would be great dipped in coffee or hot chocolate.

A fair warning: many of my yogurt sticks had snapped in half inside their packaging, so transport carefully if you take these on the go.

And now, for what’s inside the stunning silk bag:

Complete with a drawstring closure, this beautiful pouch makes it easy to tote sweet snacks with you wherever you roam.

Sekomdalkom (Sweet and Sour Chewy Candies)

Sekomdalkom (Sweet and Sour Chewy Candies)

Sekomdalkom (Sweet and Sour Chewy Candies), 6 included

Have you ever seen more adorable candy packaging?! I loved the sassy peach on these sweet and sour gummies. These were also one of my favorite snacks in the box! They have a VERY vibrant peach flavor reminiscent of sugar-coated peach rings.

Dentists would surely be iffy about these gummies, however: their hard outside and chewy, mouth-watering texture stick to teeth, so chew wisely!

Chamssal Yakgwa (Traditional Rice Cake Snack)

Chamssal Yakgwa (Traditional Rice Cake Snack), two included

This was my least favorite snack of the bunch, unfortunately. It has the same texture of the chocolate-covered rice cake, but without the chocolate coating, it tastes like a slightly oily donut that was fried for too long. The odd combination of a gummy texture and a savory taste turned me off. If you’re a fan of fried flavors, however, you may love it!

Butter Waffel (Sweet Waffle Biscuits)

Butter Waffel (Sweet Waffle Biscuits), two packs included.

I LOVED these! They have a satisfying crunch and a sweet, understated waffle-cone flavor. Each pack comes with three oval biscuits, which would pair fantastically alongside a steaming cup of tea or coffee. So tasty!

Verdict: This January Korean Snacks Box was an adventure to enjoy! Other than the gummies and waffle biscuits, I was unfamiliar with many of the box’s flavors and textures. I’m never one to turn down chocolate, so the many chocolate-covered treats also had me hooked from the start. Duplicates of each unique confection allowed me to share my snacks with family, and we all had fun figuring out our opinions on each treat!

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will get the February box.

Coupon – Use code MSA3 and get a $3 discount!

Value Breakdown: The monthly cost of this box comes in at $25.95, which averages out to around $2.10 per item (grouping separate peach gummies together). This box had duplicates of each treat, which definitely made the price worth it! Many snacks were hard to find online to purchase as a single item, so this value gets you exclusive, unique treats at a reasonable price.

Check out all of our Korean Snack Box reviews and the Sweet Snacks Subscription Box Directory!

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Do you already subscribe? What was your favorite from the January Korean Snacks Box?

The theme for this month's Korean Snack Box is Korean Green Forest theme! 😍 During summertime in Korea, all plants and trees are in full bloom and the entire country is covered in lush green colors. When one thinks of Korea what often comes to mind is the megacity of Seoul with its skyscraping this... read more.
Katie Martina
Katie Martina
Catch Katie perpetually stressing about finding the time to see every movie on her growing to-watch list. Some of her favorite pastimes include car-belting to ABBA, continuing her search for the perfect skincare routine, and just makin' sure everyone's having a good time. Home decor lured her into the world of subscription boxes, but a recent foray into knitting has her giddy to find new crafts to explore!

Katie Martina
Katie Martina
Catch Katie perpetually stressing about finding the time to see every movie on her growing to-watch list. Some of her favorite pastimes include car-belting to ABBA, continuing her search for the perfect skincare routine, and just makin' sure everyone's having a good time. Home decor lured her into the world of subscription boxes, but a recent foray into knitting has her giddy to find new crafts to explore!
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3 comments

Chanell Irvine

Wow. I am in NYC and it took a month for me to get my first bag, i was super disappointed and after seeing this review and seeing I got shorted on about 3 different items I do not feel so bad cancelling.

Chanell

Never mind I am tripping. I see this is the large box! Never mind.

Alex

Looks yummy and that pouch is so pretty.

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