Snack Crate Subscription Box Review – January 2018
Snack Crate is a monthly subscription service that sends you a box of global goodies from all around the world! Snack Crate offers three sizes, a mini box with 5 snacks, a priority box with 10-12 snacks, and a premium box with 18-20 snacks.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the 5-item, mini-sized, $14 Snack Crate.
About Snack Crate
The Subscription Box: Snack Crate
The Cost: $14 plus free shipping for the mini box (5 snacks), $26 plus free priority shipping for the original box (10-12 snacks), and $49 for the premium box (18-20 snacks).
Products: A delightful mix of sweet and savory goodies, hand-picked by our team of experts around the globe.
Good to know: You’ll be prompted to choose one of three countries for your first box; after that, Snack Crate chooses for you!
Ships to: Any address in the United States and territories.
Snack Crate January 2018 Review
There was an awesome surprise when I first opened this box: stickers! These are so cool-looking, and the colors are the best. I also liked the pamphlet inside that guides you through all of the snacks for this month. This month my snacks are from the Philippines; after this, the box countries will be randomly selected.
Boy Bawang, Garlic Flavor – Buy 3, 3.54 oz. bags for $8.50
These are a delightful corn nut snack with a great garlicky flavor. They smell really intensely of garlic when the bag is opened, but thankfully their taste is more subtle. I liked these a lot! The crunch was really satisfying and they had a nice element of salt that made them really addictive.
Coffee Candy, 5 pieces – Buy 150 pieces for $13.11
These were so, so good in theory. I love coffee, and I’m always intrigued by coffee-flavored, caffeinated candies. These were a nice size and I was excited to try them, but they sadly disappointed me a bit. These tasted like coffee at first, but they had a strange aftertaste that made me not want to finish them.
Philippine Brand Dried Mangoes, 3.5 oz. – Buy for $3.26
I liked that there was a sweet snack in this box that wasn’t candy or cookies, but boy, these were sweet! They’re definitely still a treat, even though they’re a bit more virtuous than the typical snacks found in boxes like these. There was a lot of sugar on this fruit, but it kept the fruit incredibly soft. The texture of these was so soft and fresh!
Chocolate Mini Pretzels, 1.41 oz.
Oh, chocolate pretzels. I wanted to love you. But these were just sweet cracker-y sticks that weren’t pretzels at all, and they weren’t incredibly tasty, either. The chocolate was a nice even coating, but it wasn’t a very chocolatey flavor. Alas! I’m still glad I tried them.
Ube Cake, 0.70 oz. – Buy a 10-count for $3.54
I was so excited to see a snack made with the pretty purple yam ube! These cakes smell like heaven, sweet and buttery. They don’t have a ton of flavor beyond their richness, but I didn’t mind. The color is so pretty, and they’re nice and soft. I bet one of these would be awesome with tea, but they were good all on their own.
King Choco Nut, 8 pieces – Buy a 7.76 oz. bag for $2.73
I loooove all the ingredients in this candy, but these were not for me! The coconut milk and chocolate flavor of these were awesome, but the texture for me was a bit off. They were granular, like fudge, which I actually don’t like all that well. I liked the peanut element of these, but the texture was a deal-breaker for me. I can certainly see why they’re popular though, and I’m sure some of my friends will dig them a lot.
Choco Mallow, 1 piece – Buy a 10-pack of 6 pieces for $24.99
One of these little guys ended up in my box! It was sweet and the marshmallow layer was spongy, with a crispy cookie on the bottom layer. The chocolate was sweet, but not too sweet. It reminded me of a few kinds of American snacks, but the marshmallow layer of these was so unique!
Verdict: I love trying international snacks, and Snack Crate provided a lot of new flavors! I liked that there was a snack with ube in it, the garlic corn nuts were delicious, and even the snacks that weren’t my favorite were a lot of fun to try. I also love that these snack boxes are going to be from all different countries, and I’m really looking forward to a journey to a brand-new country next time.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! You have to sign up by the 5th of the month to get your Snack Crate, but when you do, you can choose among three countries for your first box, and the Philippines is one of them.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $14, which means that each of the 7 kinds of items cost $2. Having this box curated and the products sent directly from the country of origin really adds to the value.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What did you like about this month’s Snack Crate?