Korean Snacks Box Review + Coupon – February 2018

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Korean Snacks February 2018 Box closed

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!

Korean Snacks February 2018 Box Cover Photo

There are two sizes: Medium (5-10 items) for $16.95 a month and Large (10-15 items, including duplicates of each unique treat) for $25.95 a month. Both are filled with premium Korean snacks and tasters packed inside a beautiful Bokjumeoni (traditional Korean silk bag).

Korean Snacks February 2018 Box inside

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.

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About Korean Snacks Box

The Subscription Box: Korean Snacks Box 

The Cost: $25.95 a month + free shipping. Save with quarterly and yearly subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSA3 and get a $3 discount!

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

Ships to: Worldwide for free! 

Korean Snacks Box February 2018 Review

This month’s box started with a sweet letter detailing this box’s theme. With the 2018 Winter Olympics taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this box highlights snacks best enjoyed while watching the winter games. I love tv snacks, so let’s see what’s inside!

Kancho Biscuits package

Kancho Biscuits plated

Kancho Biscuits

Adorable! These little cookies are chocolate-filled, and I’ve had things similar to them in the past. They’re a nice crispy cookie, and the chocolate filling tastes good. I think these would be a really good treat to enjoy while curled up on the couch while watching women’s freestyle skiing.

Honey Butter Chips

Where have these been all my life? These crispy, buttery, and sweet chips are absolutely delicious. The letter mentioned that these chips were so in-demand at one point, there was a dedicated app to finding them in Korea, and many K-Pop stars would take selfies with bags of them once they found this treat! I can totally see why they were so popular and were so hard to find for a while; the sweet and salty combo is absolutely perfect, and the taste of the butter is spectacular.

Seriously, how cute is this bag? Many of the snacks in this month’s box came tucked into it, and I think the design and colors are so eye-catching.

Doctor Yoo Energy Bar (2 included)

I’m not typically a granola/energy bar kind of person, but I liked this a lot. The chocolate coating wasn’t too sweet, and it was filled with peanuts, and cranberries, which balanced each other really nicely. I had to stop myself from eating the entire thing! I think it fits the sports theme really nicely; this would be great for a hike or a trip to the ice rink.

Cheongpodo package

Cheongpodo plated


These little candies were really interesting! The grape flavor was so true to the fruit, and even though they were gummies, they had a dense texture that was enjoyable. I don’t particularly like gummies that verge more on the jelly side, texture-wise, so these were perfect for me. They reminded me quite a bit of wine gums, a British candy, which I remember my grandma liking quite a bit when I would visit her in Niagara Falls.

Oh Yes packaged

Oh Yes plated

Oh Yes (2 included)

These chocolate-covered cakes were so good, and I was surprised at how much they reminded me of good old American snack cake happiness! My close friends know the fastest way to win my heart on a road trip (and convince me to do some of the driving), is to buy me some zebra cakes, and these little treats reminded me a lot of my most-beloved snack cakes.

Malang Strawberry Milk Candy packaged

Malang Strawberry Milk Candy plated

Malang Strawberry Milk Candy (6 included)

I love trying something from another country that is so different from anything I’ve ever had! These look an awful lot like the melty-mints you can grab from the register at your favorite diner, but these are strawberry all the way, with a very strong fruit scent and soft, not-quite-marshmallow texture. These were subtle, had a nice flavor, and weren’t too sweet, which I really enjoyed.

Somsatag Geom

I think I’ve only had cotton candy about three times in my entire life. When I was a kid, I had braces for eight years, and when it came to the list of no-no foods, this one was up near the top, right under gum. It’s never been anything that I felt like I was missing out on, but if I’d met this stuff sooner, maybe I would feel differently! This stuff was feather-light, so soft, and it dissolved instantly into pure strawberry flavor the second I ate it. I was so excited about this stuff, I practically pounced on my husband when he came home and I insisted that he try it.

Ghana Chocobar Mini packaged

Ghana Chocobar Mini plated

Ghana Chocobar Mini (2 included)

This was just a chocolate bar, pure and simple, but there’s nothing wrong with that! They reminded me of a cross between a Snickers and a Baby Ruth with their sweet, peanutty interior. There wasn’t anything too exotic about them, which is a little disappointing, but they’re tasty, so I truly can’t complain.

Verdict: I liked this Korean Snacks Box a lot! Even though these were all sweet snacks, I think these were a nice mix of different types of sweets, with a number of different textures and flavors throughout. The gummies were definitely something different, I liked that there was an energy bar, and the cotton candy and the milk candy were unexpected delights!

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Nope! You’ll get the March 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 $3.24 for each snack type, and many of the smaller snacks had multiple servings, only adding to the value of this box. It’s so cool that the items are shipped directly from Korea, too. Many of these snacks were really hard to find online, so this value gets you exclusive, unique treats at a reasonable price.


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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

Posted in Food Subscription Boxes, Korean Snacks Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: korean snacks box | 5 comments


  1. This was my second and last box. I was more impressed this time around and wish them success. In my opinion the snacks I’ve tasted have been similar to what I have had in America……just more fresher and natural tasting to me.

  2. You can actually still get this box on their website as a one time purchase. It’s called the “Winter Olympics Box.”

    • Oh that’s so good to know! I’ve actually been eating the snacks while watching SO MUCH Olympic skating! 😀

  3. Totally agree with your verdict. My boyfriend bought me a subscription from an earlier MSA review since Im a total Kdrama dork – and I love this box more and more every month. The company really put thought and effort behind the curation and are imo very generous on the box value, compared to some other snacks boxes I had in the past.

    • Ohh I’m glad you like it, too! I think the curation is really key; I’m starting to look forward to it every month ^_^

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