TopMunch Cultural Snack Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
TopMunch is a monthly snack subscription box aimed at exposing members to treats from around the world.
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).
The Subscription Box: TopMunch
The Cost: $32.00 a month + free US shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: Sweet and salty snacks from a different country every month
Ships to: the U.S. for free, Canada for $11, and UK for $10
TopMunch March 2018 Review
This month’s subscription box features snacks from Turkey and Persia! The accordion-style monthly insert features these countries top hits – music, destinations, and phrases. They encourage you to snap the QR code to access their TopMusic, featuring a library of songs native to this month’s featured country (or in this case, countries). Ready to amp up your snacking experience? Get that QR scanner and Bluetooth speaker ready.
Let’s see what’s inside!
I really like the aesthetic of the packaging because of the cute photo on the front – I’m a sucker for mama and baby photos. When I ate the biscuit, it started to dissolve rather quickly which I found to be a bit surprising. I expected these to be a little sweeter, but the flavor was clean with a touch of sweetness. The dryness of the biscuit reminded me of a Lorna Doone shortbread cookie. I love that the package included two individually wrapped sets, so they remain as fresh as possible until you get to the second set.
This cake was pretty large for being a single snack cake, making it perfect for sharing. The aroma was spot-on and made me excited to try it. I found it to be very dry and flaky when I bit into it. The inside of the cake looked like it contained filling, but it was layered with lightly sweetened sponge cake. It also looked like it would have a chocolate flavor, but that wasn’t true. It really reminded me of dry Twinkie. I think it would pair really well with a cup of tea.
This package of sunflower seeds is big! It reminds me when I played softball and we all shared a package in the dugout, but the flavor is unlike any sunflower seed I’ve ever tasted. It had a dry, barky flavor to it that I really enjoyed. Anyone who is a connoisseur of the seed industry definitely needs to try these! They’re very unique.
This is one of the most interesting and intriguing snacks I’ve ever tried! At first glance, I thought these were noodles with seasoning. When I picked it up, I thought it was a bag of dough. In my defense, there were no words on the bag so I left it up to my imagination. Once I actually dug in – WOW! I was blown away by this angel hair, straw-like sweet and nutty combo. The cotton candy melted in my mouth but had such an interesting flavor. This was definitely my favorite item included this month!
This fruit roll is absolutely massive and I was super pumped to try it. It was folded in the box for shipment, so I knew I was in for a treat. I tend to lean more toward natural fruit snacks rather than the more traditional kid-friendly roll-ups. The most surprising part was that the flavor ended up being salty with very little apricot flavor. I’m not opposed, I just didn’t expect it.
The sour cherries are a really neat snack with a unique flavor. The aroma upon opening the bag was like a glass of red wine (not mad about that!) and the cherries themselves were pleasantly plump. Although I don’t typically like fresh cherries, these had a burst of salt and sour upon removing the seed. Such a different flavor and I’d definitely recommend these along with a “Caution: Contains Pit” warning. We wouldn’t anyone to need an emergency appointment at the dentist!
As much as I love marshmallows, it doesn’t even begin to compare to the love my two-year-old has for them. These are coated with a finely powdered coconut as opposed to the traditional flakes. That was a big win for me. The color is super appealing and the texture is a solid mix of marshmallow and taffy. Both mama and toddler give this two thumbs up.
The Verdict: I was really excited to try all of the unique items in this box. I found a common theme of dry and salty flavors across the majority of the items included. It really helped to give me a better sense of the foods in Turkey and Persia, which is much different than here in the US. For $32 including shipping, I received $35.55 worth of snacks and a handful of items I really like and would definitely repurchase. This box has enough snacks to get you through the month, if you choose not to sit and eat them all at once! I’d say this one was definitely a big win – good price, unique flavors, and fun facts. I’ll be excited to try this one again in the future.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, sign up now for the May box!
Coupon – Use code FIRSTBOXADDICTION to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $32.00 for this box, you’re paying approximately $4.57 per item. If you take the retail value of all the items, the average cost is $5.22 per item. This means you’re saving approximately 15% on each one! Definitely a slam dunk.
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What do you think of this month’s TopMunch? What are your favorite snacks from the March box?