Mother Snacker is a monthly dessert discovery box designed for mamas who need and deserve a Mother Snack’n break. For $49/month + free shipping you will receive 5-7 full sized artisanal treats and goods curated just for moms. Their mission is simple: moms supporting moms. They do this by donating 1% of their profits to non-profit organizations that support mothers and children as well as through the products they choose. From Mother Snacker:
We are all about #mothershelpingmothers so we source first from woman-owned businesses and fellow mother-hustlers.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Mother Snacker
The Subscription Box: Mother Snacker
The Cost: $49 per month with free U.S. shipping (less for longer subscriptions)
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code MOMSDAY to save $10 off your first box!
The Products: Each box contains 5-7 full sized artisanal treats and goods curated just for mom.
Ships to: U.S. (for free) and Internationally
Mother Snacker May 2018 Review
One thing I love about this box is how relatable it is to me as a mom. I love this list they have on their site and how they encourage you to “snack like a mother.” All of the silly puns and relatable situations, “For you that is exhausted having spent your day endlessly chasing after a toddler,” speak to me on such a personal level! I love the concept and was drawn to it immediately, plus I have a huge sweet tooth!
I love that they included this little card with both images and descriptions of the included products. I also like that they highlighted the owners of these businesses and gave a little background info on them as well.
Gemline Tired as a Mother Cotton Zippered Pouch - Estimated Value $3
Once again the pun on this bag is spot on, especially at the moment when I have a one-month-old! I love that this bag actually has a pocket inside. This is about the size of an Ipsy bag, but I’ve never received one with a separate compartment in it. This will probably go in my diaper bag for mommy items.
The Warm Sugar scent of this is amazing! It smells so good and it’s a great product for a busy mom with no time to wash her hair. Travel size makes it easy to take anywhere for freshening up.
Gold Hair Tie Bracelet - Estimated Value $12.99 (There is no brand name and prices for these are all over the place so I went with the Etsy price which is somewhat on the lower end!)
The card says it all: as a mom sometimes you have no choice but to put your hair up and handle whatever awaits you! I actually have two of these already, but I love the idea behind them. Plus they gave two ponytails with the bracelet which is great since I can always use more!
These motivational quote cards are both inspirational and beautiful! Their small size makes them easy to place anywhere. I’m thinking maybe I might find a home for them on my fridge or in my car. Another cute little piece of encouragement for mamas, or really, anyone.
Fairytale Brownies - Original, 3oz. - Buy 12 for $45
Let me say, I was a bit skeptical about a packaged brownie since I like to make my own, gooey, undercooked boxed brownies at home, but I think they were able to reserve the domain www.brownies.com for a reason! These had the perfect little crisp on the outside and were soft and chewy on the inside. The flavor was extremely chocolatey which I think is in part due to their use of Belgian chocolate and it made it that much more delicious. This was probably my favorite item in the box, but that’s also probably because I am a chocolate girl above all else.
The story behind these brownies is also pretty great. Best friends since Kindergarten who use a secret family recipe and also give back through KaBoom!, a non-profit group that builds playgrounds for children in need. Plus, they always have free shipping. I see more brownies in my future…
Sweetsmith Candy Co. Traditional Peanut Brittle 56 g - Retail Value $3.92 USD ($5.00 CAD)
The card lists this as a nostalgic experience, and for me it certainly was. This tasted just like the peanut brittle my granny used to have at her house. My husband says it is too sweet, but this is the classic kind I grew up eating and he can’t be trusted anyway since he’s not a “dessert” person.
Sometimes peanut brittle can be a little too hard or taste too much like toffee for me, but this had just enough crunch and nice big chunks of peanuts. It was a win for me.
Jackie’s Cookie Babies in Classic Chocolate Chip 2, 2 oz containers - Buy 2, 6 oz containers for $15.00
So nice to get two of these cute little cookie cups! Chocolate chip cookies are a classic treat that I can appreciate at any time and almost always enjoy. These tiny cookies are crunchy and small, but with full-sized chocolate chips. Obviously, it isn’t the same as a freshly baked, warm cookie, but they taste homemade and I definitely couldn’t stop at just one.
I was trying to figure out how many servings are in one of these little containers and it says there are 2 servings which would be 12 cookies total. After taking out 6 cookies, you can see that this container is still more than halfway full. A lot of broken cookies, but that just means you don’t have to keep track of how many you ate, right? Their website says that they use the word ‘about’ so that they can fill up the containers to the top and don’t have to stop at exactly 2 oz. That’s something I can definitely appreciate! Plus, this is another woman-owned business!
Another classic treat, but with a grown-up twist and way larger than any crispy I have ever had before! The card described it as the “perfect balance of sweet and salty, crunchy and gooey” and I can’t think of a better way to explain the mix of flavors! The salt and crunch of the pretzel with the sweet chocolate and marshmallow mixed with sticky caramel were such a nice complement to each other. Also, this thing was massive! I thought I would have liked a bit more chocolate on it, but I kept going back for more (and more and more) so I guess it was just fine the way it was! This company was founded by a stay at home mom and they offer a wide variety of flavors that sound pretty interesting.
Little Flower Candy Co. Sea Salt Caramels 4 oz bag - Retail Value $8.00
I’m not a huge caramel candy fan, unless it is covered in chocolate, but these were amazing to me. They were rich and soft and melted in my mouth. That little hint of sea salt made them another addicting treat. This bag has 16 caramels in it and I’m really not sure how long they’ll last!
Verdict: Mother Snacker might be my favorite box ever because I am always drooling over the expensive artisanal goodies whenever I see them, but I never indulge due to cost. This box costs $49 with free shipping and I’m estimating the value at $49.39. Since I am estimating a lot of these, I think it’s safe to say that the value is there. This is definitely a little too expensive for me to purchase on a monthly basis, but I think it would make a wonderful gift or every once in awhile indulgence.
I was happy to have someone curate this box for me because I love trying new snacks and these were all sweets that I consider to be quality. I thought there was a good mix of treats and this was a nice change from the occasional impulsive grocery store candy bar purchase that I indulge in. I like the focus on moms supporting moms and the fact that they try to source from woman-owned businesses and also donate to charity. I also appreciated the encouragement to take a break and treat myself and I don’t feel guilty for not sharing with my kids one bit!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the June box if you order by May 31st.
Coupon - Use code MOMSDAY to save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $49, including free shipping and since the estimated value of the box is about the same you are pretty much paying the retail price for each item. This breaks down to an average of $6.13 per item (5 treats & 3 mommy goodies).
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