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Korean Snacks Box Review + Coupon – May 2018

Korean Snack Box
4.5 overall rating
4 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Korean Snacks Box is a subscription box that highlights delicious Korean snacks and candy each month. All of the products in the box are made and bought in Korea and shipped directly from Seoul to your door. 

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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).

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 May 2018 review

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 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! Add $2 for tracking info.

Korean Snacks Box May 2018 Review

This month’s snack box contained small, individually packaged snacks that went along with their picnic theme. The insert also gives you a very brief overview of the snacks included – nutrition information isn’t provided – so if you have food allergies, you might need to proceed with caution. I do not have any known allergies, so I jumped right in!

This is my first box, so I was surprised and pleased to see the beautiful Bokjumeoni silk bag containing a few of the treats. I was surprised at how great the quality was for this type of item, and definitely can find a use for it around the house! This month the bag was yellow and ivory, with a pink and blue embellishment towards the middle. Super cute and very summery.

Binch

Yum! These little coin size wafers are covered in creamy, dark chocolate. I really enjoyed these with my afternoon tea as a sweet, crunchy little treat.

Cheongpodo

On the insert, these little goodies are described as “cute green grape caramels with a refreshing sour taste.” I’m not sure where they got the caramel comment, to me these tasted like little sour grape hard candies. I really liked the flavor though, but definitely wouldn’t recommend biting into it like a caramel!

Saekomadaikom Sticks

This sweet & sour treat is a textural cross between a starburst and chewing gum, and tasted like peach. I liked how long each one lasted, and the flavor was robust, tart, and juicy the entire time!

Cool Mango Jelly

When I opened this bag I was overwhelmed by the smell – and it wasn’t terribly pleasant. It smelled like overripened, super sweet fruit. However, I was surprised when I bit into a piece and actually really enjoyed the texture and flavor. These are basically mango fruit snacks!

Saengkeurim Pie

This is a new snack hitting Seoul this year! It’s like a hostess cake in my opinion, with a soft chocolate cake, sweet cream and caramel filling, dipped in chocolate. Definitely one of my favorites this month!

Jagabee

The insert says that these little potato fries are healthier than chips – but I’m not sure that that is the case. Either way, they’re delicious. The taste like a cross between a McDonald’s fry and a potato chip. They are simply salted and have an amazing crunch!

Butter Waffle

These crispy waffles remind me of the pizzelle cookies that my Grandma makes every Christmas. They were mild in flavor and my toddler loved them too!

Bungeoppang

So, this is the strangest snack in my opinion – since it’s a cake, shaped like a carp. It’s a traditional street food found in Korean markets. This is a sweet vanilla flavored cake, stripped with chocolate. It was pretty good!

Melon Jelly

I really liked this melon jelly! Similar to the mango version, this is a sweet little treat – and is a reinvention of a popular Melona ice cream that is well loved in Korea. To me, it tasted like a cross between honeydew and cantaloupe – two of my favorite fruits.

Verdict: Korean Snacks Box is a fun box and I really enjoyed reviewing the contents. I enjoyed most of these delicious and unique snacks – and I’m not sure that I could pick a favorite. I really loved the butter waffles, the melon jelly, and the binch!

To Wrap Up:

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

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

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $25.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 9 types of items in the box (not including the silk bag) has an average cost of $2-$3. Seems fair to me, especially since most of the items were either doubled or in a bag big enough to share!

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

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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.
Colette Christian
Colette Christian
Colette's subscription addiction started innocently enough with a few beauty boxes in 2013. As her life has evolved, so have her subscriptions - and some of her favorites now include boxes that cater towards lifestyle (Popsugar Must Have), pets (BarkBox), and children (Gap Outfit Box and Mac & Mia).

Colette Christian
Colette Christian
Colette's subscription addiction started innocently enough with a few beauty boxes in 2013. As her life has evolved, so have her subscriptions - and some of her favorites now include boxes that cater towards lifestyle (Popsugar Must Have), pets (BarkBox), and children (Gap Outfit Box and Mac & Mia).
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4 comments

Heather F

Just a bit of advice if you’re going to subscribe to/review boxes from other cultures, translation errors are very common, and many things that we eat in this country would seem “strange” to other folks from different countries. One of the coolest things about these boxes is broadening our horizons, so I thought I’d point those facts out.

nana

While I don’t speak Korean, I’m guessing that they mistranslated “candy” as “caramels”. In Spanish the word for candy is “caramelos” and caramels are called “caramelos de leche” or “milk caramels”, so perhaps in Korean they use the same word for candy and caramels as well.

Colette

Ah, that makes sense! Thanks for the note.

Erin

I just signed up! Thank you for the review Colette!

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