TopMunch Cultural Snack Box Review + Coupon – April 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 April 2018 Review
This month’s subscription box features snacks from Spain! 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.
They also provide a packing list for the included snacks, which is especially helpful for some of the less familiar ones. Let’s see what’s inside!
Torres Black Truffle Potato Chips, 40g – Buy 3 for $12.00
I wasn’t expecting to find potato chips in my Spain box—I thought that was mostly a snack we Americans indulge in and while I’ve never been to Spain, I have been to several other countries in Europe and don’t recall encountering too many chips. But, these lightweight chips are fried in sunflower oil (classy!) and amped up with a black truffle flavoring. The truffle scent was pretty strong when I opened the bag and the flavoring is very present. These are definitely not your average potato chip!
Lacasa Barritas Chocolate Negro con Naranja, 35g – Buy 16 for approximately $14.30 (12.15 euros)
While I’m all about dark chocolate, the cocoa-orange combo doesn’t usually strike my fancy. I found with this bar, though, that the bitterness of the dark chocolate was the stronger flavor than the orange. I probably wouldn’t buy this flavor for myself, but I will definitely chip away at it now that it’s in my pantry!
El Quijote Quince Paste (Crema di Membrillo) – Retail Value $13.99
I had no idea what quince was going into this snack, and to be honest I was a little hesitant to try it after seeing the “Imported by La Española Meats, Inc.” sticker on the side of the container! But, I realized after doing a quick internet search that quince is a fruit similar to an apple or a pear, and that the term “paste” is used a little differently here than what I’m used to (I was thinking along the lines of tomato paste, aka something that’s more of an ingredient than a snack). When you think of it like jelly, a whole new world opens up! I found it to be sweet and tart and I really liked it!
These little breadstick/cracker things are similar to something my parents often buy at the Italian grocery store to eat with an antipasta plate. Their flavor is pretty simple and probably exactly what you’d expect just by looking at the photos. They’re a fun shape for popping in your mouth!
I love love love olives and was excited to receive some in this box! I noticed on the packaging that “paste” is used loosely again here—a few of the pimentos fell out of the olives and they really didn’t seem like paste to me, just small pieces of pepper. Unless you’re prepared to eat or serve all 30-ish of the small olives that came in this bag at once, be ready with a jar to store them in. I put mine in a small mason jar in the fridge and later that day my husband said, “Where did these olives come from and why do they taste way better than the other olives we have that look exactly the same?” Haha!
TopMunch‘s description of these truffles makes them sound like the best thing to ever exist, and I went into tasting them almost expecting to prove them wrong, but no….these are definitely the best thing to ever exist. They’re soft and melt-in-your-mouth-y and dusted with cocoa powder. They almost sort of have a slight hazelnut taste to them, too, I think? I haven’t told my husband about these yet…I think I need to secretly indulge in a few more myself before sharing the love!
The Verdict: This month’s TopMunch box was an awesome mix of flavors that were familiar and new, as well as both sweet and savory. I loved exploring this little taste of Spain! For $32 including shipping, I received approximately $41.24 worth of snacks and a little lesson in Spain’s culture along the way. So worth it!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, sign up now for the June box!
Coupon – Use code FIRSTBOXADDICTION to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $32.00 for this box, you’re paying approximately $5.33 for each of the 6 included items.
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What do you think of this month’s TopMunch? What are your favorite snacks from the April box?