Snack Crate Subscription Box “New Zealand” Review – June 2018


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Snack Crate is a monthly subscription service that sends you a box of global goodies from all around the world! Snack Crate offers three sizes: the Mini box with 5 snacks for $15 a month, the Original box with 10-12 snacks for $26 a month, and the Premium box with 18-20 snacks for $49 a month.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the 5-item, mini-sized, $14 Snack Crate.

Snack Crate June 2018 review

About Snack Crate

The Subscription Box: Snack Crate

The Cost: $14 + free shipping 

Products: A delightful mix of sweet and savory goodies, hand-picked by our team of experts around the globe.

Good to know: You’ll be prompted to choose one of three countries for your first box; after that, Snack Crate chooses for you!

Ships to: Any address in the United States and territories.

Snack Crate June 2018 Review

This box always greets you with a colorful card, and talks you through every snack to be found in the subscription! This month’s box is New Zealand, and I can’t wait to learn more about the area and its snacks.

There’s also an awesome bonus in each box: stickers! They’re always usually really funny; I’m partial to this month’s kiwi bird. So cute!

ETA Munchos Spicy Tomato

ETA Munchos Spicy Tomato

The first snack was a savory one! This corn snack had a nice acidic edge to its flavor from the tomato, and the texture had a nice puff to it. I didn’t necessarily taste tomato, but I thought the herbs were nice in this.

Whittakers Slab Peanut

Whittakers Slab Peanut

I’m not a big chocolate person, and surprisingly, I like my desserts rich but not necessarily all that sweet. This bar was perfection – no-nonsense, no caramel, or nougat in the way – just chocolate-covered peanuts! It’s beautiful in its simplicity and the chocolate tastes high-quality. They don’t skimp on the nuts, either!

Wonka Fabulicious Sherbet Fizz

Wonka Fabulicious Sherbet Fizz

These raspberry candies were good, but boy, were they sweet! I enjoyed the flavor of the licorice, and normally licorice is not my thing. The filling was interesting – it’s described as a “yummy fizzy sherbet,” and while it wasn’t fizzy to me, it was creamy and maybe frothy? It definitely had that whole sugar-as-fruit thing going on, but sometimes there’s nothing wrong with a nice sweet fruit candy!

Cadbury Moro

This poor thing got a little gooey in transit! It was pretty good – the nougat was soft and the caramel was nice and sticky. I wasn’t totally crazy about the chocolate; maybe my American palette doesn’t work well with Cadbury? Haha! I liked it, but man, after having that chocolatey peanut heaven in the Whittakers bar, this definitely paled in comparison.

Pascall Milkshakes

I was really happy to see a vanilla candy this month! I really liked the texture of these; they were soft and rich, and they’re apparently made with real milk. They reminded me a little bit of vanilla Tootsie rolls, but not as sweet and not as strong. They were really satisfying for just a small bite of something sweet!

ETA Ripple Cut Chicken

Not veggie-friendly, these chips! Made from potatoes grown in New Zealand, these are beautifully savory, and really taste like chicken! They don’t taste like ramen, but they remind me of how that dust can definitely taste like meat even though there isn’t any protein in sight. I had absolutely no expectations with these chips, and they ended up being my favorite item in the box.

Verdict: I loved tasting New Zealand this month! I thought I received a really nice variety of snacks, and while they were familiar flavors, they were utilized in interesting ways. I adored the peanut bar, aka the perfect dessert, I really liked the milkshake candies, and friends – those chicken chips! I liked all the textures and all the snacks were something I know I’ll enjoy again. This box was just plain fun!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you have to sign up by the 5th of the month to get your Snack Crate, but when you do, you can choose among three countries for your first box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $14 + free shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box (not including the bonus stickers) has an average cost of $2.33. Having this box curated and the products sent directly from the country of origin really adds to the value!

Check out all of our Snack Crate reviews and more of our snack subscription boxes in the Food Subscription Box List!

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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.

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, SnackCrate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: snackcrate | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. I find myself craving those chicken flavored chips. They were ridiculously good.

  2. I agree that those chicken chips were oddly delicious. I didn’t expect to like them as much as I did. I signed up for SnackCrate on a whim a few months ago from a Facebook ad (not even this website surprisingly! Lol) and it’s becoming one of my favorites. It’s neat to try snacks from all over the world but they do a good job of choosing things that aren’t too out there and Americans wouldn’t be too freaked out about…except the salted hard licorice a few months ago. Ick.

  3. I didn’t care for the New Zealand box that much. A lot of it seemed like snacks I could find in the U.S. But the July box from Turkey was a revelation!

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