Korean Snacks Box Review + Coupon – December 2018
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.
There are two sizes: Medium (5-10 items) for $14.95 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 $14.95 Medium box.
About Korean Snacks Box
The Subscription Box: Korean Snacks Box
The Cost: $14.95 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 December 2018 Review
This month’s snack box contained individually packaged snacks that went along with their 11/11 Pepero Day theme. Pepero Day is an occasion for buying boxes of Pepero to give to close friends or romantic partners in a show of appreciation, oftentimes including a handwritten message on the box. The insert for this months’ box also gave a very brief overview of the snacks included. Nutritional information isn’t provided, so tread with caution if you have food sensitivities. Because I don’t, I dove right in.
Ghana Premier Chocolate Bar
This chocolate was so delicious! According to the info sheet, this popular cacao bar provides lots of energy and boosts the immune system. If ever there were good reasons for plowing through this whole bar, those would be it—as if I really needed a reason. It was smooth and creamy like a milk chocolate bar, but with the claim of health benefits. I highly recommend this one, even if you’re not a huge chocolate person.
Jaws Ba Jelly Snacks
These jelly candies are a gummy rendition of a popular ice cream snack in Korea. Though in no way did they remind me of ice cream, they were a decent treat. I think their shape was supposed to be open shark mouths, but honestly, it was hard to tell. Regardless, they were all right. I also appreciated the resealable bag, so I didn’t feel pressured to polish off the whole package in one go. If you’re into gummies—which I am—these are a win.
A handmade-style snack flavored with nuts, these Margaret cookies tasted almost identical to American peanut butter cookies, sans the crosshatches. Despite being a little crumbly upon trying to remove them from the package, these cookies were very soft and sweet. I didn’t expect to care for these much, as I’m not very wild about peanut butter, but they were super tasty. Color me impressed! Plus, they weren’t too sweet, and the serving size was perfect.
Hooraenchi Pies – Strawberry
These little pies were described as “sweet” and “perfect with a cup of tea,” but beyond that, there was no actual description. To my surprise, it was a flaky pastry with strawberry jam on top. The info card was right—these would be great with a cup of tea. The pie I had was naturally sweet from the jam, while the pastry was buttery and light. I didn’t anticipate a packaged pie to be this delicious!
Hooraenchi Pies – Apple
It took me a moment to realize these pies were a different version of the strawberry ones. The flavor of these apple pastries was a little less sweet than the others ones, but still really good. They strike me as an excellent morning snack. I was very impressed with both.
Hyeonmi Nokcha (Brown Rice Green Tea)
A popular staple in Korean households, this brown rice green tea immediately had my interest. I appreciate brown rice in many forms, but have had yet to try it in an iteration of tea! Upon adding some hot water to the bag, it immediately smelled like brown rice. The green tea scent came after steeping for a few minutes. This tea itself was really mild, but had a nice, earthy flavor. I liked it, and was grateful for the additional pouches to enjoy in the future.
Jayoosigan (Break Time)
Inside this month’s complimentary silk pouch were two types of mini chocolate. In the yellow packaging was the “break time” bar, which was recommended for an energy boost during school, work, or a K-drama marathon—all of which are important and require moments of rest for chocolate consumption. This bar was very soft with a white nougat center and crunchy peanuts. Like a lot of the other snacks, this mini chocolate was lightly sweet. Again, I’m not really crazy about peanuts, but these were enjoyable.
As for the blue candies, these are more mini chocolates with a light brown nougat center and a lot more nuts than their yellow-packaged counterpart. Almost like a Snickers, but less sweet. I much preferred the other ones, but these were still all right.
Verdict: Korean Snacks Box was once again a really nice box, and I thoroughly enjoyed snacking (and sipping) my way through this month’s offerings. My favorite was definitely the Ghana chocolate bar. I can only imagine how delicious a savory iteration of this box would be!
To Wrap Up:
Coupon – Use code MSA3 and get a $3 discount!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $14.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 11 of items in the box (not including the silk bag, and counting the min strawberry candies as 1 item) has an average cost of $1.35 That felt like a great deal to me!
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