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Snack Crate “The UK” Review + Coupon – December 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.

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

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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.)

About Snack Crate

The Subscription Box: Snack Crate

The Cost: $14 + free shipping 

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use this link to get the Korea Box for $1 plus 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 “The U.K.” Review

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This box always greets you with a colorful booklet and talks you through every snack to be found in the subscription (at all levels)! This month’s box theme is U.K. I’ve had a lot of friends travel there for both vacation and job opportunities, so I’m pumped to see some of the treats that excite them on their trips!

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There’s also an awesome bonus in each box: stickers! The stickers are always a hoot, and this month, I especially enjoyed the Buckingham Palace guard.

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Nandos Peri-Peri Chicken Grooves

“Peri-peri” is Swahili for “pepper-pepper,” but not to worry, these chips weren’t too spicy! The “groove” cut listed on the package is actually my beloved “ruffle” cut, and they were more of a crunchier, kettle-cooked texture thank regular chips. And, oh, the flavor! I’m having a hard time explaining just how much depth of flavor went into these; there’s citrus, pepper, and an extremely savory chicken flavor that made these chips super-addictive. Just ask my husband – he devoured them!

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Walkers Crisps

Oh. My. Goodness. According to the pamphlet, I could’ve received one of a number of different flavors, but I received the Smoky Bacon variety. These were ridiculously good. The smoke flavor was very present, but not overpowering, almost balanced by a sweetness, and while there was a little bit of a pork flavor, it was the successful application of smokiness to these that really makes me keep reaching for more. A flavor like this could’ve tasted overly fake, but these flavors were subtle and well-rendered. Walkers were also a lighter, crispier chip than the super crunchy, ruffled chicken ones, and this bag offered what I thought was a generous portion, with little air in the bag!

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Crunchie

I originally considered sponge candy to be sort of the American equivalent to this chocolate-robed, honeycomb core treat, and I’m not a huge sponge candy fan, so I was hesitant to try it. Sponge candy freaks me out because it tastes a sort of burnt to my palate, and “melts” right away, which I find a little upsetting. However, I was pleasantly surprised here. The honeycomb core was much more firm, even “crunchie,” as the name implies, and had a nice mild flavor that was sweet but not overpowering!

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Cadbury Twirl

The texture of these twin bars was really neat – I could really tell that the core of this candy bar was flaked candy! They were just comprised of chocolate flavors, but I thought it tasted good, and the twin bars reminded me of my favorite American chocolate – Twix!

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Rowntrees Fruit Gums

Surprisingly, I have some experience with these candies called “gums” – my Canadian grandmother loved Wine Gums, which also hail from the U.K. These fruited ones from Rowntrees were harder in texture than other gums I’ve tried but had really exceptional flavor. The citrus and strawberry were both good, but my personal favorite was the black currant; it was juicy and had a surprising depth of flavor.

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Maynard’s Basset Juicy Chews

These little treats really surprised me! I’m not a big fan of hard candies, but I thought these had a nice flavor. I liked that a few flavors were included, and the orange was my favorite. Orange candy can have a really unpleasant fake taste, but this almost tasted like grapefruit and was much more true to the actual flavor I’m used to. And of course, the “juicy” center was a nice textural surprise!

VerdictI was excited to receive the U.K. box this month and it didn’t disappoint! I really liked both of the chips this month – they were great company for the Netflix watching the cooler weather encourages! I did enjoy both candy bars this month but definitely popped them in the freezer to extend my enjoyment of them. The real surprises this month were the fruit candies – the gums and juicy chews really brought a strong fruit flavor game to the box!

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.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use this link to get the Korea Box for $1 plus free shipping!

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 enthusiast who loves YA novels, estate sales, and hikes that make her legs hurt the next day. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain craft beer, horror/spooky items, and toys for her beloved lab mix, Archie.

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