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Korean Snacks Box Review + Coupon – January 2019

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jan 12, 2019 | 4 comments

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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 $18.95 a month and Large (10-15 items, including duplicates of each unique treat) for $27.95 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 $18.95 Medium box.

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About Korean Snacks Box

The Subscription Box: Korean Snacks Box 

The Cost: $18.95 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 January 2019 Review

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This month’s snacks come in the silk bags that we usually see from this sub. I love that they include a different color/patterns each month! The insert also gives an overview of the two Korean New Years. There is also a list of the included items this month. There is no indication of nutritional info or allergens, so if you have food sensitivities, proceed with caution. I don’t so let’s dive in!

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Goraebab

These little crisps were all in different sea creature shapes. I always appreciate when a snack is both tasty and adorable. They were super light, hollow with air, and so crunchy! I couldn’t quite place the flavor but it was salty and had herbs. The box also opens up into a little game where you find all the animal shapes. I feel like this is the Koren version of Goldfish, but I have to say I like this MUCH better!

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Wanggumteuri

The worm shapes of these gummies is a little more detailed than their American counterparts. I actually find the flat detailed tail and obvious segmentation rather creepy crawly, but the candies themselves were tasty! I love anything gummy, so these were a win for me and reminded me very much of normal American gummy worms. 

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Chaltteok Pie

These are like a Koren version of a MoonPie! Smaller and less layered, these little cakes are covered in dark chocolate and have a chewy filling that doesn’t have a strong flavor. These were mild and really hit the spot with a cup of tea!

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Chamssal Yakgwa

I have never had anything quite like this traditional Korean snack. They have a very odd texture, kind of gummy, or waxy, but also like a dense cake. The flavor was mild and kind of reminded me of sweet potatoes, though this snack is made of rice, honey, and ginger. I actually really liked them after I got over how confused I felt after eating them the first time. They would be a great snack for someone who prefers their sweets to be more subdued.

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Saekomdalkom Mini

These were delicious! I love fruit flavored candy and these are both sweet and sour, which is a perfect combo for my palette. I only wish there has been more of these chewy candies this month. 

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Butter Waffles

These were another favorite this month. They tasted like waffles and sugar cones! I enjoyed them with hot tea and an evening in. They were dense, crunchy, and just sweet enough!

Verdict: Korean Snacks Box had some tasty treats this month! Generally, with snack boxes from other countries, there is always something I don’t quite enjoy or understand, but I have to say that every snack this month was fun and delicious. I also thought it was a well-curated mix of both traditional and newer snacks. My favorites were the fruit chews and I need more of those STAT!

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Possibly. From Korean Snacks Box:

We ship the Korean Snacks subscription boxes 3 times a week so that our new subscribers don’t need to wait too long to get their first box. The package will then arrive to you within 2-4 weeks.

Coupon – Use code MSA3 and get a $2 discount!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $18.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box (not including the silk bag) has an average cost of $3.16 

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.
Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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4 comments

Dawn Garcia

I am amazed at how easily I am swayed to buy a sub box. So far this week, I have Korean snacks and a dog box coming, along with the other 4 regulars. I love that you can buy a number of different boxes from this site without starting a subscription. And the coupon works too!

Dawn

I am amazed at how easily I am swayed to buy a sub box. So far this week, I have Korean snacks and a dog box coming, along with the other 4 regulars. I love that you can buy a number of different boxes from this site without starting a subscription. And the coupon works too!

Yurena

The price is really good! I think I will give this box a try.

Megan K.

It was really fun! I hope you enjoy it!

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