Snack Crate “Hawaii” Review + Coupon – February 2019


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Snack Crate February 2019 - Box Top

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 $14 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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Snack Crate February 2019 - All Contents Front

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 “Hawaii” Review

Snack Crate February 2019 - Info Card Front Snack Crate February 2019 - Info Card Inside

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 Hawaii, which, okay, isn’t a country, but it’s certainly far enough away from me to seem like another world! I went to college in the snow belt, and I’m still haunted by winter sometimes, so let’s see if these goodies warm me up.

Snack Crate February 2019 - Stickers

There’s also an awesome bonus in each box: stickers! The stickers are always a hoot, and I fell a li’l bit in love with the hula dancer this month.

Snack Crate February 2019 - Diamond Bakery Candy Bead Cookies Package Front Snack Crate February 2019 - Diamond Bakery Candy Bead Cookies In Plate Front

Diamond Bakery Candy Bead Cookies, 1.8oz – Retail Value $1.99

How completely cute are these? I think lemon might be one of my very favorite dessert and sweets flavors, and these crispy cookies were a perfect combo of flavor and crunch! The little sprinkles add a bit of cheer to the appearance, but like most nonpareils, had no flavor; just a little added sweetness. They tasted nice and fresh, and I thought the portion in the bag was extremely generous.

Snack Crate February 2019 - Li Hing Mui Drops Package Front Snack Crate February 2019 - Li Hing Mui Drops In Plate Front

Li Hing Mui Golden Plum Drops, 4 candies– Buy a 3.5 oz. bag for $9.98

When the description for this candy said there was a plum pit in the center, I thought, “Surely that can’t be right!” But yes, in fact, this clear, fruity candy has a salty, tangy plum pit with a little bit of real fruit still attached in its center. Is it weird? Yes. Is it strangely addictive? Also yes! I think plums are totally underrated, and the flavor of this candy was true-to-the-fruit without being fake or sweet. That pit is a little strange, and they’re a little hard to eat (their size is about double that of a normal sucking candy), but I found myself perching it on the wrapper, then reaching for it again and again throughout the day.

Snack Crate February 2019 - Rainbow Belts Package Front Snack Crate February 2019 - Rainbow Belts In Plate Front

Rainbow Belts, 1.25oz – Buy a 3oz bag for $3.50

These gorgeous sweets just scream, “Sleepover!” to me; their bright color speaks to staying up late, watching movies, and giggling until you can’t breathe. There weren’t a lot of distinct flavors here, mostly just fruity-sweet with just a hint of sour. The colors are beautiful but still natural, and there was something so fun about eating these like I was eleven again.

Snack Crate February 2019 - Hawaiian Sun Kona Krunch Package Front Snack Crate February 2019 - Hawaiian Sun Kona Krunch In Plate Front

Hawaiian Sun Kona Krunch, 2 piece – Retail Value $0.99

Dear readers, I was hoping I would receive a macadamia nut treat in this box, and I was not disappointed! This duo of truffle-sized drops was full of exceptionally crispy rice and two huge macadamia nuts each, enrobed in high-quality dark chocolate. These were really delicious and made the perfect 3pm pick-me-up with a cup of black coffee.

Snack Crate February 2019 - Maui Style Onion Chips Package Front Snack Crate February 2019 - Maui Style Onion Chips In Plate Front

Maui Style Onion Chips, 1.25oz – Buy a 6oz bag for $3.29

Someone help me – there is nothing I love more in the snack food world than Maui onion chips! These kettle-cooked beauties were absolutely delicious. Kettles are my favorite, and the nice thing about a Maui onion, as opposed to other onion varieties, is the sweetness that balances out the savory flavor. They’re flavorful, but mild and super-satisfying. I made the mistake of offering a chip to my husband, and he loved them so much he begged me for the rest of the bag!

Verdict: I have a confession to make: as a serious pineapple-hater, I was REALLY worried about this crate! It looks like pineapples reigned rampant in the bigger-sized crates, but at the mini level, I was spared – and I’m thrilled. This was a perfect fit for me; the macadamia candy made me incredibly happy, I loved the little plum drops, and I am not proud of how fast my husband and I ate those chips. I felt like I got a good feel for the snacks of the region, and, as always, I really liked trying things I’ve never seen before.

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 5 items in the box (not including the bonus stickers) has an average cost of $2.80. 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 the best snack subscription boxes of 2019!

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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 Subscription Boxes, SnackCrate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: snackcrate | 2 comments

2 Comments

  1. I’m signed up for the original crate with drink add-on and was so bummed when I realized I forgot to “upgrade” for a month to the premium crate for this month. I’m from Ohio, went to college in Indiana so I’m also a snow-bound hopeless but was lucky enough to take a vacation to Hawaii a few years ago and, of course, fell in love. As soon as I opened my box I devoured those chips (I really did have them there so it was a nice memory). I was saving those macadamia treats and just “found” them last night and was in heaven all over again. Taaaaake meeee baaaaack!!!!

    • I’m in PA and all things Hawaii sound so good right now! I seriously loved those macadamia treats so much – I hope to eat them in their native land someday ^_^

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