Snack Crate “France” Review + Coupon – April 2019
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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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 “France” Review
This box always greets you with a colorful booklet and talks you through every snack to be found in the subscription (at all levels)! I received France this month, and I’m pretty excited about it! I’m hoping for some high-quality chocolate, and maybe a savory treat I’ve never tried before. Let’s see if the box makes my dreams come true!
There’s also an awesome bonus in each box: stickers! The stickers are always a hoot, and the macarons doing the can-can gave me a good giggle this time ‘round.
La Madeleine D’Amor
Starting off strong with a very classic French sweet! Madeleines are dense, buttery cakes that I happen to enjoy immensely. I’ve often said that when it comes to desserts, I usually gauge my enjoyment by how well I can taste butter, which is why they’re one of my favorites! This one was nice and dense, and surprisingly fresh despite being pre-packaged and not from a bakery. Although I’m sure they’re more commonly enjoyed with tea, this one was fantastic with a cup of coconut coffee.
Aha! My savory snack dreams have arrived. These chips are roasted chicken flavored, which sounds pretty intense, but oh man – they’re so good! I think they have a nice crunch, lighter than a kettle chip, but it goes with the intensely chicken-y flavor really well. I like when snacks are super savory, and this really fits the bill with the flavors. I expected this to remind me of artificial flavorings, like packaged ramen, but this tastes like an actual rotisserie chicken. A little creepy, but mostly delicious, I swear.
Meaning “hot-headed” in French, these sour-on-the-outside, sweet-on-the-inside treats really lived up to their name – they are tart! I’m a pickle-lovin’ kinda gal, so I’m not afraid of some sour, and these were a super-nice surprise. The more sour of the two was the strawberry, but I thought the green apple had a really delicious flavor. They both tasted like candy versions of their respective fruits, of course, but I thought they were definitely tasty interpretations, and I loved the super-sour bite!
Most boxes end up including a candy bar of some sort, and I sure do love the ones that have hazelnuts of any kind! Big halves of these beauties are tucked into a bar that isn’t too dissimilar from a regular ol’ Snickers, but the quality of the chocolate, the caramel, and nougat interior really elevated this bar to a new delicious level.
I’m a cookie fiend, I’ll admit it. I was really excited for these treats, but sadly, they didn’t quite live up to my expectations. The chocolate was pretty good, not quite on the level with the Nestle bar, but the cookies, although crisp, had no flavor and kind of a bland overall texture. I tried to make a little experience out it, with a sandwich and some tea, but these just didn’t deliver the goods like I’d hoped.
Bonus Snack: Mikado Daim
Boy, I love bonus snacks, especially when they’re two things I enjoy so much! The little biscuit sticks reminded me a LOT of Pocky, one of my most beloved Japanese treats! These have a nice flavor and texture but were really elevated by the addition of Daim, a Swedish candy I’ve sampled before. They added a buttery toffee note and a little bit of texture to these, and they were awesome with a chocolate chai latte I made at home!
Verdict: Ooh la la! (Sorry, I had to.) I enjoyed my trip to la France very much with these treats, and found some nice surprises in the mix. The madeleine was expectedly delicious, but the sour candies were a one-two punch to my taste buds that I definitely couldn’t have anticipated. The excellent hazelnut bar was a welcome addition to the box for my sweet tooth, and I definitely could eat those Lay’s poulet chips every day (though my heart might not appreciate that!). The bonus snack was also one of my favorites, combining the shape of Pocky with the taste of Daim was absolutely genius! As always, I enjoy the journey and can’t wait to travel again via my tummy next month.
To Wrap Up:
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!
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What item excited you the most in this month’s Snack Crate?