Korean Snacks Box Review + Coupon – April 2019
Korean Snacks Box is a monthly curation of the most popular and delicious Korean snacks and candy. All products are made and bought in Korea, then shipped directly from Seoul to your door!
There are two sizes: Medium (5-10 items) for $18.95/mo and Large (10-15 items, including duplicates) for $24.95/mo. Both sizes include a beautiful Bokjumeoni, or a traditional Korean silk fortune bag.
This is a review of the $18.95 Medium Box.
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.)
About Korean Snacks Box
The Subscription Box: Korean Snacks Box
The Cost: $18.95/mo + free shipping (save with longer commitments).
The Products: Monthly themed curation of delicious Korean snacks and candy and a beautiful silk bag!
Ships to: Free worldwide shipping! Add $2 for tracking information.
Korean Snacks Box April 2019 “Lotus Lantern Festival” Review
Every month, we have an info card that lists giveaway information and a link of the theme curation (check it out at here!)
This month’s theme is the Lotus Lantern Festival, a beautiful, traditional festival where we decorate the streets and the Cheonggyechon recreation space with colorful rice paper lanterns. In honor of the Buddhist culture, KSB has packed colorful snacks of various types and flavors for a festive mood.
Let’s dig in!
Goraebab / 고래밥
I’ve never tried these whale crackers before, but according to my mom, she remembers the taste from her childhood! These delicious savory sweet snacks have a kind of BBQ sauce flavor– delicious! The texture of the snacks is the best, with a really light cracker that melts like butter in your mouth. Best. Snack. Ever!
Sinjjuri Gumi / 신쫄이구미
These sour gummies are a new trend in Korea! I haven’t seen these before either, but they’re delicious and unlike many other sour gummies, they have a sweet filling inside.
The cola gummy inside jelly texture almost had a fun fizz in them (but it must be my imagination :D) The sour gummy outside surprisingly matches very well with the sweet inside, and I loved the refreshing cola taste. Just for fun, I put them in the freezer to make them cold (like cold soda!) but I wouldn’t recommend ｡(*^▽^*)ゞ
These gummies had a nice, sweet strawberry-jam type of taste that went well with the sour powder. It gave a lovely tart strawberry feeling!
Hooraenchi Pie / 후렌치파이
Personally, I don’t like these pies as much, but they have been around for a long time and are a classic Korean treat. These mini pies mimic French style laminated dough with a lovely flaky crust. The pie is topped with a squirt of jam, strawberry or apple, and topped with a crunchy sugar crystal glaze. Pair it with a beautiful floral tea for the best snack!
Jelly Straws / 젤리스트로우
I’ve tried jelly cups before (they are SO good, they’re sold in large plastic tubs at your local Asian supermarket) but jelly straws?! The delicious artificial orange and grape flavors aside, I enjoyed the convenience of the packaging – a quick rip and slurp. These jellies are best eaten cold, but beware, as they squirt!
My Chew / 마이쮸
We’ve all eaten and loved Japanese manufactured Hi-Chews, but are you ready for the Korean take? My Chews are fruit flavored caramels with a chewy, gum-like texture. They’re less sweet than Hi-Chews and tend to be a bit sour because of the added Vitamin C. These soft caramels are the perfect burst of sugar to wake that afternoon drowse!
Sunkist / 썬키스트
These candies were so refreshing! Sunkist’s famous fruit candies are hard candies with a perfect mix of sweet and sour and have jam in the center! Grape was the best– it’s my favorite artificial candy flavor 😉 I received lemon, orange, and grape flavors.
Gyeran Egg Cookies / 계란과자
Aww, it’s Molang!! Molang is an adorable, chubby white rabbit with an enthusiastic personality – he and his shy best friend Piu Piu are together on a farm.
These sweet and crispy cookies are similar to Nilla wafers, but with a softer texture and less sweetness. The vanilla and egg fluffiness really pair well in this snack, which is a longtime favorite for all Koreans– my mom loved these when she was a kid!
Korean Fortune Bag / 복주머니
Every Korean Snacks Box gifts a beautiful 복주머니, or a lucky fortune bag made in Korea! Fit for spring, this month’s silk bag is a lovely golden yellow color, with tight and well-knotted accessory balls, and fits the candy pieces well（*´▽｀*）
Verdict: I was SO excited to receive this box – there are a lot of Korean grocery stores around me, but there are still snacks local to Korea I’ve always wanted to try! My favorite snack was goraebab. They just melted right in my mouth with a beautiful, almost BBQ-like sweet and savory flavor that was so tasty!! It was fun to have a variety of colors, tastes, and textures, from jellies to savory crisps, to lovely egg cookies. The candies I’m saving for testing times, so they’re scattered across different pencil cases. ♡
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? You will receive the May box! From Korean Snacks Box:
We ship the Korean Snacks subscriptions 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.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $18.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 unique items in the box (not including the silk bag) has an average cost of $2.37.
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What was your favorite item in April’s Korean Snacks Box? Have you seen the lantern festival?