Korean Snacks Box Review + Coupon – May 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).
COUPON: Use code MSAKOREA to save $2 off your first box!
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 May 2019 “Spring Picnic” 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 a Spring Picnic, as this is the best time of the year to enjoy a picnic, now that the cool, pleasant weather will be gone soon! Korean Snacks Box suggests walks along the Han River or hiking up the mountains in Bukhansan National Park in Korea. To make our picnics more enjoyable, we have a collection of tasty snacks to bring along (*´∀`*)
To the picnic baskets!
Dalkdari Chicken Drumstick Snacks / 닭다리
I love Korean fried chicken: soy sauce, garlic, in soup, dunked in a spicy red pepper paste sauce, or plain deep-fried, they’re masters. The fried chicken and beer combo affectionally called “chimaek,” combining “chicken” and “maekju,” or beer, is an immensely popular part of Korean culture. Did you know you can order fried chicken, pizza, and other authentic Korean meals through delivery—at any time or place?!
Korean fried chicken is lighter than American fried chicken, substituting thick, crispy coating from the batter for a light, less oily texture. These chicken crackers, in addition to looking exactly like the food, have a light soy sauce taste that makes it so savory with the perfect saltiness. The light shell of crunchiness the cracker was fun and delicious to eat!
Jelly Bab / 젤리밥
Is the whale character familiar? You’re right! It appeared in cracker form last month. These gummies feature whales, squids, smiling crabs, and octopi in strawberry and pineapple flavors and check all the boxes—tasty, adorable, and colorful!
Jaws Bar Jelly / 죠스바젤리
Introducing… popular popsicle, or 하드, Jaws! Shark-shaped popsicles inspired by the Jaws movie are a cool gray-blue color but filled with a strawberry popsicle inside. This snack is the popsicle in gummy form, even including the inside strawberry, but in jam form and orange flavored outside!
Saengkeurim Pie Limited Edition Spring Berry Flavor – 생크림파이 베리베리
These pies are all the rage in Korea because of the layer of strawberry cream! Orion’s ChocoPies is a rich and marshmallow filled fluffy treat many of us have seen before—this pie takes a ChocoPie, adds a bit of bitter dark chocolate and a thick, fluffy layer of strawberry jam mixed with whipped cream. Delicious combination~ The sweetness of the strawberry layer is covered by the bitter cake and chocolate pair in the perfect snack size!
Jagabee / 자가비
Jagabee is Calbee’s potato chip line, and these chips mimic the shape and color of fries! They remind me of the small, crunchy burnt pieces of fries you find on the bottom of your carton (which I personally enjoy) With a hint of salt, these were so savory and had a fun crunch!
Cheongpodo / 청포도
I love these grape candies o(^▽^)o I was so excited when I saw these in the box! They are a little big, so they’re quite a mouthful of the yummy sweet grape~ I tend to stay away from very sweet foods, but I cannot resist grape flavors, especially hard candies!
Jonghab Jelly / 종합젤리
Some restaurants have a bowl of mints, next to toothpicks as a refresher, but oftentimes in Korea you’ll see popular ginseng or yogurt candies, or jellies! These jellies are vibrant in color and have a lovely fruit (artificial) smell but ｡(*^▽^*)ゞ these are quite bland in taste… Pictured above is grape; I received strawberry and orange as well.
Korean Fortune Bag / 복주머니
Every Korean Snacks Box gifts a beautiful 복주머니, or a lucky fortune bag made in Korea! This month’s design has a strong minimalistic vibe, using shades of candy reds. White and red knots adorn the well-tied strings!
Verdict: I’m a huge fan of grape flavors, especially the sweet artificial flavors found in many Asian snacks and candies—the 청포도 pieces were so tasty!! I enjoyed the limited-edition pies as well, with their beautiful spring-themed packaging, as well as the many inclusions of gummies (my favorite kind, hard and chewy!) This is my second experience, and I’m noticing a lovely inclusion in every curation a piece of Korean culture to share with the subscribers. ♡
To Wrap Up:
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.
COUPON: Use code MSAKOREA to save $2 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $24.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 snack types in the box (not including the silk bag) has an average cost of $3.56.
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What was your favorite item in May’s Korean Snacks Box? What would you have taken to your picnic?