Monthly Box Of Food And Snacks Review – June 2019
Get an assortment of delicious, brand name snacks and food delivered to straight to your doorstep every month for one low price! Almost everything you receive will be full sized items with well know brand names. Includes a variety of snacks from granola bars, chips, cereals, etc. A lot will even be organic! Please note, this box is an insanely good deal, so some best by dates could be just passed or about to pass or they could even have a year left on them. If you are a frugal shopper you understand that best by dates are arbitrary and the packaged foods we will be sending are perfectly fine after the best by dates. Items that could potentially melt will only be included in the cooler months. You may receive multiples of some items, but we will always send a good variety each month.
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About this Box:
The Subscription Box: Monthly Box of Food and Snacks
The Cost: $29.99 + free shipping
The Products: Brand name snacks and food – think granola bars, cereal, crackers, and chips.
Good to Know: You can request a vegetarian box by adding a note during checkout.
Ships to: The United States
Our June 2019 Review
Every month I have been receiving a recipe card using one of the products in the box. This month it’s a salsa to pair with some chips I received. I like to put these away to eventually whip up.
Oreo Thins Mint Flavored, 10.1 oz – Retail Value $2.99
140 Calories │ 6g Fat│ 21g Carbs │ 1g Protein (per 4 cookies) – Expired May 17, 2019
These were a hit with the kids! I personally love original Oreos – not double stuffed, not thin, just original. I did taste these, though, out of curiosity and reminded myself that original is the way to go. My daughter said they reminded her of a candy cane while my son said they were like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I will probably not buy these again, though.
Strawberry & Banana Laffy Taffy Snack Size, 18 pieces – Buy a 12 oz assorted bag for $7.60
110 Calories │ 1.5g Fat│ 25g Carbs (per 1 candy) – Unknown Expiration Date
Dun, dun, dun, shake that Laffy Taffy ♪♫♬
When I see these candies, I think of that awful song. Coincidently, I also hate this candy. I especially hate how sticky it is. Even as a kid, if I got this candy, I traded it, abandoned it, or just forgot about it. And banana flavored candy? Yuck! My kids, however, love sticky candy! They were so excited to see these! We got 18 snack size candies, individually wrapped in strawberry and banana. These are great treats for a job well done, good behavior, or just because.
Sixlets Chocolate Candy, 3 bags 1.75 oz – Get a 26-piece Halloween pack for $12.99
230 Calories │ 9g Fat│ 36g Carbs │ 1g Protein (per package) – Unknown Expiration Date
Kids 3, mom 0. I remember these candies as a kid, though I preferred M&Ms. They are tiny chocolate balls covered in candy, though they all taste the same. As soon as I opened this bag, I was hit with a wave of chocolate. They are really sweet and just a handful is more than enough to satisfy a sweet craving.
The Carolina Nut Co. Honey Roasted Chipotle Peanuts, 1.75 oz – Get a resealable can for $5.65
160 Calories │ 12g Fat│ 8g Carbs │ 6g Protein (per 1 oz) – Expired February 20, 2018
Okay, I am aware that this box comes with snacks that are expired, they clearly disclose that upon signing up. Most items are okay after expiration, it’s not like milk. For that reason, I am okay eating and serving them to my family. But these guys are REALLY old, like 14 months old. I looked up how long to eat peanuts after the expiration date and the verdict was 6-9 months in the pantry, 1 year in the fridge and 2 years in the freezer. I did not and will not open these and was really disappointed at how old they really were. They only threw in one package, so at least I wasn’t hit with a ton of them.
Hanuta Wafers with Hazelnut Cream, 3 packages – Buy a 7.7 oz bag for $4.95
115 Calories │ 6.8g Fat│ 11.6g Carbs │ 1.9g Protein (per 1 piece) – Unknown Expiration Date
I have never received a snack from anywhere else! These are a snack from Germany that the kids absolutely loved! Each pack has 2 wafers but each one is individually wrapped. They described these as cookies with Nutella. These went so fast! It was pretty cool getting a treat like this!
Orville Redenbacher’s Melt On Caramel Popcorn, 11.57 oz – Retail Value $2.08
180 Calories │ 8g Fat│ 26g Carbs │ 1g Protein (per ¼ of the bag) – Expired May 26, 2019
I love caramel popcorn, especially mixed with cheddar popcorn! I have never seen these before so I was super excited to try it. I even went an extra mile and discarded the box so that the kids wouldn’t get to it before me. It was pretty simple to make: pop the popcorn as normal then put in a microwavable bowl and melt the caramel. It instructed me to cut the caramel in squares first, so I did and snuck a bite of caramel which was awful. I figured if I melted it on the popcorn, it would be better. I didn’t do the whole bag, but a little bit. The caramel melted really fast and was bubbling hot, but it was not good. We just ended up eating the regular popcorn. I am not sure if it was not that great because it expired, but the expiration date is less than a month, so I really think its just this kind. I will stick to already made caramel popcorn, and occasionally Garrets!
Boom Chicka Pop White Cheddar Puffs, 6 oz – Unknown Retail Value
140 Calories │ 7g Fat│ 18g Carbs │ 2g Protein (per 48 pieces) – Expired May 28, 2019
I have come to expect a Boom Chicka Pop product in my monthly box which is totally okay, I love them! I didn’t know that they made cheese puffs, though, so I was pretty excited to try these! They were good, puffy as expected and pretty cheesy. My 11-month-old enjoyed these more than anyone and between her and my 8-year-old, they were gone within days. I will definitely grab more of these if I see them, but as much as I looked online I was unable to find them in my area (except for a smaller bag from Amazon that has it for $7.79). I will just be looking out for it when we go shopping.
Dean Street Taco Chips, 6 oz
140 Calories │ 6g Fat│ 19g Carbs │ 2g Protein (per 9 chips) – Expires September 16, 2019
These were yummy! I am a lover of tacos of all kinds! My favorite part of my baby shower was the amazing taco bar that my sister made. These were pretty crispy and tasted just like a taco! They did leave a bit of an aftertaste, but it didn’t keep me away! These would be amazing with queso and a margarita. If I see these at the store, I will probably grab some. My son also really liked them as well. While looking at information like where to get these, though, I noticed they aren’t easily accessible. Their website doesn’t have information on where to buy them and stores don’t really carry them. I did find their Facebook page, though it hasn’t been active since October 2018. I wonder if these aren’t in production anymore?
Bugles Bold BBQ Chips, 3.7 oz
160 Calories │ 9g Fat│ 18g Carbs │ 2g Protein (1 1/3 cup) – Expired May 30, 2019
I got a couple of bags in last month’s box that my kids tore up, so I was happy to see more. And this time, a different flavor! This one was also a bigger bag, so that was great. I love Bugles and loved this flavor. Even though the bag was bigger, it was gone just as quickly! And yes, I do still put them on my fingers and eat them right off. These were also pretty hard to find online for an exact price. It may be a limited-time flavor or something of that sort.
Krave Chili Lime Beef Jerky, 2.7 oz – Retail Value $4.99
90 Calories │ 1.5g Fat│ 12g Carbs │ 8g Protein (1 oz) – Expired May 24, 2019
I love jerky. My favorite kinds are original, peppered, and turkey jerky. I don’t really love store brands like this; they are soft and the flavor is a little off. I know it’s because I have a preference (big lover of Prasek’s) but I will never turn down trying a new kind of jerky. This one was okay, it was a little spicy and limey, but it was still softer than I like my jerky. I don’t know if I would grab this again, but I would eat it if someone offered it to me.
Mamba Tropics Candies, 3.53 oz – Get a 48-pack for $19.99
100 Calories │ 1.5g Fat│ 22g Carbs │ 0g Protein (per 6 pieces) – Expires September 30, 2019
I think I have seen these before, but I have never tried them. I chose peach-passionfruit and loved it! They aren’t like Laffy Taffy where they stayed glued to my teeth which made me like this candy a little more. The flavor was pronounced and so good! I liked these more than I expected. I would probably grab them again should I crave a chewy candy.
Boom Chicka Pop Butter Popcorn, 125 g – Retail Value $3.54
290 Calories │ 20g Fat│ 25g Carbs │ 4g Protein (per 6 ¼ cups) – Expired May 18, 2019
The last snack in this month’s box was buttered popcorn from Boom Chicka Pop. This was the first flavor of Boom Chicka Pop that I tried, so I knew I would love it. It tastes like what you would expect of bagged popcorn. My 8-year-old also really loves popcorn, but prefers hers fresh. I didn’t mind though, I was able to enjoy the bag all on my own! I took this one to the office for a daytime snack and it still has a couple of servings.
Verdict: Monthly Box of Food and Snacks is always random and I never know what to expect. I do have suspicions that I will receive a Boom Chicka Pop or Annie’s treat and know I will get some sweet and some salty snacks. I also expect some items to be newly expired, about to expire, or to have a good amount of time on expiration dates. This is the first month, though, that I received an item that was over a year expired. This month, I received 12 snacks, 11 really, since the peanuts were 14 months old. Out of the 11 snacks, I personally enjoyed 4, and the kids enjoyed all the rest except the popcorn, so it was still a pretty good month. I think the cost of $29.99 is fair for the mix of snacks, though this month I did feel short due to the peanuts.
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