Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are our own and no compensation was received.
MunchPak kindly sent us an October snack box to review. We have been a subscriber to the Universal Yums! Snack box for awhile now, but recently cancelled our subscription to explore some other snack box subscriptions. I was excited when MunchPak contacted us about reviewing a box, since this snack box has been on our list of possible subscriptions to try. MunchPak is an international snack subscription box. Each month they send out an assortment of snacks from around the world. They have three different snack subscription sizes including MunchPak Mini that includes 5+ snacks ($9.95), Original MunchPak which includes 10+ snacks ($19.95) and the FamilyPak which contains 20+ snacks ($39.95). MunchPak offers a customization option for $1 per variable. For example, you can opt not to have anything spicy in your snack box or prefer to have only candy in your box. They also offer a coffee or tea drink option for an additional $5 each. You can also decide how often you would like a box delivered, with options including every week, every two weeks or once a month.
MunchPak sent us the Original box to review. This box is supposed to have at least 10 snacks in it and ours included 11 different snacks. Unfortunately, they do not include an information card as to what snacks are included in the box and where they are from which would be useful. However, you can go to the shop on the MunchPak site and find most of their snacks, with descriptions. If you really enjoy a snack, you can even purchase more from the site! It appears every MunchPak contains a different assortment of snacks. So, you may not get the same selection of snacks each month in your box as someone else who also subscribes.
1. Rancheritos (60 g bag) – These are Mexican style corn chips with chili powder and spices. The chip itself was not spicy and had a sour, tangy flavor. These were okay for us, but not our favorite.
2. Lotte Pepero Nude (1.76 oz box) – This snack is from Korea. The box contained hollow biscuit like cookie tubes that had a chocolate filling. These were similar to other Asian cookie sticks that we’ve had before but were good. *On a side note, November 11, is Pepero Day in South Korea. The holiday’s purpose, allegedly similar to our Valentine’s Day, is to exchange peperos to show affection.
3. 7 Days Bake Rolls (70 g bag) Mushrooms & Cream flavor – 7 Days in an international brand marketed in 65 countries. I could not find a country of origin for these chips though. These chips were a favorite of mine! You could really taste the mushroom flavor. These come in variety of flavors including pizza, bacon, cheese-spinach and tomato olive. These chips are sold in the United States as 7 Days Bagel Chips and come in less interesting flavors including roasted garlic, sea salt cinnamon raisin and everything.
4. Corn Potage – This snack is from Japan and made by a company named Yaokin. Research revealed that corn potage is a popular Japanese soup. This was a large, hollow cheese doodle like puff that had a discernible corn flavor. This was tasty and very different.
5. Solen Crazy Extra (1.06 oz bar) – I believe that this candy bar is made in Turkey. It’s a chocolate bar with crisp rice layers. This was really tasty and one of the family favorites.
6. Lotte Green Tea (1.90 oz) Chewy Candy – The Lotte company was founded in Japan but has headquarters in both Japan and South Korea. The package contains 10 pieces of green tea candy that are each individually wrapped. At first the candy is hard but softens quickly and has the consistency similar to a Starburst. The green tea flavor is very evident, so you must like green tea to enjoy this candy!
7. Chiki Snack Balls – This snack is from Indonesia. These had a similar consistency to Cheez Doodles cheese balls. However, even trying them after just opening the bag they had a slightly stale taste to them. They were cheese flavor but it was very faint. This was not one of our favorite snacks.
8. Ginbis Dream Animals (1.76 oz box) – This snack is from Japan. These were butter flavored biscuits in the shapes of animals. As seen from the photo above, each animal has it’s name printed on the biscuit. These tasted like butter flavored crackers with a hint of sweet. The kids really enjoyed these.
9. Haribo Gummy Teeth (bag with approximately 34 pieces) – Haribo is a German candy company, famous for their gummy candies. My son was especially excited to see these gummy teeth. These had a possibly strawberry gummy flavor. If you are a gummy candy fan like we are, you’ll like these!
10. Rama – Unfortunately, I did not take an individual photo of the rama snack, which is in the center of the picture above. I could not find much information about this snack, but believe it is from Bulgaria. This is a bar made of a variety of nuts stuck together with a sticky coating. It’s not hard and crunchy like brittle and is not very sweet. The nut flavor is overpowering and even tasted a bit burnt. This was also not one of our favorite snacks.
11. Ozmo Cornet Chocolate Cone – This snack is from Turkey. This is a chocolate filled cone with tiny candy-coated chocolate pieces. The cone is filled with chocolate but the candy pieces are just on the top. The chocolate is not the highest quality. However, this was a fun treat that the kids shared and enjoyed.
Overall, we were very happy with our MunchPak box. There’s a great variety of snacks including salty, sweet, chips and candy. If you are interested in trying MunchPak you can use this link to sign up. Use promo code “NYFOODIEFAMILY” to save $3 off your first MunchPak! Please note that this is an affiliate link.