Holiday Gift Idea: MunchPak Subscription Box

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The holidays are quickly approaching.  Are you like me and frantically trying to figure out what to get everyone on your list?  Do you have some hard to shop for people?  The ones who don’t seem to need anything?  Or, you don’t want to get people “stuff” that they don’t really need.  How about giving a MunchPak subscription box? My whole family loves when this box arrives. We enjoy sampling the snacks over a couple of weekends throughout the month and discussing which ones are our favorites.

Inside each MunchPak box is a selection of international snacks from around the world.  The snack selection includes candy, cookies, chips and depending on what box size you choose, even drinks.  What’s even better is you can decide how frequently you or your gift recipient receives each snack box.  You can choose from 5+, 10+ or 20+ snacks per box.  Then you decide how long of a subscription you want to send.  Do you want to give a one time box or send a box for 3, 6, or 12 months? If you prefer that your recipient chooses which box they’d like, you can send a gift card instead. Bookmark this post, because on Cyber Monday (November 27), you can save 50% off a MunchPak subscription! Otherwise, you can save 25% off subscriptions the rest of the week.  Regular price subscriptions start at just $9.95 depending on which box you order!

Are you wondering what comes in this box?  Like I mentioned, there’s a variety of different types of snacks.  You will receive chips, cookies and candy.  The snacks will come from all different countries from around the world.  Although there is not a card included to tell you where the different snacks come from, they do have an app that allows you to scan the UPC code and find out more.  Many of the products have the country of origin right on the label.  Otherwise, I visit the MunchPak site and search the shop to find out more info.  Curious to see what a box looks like?  Here is a review of our most recent MunchPak box!  Inside our November box was:

Chewits (Blackcurrant) – (Candy from United Kingdom) Our box had the blackcurrant flavor of Chewits.  This is a candy from the United Kingdom.  The squares are individually wrapped.  They start out hard but as you suck on them, they get soft and chewy.  The blackcurrant flavor reminded me of a berry/grape flavor.

Cow Tales Crispy Moo Bar – (Candy from United States)  I had previously heard of the Cow Tales brand of candy before receiving this box.  My daughter had even gotten a Cow Tales candy trick-or-treating on Halloween.  This is a crispy rice bar with marshmallows.  It’s very similar to a Rice Krispy treat with little caramel bits on top.

Chiky Choko Banana Cookies – (Cookie from Costa Rica)  These are banana cookies with a bottom layer of chocolate.  The banana flavor was very faint.  Six cookies came in the package.

Lotte Pikachu Ramune – (Candy from Japan)  The packaging of this candy appealed to my Pickachu-loving son.  Inside are pink balls of candy.  They have a strawberry flavor on the outside and as you suck on it, the texture and flavor changes.  We found the flavor to get sour and then grainy with a banana flavor.

Tayto Ripples (Sour Cream and Onion Flavor) – (Chips from Ireland) These are Ireland’s take on sour cream and onion potato chips.  They were nice and crisp with a light sour cream and onion flavor.

Takis Zombie Habanero and Cucumber Tortilla Chips – (Chips from Mexico) These are a seasonal chip produced by Takis.  I personally wasn’t a fan of the habanero and cucumber flavor combo.  I found them to be hot and sour.  However, my husband really enjoyed these.  He thought the green coloring was unnecessary though.

Vidal Gummi Circus Clowns – (Candy from Spain) Our family loves gummy candy.  These clowns come in different colors but are all cotton candy-flavored with a cherry-flavored nose.  I found these gummies to be a bit hard and on the chewier side.  I couldn’t really discern the cotton candy flavor.

Lotte Stone Age Chocolate – (Candy from South Korea)  These are different colored candy covered chocolate eggs.

Kidsmania Wacky Monkey – (Candy from Mexico) This was also a super fun candy.  The package has a monkey that claps its cymbals together with the push of a button.  Yes, my son kept the monkey after we finished the candy! The candies are multi-colored, crunchy, sweet bites similar to a SweeTart flavor.

Eiffel Bonbons (Strawberry) – (Candy from France) This candy comes in several different flavors, but we received strawberry.  These have a powdery coating on the outside and are chewy strawberry-flavored balls.

Pei Tien Energy 99 Sticks (Pumpkin Roll) – (Snack from Taiwan) I wasn’t sure how to classify this snack.  It’s not really a chip, cookie or candy.  The outer shell looks and tastes like a puffy cheese doodle without the orange powder or cheese taste.  Inside is a sweet filling, that you couldn’t tell was pumpkin flavored unless you saw the package.

Lotte Milkis Apple Soda – (drink from South Korea) This is a new flavor of Milkis sodas.  Its a creamy bubbly apple juice that tastes extra sweet.

Every box is a surprise of snacks.  This subscription box is a lot of fun and a perfect gift for any foodie or snack lover on your holiday shopping list!


October 2015 MunchPak Review

MunchPak October 2015

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.

MunchPack October 2015

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.

Lotte Pepero Nude

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.

7 Days Bake Rolls

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.

Corn Potage

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.

Crazy Extra Candy Bar

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!

Chiki Snack Balls

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.

Dream Animals

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.

Haribo Gummy Teeth

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!

October MunchPak

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.

Ozmo Cornet

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.