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MunchPak, who kindly sent me this package to review, is a monthly subscription service and ecommerce website that aims to introduce the best, new, and popular snacks from all over the world to the average Joe. MunchPak launched in early November and is $19.95/month.
MunchPak ships via FedEx Smart Post and took about a week to arrive. Possibility a bit more. It came before Christmas and the mail was crazy then!
MunchPak includes such a variety of items and contents will likely vary from subscriber to subscriber, so they don’t include an information card or anything like that. The box is just pure snacks! Here’s what was include this month:
~Knott’s Raspberry Shortbread Cookies: I don’t love cookies with fruit in them (so weird I know), so these are just kind of meh for me. Not awful, but I wouldn’t get them again.
~Marinela Barritas de Pina: Sort of like a pineapple fig newton. But messier! I’m not sure if these come in other flavors, but I would try them too if they did.
~Hi-Chew: Hi-Chews are a fruit-flavored chewy Japanese candy. I am going to save these for L because he’s into that kind of chewy candy.
~Cracker Jacks: I have not had Cracker Jacks in ages. I feel like it’s odd that they come in a bag now instead of the old school box! It’s just not the same.
~Snyder’s of Hanover Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches: WB ate these for his snack one day. Nothing overly unique about these, but they are good.
~Popchips Barbeque Potato Chips: Again, not really a specialty snack, but we like them!
~Chex Mix: Both B and L fight over who gets the hunks of bread from Chex Mix. Ilike the cheesy Chex Mix myself.
~Pop*Tarts – Brown Sugar Cinnamon: I actually don’t like PopTarts. Never have really. L likes them cold. WB is just kinda meh on them.
~Gansito: I’d describe this as a snack cake. With a little fruit filling. Not too much so it’s gross, but enough to give it a little more flavor.
~Corn Nuts – BBQ: B ate these soon after they arrived. In fact, I think I only saw them when I took this picture and not again? LOL! Needless to say he likes them.
~Hello Panda Cookies: I love these. Like I love them. They aren’t too hard to find here in the states, but you gotta look for them.
~Famous Amos Cookies: Again, not exactly anything I’d need an introduction to, but they are good. I’d call them a favorite road trip snack.
~Pocky: Loved the chocolate ones. The strawberry? The jury is still out on these.
~Rice Crackers: I *think* these are some sort of rice cracker? I could be wrong on that though. They were okay, but with some peanut butter smeared on them, I think we’d be in business.
~Ketchup Chips: Do they sell these in the States? I know I have had them before, but it may have been in Canada or something? B snatched these right up as well.
~Sour Smog Balls: Totally an L item. Totally. We got these last month and he loved them. I think they look gross, but I think that’s the point ;).
~Japanese Cocktail Peanuts: I don’t know specifically how Japanese cocktail nuts differ from US ones, but we both thought these were good!
~de la Rosa Peanut Candy Marzypan Style: Is this the same stuff you can use to sculpt little animals? I think I want to try that. L would think that was funny ;).
~Chick O’Stick: I thought this was going to be carrot flavored (LOL), but it’s actually “crunchy roasted peanut butter and flaky toasted coconut rolled up into one delicious piece of sweet heaven”. I wouldn’t go that far, but it was good.
~Pulparindo: Frankly I am scared of this. It’s salty and hot and I just don’t know about that! I am going to make B try it I think ;).
~Peanut Butter Snickers: I remember when they first came out with these! They were quite a unique find back then.
~Strawberry Bubble Gum: L is going to have to test this for me I don’t like gum. Again, I know, it’s odd. I never have though.
~Nutella Snack Packs: Who doesn’t love Nutella? For real? WB about flips his lid when I pull out the jar of it! And those snack packs with the sticks? He goes crazy!
~CurlyWurly: I saved the best for last. This is braided caramel covered with rich milk chocolate. And YUM! I love this and will certainly be requesting this from my UK friends in the future!
I didn’t do a cost breakdown on MunchPak, but I counted over 20 snacks, which would bring the cost per snack to less than $1. I do totally wish though that more of the snacks were harder to find items, but perhaps that will change as they grow?