I have an aunt and a couple of cousins who are Canadian and so I spent quite a bit of time over there when I was a kid. There were a lot of awesome things about this, but one of the absolute best parts was that I had easy access to Canadian candy and chocolate, which I quickly learned wasn’t identical to what we had in the states. Not only did they have some products that we didn’t have, but even some of the same candy that’s the same – like Hershey’s chocolate bars, Kit Kats and M&M’s – taste different (and better, in my opinion) in Canada. It turns out that’s due to differences in manufacturing and a higher sugar content in American Candy. Yay? (check out this article for some details on the differences between candy)
Thanks in large part to visiting my Canadian family, I have always been interested in trying out new treats whenever I travel to see how their treats compare to what we have in the US. Whenever my husband and I travel to another country we inevitably stop at a local grocery store so I can stock up on local candy. Yes, I have a sweet tooth of epic proportions, but I really do love seeing how treats vary from country to country and these treats have replaced more traditional souvenirs that we used to purchase.
With my love of international snacks, trying out MunchPak, an international snack subscription box, was a no-brainer and this box absolutely did not disappoint! I didn’t know what to expect, but I received an awesome box!
My box featured treats from Korea, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, and more! I received the box last week and my husband and I have made our way through almost all of the products and haven’t encountered a bad one. I was amused by the mini ice cream cone filled with chocolate, and mushroom-flavored “bake rolls.” The tamarind candy from Thailand was a nice surprise, and of course I’m not complaining about the Haribo gummies! Every night my husband and I have been pulling out a new treat for dessert, which has been a little like taking a trip around the world without having to leave our couch.
The only downside I could find to MunchPak is that our box didn’t come with a sheet explaining the products inside. Not only would I love to know more about some of these products, including where the products are from, but it would be nice to know what a product is when the packaging isn’t in English. For instance, I think the products in the top left of the image above is from Japan, but I really don’t know. Since I can’t read the packaging, the inside was a surprise, which would be OK except that after eating the possibly cheese-flavored light-as-air cracker I’m still not sure what it is. Why is it round? Is it actually cheese-flavored? So many questions and I don’t even know how to Google this product!
I haven’t been subscribing to many subscription boxes lately, but this is one I’m definitely subscribing to because we have had so much fun with it! MunchPak makes it easy to try out new products from around the world and possibly find some new favorite items that we typically wouldn’t have easy access to here in the United States. I love it!
Subscribing to MunchPak
What sizes of MunchPak are available?
There are three different sizes of MunchPak available:
- MunchPak Mini contains 5+ snacks each month
- Original MunchPak contains 10+ snacks each month
- FamilyPak contains 20+ snacks each month
How much does MunchPak cost?
MunchPak is priced quite reasonably, especially when you consider how much money you will save on the plane tickets needed to purchase the snacks in person! 😉
- MunchPak Mini costs $9.95 per month
- Original MunchPak costs $19.95 per month
- FamilyPak costs $39.95 per month
How much does it cost to ship MunchPak?
Shipping is free to the United States!
Does MunchPak allow customizations?
Yes, to an extent! If you would like to specify that you would like a salty snack or a gummy snack, or myriad other options, it will cost $1 per specification. You can also add a drink option to your box. For $5 they will add coffee or tea (your choice), and that’s in addition to all of the other surprises you will receive.
Disclosure: I was provided with a MunchPak for the purpose of this review but all opinions expressed above are my own.