Something Snacks March 2015 Review and box content spoilers

Something Snacks March 2015
Something Snacks March 2015

Something Snacks is a newish food subscription box. The cost is $13 a month and you’ll be introduced to both new and familiar tastes!

Since giving up on Love With Food (I just don’t like the snacks included. There are lots of repeats and they are BORING repeats) I’ve been looking for a cheap food subscription to fill it’s place. I found out about this box through various blogs, so I thought I’d subscribe!

winner
winner

For the month of March, Something Snacks was having a contest. If you found a “pot of gold” it means you’re a winner. I found this and was super excited! :O I didn’t actually think I’d win something. I instantly posted on Instagram (papperdellex) and was told I’m 2nd place, but I honestly don’t know how they are matching up the prizes? If I don’t get an email from them soon, I’ll probably be annoying and email them. :p

Nunes Farm Fancy Nuts – Roasted Salted Pistachios! – Yum, these look good! I will have to eat them before friday, because I am starting a dental work adventure starting friday. :/

something snacks 2Inka Chips – Plantain Chips – I LOVE PLANTAIN CHIPS! I just never buy them. So, I’m super happy to get these! I haven’t tried them yet, but I plan to eat them all tomorrow. I know that once I start eating them, I won’t be able to stop.

Burts British Hand Cooked Potato Chips Sea salt & malted vinegar – These look interesting! These are an imported potato chip. I always look forward to trying imported products!

sea veggies and crispy fruitBoth of these bags are already empty!

Crispy Fruit – tangerine – I never thought of freeze drying tangerines, and this is GENIUS! I loved these so. freaking. much. I just can’t describe them. They’re good. So good I might buy a dehydrator so I can freeze dry some tangerines.

Sea Veggies – These are roasted seaweed sheets. I love roasted seaweed, so I was happy to eat them. It’s only 35 calories a bag, so it felt healthy!

cookiesThe last items in the box! Be-Bop Biscotti Grasshopper mint and some dipped shortbread cookies! Both of these items are amazing. I ate the Biscotti for breakfast. My husband took the cookies. It was a fair trade.

Overall, this was an awesome box~ I am looking forward to my free months for winning. I hope they contact me soon about that! In any case, I do recommend this box, because the snack assortment is fantastic! This is quickly becoming my favorite subscription, and this is after my first box!

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Oishii Box February 2015 Review

Oishii Box Opened
Oishii Box Opened

Oishii Box is a Japanese snack subscription box. According to old estimates, it was $12 per month, but the price has raised to $14.99 per month, which is what I paid for this box. I have been buying Japanese candies online since I was 10, and at 28, that means I’ve been in niche for almost two decades (much old). It takes a lot to impress me, and sadly, I couldn’t recommend this box to somewhat like myself. But I would recommend it to someone new to the Japanese snack world!

marukawa grape bubble gumFour Tirol Chocolates – two Biscuit milk chocolate and two strawberry jelly – Tirol are a really interesting brand of chocolates, but sadly, included here are some of the less interesting ones. Tirol releases all kinds of crazy flavors in Japan, some of which you can see here @ Napa Japan. I’ve always found this brand of chocolate to be bland, even with the interesting flavors.

Marukawa Gum – These gums are super cheap and come in jumbo packs, so I wasn’t too excited to see them. I think when someone firsts delves in the world of Japanese candy, they’ll probably try these. They’re not great. The flavors are kinda good, but they’re like any generic gumball machine gum. They quickly get old.

sushi gummy kitMeiji Sushi Gummy Kit – These can be bought at Asian Food Grocer pretty cheap (actually, I think everything in this box was sourced from AFG because there were AFG stickers on the back of some of the products.) The gummies are pretty tasty and have good flavors. It isn’t nearly as much fun as the package makes it look.

Flower Kiss Candy – I got four candies from a larger bag. Not very exciting! These are lightly sweet candies. I guess they’re suppose to have some floral undertone in them, but I have never tasted the flower in them.

yan yan chocolate hazelnutOrchids Party Cracker Mix – I’ve had these before, and they’re quite good! In fact, I am eating them right now. :p It’s a small bag, so I don’t feel bad about eating them! If you like rice crackers, you’d like these!

Yan Yan Chocolate Hazelnut – Yan Yan is another snack I think most Japanophiles have had, though they aren’t a product of Japan, but rather Singapore. These are little breadsticks you dip in a chocolate sauce. I like them a lot and have bought them many times in the past. The hazelnut stuff kinda tastes like Nutella, but not quite as good. I’d rather buy the Nutella dipper packs! :p

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My favorite part of the entire box was… the outer box. Yeah, the snacks weren’t exciting, and I couldn’t really recommend this box to someone who buys Japanese snacks all the time. It’s not as exciting as a box directly sourced from Japan, because I’m pretty sure anyone interested in Japanese candy has probably had all this stuff before.

I won’t complain about value with this box because I think it is about discovery, but I’ve discovered all this stuff on my own long, long ago. If you’re someone located in the US who hasn’t really been buying Japanese snacks for decades, then yes, go for it! But if you’re someone like me who spends probably $100 a month on Japanese candy imported straight from Japan, you might want to avoid it because you’ve had it all before.

Of course, this is my opinion just off one box. Who knows – maybe next month will be better. I do like all the snacks included, expect for the gum; I really wish they’d skip that.

One thing to keep in mind – everything from this box can be found at AsianFoodGrocer for less money.

Yumvelope February 2015 Review and unboxing

February 2015 Yumvelope
February 2015 Yumvelope

Yumvelope is a subscription service that sends out “healthier” snacks made with less processed ingredients. I say “less” because everything in a box is still processed, obviously, but this stuff just has things on the ingredient label that you can pronounce, which is always a plus!

For $21, you get a variety of unique and delicious snacks! Most of the stuff you cannot really find locally, unless you go to someplace fancy like Whole Foods – and even then, you might not find it. It’s a lot of fun to get this box! 😀 Though, I think Yum-o-Box would be a better name for the sub, since it no longer comes in an envelope. 😦

Alter Ego Truffles
Alter Ego Truffles

Alter Ego Truffles – Assorted box – Aw, yes, truffles. I will never complain about getting a box of truffles. These are also very tasty! I tried the sea salt truffles and I am certainly pleased with them! They might not be as good as Godiva, but they are mighty tasty. :3 Plus, USDA Organic!

More delicious
More delicious

Ellas Heavenly Hunks – Original Oatmeal – Ugh, these were too good. So good that I need more of them. So buttery tasting and just, wow. If you like oatmeal cookies, you’d like these. :3

Goodlife Granola – I have not tried this yet, but the enclosed card said that this is a Yumvelope subscriber favorite, so I am looking forward to it! It does look mighty good! The only thing I don’t like about granola is that while it is healthy, I could eat an entire bag at once, which kinda negates everything healthy about it. :/

More delicious~
More delicious~

Mayesa Cacao Mint and Mixed Berry – I have had these before and I LOVED them. I’m really happy to see two more flavors for me to try! The taste is so rich and smooth and really impressive for a healthy drink.

Amrita Energy Bars – I am a nursing student, so anything I can just stuff in my bag and eat later in the day is appreciated! I am looking forward to trying these bars!

So, I am very happy with this Yumvelope shipment! I’ll eat everything – but then again, I’m not exactly picky, so if I say I’ll eat everything, it really doesn’t mean much. Even so, everything looks super delicious! I enjoyed this box a great deal and will stay subscribed for next month!

disclaimer: I paid for this box myself, no referral links