Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Treats March 2016 Snack Subscription Review and Coupon

Treats is a snack subscription sending snacks from a certain region or country every month. This review is for the Premium subscription but they also have a smaller Standard version. When I opened up the box, I knew immediately what the theme was. Almost every treat in the box I recognized from my recent trip to Ireland! So, this is a box of UK treats galore!

The Cost: $13.95/month for Standard, $25.95/month for Premium

What You Get: Either 4-8 or 8-12 fun treats and snacks from around the world.  Each month's box will feature snacks from a different country in the world.

Tayto Crisps in Prawn Cocktail- This is an unusually popular flavor in the Republic of Ireland at least. I got some Pringles in this flavor while we were there. He said they tasted like ketchup but sort of citrusy. Too weird for me to try! I did get a flavor called Smokey Bacon, though. It wasn't very good.

Guinness Chips- We toured the original Guinness brewery (it's no longer in use) in Ireland and learned how to pour a pint. It was a lot of fun! They have a huge gift shop on the ground floor and guess what we saw there? Yep, these chips!
Nestle Aero Peppermint Bar- I don't know why these are so popular but they are and there's like five hundred kinds. Aero bars have bubbles (air pockets) in the chocolate (or in this case- the peppermint). I have no idea why they do that. It tastes the same.
Rowntree's Fruit Gums- I *almost* bought some of these but picked something else instead. These are fruit flavored gummies. There are a bunch of different types of these gummies but I like fruit flavor the best. These are very stick-in-your-teeth and actually quite tasty and made with real fruit juice. The purple is black currant flavor
Hill Biscuits Custard Cremes- These cookies are super popular in Britain. It's a cream filling sandwiched between two butter cookies.
Lee's Orange Jaffa Bar- Jaffa Cakes are ubiquitous in UK. This particular product is not a Jaffa Cake and it's not made by the company who first created them. Jaffa is a type of orange like naval or satsuma. This bar is made in Scotland and is chocolate covered orange fondant. It's really, really good. It's half gone already.
Nestle Lion Bar- You can find these at gas stations, Spar and Tesco. And probably a million other places in the UK. I bought one of these to bring home for my mom since she likes all the ingredients: milk chocolate, wafer, caramel and rice crisps. It's okay and not something I would eat again.
Walker's Toffee- I brought some of this home, too! I can't remember where I put them though. These are hard-to-chew toffees and the flavor is great. I opened them before I read the instructions that said to smack them on before opening them and was curious how I was supposed to eat a giant block of toffee. They are not divided like they appear.

Walker's Shortbread- This is one of the products I never saw but I wasn't really looking for it. I'm not a big shortbread fan.
Stockley's Confections Cola Cubes- I thought at first these were clove flavored. Clove was really popular in Ireland and I got a bunch of different clove candies while I was there. These are not clove, they are Cola. They taste kinda weird. They're super hard on the outside and the inside is textured like gummy bears. So strange and interesting.

VERDICT: It was actually really fun to see all the treats I had just been finding in stores in Ireland. So I can confirm that these treats are actually from where they say they are. This box had a great selection but it's a little light. I would have liked to see two, if not three, more treats included in this box based on the subscription cost. One of the things I originally loved about this was subscription was the inclusion of multiples and large sizes. The last few boxes have not lived up to the awesomeness of the first ones. However, I'm always happy to note that Treats never sends loose, individually wrapped candies in their boxes. That's a good thing.

If you would like to sign up for Treats Box, you can do that right here.  Use code BITBOX15 for 15% off!

*This box was sent complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are mine.

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