Are you an adventurous eater?
If you’re anything like me, you love eating foreign, ‘exotic’ foods. And while I love the idea of visiting all these countries abroad, and experiencing their culture and cuisine first hand, I’m also a bit of a couch potato.
See the dilemma?
How am I supposed to get my hands on all these international goodies when I can’t even get out of bed? Luckily for me, subscription boxes for foreign snacks are a thing now. Once a month, a box filled with snacks from all over the world will show up at my door.
MunchPak is one of these many subscription services. You can order different sized boxes of international snacks and even customize them with the stuff you want. But is MunchPak anything spectacular or exceptional, in the sea of countless snack boxes?
This MunchPak review aims to find out precisely that. Let’s get started.
What Does MunchPak Have to Offer?
Like I just mentioned, MunchPak delivers new and exciting snacks from all over the world straight to your home. What sets it apart from other subscription services is that the box is vibrant and colorful. The design is cheerful and full of black, white, and red illustrations for decoration.
Packed with Care:
Each box is lovingly packed to the brim with delicious snacks brought to you from all the way across the world. Moreover, each box comes with a note addressed to you, signed by an employee. This adds a lovely, personal touch to the box and almost makes it feel like a present, or self-care package meant to pamper and please.
Many subscription services deliver on a specific day every week. MunchPak ships every day of the week, except on weekends. This means you can get your box delivered much faster.
Quality and Variety:
Some of the subscription boxes tend to recycle snacks and repeat them frequently. However, MunchPak contains a variety of exciting and new snacks every month. You won’t have to worry about getting bored with the snacks as they bring new and unusual treats.
On the other hand, if you’ve discovered snacks that you really like, you can customize future boxes to include them. Also, you can even order them separately from their a la carte menu, although this will cost you more.
What Kind of Snacks Will You Find?
While waiting for your first subscription box can be exciting (it felt a lot like waiting to open Christmas presents), the wait can also be a little nerve-wracking.
Your snack boxes will be filled with an assortment of sweet, salty, sour, sometimes spicy snacks that will delight your taste buds. Moreover, their textures vary from soft and fluffy to perfectly crispy. These are just a couple of the things you can expect to find in your boxes.
- Stroopwafel: Belgian waffles filled with caramel, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Cheeza Cracker Snacks: Cheesy Japanese crackers.
- Bebeto Green Apple Spaghetti Candy: Tart apple gummy strings.
- Wasabi Cheese Cheetos: Spicy and cheesy chips with a pleasant burn.
- Sour Pickle Balls: Like Sour Patches, but with a Texan twist!
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! There are loads of other snacks just waiting to surprise you. And you can also choose to have a drink added to certain boxes.
Each box also contains a ‘travel guide’ of sorts, although it is more like a menu. It has details of all the snacks in your box and the countries they came from.
Types of MunchPaks:
There are 3 kinds of packs you can choose from:
This is a great choice for people just starting their subscriptions, especially if you’re a little wary and unusual tasting food. These boxes contain 5+ full-sized snacks. They are also good if you want to limit snacking and not go overboard.
This classical box is also their most popular one. It includes 10+ snacks and will last you quite a while. This subscription box is roughly the size of a shoebox and fits more snacks than the mini version. Keep an eye on your snacks or else you will finish them all in the blink of an eye.
Want to share your snacks with everyone in the house? Or maybe you just like hoarding them for yourself. Either way, this family-sized pack will give all the snacks you could ever wish for in a month. It has over 20 snacks and you can add a soda as well! This box is the snack lover’s ultimate dream.
Setting up a Subscription
You can subscribe to MunchPak in two ways. Firstly, you set up your MunchPak order and plans and then sign up by providing all your necessary information.
You can also sign up without providing credit card details and still setting up an account. Both methods take just a few minutes to complete.
You can choose to have your snacks delivered at three times:
- Once a month
- Once every two weeks
- Once a week
You can customize your packs in several ways. However, it costs a little extra for every customization. For instance, you can tailor your box to contain either more or less of things like:
- Salty snacks
- Sugary snacks
- Fish or seafood
- Foreign snacks
Since MunchPak is all about speedy delivery, you should receive your box within 72 hours. However, things can get a little hectic sometimes so it might take up to 5 days for you to get your snack packs.
The MunchPak App
Curious about your favorite snacks? MunchPak has a snack scanner app that will let you learn more about the snacks, what they contain, and where they come from.
All you need to do is scan the barcode on the packaging using the app. It will even tell you about the taste and texture of individual snacks.
Besides giving you fun information about the snacks, they also inform you about the ingredients in them. This can alert you to potential allergens and other ingredients that you may not be able to eat.
The Gift of Giving
Have a friend or family member that loves grazing on snacks? A MunchPak subscription will be the perfect gift for their special day. And setting up a gift subscription is easy as a breeze.
- First, select the type of MunchPak you want to gift.
- Then, choose the number of snacks you want in a box (5, 10, or 20).
- After that, choose the gift length. You can choose to make it a one-time thing. However, you can also choose between a 3-month, 6-month, or even a year-long subscription.
- All you need to do is fill out the remaining information. Instead of your address, put your recipient’s address instead. After that, you just need to include your credit card information.
That’s all it takes. And there’s a good chance your snack-loving friend will be hooked. Who knows, they might even start their own subscriptions, thanks to your generous gift!
Is MunchPak Really a Special Snack Subscription?
I believe that MunchPak does stand out among a crowd of snack box subscriptions. Here’s why:
- It brings you snacks from all over the world.
- The snacks are in a variety of flavors, tastes, and textures.
- The boxes are eye-catching and well-designed.
- You get a personalized note with your box.
- Your box will include a menu of the items included.
- The app will tell you about specific ingredients.
- Subscriptions are easy to start, change, or cancel.
- MunchPaks make a splendid gift.
- The boxes are well packaged with no breaking or tearing.
- Your snacks are not crushed or damaged during shipping.
- Free shipping all across the USA.
While subscription boxes are a dime a dozen these days, it is difficult finding a reliable subscription service that will deliver the flavors of the world straight to your door. But MunchPak does so very well and your box of goodies will arrive before you know it.
As this MunchPak review shows, your subscription will connect you to lands you may never set foot on but will let you experience their flavors all the same. At the end of the day, it is a fun snack box that is exciting because you can never guess what you’ll get.
In other words, MunchPak boxes offer you a tiny bit of mystery and magic; something we all need a little more of these days.