The Bocandy Subscription Box was an idea we had when we tried buying international candy and found out it was not only hard to find, but also really expensive (youch). We started buying it in bulk, shipping it to our home base in Detroit and then to you fine candy loving people all around the US. Sometimes we even include some non-candy snacks that we thought tasted real good.I admit, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I love trying new things and seeing what goodies other countries get to eat!
I was pleasantly surprised when Blake agreed to send a box for review. I received what seemed to be all foreign candies and snacks, which is fine by me! There were 6 different goodies in the box... Let's see what's inside.
MINI TAKIS FUEGO -- HOT CHILI PEPPER AND LIME FLAVOR
Description: Barcel Takis Fuego are mini corn tortilla chips that are rolled up like a small taco (similar to the deep fried taquitos).
These were HOT. My mouth was on fire after eating these. These aren't your typical 'Doritos' tortilla chips. These are rolled up, so they have a bit more of a 'crunch' to them.
I really didn't taste the lime flavor on these; the hot chili pepper seasonings overpowers the lime. Personally, I couldn't eat more than 5-10 at a time. I definitely couldn't eat the whole bag at once. Mama Melissa LOVED these.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mexico
FRITT CHEWY CANDY
Description: For something different, try Fritt Chewy Candy Strips. This delicious candies come in 6 different flavors and they all packed with an extra burst of Vitamin C: apple, orange, lemon, wild-berries, strawberry and cherry. Each pack contains 5 candy strips.
These were basically thick Fruit Rollups. Looking these up on Amazon for info took me to the 'Caramels' subsection of the 'Grocery & Gourmet Foods' category, so basically these are fruity caramels. There were 6 'sheets' of 5 pull-apart pieces.
I liked these a lot. There was a lot of orange flavor in these. I also like the fact that there is Vitamin C in these chews, so it's somewhat good for me as well. Only thing I didn't like about these were the chewiness factor. They continuously got stuck in my teeth.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany
LAS GRAN SANDIAS
Description: These NEW delicious mouth-watering Watermelon Wedges are the newest creation people are raving about. Imported from Spain these gummy watermelon slices are dusted with sugar crystals to enhance the amazing watermelon flavor. Try some today!
These are just like the sugar-covered gummy fruit slices. These were very yummy. The actual taste reminded me of the watermelon Jolly Ranchers candies.
The only downfall of these, and my main problem with watermelon candies, is the 'fake' watermelon flavor it had. The watermelon flavor didn't really taste like real watermelon pieces. But it didn't take away from the yumminess.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
RADEMAKER HOPJES COFFEE HARD CANDIES
Description: Classic Dutch Coffee-flavored candy. The taste is a mixture of Coffee, butter and caramel. The texture is hard and non sticky. The sensation is amazing!
As a teenager, I used to eat Nips™ candies in the coffee flavor. I didn't care for gum, so that was my way to cover the nasty 'school lunch' breath (although, Montrose Schools had pretty good lunches... either that or I wasn't very fussy as a teenager!) This candy reminds me of the Nips. It's a hard candy, so don't expect it to act like caramel, just because it has caramel flavoring to it.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Holland
NAPOLEON HARD CANDIES
Description: In 1912, a baker in Antwerp named Louis Janssen decided to produce sweets in the cellar of his bakery, In Den Gouden Bol. Upon hearing a fellow chocolatier boasting about a new truffle-which had been named Caesar-Louis announced that his sweets would be called Napoleon. The delicious boiled sweets were met with approval by the citizens of Antwerp and quickly became a national phenomenon. Since then, Napoleon has spread across the globe, with a state of the art facility seamlessly combining traditional and modern equipment to produce more than 500 million candies each year. Napoleon remains dedicated to sourcing natural ingredients locally in order to reduce their environmental impact and provide the freshest, most delicious product possible. Now get a Black Tie Mercantile SignatureTM Gift Box for any occasion featuring one 1 lb bag of Napoleon Lempur (Lemon) Hard Candy.
I have only tried the yellow candies, and to me, they just taste like Lemon Drops or lemon cough drops with out the 'medicinal' taste. I have not tried the two red ones.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Netherlands
The only problem disabled people will have with this are the wrappers may be difficult for some to open without scissors. I don't see any issues with the foods, minus any personal chewing/swallowing issues.
This is available from bocandy.com for $7.50 USD for the first month, Then $15.00 USD for each month thereafter.
Really liked this box. It was FUN getting different sweets from all over the world to try!
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes
**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**
A HUGE THANKS TO BLAKE AND THE TEAM AT BOCANDY.COM FOR SENDING ME A BOX TO REVIEW! IT WAS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!