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Monday, June 8, 2015

REVIEW -- Hawaii Snack Box

Hawaii Snack Box

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Drool-worthy deliciousness delivered directly to your door? If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, Hawaii Snack Box is your fly-free destination to paradise. Our subscription snack program allows you to sample local Hawaiian treats every month while receiving a taste of the culture, along with a fun word, phrase or recipe that teaches you about our beautiful island.

Sign-up today and we’ll be sure to have a box on your doorstep within one week. Aloha!
This is a newer box to the subscription box market, and it's a really fun one. This contains nothing but Hawaiian goodies.

This was their inauguratory box, and I was lucky to get one for review purposes. Let's take a look at what's inside!


^^the outer shipping box^^

HAWAI'I'S LOCAL BUZZ NATURAL SEA SALT MACADAMIA NUTS

Description: These are Hawaii's most popular nuts at their finest! Hawaii's Local Buzz dehydrates their macadamia nuts to keep the taste fresh, as if you just cracked the shell open. A slight hint of Hawaiian sea salt helps round the flavor of these crunchy treats.
Hawaii's Local Buzz

As a teenager, I loved macadamia nuts. The 'buttery' flavor seemed to melt in my mouth. These didn't seem as good as the macadamia nuts I remember, but they were still tasty. The sea salt wasn't overpowering at all. They also had a nice crunch to them.
TASTE: 8/10

HAWAI'I'S LOCAL BUZZ MANGO MAC TROPICAL SHORTBREAD COOKIE

Description: You're in for a treat with this Mango Macadamia Shortbread cookie! It's made with two signature local ingredients; macadamia nuts give it a buttery, salty crunch and mango coordinates perfectly with its tangy yet sweet flavor. This is just one of many melt-in-your-mouth cookie flavors by Hawaii's Local Buzz.
Hawaii's Local Buzz

I LOVED this. I love the mango flavor anyway, so this was so yummy. It was a but crumbly, but most shortbread cookies are. I really didn't taste too much of the macadamia nuts in this.
TASTE: 9.5/10

HAWAIIAN NATURAL TEA - PASSION FRUIT ORANGE TEA

Description: These certified organic Hawaiian teas are infused with the tropical flavors and specifically formulated to be rich in antioxidants and low in caffeine. Passion fruit (lilikoi) and orange flavors give this tea a playful and refreshing essence
Hawaiian Natural Tea Hawaiian Natural Tea

I'm actually NOT crazy over 'flavored' teas, unless they are iced tea or a mint tea. I tried this with one of the honey sticks in the box and it wasn't too bad. I'm not sure what Passion fruit should taste like, but I detected a moderate orange/citrus flavor.
TASTE: 7/10

BIG ISLAND BEES MACADAMIA BLOSSOM HONEY STICKS

Description: Enjoy this honey cultivated on the south side Hawai'i Island (The Big Island), from bees which pollenated flourishing macadamia nut trees. This is a great sweetened for your tea, or a yummy snack by itself for a sweet pick-me-up.
@bigislandbees Big Island Bees Big Island Bees

To me, this was just plain honey in 'stick' form. I really didn't see what was so special about it. Mama Melissa ate a stick and then I used a stick when I tried the Passion fruit and Orange tea. I plan to buy a box of chicken nuggets and use the other 6 sticks as 'dipping sauce' for them.
TASTE: 9/10

THE JADE COMPANY LI HING MUI COTTON CANDY

Description: Li Hing Mui is a popular treat in Hawai'i, which has roots in Asian culture. It is a dried salty plum rolled in a flavorful, sweet powder. For this snack, the Jade Company has creatively mixed a popular fair ground staple with the sweet and salty flavors of li hing mui by adding the powder topping to cotton candy
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I actually did not eat this; Mama Melissa did, because I took the package of macadamia nuts. She seemed to enjoy it, but she couldn't figure out the taste. We had to look at the card to figure out the flavor.
TASTE: 7/10

MAUNA LOA MACADAMIA CLUSTER

Description: This is Hawai'i's version of the chocolate turtle. Chocolate, caramel and locally grown, processed, and roasted macadamia nuts make this a delicious treat that will leave you wanting more than just one!
Mauna Loa Mauna Loa

To me, this was just a Turtles cluster made with macadamia nuts instead of the peanuts. Same taste, same amount of 'chewiness' to it. I liked it better than the original Turtles clusters. Very sweet taste.
TASTE: 9/10

Again, 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 or allergy issues.

This is available from Hawaii Snack Box for as little as $16.95 a month.*
*Based on a 12 month subscription.

BUT WAIT!!! Hawaii Snack Box wants to give one box away!!!

Hawaii Snack Box giveaway

FINAL THOUGHTS
I really enjoyed this subscription box. The only thing I would change is to put a few more items in the box.
STARS:
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 KATIE AND THE TEAM AT HAWAII SNACK BOX FOR SENDING ME A BOX TO REVIEW! IT WAS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

2 comments:

  1. The Macadamia Clusters sound delicious! What a neat box!!!

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