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Saturday, September 26, 2015

SELF-PURCHASE SATURDAY -- MunchPak

Muchpak

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
What is MunchPak?

MunchPak is an assortment of the best snacks from around the world delivered to your home, dorm room, or office as often as you would like.
We are snack junkies here. We love love LOVE snacks. That's why 90% of my food review videos have empty/ripped open wrappers.

Mama Melissa decided to subscribe to MunchPak, which send snacks from around the world. I like this concept because, while I like American snacks, I LOVE getting foreign snacks. It's so fun seeing what other countries have for 'junk food.'

I told Mama Melissa I would do a written review on this, so I'm going in the order she unboxed the MunchPak in. FYI, We got the FamilyPak, which has at least 20 snacks.

INSIDE SEPTEMBER'S MUNCHPAK

Herr's Ketchup Flavored Potato Chips
With a crispy texture and wholesome big ridges, these chips taste just like french fries dipped in ketchup. A perfect snack for any ketchup lover!
Country: United States

Now, see… I always thought Ketchup chips were a Canadian thing. I’d never seen them in the US… and I was NOT about to buy them on eBay. Nope. Not happening. And… OMG, Herr’s. Herr’s is the BEST potato chip. If you’re from Pennsylvania and don’t like Herr’s, you’re looked like like you’re crazy. When Mama Melissa opened the Munckpak box and I saw these, my inner teenaged Pennsylvanian cried tears of joy. The ketchup flavor tasted SO good and played awesomely with the chip. One bite and I was a teenager again… Now, where did my teenage mobility go?
TASTE: 10/10

Lotte Koalas Green Tea Matcha Flavor
Utterly delicious Lotte Koalas light and flaky biscuit cookies that are filled to the brim with delightfully creamy green tea matcha flavored filling.
Country: Japan

I have had the Hello Panda biscuits before and they were delicious. These were another snack I wasn’t 100% crazy for, which is strange, since I used to drink Lipton’s Citrus Green Tea like it was going out of style. The filling is very creamy, but I just didn’t like the flavor of it. Mama Melissa LOVED these.
TASTE: 7/10

ETI Pizza Crackers
Very delicious as they have a very bold and very real pizza flavor and a great texture similar to dinner crackers. Great snack.
Country: Turkey

When Mama Melissa opened these, I was expecting a taste similar to the Pizza Goldfish crackers we have here in the US. I was sadly disappointed.
I’m not saying they weren’t good, because they were. I would have just liked a little more pizza taste to them.
TASTE: 8/10

Dalcolle Super Chocolate
Delectably delightful rich, creamy and moist milk chocolate cake-like pastry treat makes for an incredibly delicious snacking experience.
Country: Italy

I personally wasn’t crazy over this one. The chocolate tasted like dark chocolate, even though it says milk chocolate. The cake in this one was soft, but seemed a bit dry. Mama Melissa LOVED this one.
TASTE: 7/10

DalColle Super Milk
Moist, rich, creamy and dreamy are the only way we could describe such an amazingly delicious cake-like pastry treat.
Country: Italy

Tasted just like a Twinkie. Mama Melissa and I both loved the vanilla flavored filling and the cake in this one seemed much more moist and had the same softness as the chocolate one. Those Italians sure can bake!
TASTE: 9/10

Stark Prima Pretzel Sticks
Crunchy and wholesome baked salted pretzel sticks. Light taste with the perfect texture makes for an excellent snack.
Country: Serbia

Tasted like peanut butter filled pretzel sticks, although the peanut butter filling was lacking. I tasted more pretzel than peanut butter. Still delicious though.
TASTE: 7/10

Kras Kiki Jagoda Strawberry Toffee
Deliciously chewy strawberry flavored toffee has the perfect texture and juiciness to make this a super yummy treat.
Country: Croatia

Very similar to the outer texture and size of a Starburst candy. So when I bit into this, I was totally expecting that same hard chewiness that needs to be sucked on for a minute or two before actually chewing.
Not so. My teeth sank right into it and chewed these easily. I also sensed a bit of juice/liquid in these. Sadly, it was a ‘fake strawberry’ flavor, but still yummy.
They have other flavors of these, although Munckpak didn’t list the actual flavors. However, the other two flavors listed seem to be more geared towards those watching their diets, because they are fortified with vitamins and minerals.
TASTE: 9.5/10

Canasta Chocolate Cookies
These incredibly delightful little cookies might seem small, but they pack a great taste and are perfect for anyone's snack time.
Country: Costa Rica

I think I had something similar to these as a child around the Holidays. If it was the same cookie, It’s not as good as I remember; I think they may have changed the chocolate taste. Still yummy though.
TASTE: 7/10

Nissin Choco Flakes
Crispy, delicious corn flakes dipped in Chocolate. Goes perfect with milk!
Country: Japan

Corn flakes covered in chocolate… powder? I don’t really want to say these were dipped in chocolate, because when I think of something being dipped in chocolate, I think of the item being completely COVERED in chocolate, such as chocolate covered fruit or chocolate covered pretzels.
The chocolate on these were more consistent with Chocolate Cheerios or Malt-o-meal’s version of Cocoa Puffs. You could still see the corn flakes through the chocolate.
These are made by the same company that makes Top Ramen®.
TASTE: 7/10

Tayto Roast Chicken Crisps
These super tasty and thick cut potato chips carry a bold roast chicken flavor with a great crunch.
Country: Ireland

These were NOT thick. I consider wavy potato chips, like Ruffles or Lays Wavy, to be cut thick. These were just normal-cut potato chips.
The flavor was interesting. Tasted like the flavoring was powdered chicken broth, but yet, not as salty as a bouillon cube or ramen seasoning. I really liked these, and even Mama Melissa liked them, and she doesn’t like chicken.
TASTE: 8.5/10

Glico Pretz Tom Yum Flavor
These are super tasty treats are brought to you from Glico. Cracker like pretzel sticks with an exceptionally delicious spicy citrus flavor of rich Thai Tom Yum Goong Flavor.
Country: Thailand

I wasn’t too fond of these. I usually like Asian-inspired cuisine, but this was just WAY too odd for me. It kinda reminded me of a peppery orange flavor. Um, No. Mama Melissa liked them alot though.
TASTE: 6/10

Festy Chocolate Cookies
These scrumptious treats are made of delicious vanilla cream filling that is sandwiched between perfectly crunchy chocolate cookies.
Country: United States

Tasted just like a generic Oreo. The chocolate cookie had a different flavoring than the Oreos, but the cream was the same.
TASTE: 9/10

Morinaga Hi-Chew Cherry Flavor
These are so yummy! Deliciously juicy, chewy and scrumptious Hi-Chews in mouth-watering cherry flavor.
Country: Japan

I’ve had Hi-Chews before, but those were (I believe) the apple flavor. ‘Fake Cherry’ flavor abounds in these chewy candies, which have a texture somewhere between the strawberry toffee above and Starburst candies. The cherry flavor was EXACTLY like a cherry lollipop or a LifeSaver in cherry flavor. I really liked these, better than the apple ones.
TASTE: 9.5/10

Pei Tien Bibi Bear Rice Cake Milk Flavor
Pei Tien Bibi Bear Rice Cakes are a delicious, crunchy and healthy Snack
Country: Taiwan

Tasted like a soft, sweet cracker more than a ‘rice cake.’ Not exactly soft like a cake, but yet, not crunchy like a cookie either. I liked the taste of these, but I really don’t know how to describe the texture.
TASTE: 8.5/10

Puccho Stick Soda
These juicy, chewy and delicious soda flavored candies are exceptional in quality and flavor. Similar to that of a Hi-chew or Starburst in texture but with a taste that stands alone.
Country: Japan

Just like Hi-Chew... chewy texture and all. Very soft on the teeth and doesn’t get stuck on/in them either. Had a very nice lemon-lime flavor with the sweetness of a Sprite and actually left my mouth tingling after chewing it for a few minutes. I wouldn’t mind getting a few more packs of these.
TASTE: 9/10

Shiawase Nikukyu Gummy Apple
Delicious apple yogurt flavored gummies in the shape of adorable animal paws.
Country: Japan

Softer than the typical gummy candies the US has. The apple flavor was a pleasant surprise and the apple flavored ‘half’ melded with the creamy yogurt flavored ‘half’ wonderfully. I believe there are other flavors of this, since I saw Cassandra Morgan have a similarly shaped package in one of her Okashi Connection videos.
TASTE: 8.5/10

Umaibo Mentaiko Flavor
This popular, crunchy and savory corn snack is a huge favorite in Japan. This particular flavor tastes just like Mentaiko (marinated roe of pollock and cod)
Country: Japan

A huge ‘cheese curl,’ without the powdered cheese flavor. Mama Melissa and I didn’t really taste the seafood flavoring in this; we tasted more of a chili powder/spicy flavor to it.
TASTE: 9/10

Ginbis Simi Choco Snack
Delicious and crunchy snack made for everyone to enjoy. These chocolate snacks are light, crispy, crunchy and delicious. They are great by themselves or try putting them in a bowl of milk as cereal. yum!
Country: Japan

I love how they say to put these in a bowl as cereal. There were maybe 6 pieces in the bag and they would be entirely WAY too big for cereal pieces.
That being said, these are JUST like Cocoa Puffs or other chocolate flavored corn cereals, except bigger. The size reminded me a lot of a Necco wafer in diameter and the thickness of a cheese curl/ball. Very tasty. Just wish there were more in the bag.
TASTE: 8.5/10

Western's Smokehouse Bacon Flavor Snack Stick
Savory, juicy and delicious is the best way we can describe this full flavor smokey Bacon flavored meat stick snack.
Country: United States

A soft Slim Jim. Very chewy and tender. Seemed to melt in my mouth; not much chewing needed. I didn’t taste an overpowering of bacon flavor, but it was there.
TASTE: 9/10

Jos Perece Pretzel
Delicious Pretzels that are the perfect amount of salty, crunchy, wholesome and tasty to make this a great addition to snack time.
Country: Serbia

Mini pretzels. That’s the ONLY way to describe these. They seemed to have some sort of yellow coloring on them, but it didn't affect the taste.
TASTE: 9/10

Only problem I see disabled people having with this (minus any allergies) is opening the packages and chewing the chewy candies thoroughly. If you can eat snacks, you'll be fine.

This is available from MunchPak.com starting at $9.95. These come in 3 sizes; MunchPak Mini (5-6 Snacks), MunchPak Original (10+ Snacks) and MunchPak Family Pak (20+ Snacks), and you can have it delivered weekly, bi-monthy or monthly. As I said, Mama Melissa subscribed to the FamilyPak, delivered monthly.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Love this service! It's great to get snacks from around the world without leaving your house!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

2 comments:

  1. I love that they are from all over the world-I'm going to check these out!

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