Last Updated on July 4, 2023
If you love travel or want to explore different cultures, SnackVerse is a fun subscription box to sign up for. Once a month you receive a box from a country around the world, filled with sweet and savoury snacks. It was advertised all over my Facebook and Instagram and at the time I subscribed, it all seemed to be legit and above board, so I signed up for 3 months (one box a month for 3 months). Here’s my SnackVerse review!
Disclosure: I received a 4th box complimentary to provide an updated review. All opinions are my own.
SnackVerse Premium Box (Hungary June 2023)
I was recently sent a SnackVerse Premium Box which contained 25 snacks, which is incredible! The June 2023 box was Hungary. It contained 7 savoury snacks, 1 drink can and 17 sweet treats. Some of the smaller sweets are duplicated, but it’s still a wide variety (21 DIFFERENT items). I’m not a huge savoury person, so for me I’m more than happy to have mostly chocolate and sweets. Each item in this particular box was full sized.
(The Mini Box has 5 different items and the Original Box has 11 different items).
Since I first tried SnackVerse back in 2021, they have updated the information book that comes with the box. It still has a breakdown of all the individual items, describing what they are and giving you the option to rate each one for fun. But it also includes facts about the country, as well as information about the cuisine and typical meals eaten, two traditional recipes (one is a ‘proper’ meal), travel tips and recommendations, and quizzes.
I really like the new additions to the booklet. Combined with all the snacks and then all the information, it gives you a nice little insight to the country that the box is based on. Yes is has a food based focus, but I like the travel tips too for if you then feel inspired to visit!
SnackVerse June Box 2021 – USA?
Contents of my first SnackVerse Box
My box arrived. HOORAY! However, the May box was the USA, June was suppose to be New Zealand and yet in the middle of July I received the USA box. I was relieved that I had received SOMETHING. But I was a little bit annoyed, because as you may be able to tell from the name of my blog, I lived in the USA for 4 years. I had tried many of the different snacks they have in the US, I wasn’t a particular fan of US snacks and ‘candy’, but they obviously weren’t to know that. If I knew I was going to receive the US, I probably would have delayed signing up for another month.
There are a couple of subscription choices which determine on the price of the box. They offer 3 sizes: Mini, Original and Premium. You can then choose the subscription length: 1 month, 3 months or 12 months. I opted for the Original size for 3 months. This cost £40 upfront which equalled around £13.50 per box. The Original box has 10+ full-sized snacks including a drink and the Premium has 20+ items.
I didn’t think it was too badly priced, the box was completely full. It comes with a handy leaflet which tells you facts about the country, the different items in the box (handy if they are in a different language) and then a word search/puzzle on the back page. It does also show you would was included in all the different box sizes. I liked the way that there was a way to ‘rate’ each item ‘for your own records’!
SnackVerse Original Box
I received a total of 14 items: 1 can of drink (A&W Root Beer), 4 savoury items (Cheetos, Ruffles, Cheese-It and Combos Stuffed Snacks) and 9 sweet items (Jolly Rancher Gummies, Oatmeal Creme Pie, Fudge Brownie M&Ms, Nutter Butter, Pop Tart Bites, 3 x mini Musketeer bars and 1 x Tootsie Roll Pop).
The 4 savoury items I gave away to my family, because I don’t actually like them. I knew I was taking the risk of getting savoury snacks when I signed up. I liked the Jolly Rancher Gummies, Nutter Butter, M&Ms and the confetti cake Pop Tart Bites.
If I hadn’t have lived in the US, I would have been pretty excited, but having tried the majority of what was in the box (and not particularly missing any of the items), I knew what to expect. Some of the Trust Pilot reviews complained about items being crushed into crumbs, items being out of date or the drinks exploding. I didn’t have any of these problems. My items weren’t crushed, my drink can was intact and the best before dates were mostly 2022 expiries.
Yes, SnackVerse should make sure things are ‘safely packed’ (which I didn’t think it was too bad, the box is quite thick and made of strong cardboard), but I don’t think they can be blamed if the post man decided to drop kick the box across the warehouse. (My June 2023 box was slightly damaged and one bag of crisps had got squashed and popped).
July Box 2021 – Germany
Well I completely skipped New Zealand and my 2nd box was Germany, which I really enjoyed! I loved the Haribo sour volcanos. I’m now sad that I can’t get more of them. Several of the items were chocolate hazelnut based, a combination that I like, so was fine with having multiple similar products. The only ‘dud’ was a cold pizza pocket thing that I donated to my sister and she couldn’t even finish it! She ended up throwing it away because she didn’t like it!
It was definitely more of a surprising box compared to the USA box, simply because I didn’t recognise any of the snacks. I know I already like Haribos but had never had the volcanos and there was a Pick Up chocolate bar but I’d not had the flavour that was sent!
My 3rd box was Turkey and that was good too!
What are your experiences of SnackVerse?