Snack Fever is a monthly subscription box that delivers all your favorite Korean snacks, as well as other hard-to-find Korean treats. Each month, subscribers will get 5 to 12 Korean snacks and treats, depending on their subscription. Snack Fever is available in three boxes, the mini box, the original box, and the deluxe box, and subscriptions are $12, $20, and $40, respectively, every month.
And the unboxing begins. Since this was my very first box, I was super excited to get into it and happy to see some childhood favorites.
I thought it was nice that Snack Fever told me who made my box. Good work, Min Yu!
The information card provides details on the contents for all three boxes. I’m showing the Deluxe Box info – see the information for the mini and original sizes here. There is a picture and brief description of each item to help you on your taste journey. Some items here are also in the Mini and Original boxes, but the majority of items are unique to the Deluxe box.
Everything in April’s Snack Fever! There were too many items in the Deluxe Box to get them all into one picture. The upper photo contains the sweet items, and the lower has the savory.
Lotte Sac Sac Orange: This is a mandarin-orange drink with lots of pulp. Seeing this in the box instantly took me back to younger days. As a kid, my mom used to give me this as my daily dose of orange juice.
Trevi Sparkling Water – Grapefruit: Carbonated water flavored with natural grapefruit essence. If you’re like me and trying to avoid sodas, flavored sparkling water is a great alternative. This is not sweetened, and the grapefruit flavor is mild and refreshing.
Lotte Sunflower Chocoball: I think these were a bonus in my box. If you read Tom’s review of the March box, you’ll recognize these. They are cocoa covered sunflower seeds.
Lotte Milk Caramel: These rich caramels are made from condensed milk. The caramel is not overly sweet and has a nice buttery taste. Side note – I am surprised that the word milk is written phonetically in English on the package instead of using Korean (밀 크 instead of 우 유).
Haitai Sweet Plum Candy: This is a plum flavored hard candy, and it contains an added dose of Vitamin E. There’s a nice balance of sweet and tart. A favorite of my mom and sister, I think this candy was ubiquitous when I was a kid. You could find them in nearly every Korean household or granny’s purse.
Haitai Choco ThinThin: A thin, crispy cookie with a chocolate coating on the bottom. My A/C has been on the fritz, so the chocolate on my cookies is slightly melted, but these still taste great.
Crown Churroz – Sweet Honey Cinnamon: This sweet snack takes the familiar Spanish churro and gives it a Korean twist. I’ve found that a lot of sweet Korean treats use honey to provide flavor and sweetness. I can’t wait to see if this is as good as my favorite honey twist treat.
Crown Couque D’asse: A soft biscuit cookie filled with white cream. This cookie has the same texture as the Choco ThinThin, but contained a hint of coconut flavor.
Cheong Woo Sesame Stick Biscuit: These are a crispy stick biscuit with white and black sesame seeds. The texture is much like a thin breadstick. They have a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. These are very similar to one of my favorite Korean snacks, hard tack biscuits or geonbbang (건빵).
SDC Food Slim Curry Chip: Light and crispy, these baked rice/corn chips are infused with yellow curry. These seem interesting, and I’ll have to try when I’m craving something on the salty side.
Wang Instant Teriyaki Udon Bowl: This is a soupless udon made with teriyaki sauce and features bonito flakes and perfect for a quick lunch.
Paldo Gomtang Noodle Cup: To me, gomtang or gomguk is oxtail soup. However, the soup can be made with various beef cuts and is noted for the milky soup base. This cup is an instant version of the beef soup with ramyun noodles. The first thing I noticed when I opened this, was the smell of garlic. Thankfully, the garlic was not as prevalent when the cup was ready. The beef taste is mild, but very much as I remember.
Wang Mabo Tofu Sauce – Mild: This is a spicy chili and bean based Chinese sauce for stir-frying tofu. Snack Fever does warn that although this says mild, it is still quite spicy. Serve the tofu with rice or noodles.
Ottogi White Rice Bowl: Pop this in the microwave for 2 minutes to get a steamy bowl of short grain white rice. Pair this with your dish of mabo tofu or a variety of banchan for a more traditional meal.
Here’s the rice, fresh out the microwave and fluffed.
Since the rice was ready, I paired it with some leftover bulgogi, kimchi, and seaweed. Dinner is complete!
The April Snack Fever Deluxe Box was loaded with a variety of Korean foods to keep me happy until next month’s delivery. I liked that there was a mix of familiar and new-to-me items. I tend to buy the same things repeatedly when I go to the Asian supermarket, and this subscription has given me some new things to look for. If you grew up in a Korean household or just love Korean food, this box will absolutely help satisfy your cravings.
Have you tried Snack Fever? What did you think about this box?
The Description: SnackFever delivers SURPRISE Korean snacks in a box to your doorstep once a month – anything from the popular Pepero, Choco Pie, candies to even seaweed and noodles! We’ll carefully handpick the snacks for you. Each box contains at least 10 FULL-SIZED snacks even including Ramen & Chapaghetti. Mini box available for $12 monthly.
The Price: $20.00 per month