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.
Snack Fever boxes are themed – March is “Cause There Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!” This is the Original Box.
DEAL: Save $3 off your first box (Mini, Original, Deluxe). Use coupon code HELLOSUB3.
The info cards add cultural flavor – and the word of the month! The theme made more sense after seeing the cultural note – Korean students often embark on wilderness retreats to bond and party with their peers.
The extra cards went a little further than just the monthly word with the names of the Hangul characters to learn. I hadn’t realized that Korean money was referred to using Chinese names for the denominations, so this box was legitimately educational for me.
The distinctive red box always has a fun paper liner to keep everything a surprise.
Everything in my March Box!
Kakao Friends Sticker Sheet: Kakao Talk is a mobile messaging popular in Korea. The Kakao Friends are used as emojis in the app, so they are very familiar to Korean students. These sheet of thick epoxy stickers features Muzi and Con.
Ppushu Ppushu (Honey Butter): These ramen stray from the traditional flavors with a sweet, honey butter sauce. They are also very different from traditional ramen in another way – you don’t cook it! This block of noodles is designed to be snapped apart and dipped in the sweet honey butter powder. Perfect for study breaks when you’re starving but also craving something sweet.
Cheese Buldak Ramyun: Hot chicken isn’t that bizarre a flavor to see in ramen; in fact, it is highly cravable. This pack ups the stakes by adding cheese! It includes powdered cheese to stir in after cooking.
Note from Brandy: Y’all, this was one of hottest ramens I’ve ever eaten! Normally when it says hot we scoff at it, but this totally burned! YUM!
Buldak Tteokbokki Chip: No time to actual make ramen? No problem! This snack captures the tangy, spicy flavor of hot chicken in a crunchy snack.
The little, hollow tubes look like highly-seasoned ziti. They have an awesome flavor – a bit of the savory chicken comes through, but the experience is mostly enjoying the interplay of the sweet and spicy flavors.
ChamMini Cheese Cracker: The box came with a big bag of these tiny crackers. The Cheddar flavor is very pronounced, and the crackers have a very nice, crunchy and buttery texture.
Coffee Mix Packet (JayOne): Nothing says getting down to business like instant coffee. We received two individual serving packs.
Kakao Friends Jellyppo: A little tub of juicy jelly. One of the Kakao Friends adorns the label. We got the always fashionable Neo Neo on ours.
The candy is like a miniature jello mold.
Hot Six Energy Drink: This drink is certain to get you revved up. It uses guarana derived caffeine and also has a blast of taurine.
It gets its name from the six different “power sources” it harnesses to get you tweaked.
Ottogi Broccoli Soup: A little packet of instant soup for a quick, warm snack.
It couldn’t be easier to make – you just pour the hot water to eat. You provide the cup.
Suave Romantic Raspberry: These little cookies remind me of Jaffa Cakes. They have a delicate base that is more cake than cookie, with a layer of fruit jelly inside and chocolate glaze on top. The different color wrappers contained the same flavor of cookie.
Chocopie Strawberry: We are big fans of Chocopies! We’ve always been able to track down the original variety and the chocolate cake flavor, but this is the first time we’ve tried Strawberry. The exterior has the classic texture and flavor of the original, but the inside has a dollop of sweet strawberry jelly. I think I prefer the original, but it was awesome to get to try these. The same flavor is in both color packages.
Once again we loved our Snack Fever box! The variety is fantastic, and I love that every box has either brands new to us or varieties from our favorite brands that we just don’t see at our local Korean store.