TopMunch is an around the world snack subscription box. Each month features different hard-to-find traditional food & snacks, as well as a guide to local music, local attractions, and local language. It’s like traveling the world without leaving the comforts of home. Currently they only ship within the US, but we’re looking forward to them branching out to other locations.
The note card has some interesting info about Vietnam and its culture.
There is also a playlist to help magnify the tasting experience and information on how to “post a video to win.”
Top phrases for a true cultural experience. I love that the phonetic pronunciation is included making it so much easier to learn new phrases.
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There is travel information…
And notes on the five included snacks. Everything’s very detailed and we appreciate that, I would like to see a few more pictures of the featured country.
Goa Lut Muoi Me Instant Brown Rice Cereal (Thuc Pham Dinh Duong). Three ways to enjoy this healthy snack selection. 1) As a breakfast cereal with cold milk. 2) Boiled into a porridge eaten with nuts and fruit. 3) Straight from the bag. This was way better than I thought it would be and it is healthy too made from brown rice, sesame and salt.
Peanut Ball Cookies (Dau Phong Da Ca). Cookies are my weakness and these peanut ball cookies are a treat. Sweet but not overly sweet and the bag was just small enough to eat in one sitting.
Mixed Fruit Chips (Trai Cay Say). Chips from jackfuits, taros, sweet potatoes, bananas and pineapples without any extra glucose. I liked the bananas best, they were full of flavor. I do wish there was a hint of salt as these could have been a much healthier alternative to potato chips.
Sesame Cookies (Me Xung Hue). They look to seem all caramel-like and sweet but in fact are not either. They are chewy peanut flavored cookies filled with sesame in the size of a dinner plate. At first taste, they are not too bad but after swallowing the last bit there is an awful after taste. I could not get anyone else in my family to try it after seeing the faces I made. Sadly, I ended up throwing the rest away.
Mung Bean Cake (Banh Dau Xanh). One of the most in-demand items from Vietnam and found in most bakeries. I actually liked this cake even though it was a little dry, in fact I was unaware that it was made from beans until I read the information. It was sweet and tasty my husband took it to work to share the experience and sadly brought me an empty box home.
Included was a charming tradition of giving a coin in a red evelope, it’s supposed to be a sign of luck and prosperity.
I LOVE this new feature of the score cards! Since no one was interested in trying most of these snacks I didn’t use my score card.
July’s TopMunch was a treat! All of the products were fresh and most of them interestingly new. My favorite was the Peanut Ball Cookies! This box is a great way to sample treats from around the world that you probably wouldn’t be able to enjoy without visiting the country yourself. If you are a traveling foodie or know one, this would be an awesome gift! It’s also a great way to spice up family time or a game night. Living so close to Mexico I’d love a Mexican box.
What did you think of TopMunch‘s Indonesia theme?