SnackFever 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.
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SnackFever‘s theme for August is Back to School. Our word of the month is 공부 (gohng-boo) or study. This is a word I know very well. School was a huge focus for my family, and I was expected to be an honor roll student. When we spoke to my mom’s family in Korea, my grandfather frequently asked “공부 잘 했어?” – are your studies going well?
I see school supplies! Seriously, I enjoy back to school season because I really like shopping for stationery. And, check out all of the yummy lunchbox treats in this month’s SnackFever box too. For a full list of contents in each size box, click here. To see all of our SnackFever reviews (Brandy covers the Original box review), click here.
Haitai | Cheese Wafers: These are like the wafer cookies you’re familiar with, but they have a cheese based cream filling. Don’t let that throw you off. The flavor is more buttery than cheesy, and these are totally delicious.
Orion | Fresh Pie: This is called a pie, but the sandwich is made of soft cake layers filled with a fruit flavored whipped cream. The packaging threw me off because it looks like a watermelon rind. However, the fruit cream is STRAWBERRY. These were so good that I was disappointed after finishing off the 2 in the box. Yes, my inner junk food fiend was looking for more. LOL.
Orion | Kassak Crispy Stick – Chocolate: A crispy cereal shell filled with chocolate? Yes, please. These are a nice treat to satisfy your chocolate or snack cravings. I’m going to have to hide these before my family sees them.
Lotte | Koala’s March – Strawberry: These little creme filled cookies have been a favorite of mine for a long time. The crunchy cookie has a cute koala image on the front and is filled with flavored creme. You can taste the strawberry, but I’d advise that you have these with a glass of milk because the creme is very sweet. These come in a variety of flavors including chocolate, choco banana, matcha green tea. Plus, you can feel good about these too. Koala’s March cookies supports the Australian Koala Foundation.
Lotte | Stone Age: Chocolate rock candy is all over the place, and now you have a bag of your own. The candy-coated chocolate pieces are intended to look like pebbles. The explorer in your house will love the cute dinosaur packaging.
CW | Rice Cake Cookie: This is a soft, crumbly cookie filled with a rice cake. I can’t say that this was my favorite treat. One bite, and the cookie fell apart, covering me in crumbs. And while I like rice cakes, this one was a miss. Kind of a shame because I was looking forward to this cookie.
Sing Song | Miso Soup with Snow Crab: This seafood soup has a soybean paste or daen-jang base. It’s great for a cool fall night of studying. Add some rice or tofu to bulk it up for a heartier meal.
Nong Shim | Shin Ramyun: These are my go-to brand of spicy ramyun. One pack makes a large portion, so you will be full after eating. The heat level is enough to make your nose run, but not so spicy that the dish is unbearable. When I don’t have the time to go to my local Korean grocery, I can usually find these at the supermarket or Wal-Mart and the price is very reasonable.
Jayone | Aloe Drink: This is a refreshing drink with bits of real aloe and a boost of B vitamins. I like this aloe drink, but it was a little sweeter than I was expecting. Definitely drink this one chilled. In my opinion, it tastes better and is more refreshing.
Crown | Def Corn: These puffed corn chips are a blend of sweet and spicy. Think sweet chili sauce flavored Bugles and you’ll be on the right track.
Crown | Churroz Snack: Churroz are the Korean take on the popular Mexican treat. These snacks bring the cinnamon/sugar flavor in a crunchy treat. The nice thing with these is that you can drop a bag into your lunch bag and easily share (if you want to).
Haitai | Crunch Ball Crispy Candy: These hard candies are full of peanut flavor and peanuts too. They remind me of a harder version of the peanut butter center of a Butterfinger candy bar. I find them very addictive, and I’m not a big peanut butter fan.
Here’s a closer look at the crunch ball. In the center, you can see the edge of a peanut.
**Deluxe BONUS** Kakao Friends Screen Cleaner / Notebook / Pouch: And we can’t forget about the Kakao friends swag items. Both the PVC pouch and notebook feature Apeach, and Frodo is the screen cleaner. The backstory on each of the characters is cute. Click here to learn about the gang.
I’m glad that the sheets are lined, and characters on the bottom of the pages add some more kawaii to this notebook.
Although I’ve been out of school for a while, I can appreciate the items in the August Snack Fever box. Many of the treats were things that my mom would get for my siblings and me to have after school or in a packed lunch. The Kakao friends swag was adorable too. The screen cleaner is going on my tablet and the notebook will be used in the office. I might give the pouch to my niece.
Have you tried Snack Fever?