Snack Crate is a monthly subscription that provides the most interesting snacks and features new and exciting places from around the globe. They offer three sizes of box: the $14 mini with 5 snacks, the $26 regular box with 10-12 snacks, and the $49 premium box with 18-20 snacks.
We decided to be ludicrous and pick up the $49 premium box. It is the largest snack box we have ever reviewed. As a result, this is also one of the longest reviews we’ve ever published (we’ll try to keep it shorter next go-round).
When you sign up your first box will be from a country of your choice. We picked the Philippines, although Korea and Ireland are available too. You have the option of adding a drink for $6, which I think is a pretty pricey option, and I passed.
The tissue paper that covers the contents of the box features the word “snacks” in different languages!
There are also stickers that represents the different countries.
This month, we got snacks from the Philippines!
The information leaflet features one of the known landmarks from the country, the Banaue Rice Terraces. Meanwhile, #ADOBO is a popular Filipino savory dish made with meat marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns.
The leaflet includes some fun facts about the beautiful archipelago.
It also lists all the snack items inside the box. The ingredients list helpfully lists each level.
Are you seeing some potential favorites from the list?
The box is full of treats!
And look, there’s more!
It’s good that they also included the nutritional facts of each snack item.
Everything in this month’s box! There are lots of ’em!
Oishi Prawn Crackers ($1.99) The brand ain’t Japanese, but the meaning of the word Oishi (which actually means delicious) is the right word for these seasoned prawn crackers.
The cracker sticks are made from wheat, shrimp, tapioca starch, and cornstarch. They are tasty and so yummy, perfect for snacking during TV or movie time!
La Pacita Egg Cracklet ($7.99) Egg cracklets, also known as galletas, are Filipino crackers known for their distinctive shape. Four ends of the square biscuit are curved upwards, supposedly in homage to how square coconut pieces curl up when exposed to fire.
These crackers are actually hard that they can almost chip your tooth, and doesn’t actually have a distinctive taste, as they are almost bland and dry. They’re almost like some sort of low carb food thing. But I guess they’re good when paired with a hot beverage.
La Pacita Prima Toast ($1.89) Unlike the egg cracklets, these butter toasts tastes good even when eaten alone. These are tiny hardened bread that are sweet and buttery!
The toasted bread are smothered with margarine then rolled in a generous amount of sugar, that’s why they’re sweet. These can also be alternatives to freshly toasted bread for breakfast, if you don’t have the time to toast! The bag was large and I ate all of them (eventually).
Boy Bawang Cornick Chili Cheese Flavor ($3) Boy Bawang means Garlic Boy! Well, these corn snacks are really garlicky, and they’re made even tastier by chili and cheese.
Cornicks are like corn nuts, but they are a bit smaller and crunchier. Eating them piece by piece is tedious, so I have to do it in a handful!
Dingdong Mixed Nuts Hot & Spicy ($3.30) This is a combination of cracker nuts, beans, peanuts, cornick and green peas in one pack. It’s like the Filipino trail mix, but really not as healthy like the trail mixes we have.
The mix is seasoned with salt and some chili powder to make it hot and spicy. Those flavors actually made them fun to eat, as they are not just a bunch of salty snacks but with a little kick to them too.
Regent Cheese Ring ($1.48) These crunchy rings are overloaded with cheese flavor!
Each piece gives a crunchy satisfaction, and it doesn’t contain any trans fat or cholesterol. A little warning though, the cheese powder sticks to the fingers and because it’s so tasty, you might not be able to help yourself but lick it clean!
Jack ‘N Jill Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips ($1.48) It’s the most popular corn chips in the Philippines.
They are barbecue flavored, so the crunchy chips are salty, peppery and a little spicy, just like how Filipinos make their barbecues. Don’t think they are BBQ like American style, the seasoning is light.
Nagaraya Hot & Spicy ($2.96) Need a quick energy boost? That’s what peanuts are actually for, and Nagaraya made it more fun by having them coated with tasty flavors!
The pieces are dusted with chili powder. It’s really a spiced up and fiery treat on the taste buds! These are amongst my favorite snacks in the world and again – I ate the whole bag.
Philippine Brand Dried Mangoes ($4.88) Philippine mangoes are popular for their sweet taste and fragrant scent, and these dried ones still give justice to the fresh ones!
I love these dried mangoes, they’re really sweet and yummy! This made me super excited to try the fresh ones when I get the chance to visit the Philippines!
Sky Flakes Crackers ($0.19) This saltine cracker is another staple snack item in the Philippines. It can be bought almost everywhere around the country, even on sidewalks.
Saltines are good food for settling your stomach if you are suffering from nausea, or even when you are hungry but a full meal can’t be easily accessed.
Sky Flakes Crackers Condensada Flavor ($0.22) It’s like the previous one, but this time, it comes with a condensed milk filling, which is also one of the favorite spreads of Filipinos.
The crunchy saltine crackers have an added sweetness from the milky filling. It’s perfect for those who have a sweet tooth.
Sky Flakes Chocolate Flavor ($0.20) Another variant from the Sky Flakes line is this chocolate-filled crackers.
It’s definitely a treat to the palate, especially for the kids, and who wouldn’t love an addition of rich chocolate to crackers?
Sunflower Crackers Cream Sandwich Mango Flavor ($9.95) I love this! I got addicted to this cream sandwich with a mango flavored filling!
The sweetness of the Philippine mangoes are really delightful. Now that they even added it to some crunchy crackers, I am in love!
Oishi Pillows Chocolate Flavor ($4.16) We also got this resealable bag of chocolate-filled crackers.
They actually look like bite-sized pillows. However, they aren’t soft but crunchy. I loved the chocolate filling which is exploding with sweetness!
Oishi Pillows Ube Flavor ($0.35) Another pack of bite-sized pillow snack was included in the box, but this time it’s flavored with purple yam instead of chocolate.
Purple yam, more popularly known in the Philippines as ube, is a tuberous root vegetable. It naturally makes any food turn purple! So awesome!
I love the creamy filling in these tiny crunchy packets.
Regent Ube Cake ($0.35) This individually packaged sponge cake is so soft and fluffy. It’s also flavored by purple yam but, unlike the pillow snacks, these were not as flavorful, but still yummy.
It’s brown on the outside and a bit dry. It’s low in calories and sugar, though.
If you like snacks without icing or whipped filling, this might be something for you.
Jack ‘N Jill Chocolate Pretzels Sticks. Coated with chocolate, these thick biscuit sticks make for a nice on the go snack for kids. Nobody can tell me why there are white people dressed up like Native Americans on the package (not even my Filipino friends).
However, these are nothing near to the original pretzels as they are just biscuit sticks coated in rich chocolate, that is mostly appealing to the youngsters.
Fibisco Choco Crunchies ($4.49) It’s a box of flat biscuits coated with sweet chocolate.
It looks dark so I expected that it’s dark chocolate, but it’s actually sweet and creamy!
The biscuits are individually packed in foil.
They are good. It’s great that I received a whole package of them.
Graham Choco Vron Polvoron is a crumbly shortbread cookie made with flour, sugar, milk, and nuts.
This polvoron was coated with chocolate for a modern twist.
The polvoron got compressed inside the chocolate coating so it is now less crumbly, but still so delicious!
Fibisco Choco Mallows ($0.42) Filipinos must really love chocolate-covered snacks! This one is a cookie topped with marshmallow and enveloped with rich chocolate.
It looks like a dome of chocolate, and if it is presented to you unwrapped, you won’t be suspecting that there are two components inside the rich coating.
The marshmallow is so fluffy! It complemented the crunchiness of the biscuit at the bottom and the sweetness of the chocolate coating! It’s the perfect combination!
King Choc Nut ($1.19) Choc Nut includes coconut milk, crushed peanuts, and cocoa powder, which results in a distinct nutty taste and crumbly texture.
I love this treat! It’s sweet and nutty more than chocolate-y, actually similar to peanut butter!
Jack ‘N Jill X.O. Classic Coffee Candy ($0.59) Some classic coffee candies are also included in the box.
It smells strongly! As always with the coffee and coffee-flavored anything I receive, this will be passed to my husband for his enjoyment. (Don’t worry he, as well as my three kids, partook generously of this giant box as well!)
Polvoron. To wrap up the box, here’s a classic crumbly polvoron!
It’s sweet, milky, and a little nutty in taste. And it’s messy to eat because it’s really crumbly, that when you bite into it, it disintegrates to little pieces. Still, it’s good! Now I know why it’s popular and a staple in Filipino shops!
It’s really wonderful to get to know a certain country or place by trying out their food, and Snack Crate certainly did a great job with their generous selection of food items. We got to know more about the Philippines and what the Filipinos love through this box. My favorites are the sunflower crackers (which has nothing to do with sunflowers) and choc nut. I wish got the drink upgrade for the calamansi! It seemed good, although pricey, and I did have some FOMO. We may all have different tastes and palates, but still, no one can resist a delicious and hearty snack. We are excited for the next boxes, and I’m thinking right now about what country will come next. We switched our subscription to the more reasonable $26 monthly box, but with five snackers in the house, we could still go for the large crate again. I’ll see how I feel after getting the next box!
Are you getting this month’s Snack Crate?