TopMunch promises to take you on a trip around the world with their snack box. Featuring snacks and treats from somewhere in the world, it means a complete experience of a different culture every month. They also include a complete travel and cultural guide in every shipment.
There’s a splash about the culture, a playlist to help magnify the tasting experience and top phrases. This is just the tip of the enclosed pamphlet.
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The reverse has details on the seven included snacks and information about the referral program.
Madar Biscuits. Madar baby biscuits have been a childhood treat that every Persian kid would have had for over the last 60 years. They are absolutely delicious and I’m not sure I’d want to share them with my husband let alone my daughter. A cool lesson was that Madar means “Mother” in Farsi. My husband shared these with a Persian friend at work and she said there are a very sought after treat and her entire household was on her until they got their delicious biscuit fix. This just solidified how cool getting treats from around the world really is, these are the most treasured treats of a people I know very little about and now I need to learn more.
Salemin Ti Tap Cake. This is a popular lunchbox treat. It’s a chocolate and vanilla mini sponge cake that goes perfectly with an afternoon cup of tea or as a delectable bite any time of the day. I loved this my husband didn’t like the texture. I could see this a nice after dinner treat with a nice cup of coffee. Surely knowing that I have cake would make me clean my plate and put it away both as an adult and a child.
Maltay Sunflower Seeds. These are great… super fresh and not very salty. At first taste I was a little worried that these were just boring but as I continued my way through the bag I fell in love. Traditionally it’s the salt that makes me eat sunflower seeds until my tongue raw but since there is very little salt on Maltay Sunflower Seeds, I could eat the entire package on a road trip or just a family day in the park.
Sehrazat Tel Pistacchio Cotton Candy. Pismaniye or pishmaniye is a Turkish sweet made by blending flour, which is then roasted in butter and pulled into fine strands of sugar. This not only looks a lot different than American cotton candy it’s not as sweet either, but it falls apart very easily. We ended bringing this to my daughter’s family birthday for everyone to try and to my surprise out of 10 of us only one was not a fan. The pistachio garnish was a bit of a throw off because it’s green making one think it was already spoiled. I do think it’s super cook that the first reference to this sweet treat dates back to the 1430s.
Torshi Sevan Lavashak (Persian Fruit Roll). This is not your common Fruit Roll Up, it’s sour! On first taste I was hooked but as I chewed on I made the lemon face because I was really looking forward to super sweet. The best part about this product is there are no preservatives, artificial colors or added flavors which I think is amazing from any country.
Setareh Dried Sour Cherry. Persains are known for their love of tart foods and these are just a healthy accompaniment ot a stand-alone snack just like the sunflower seeds, but be careful some of them still have pits. I love cherries for their juiciness and subtle sweet flavor, there is nothing subtle about the sour flavor to these cherries. I was really disappointed because as I always say I read the descriptions after I’ve tried the snacks so I am not going in with preconceived notions.
Shiba Pof Pofi Marshmallow Candy. This is a fun snack which is quite popular in Persia. These are basically marshmallows covering a gelatin center and topped with coconut shavings. A simple treat but it is addictive because who doesn’t love marshmallows. I didn’t share these they are clouds of sweet coconut heaven. This was by far my favorite item this month. I could have eaten my weight in them and still asked for more.
March’s TopMunch was amazing! The Shiba Pof Pofis were my favorite item this month, what made them so much better is I didn’t share them with anyone else in the house. In my book that’s a momma win! 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. I am still missing the tasting card that we can compare each family members reactions for each product. Top Much has given me so much knowledge about the worlds foods and now my bucket list is built around the best food boxes. Can’t wait to see what next month has to bring me!
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