Meal prep subscriptions seem to be all the rage these days. Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Sun Basket. While these monthly deliveries seem like a lot of fun for the Food Network obsessed, we found something even better. Snack subscriptions! But not just any snack subscription qualifies as a food adventure. No, no, no. One snack box stands out above the rest, because it takes you on a trip around the world.
Try the World has created a snack box delivery that contains five all-natural, non-gmo treats from five different countries each month. We love this idea for three reasons. One: It comes right to your door, saving you thousands on hotel and airfare. Two: It requires absolutely zero cooking (we can’t stress the importance of this enough). Three: In terms of experiencing different cultures, a snack box is like the equivalent of asking your concierge to recommend a restaurant where the locals hang out. Sure, anyone can whip up a batch of Thai noodles if you want to feel a connection to Thailand, but what are the regular folks there walking around eating? Thai snacks, of course!
We tried Try the World for two months and received $5 off. It was a tiny bit on the pricey side, but not enough to make us shy away. $15 a month was totally worth it. Here’s what we received.
Crispy Banana Chips by Danielle from Thailand
Prawn Cocktail Handcooked Crisps by The London Crisp Co. from England
Olive Oil Taralli crackers by Terre de Puglia from Italy
Pink Champagne Biscuits by Fossier from France
Milk Caramels by Morinaga from Japan
Lemondrop Cookies by Casa Lucena from Portugal
Flatbread Crisps by Morsjo Deli from Sweden
Citrus Crumble Cakes by Ines Rosales from Spain
Taro Vegetable Chips by Minemadame from Thailand
Butter Cookies by La Mere Poulard from France
Verdict: Each box had a great balance between sweet and savory snacks and came with a description card detailing where the snacks came from, why they were included, or a bit of the company’s or country’s history. We had almost as much fun reading the packaging as we did eating the snacks (almost). The Prawn Cocktail Crisps and the Pink Champagne Biscuits were highlights and we couldn’t get enough of the Flatbread or Caramels. Every snack was packed with flavor, which was a stark contrast to our bland-by-comparison American snacks.
So, will we continue our subscription? Yes we will!