MunchPak Subscription box – March ’17

Review

Today, I received a MunchPak subscription box in the mail. I haven’t been this excited in a while. It’s kind of like waking up Christmas morning and opening a gift that you already know you’re going to like. I’ve been so busy with my life that I don’t remember how long I’ve been waiting for this box of goodies. I just feel like it’s so exciting to try new things and taste different food that were so used to, kind of switching it up a bit.

So the feature image is exactly how I received it through the mail. You can see a person with a box head running, it seems, through the world and specifically the well known places, such as, New York, Australia, Egypt, Brazil, Paris, and (I believe it’s) Japan.

This is how it looks when you first open it up.

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Apparently my box was made with love and its name is Nick (I wonder why). The box was easy to open, it was sturdy enough and I love the graphics and design of the box and of the letter, it looks fun and cute. I think the colours red and white are perfect for this box.

Although the items in the box may come from different countries, I am glad that the letter, the ad, and the ingredients inside of the box was in English.

The first item I tried were the chips called Rap Snacks in Honey Jalapeno flavour.

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At first, the taste kind of reminds me of smoked bacon chips from Lays, and then you sort of taste the honey and then the jalapeño is more of the after taste. It’s not too spicy. I love the design and I also find it funny that it has Fetty Wap on it. On the back of the bag, you can find a Fetty Wap quote (as well as other information) saying: “Nobody put me on. I got up and worked extremely hard for what I have. Nobody can take that away from me!” Did he really start a potato chip company? I haven’t seen them in Canada yet.

Rate: 8/10. I’m not a huge fan of smoked bacon chips but the honey and jalapeno gives it an original taste that I like.

The second item I tried was the corn potage.

I cannot tell you the name simply because it is written in another language that does not use our alphabet. The only two things that I can read on the package is corn potage (bottom of the package in the front) and the website http://www.yaokin.com (situated on the side of the package).

It tastes like real corn except it has a wafer-like texture. I thought it would taste more like Frito Lays chips or like popcorn. A little salty compared to corn. At first, I didn’t quite like it but after nibbling at it ( so that I can review the taste) it is not that bad. The packaging is nice, I like the little rabbit in the front and the drawing of the corn is cute. The foreign language makes it look super cool.

Rate: 2/10. The idea of eating something like salty corn but in a wafer form is a little too foreign for me and my taste buds don’t really appreciate it.

The third item I tried was the Choco Pie.

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I’m not quite certain from which country this is from. On the back of the package, you can find information written in Russian, Spanish, French, and English. It did say that it was made in Seoul, South Korea, but there was no words written in that language. I really liked this snack, it reminded me of my childhood because I have a sweet tooth and I lived in a multicultural neighbourhood. It reminds me of Italian sweets but I’m not sure nor do I remember the name of the sweet I am thinking about. Simple and appetizing packaging. It’s like two soft cookies with marshmallow filling, coated in chocolate.

Rate: 10/10. I could eat like 20 of these.

The fourth item I tried was Meiji Choco Baby.

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The packaging reminds me of tic tac.If you love chocolate, you’re going to love this treat. It kind of taste like dark, rich, chocolate. This product is from Japan. I love how the chocolates are like in a nibble size proportion. You can put it in your purse and have it with you on the go. Two or Three of these can satisfy your sweet craving, unless you’re like me you can have 1/3 of the product at one go.

Rate: 10/10. Do I even need to explain? It’s chocolate.

The last, but not least, item I tried was the Baby Roos.

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I knew I was going to like this one. I used to eat this candy all the time as a kid ( I guess I had a lot of cavities) except in Canada they’re called Baby Bottle Pop. Both candy and powder are sweet and taste like watermelon.

Rate: 10/10. Dejà knew.

That’s all I get in the mini version of this subscription box. I had fun opening and tasting the different snacks. I will be posting a couple more subscription box reviews for March and we’ll see if I’ll continue any of  them.

 

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Yummy Potato Wedges

Recipe

Here is a fun and easy side dish to make. Great for lunch and snack time.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • 2 table spoon of Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

You will also need:

  • Skillet
  • Paper towel

Directions

Prep

  1. Peel Potatoes
  2. Cut Potatoes
  3. Add a dash (1/4 teaspoon) of Garlic powder
  4. Add a dash (1/4 teaspoon) of Paprika powder

Cook

  1. Heat skillet over stove on medium low
  2. Add oil and butter in the skillet
  3. When the butter has melted, add potatoes
  4. Let cook for 20 minutes while stirring the potatoes around occasionally
  5. Place the cooked potatoes on a plate, lined with paper towel
  6. Add Salt and Pepper to taste, and do a little toss to equalize the spices on the potato pieces
1 medium-small potato per person. I prefer using 
olive oil and cutting the potato to resemble 
french fries. Please note that you can personalize 
this recipe, i.e; add more spices, use a frying pan 
instead of a skillet, only use oil etc.