We all dealt with the initial stress of the quarantine differently; my way was to get completely taken in by various adverts on Facebook and I have purchased soooo much rubbish over the last couple of months – you Wish addicts have nothing on me – so I thought I’d share some of my purchases so you can see what I mean. I’ve seen Snackcrate advertised a few times, and I thought it would be something fun for Teddy and I to try out. They had a new customer offer too, which sealed the deal.
The whole concept of Snackcrate is that you get to try out the snacks available from other countries, making it fun and interesting whilst also fulfilling the essential purchase of providing decent snackage. I ordered the French box, because I love French food and I thought this would be a good place to start. There were stock issues and eventually Snack Crate got in touch and said they couldn’t fulfil delivery of my French box, so they sent me the United States box which made Teddy very happy, since he loves a bit of American YouTube and therefore recognised some of the products.
There are three levels of subscription available, Mini, Original and Family. I went for the Original which came with a total of 12 different snacks, with a selection of savouries, sweet treats and actual sweets. If the United States Snackcrate is anything to go by, US snackers are very big on cheese and peanut butter, since five out of six of my savoury snacks were cheese-based, and three snacks contained peanut butter. Teddy and I aren’t really fans of peanut butter, but thankfully we like cheese, so we enjoyed tucking into the cheesy treats. My favourite from the box was the Smart Food White Cheddar Popcorn and I also really liked the Sour Punch Rainbow Straws. Teddy liked the Cheetos and he was very excited to see the Airheads! I didn’t love the Pop Tart Bites nor the peanut butter products.
I really like the concept of Snackcrate as it’s a bit of fun, especially if you have kids, plus it gives you a chance to try snacks and nibbles from all over the world – each month you receive a different country. However, I don’t think it’s good value for money as you’re basically paying way over the price point for the products – the middle rate is £22.99 for 12 products, which is almost £2 a product. Obviously you’re paying for the experience too, plus the postage and packaging is included, but it’s quite a lot for a monthly treat with limited appeal. Having said that, I’m keeping my subscription going for the time-being as Teddy really enjoyed it all and I think we both need a few things to look forward to each month.
The Mini Snackcrate (5 snacks) is £13.99 and the Family Snackcrate (18-20 snacks) is £39.99. Your plan will automatically renew, but you can cancel at any time or pause if you want a month off. I believe there’s currently a promo running for new customers, but I can’t seem to find out whether it’s 25% or 50%! Find out more here – link.