Recently I was sent a Chimasu Snack box to review. Chimasu provides monthly boxes filled with 12-15 different sweet and savoury snacks from Asian countries. Most of the contents are things many people would struggle to buy unless they lived near enough to an oriental supermarket. Another great thing is that once you have subscribed and given your preferences, your box is personally picked for you so you don’t end up with things you don’t like.
I really enjoyed trying the contents of the box and amazingly there was nothing I tried that I didn’t like. The only thing I didn’t try was the tea as I’m just not a tea drinker. I love nuts and many of the snacks were nutty so if you’re like me, you’ll be happy. However, it may not be suitable for anyone with allergies or a special diet.
There are simply too many delicious and exciting treats inside Chimasu’s July box for me to review them all separately, so I’ve chosen a few of my favourites and the more unusual snacks in the box to write about.
If you don’t like coffee flavoured sweets, turn away now, as the Kopiko Coffee Candy sweets taste like a strong hit of expresso right to the very last bit dissolves in your mouth. Think a rectangular Werther’s Original, and you’ll know exactly what I mean about the texture and mouthfeel of these delightful little morsels. I’m hoping that the new Asian food store that has opened nearby stocks these.
There are two products in the box that I honestly can’t choose between as my favourite, and they both happen to be fruit flavoured gummy sweets. I wouldn’t normally say that fruity gummy sweets are my favourite kind of sweet to eat; however, the Farm on the Road – Tangerine Juicy Jelly and QQ Gummies – Green Apple Flavour taste so much like the real fruits it’s unbelievable. I find that British fruit flavoured sweets tend to taste like sweets and not the fruit they are meant to taste like. Both are shaped like cute little versions of the flavours they represent, and the tangerine juicy jelly sweets have a refreshingly fresh squidgy jelly centre. Buy either of these and you won’t be disappointed.
I like most foods and flavours, but even I was surprised that there was only one item out of all of the ones I tried that I didn’t like. This was the Regent – Golden Sweetcorn, and the only reason that I didn’t like it was that it was too sweet for my palette. I had prepared myself for some weird and possibly unpleasant flavours in the box, but it’s clear that team behind Chimasu have gone out of their way to make a box filled with delicious treats that the majority of subscribers are going to like. I love that the box is full of treats that have specially been chosen for both the unusual factor as well as their deliciousness. I imagine that if I’d gone to a shop and chosen a selection of Asian snacks for myself that I had never seen before, it is likely that a good proportion of them I would not like, and would end up going straight in the bin after the first taste.
There are so many different people that this box would be fab for. Maybe you have a foodie friend, or someone who is super hard to buy for. There are very few people I know who would turn down a box of yummy treats. I think Chimasu would be amazing to buy for a date night or a night in with your friends. Food and new experiences bring people closer, and are just what you get when you open a Chimasu box.