SnackSurprise is a foodie subscription box. Rather than the usual country-specific company that is commonly seen, SnackSurprise features snacks from a different country every month. There are three levels of subscription: Mini, with 5 snacks for £6.99, Original, which contains 8 – 10 different snacks including a drink, and costs £12.99 per month, and Premium, containing 16-20 items, and costs £23.99. Shipping is free for all UK subscribers too! This latest box is from a country I know very little about: Bulgaria. I’m very glad to have a little list of facts about this country that’s provided in the menu booklet. This is a really nice touch (you get something similar in every box) as it means you can learn something about the place whose food you are trying. Of course the menu booklet also includes descriptions of all the items inside. As mentioned above, there are three levels of boxes, so not only do you see what you have received, if you don’t subscribe to the premium version you can see what you’ve missed out on! Kubeti Pizza. As the name suggests, these are little cubes rather like croutons. They are crunchy, and I love any kind of pizza-flavoured snack. Balkan Cake Bar. The picture on the package suggests the Balkan mountains, and the cake itself is a chocolate-covered sponge with a layer of chocolate cream filling. Nestle Mura/Mypa. More chocolate layers here, except this time the wafer is chocolate and the filling is a milky cream. Temenuzhki Drops. Apparently these violet flavoured candies are hugely popular and something of a Bulgarian specialty. I must admit that I do not care for the taste of violet at all, though they certainly are a very pretty flower shape! Medovinka. Another chocolate covered cake, this time a honey cake. The taste of honey is distinctive and delicious, and while it’s slightly on the dry side it would go extremely well with a cup of tea of coffee. Left: Chaika Dessert Bar. While it’s describes as a dessert bar, I think it’s more like a kind of large chocolate or truffle. It’s creamy chocolate fondant covered in cocoa, and is very rich. Right: Svoge Republika. This is another rich chocolate bar with a soft chocolate nougat centre covered in chocolate. Sayo Bayo. The second savory snack, these are lovely crispy corn puffs which flavoured with dill and cream. While it’s not the most familiar taste for a crunchy snack, they are extremely good and unsurprisingly very popular in Bulgaria. Borovets Wafer. Another wafer bar, but this one includes orange and peanut flavoured filling with a chocolate coating. Beer Nuts. Everyone can get on board with these! Crispy roasted peanuts with a delicious savory coating, perfect with a cold beer. Milkiss. The last cake, this has three soft chocolate cake layers sandwiched with a milk cream. Derby Etar. This is a popular and classic Bulgarian soda. It has a unique flavour, rather like honey and caramel. I’ve never tried anything like it before, but it’s very nice.
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