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 month’s box of goodies is from one of my favourite countries: Italy. As well as being a beautiful country, the food is fantastic. Having said that, I have very little experience of Italian snack foods, so this is going to be an interesting experience. As you can see, the booklet gives you a full list of all the different boxes. I have the Original, but also listed is the contents of the Premium box, so you might be tempted to get even more snacks next time! There is also some fun additional stuff in the booklet, such as country trivia and some kind of activity – this month it’s a wordsearch. I do like how they include these as it gives you a bit of background and sets a tone, and of course it’s very useful for some of the less familiar countries! Amica Anello and Gardena. The crunchy corn ring snack is flavoured with a classic Italian taste: pizza! While you sometimes see chocolate wafer sandwich bars in the UK, they seldom come in any other flavours than simple chocolate. This one has lovely creamy hazelnut flavouring between the wafers, with a coating of milk chocolate. Croccantelle and Mooncake. Croccantele are little square foccacia bites, flavoured with tomato. Very nice with a cold beer! The Mooncake is delicious, a chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate cream. It’s topped off with a little white star on top, and looks almost as good as it tastes. Crostini Dorati and Duplo Hazelnut. Crostini are very Italian, little crunchy pieces of toast with various flavours. These have a lovely spicy paprika flavour, which is very popular in continental Europe. Hazelnut is also a popular flvour in Italy, and this chocolate bar contains three whole nuts in a wafer shell, filled with hazelnut cream and covered with chocolate. Ringo and Bauli Croissant. The Ringo biscuits are a lot of fun! Once side is chocolate, the other plain, and they’re sandwiched with vanilla cream. These go perfectly with an espresso to get you in the Italian mood! Individually packaged filled croissants are a very popular breakfast on the go, and the chocolate cream in this one is particularly rich and chocolatey. Great first thing, especially with coffee. Goleader Maxi, Chupa Chups Choco, and Galatine. Every place has its own version of gummy candy, and these are one of the most popular Italian versions. They’re fruit flavours and covered with a terrific sour coating. I had no idea Chupa Chups makes chocolate as well as the famous lollipops, but this white chocolate bar filled with sugared almonds is delicious! Galatine sweets are one of Italy’s most loved candies. They are flavoured with milk, which gives than a unique flavour that I’ve not had anywhere else. Really very nice. Pepsi Twist. You often see different flavours of sodas outside the UK, and while this lemon flavour was originally released in the USA more than twenty years ago, it has become a firm favourite in Italy. The addition of lemon takes the edge of the sweetness, and makes it very refreshing.
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