SnackSurprise – October 2020 TURKEY

SnackSurprise – October 2020 TURKEY

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 features goodies from Turkey. I’m excited to try these because I’ve visited Turkey several times and I love Turkish food, but haven’t really tried any of the snack food!
The booklet gives you a full menu and descriptions of all the items.
There are actually three boxes; I have the Original, which is the middle-sized box.  There’s also a Premium, which has nearly 3o items! But the Original is a very generous 14, so I’m looking forward to trying them out.
The booklet also contains some fun facts about the country, plus puzzles of one kind or another. It’s nice to have some bonus information about the country!
Eti Crax. These are delicious cracker/pretzel-type sticks in various flavours. These are a spicing and refreshing chili-lime flavour, great with a cold beer!
Alpella 3gen. Most countries seems to have a variation on a kind of chocolate wafer bar, and this Turkish variety is a delicious combination of wafer and white chocolate. Oh, and it’s shaped like a triangle!
Dankek 8kek. This cake is in the shape of a figure of eight. As you may have guessed from the packaging, the flavour is half banana, half chocolate. It’s a classic flavour combination and the cake itself is lovely.
Eksiyuz Sakiz. Those little faces on the packaging are pulling a face for a reason – this is super sour bubble gum! It comes in a variety of flavours, including strawberry, cola, and tutti frutti.
Eti Cin. This is a popular snack in Turkey, and orange jam tart which is covered in chocolate sprinkles. A Turkish twist on the chocolate orange!
Eti Puff. More sprinkles, but this time they cover a marshmallow sitting on a biscuit base. This is like a Turkish take on a teacake, but with sprinkles instead of chocolate coating. Lovely and colourful too!
Kent Tofita. These are sweet and sharp cherry flavour chewy sweets.
Patos Rolls. Rolled up corn chips that have a real flavour of hot pepper. They’re not messing around with the spicy taste of these!
Eti Tutku. This is a packet of very pretty biscuits. They have a vanilla and chocolate patterned outside with a delicious chocolate cream filling. Very tasty with a cup of tea or coffee.
Ulker Albeni. This reminds me a little bit of a Twix, as it’s a biscuit with a soft caramel layer and coated in milk chocolate. The taste isn’t exactly the same though, but it’s delicious.
Lokum. You can’t imagine Turkish goodies without Turkish Delight! This is made by one of the leading brands in Turkey, and comes in the classic flavours or lemon, rose, and mint. It’s very sweet, so the little blocks are the perfect size. 
Eti Bidolu. This is another wafer bar, but this time it’s a thick layer of chocolate cream with peanuts inside a wafer sandwich. Chocolate and peanuts are a fantastic combination, and the crispy wafer is the perfect way to hold it all together.
Jelibon Sour Patch Katpuz. You may have seen varieties of Sour Patch candies in the UK, but these watermelon candies are not a flavour seen here at all! They are properly sour, and the watermelon candy flavour is spot on.
Dimes Visne. Finally, the drink this month is a sour cherry juice box. This is a great juice, not too sweet, and again not a flavour that’s familiar in the UK.

Our score: 9.6/ 10

I really find it fascinating to see different countries' takes on snack foods, especially crisps and chocolate bars. The unfamiliar twist on ingredients we know is a lot of fun, and it's also a great way to enjoy variety in snack foods, because really, most people have tried every possible UK chocolate bar on the market so it's nice to have a change! It's also great to have snacks that we wouldn't usually see even in the most cosmopolitan of areas. And the savory snacks especially are perfect for enjoying with an excellent Turkish beer, which is slightly easier to get hold of than Turkish crisps. SnackSurprise is a terrific way to shake up your tastes and be a little more adventurous about the treats you eat!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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