Do you fancy receiving a box packed full of American candy, drinks and snacks every month? If so, Taffy Mail will make all of your American sweet and savoury dreams come true! Each box contains a surprise variety of authentic American products, many of which are unavailable to purchase or difficult to get hold of here in the UK. You can choose between three different types of monthly subscription to suit a range of budgets; Lite, Classic and Extra, with the difference between them being how many products you receive.
I’ve been sent the Extra boxes to review over the last couple of months and let me tell you, they really are EXTRA! You get an amazing selection of American products in these ones, so if you’re in the mood to treat yourself, it’s definitely the box that I would recommend getting – go big or go home as they say!
Below are all of the contents of November’s Taffy Mail Extra box so you can see the kinds of products and brands that you can expect to receive:-
Lucky Charms Cereal
With the bigger Extra boxes, you’ll receive larger items such as a box of cereal or special limited edition products, and this month’s big product was a box of Lucky Charms cereal! You can’t get more American than crazy sugar-coated cereal can you?! Despite it’s cult status, I’d never tried Lucky Charms before and dished out several bowls for myself and my housemates to try. The frosted sugar coated oat pieces are very similar to Cheerios, but it’s the lucky charm ‘marshmallows’ which are the really special ingredient in here. Overall, this cereal is far too sweet for me to eat on a regular basis, but I can definitely see the appeal of having a bowl as a weekend treat!
Pringles Loaded Potato Flavour
I love Pringles and I love trying out the flavours that you don’t see here in the UK. This flavour was previously in one of the Taffy Mail boxes that arrived over the Summer, but I’m not complaining as I really enjoyed the last pack! Loaded Potato has a salty, cheesy bacon flavour going on and goes particularly well with a sandwich to liven up a boring lunch.
Fanta Fruit Punch
This month’s featured drink is a can of Fanta Fruit Punch, which like the Pringles above, is a flavour that I haven’t come across in the UK above. It’s pure fruity and sugary heaven!
Keebler Bite Size M&M Cookies
I love anything to do with M&M’s, so these mini cookies with chocolate M&M’s embedded into them were right up my street. Super moreish and sweet.
Combos Pizzeria Pretzel Snacks
These also featured in a previous box and they’re amazing! Imagine bite-sized pretzel pieces filled with a ‘pizza’ flavouring (with all that cheesy-tomato goodness) and that’s what these Combos are like. So, so good!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
I tried these a couple of years ago when a friend brought back a whole stash of American sweets from her trip to New York and sadly, I’m not much of a fan of them. They have an odd texture and don’t really have much of a cookie dough flavour to them.
I was so happy to see a 3 Musketeers chocolate bar in the box as I’ve wanted to try it since watching *that scene* in Stranger Things Season 2 recently! 3 Musketeers is a similar chocolate bar to a UK Milky Way, but it’s bigger and has a thicker layer of chocolate coating the nougat. I really enjoyed it and would definitely buy it again if I saw it!
M&Ms Dark Chocolate Mint
As I mentioned earlier, I love M&Ms and these Dark Chocolate Mint ones were such a treat to try out. They are exactly as you’d expect them to be – would love to see these in the UK!
I haven’t heard of Almond Joy before, but it has a tasty chewy coconut and almond filling, with a layer of chocolate over it. It’s made by Hershey’s so the chocolate isn’t the best, but the coconut centre definitely makes up for it.
Chocolate Pop Rocks
Remember those sachets of popping candy that you used to buy from the corner shop on the way to school? Well these are like that, only covered in milk chocolate! And they are amazing!
Nestle Baby Ruth
This mini Baby Ruth was a great a way to try out this American classic which features a mix of peanuts, caramel and chocolate flavoured nougat, wrapped in a layer of chocolate. It wasn’t as sweet as I thought it would be, but it was still pretty good.
At the bottom of the box, I found a couple of smaller sweets; a Top Pops Strawberry & Lemon Taffy Lollipop and a pack of Now And Later Chewy Apple Chews which are similar to Chewits.
Next up was a sachet of Kool Aid in their Pineapple flavour. I’ve tried a couple of Kool Aid flavours and they’ve all been way too sweet for me, and this one was no exception. My housemates enjoyed it though!
Air Heads Strawberry
Air Heads are a chewy thin bar of taffy and this one came in a very artificial Strawberry flavour. Not really my thing but I can see why they’re popular with American kids.
Sweet Tarts Sours
American candy is at its best when it comes to sour flavours as we don’t really have many sour options here in the UK, and these Sweet Tarts Sours were REALLY sour! They definitely hit the spot for me!
Mike and Ike Original Fruits Candies
These are similar to jelly beans, but perhaps a little softer. They come in a mixed variety of fruit flavours (the Cherry ones are my favourites) and are gluten and fat-free.
Rainbow Nerds Rope
I had no idea what this was when I pulled it out of the box, but the last product that I tried this month was a Rainbow Nerds Rope which is all sorts of amazing! I love, love, love Nerds (definitely one of my favourite childhood nostalgia sweets) and this is basically a ton of Nerds stuck onto a chewy gummy strip. Weird but delicious!