Something Snacks & Coupon Code: June 2015

Another day and another new box to share. Something Snacks graciously sent me their June “Manly Themed” snack box to review for you all. The US subscription costs $10 per month plus $3.00 shipping. (To save $3 OFF subscriptions, use code TRY3NOW).

“When you subscribe, you will receive a snack box with 7 hand-selected snacks delivered right to your door step every month until you cancel. Every snack is personally tasted. With Something Snacks you’ll always find at least one sweet, one salty, one international, and one healthy snack surprise that will get you chatting about What’s Familiar and What’s Adventurous!”

Each month this snack box offers a different theme and I’m guessing June was “manly” in time for Father’s Day.

Inside, we have an insert with info on the contents and of course, the snacks!
Open Box

FEATURED SNACK:
Popcorn
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Popcorn
(Estimated Retail: $1.36)
Description: “This month our featured snack by POP! Gourmet Popcorn in partnership with Huy Fong Foods is familiar to some but adventurous to most. This snack consists of hot international flavors on crispy popcorn has a kick to it and will arouse your taste buds. Respect the Rooster!”.
Verdict: Like!
I’m not sure if this “aroused my taste buds” but it was a tasty, spicy popcorn and it definitely fit within the snack theme.

Beer Nuts
Beer Nuts

(Estimated Retail: $3.00)
Description: “Original Peanuts. Sweet & salty. Munch away!”
Verdict: Okay
Do you have to eat beer nuts with beer? Is it a rule? I don’t really understand how they are different from regular nuts, but maybe it’s just that I’m not manly enough to get it.

Brownie
Lenny & Larry’s Cookies & Cream Muscle Brownie

(Estimated Retail: $2.18)
Description: “Want muscles? Eat brownies! All natural with 20 grams of protein.”
Verdict: Like
I passed this along to my boyfriend so I didn’t get a chance to try it myself, but he didn’t have any complaints so I’m calling it good.

Chocolate
Chuao Chocolatier Baconluxious Chocolate Mini Bars

(Estimated Retail: 99¢ each)
Description: “Enjoy this honey cultivated on the south side Hawai’i Island (The Big Island), from bees which pollenated flourishing macadamia nut trees. This is a great sweetener for your tea, or a yummy snack by itself for a sweet pick –me-up”.
Verdict: Okay
I know everyone wants to bacon all the things, and this may be blasphemy but I like my chocolate free from pig. I think something like smoky almonds would give the same sort of vibe but without the unnecessary pork. These weren’t terrible, and don’t get me wrong I love me some bacon, but I prefer it on a cheeseburger.

Rib Chips
Herr’s Baby Back Ribs Potato Chips

(Estimated Retail 69¢)
Description: “Unique snack for when you’ve got the munchies.”
Verdict: Slightly Disappointing
Ribs are one of my favorite foods and I’ve never met a chip that’s ever come remotely close to tasting like a rib and these are no different. They taste like any garden variety BBQ chip to me. They aren’t bad, but they set me up with the whole rib thing and just didn’t deliver.

Meat Stick
Jack Link’s Original Beef Stick

Description: “Something familiar for your taste buds.”
(Estimated Retail: $1.14)
Verdict: Not for me
These are not familiar to my taste buds. I’m not a jerky or dried meat person so this got handed off to my boyfriend. He did comment that this was like the cheapest type of jerky.

Terra
Terra Blues

Description: “Naturally blue potato chips w/ sea salt. Non GMO, gluen free, and addictive.”
(Estimated Retail: $1.09)
Verdict: Love!
I love Terra chips and I snatched these up right away. They are tasty and the blue color makes them super great for fancifying your chips and dip at a party without actually doing any work.

OVERALL
Something Snacks 6.2015
Verdict:
Mixed

I really like the idea of a snack “theme” each month and even though I wasn’t thrilled with the idea that some foods are “manly” I thought the contents fit the concept that Something Snacks wanted to get across. What I appreciate most is the variety of snacks. This box had an excellent balance of sweet, salty and spicy items so the curation was definitely on point.

My problem with this box is that the value only came out to $11.44 and the monthly cost to purchase this would be $13.00. Most of these snacks aren’t super unique or had to find so I think the value needs to be equal or slightly above what you’ve paid. That being said, that could easily be fixed by throwing in an extra pack of some items. Since this is the only box I’ve tried it’s possible that other months did a better job of value versus purchase price. There are discounts available for prepaying longer subscriptions and a coupon code. If you choose those options then the subscription becomes much more cost effective.

What snacks do you consider “manly” and conversely are there “womanly” snacks?

Cheers!

THE BACKSTORY

“When you subscribe, you will receive a snack box with 7 hand-selected snacks delivered right to your door step every month until you cancel. Every snack is personally tasted. With Something Snacks you’ll always find at least one sweet, one salty, one international, and one healthy snack surprise that will get you chatting about What’s Familiar and What’s Adventurous!”

Monthly Cost:
US Subscription:
Monthly: $10.00 per month plus $3.00 Shipping
Discounts available for prepaying 6 months or 1 year subscriptions.
Canadian Subscription:
Monthly: $10.00 per month plus $8.00 Shipping
Discounts available for prepaying 6 months or 1 year subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code TRY3NOW for $3 OFF subscriptions!

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island trying to help real people, while making up stories about imaginary ones. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure, was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

4 thoughts on “Something Snacks & Coupon Code: June 2015

  1. I grew up with the family that grows the blue potatoes for Terra! Teeny tiny town in Northern Maine. What fun to see that you like them 🙂

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