Gyspy Trading Company Snacks is a new subscription box company that sends you international snacks each month. They are based in the US and currently ship only to the continental USA. They generously provided me with a box for review and a coupon code for new subscribers! This review is for the XL Snack Treasure Box which is the larger box.
The Cost: $23/month non-recurring or $32/month non-recurring for the XL box ~ Includes shipping of $3. Lower for longer subscriptions and shipping is free after the first month.
What You Get: Hand selected assortment of chips, candies, cookies and drinks, which varies every month. The regular Snack Treasure Chest contains 8-12 items and a drink, and the XL Snack Treasure Chest contains 15-20 items including 2 drinks.
I’m starting with the dessert and snack cake type things. The box had five kinds of dessert snacks and we tried most of them already. I didn’t really care for any of them but my husband is more adventurous than I am and not only tried them all but ate them all as well.
Lotte Happy Promises Custard Cake– Lotte is a Korean snack company and this is a vanilla cake with custard inside. I hate custard (it’s a texture thing, I just can’t do it) but Walker ate this.
Lotte Choco Pie– Ive tried these before and I think they’re a little bland. It’s like a moonpie only not as sweet. I like my desserts sweet…
Nabisco Oreo Soft Cookie– This is a soft Oreo cookie with a mooshy, raspberry cream in the middle. I liked the cookie part but not the cream (texture, again) and I’ve never seen these around here. These were made in Japan.
Shinsu Apple Cake– Sponge cake with apple jelly filling and cream center. Again, texture. Walker ate a bite. He said it tasted like a plum flavored sponge (and I didn’t even tell him it was sponge cake!)
Tohato Cookie and Cream– This is the bright blue wrapper thing. It had two thin chocolate cookies in it with a ‘cookies and cream’ coating. This was probably the best thing out of this grouping.
Alright! On to the smaller sweets of chocolatey type. Sort of. Actually I didn’t know what any of these were. It’s hard to bite into something when you have no idea what it’s going to taste like.
Caplico Mini Obukuro– A Japanese wafer cone with a cream filled center. It looks like an ice cream cone and is totally cute.
Purple Yam Cake– I should have known right away what this was. It was purple. However it took me a bite to realize it was made out of purple yam. Crispy flaky outside with a yam paste filling. It’s from China and it’s not sweet. It’s almost salty but not. I did not like it.
Otona Look Ichigo– This is a chocolate square with what seems to be a freeze dried strawberry and a layer of crispy wafer. This was really good and I wished there was more than one. 😀
Bake Chocolate Candies– I’m not sure what these are. They look like fat tootsie rolls but seem to have a cakey outside and a truffley inside. They taste pretty good, actually.
Hwa Yuan Potato Chips– These are butter flavored. They’re a little weird because they’re almost sweet but… not. These were also tasty and have been eaten.
Taiwanese Pea Crackers– These are like Fritos but they’re made with Peas. They’re garlic flavored and they are delicious! They grow on you really fast. At first I wasn’t sure and then I didn’t want to share. But I did. Yeah. They’re gone and this isn’t a tiny bag either.
Shih Chuan Plum Vinegar Drink– I’m afraid to try this because of the vinegar even though the description says it doesn’t taste like vinegar. It’s a fun squishy packet of a drink and I think I’ll eventually overcome my trepidation to actually take a sip.