About Chimasu Subscription
Chimasu is a subscription box bringing snacks from all across Asia right to your door. You can purchase a subscription on a month by month basis or on a term of 3, 6, or 12 months to receive a discount. Each box is customisable allowing you to choose which type of snacks you would like to receive and all products are clearly marked in English with nutritional values and ingredients.
My Review of the Chimasu Subscription Box
The fun thing about subscription boxes is that you never know what you’re going to get, every box is a surprise but in the case of the Chimasu box I have to admit that I was afraid that the surprise would be a little scary! Authentic Asian cuisine can be very different to the tastes that we enjoy here in England and I was concerned that these snacks would be a step too far for my taste buds. Luckily my taste buds were safe. While some of the snacks were, shall we say interesting, they were all pleasant with many of them leaving me cursing Chimasu for introducing me to yummy new nibbles that I would now have to hunt down in this country.
When the box arrived I was surprised by how big it was and even more surprised by how much yummyness had been crammed in to it. Chimasu promise to fit in at least 12 snacks, which is pretty impressive! My Chimasu box contained a bit of everything, so it had a wide variety of sweets, seeds, crisps, fruit products, and noodles. But when you order your box you can specify which type of products you would like to receive from an exhaustive list of biscuits and cakes, crisps, candy, nuts, peas and seeds, noodles and soups, teas, fruits and seafood (such as prawn crackers). You can also specify whether you are vegetarian and provide any additional dietary requirements to ensure that you always get the perfect snacks.
My absolute favorite product was Yan Yan which was a pot containing vanilla dip with savory biscuit sticks to dip in it. It was divine, so much so that I’ve tweeted Chimasu to find out how I might get some more! A close second in my list of favorite nibbles was the honey roast sunflower seeds which I practically inhaled.
As all the nibbles Chimasu send out are authentic, many of them have no English descriptions or nutritional details but this has been taken into account and many of the packets have a sticker attached providing this information. Even so, some of the products are a bit of a mystery and as a result I found myself reading the ingredients to work out what flavor I was about to experience… the crackers which appeared to be chicken and onion were certainly an example of this and one of the few products which got a “no” from me.
All in all Grumpy Dad and I were both really impressed with the Chimasu box and agreed that it is excellent value for money, both in terms of novelty value and in terms of it containing snacks that we really wanted to eat. In fact the only thing that I would love to see in future boxes is a list of the products and what flavor they are, a little like a selection box menu. This would make tasting the snacks a little less like putting your hand in a packet of Revels and praying that you didn’t choose the coffee one. Despite this one little niggle the Grumpy family are voting with our feet and have signed up for a subscription. We’re now eagerly waiting to see what new treats await us in the June box.
If you would like to try Chimasu for yourself I have good news! Readers of Grumpy Mum Reviews receive an £8 discount on their first box until 10th July 2017. Simply enter the code GRUMPYMUM when making your purchase.
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- Open to UK residents only.
- This giveaway will end at Midnight on 01/06/2017.
- The winner will be announced within 7 days of the draw ending.
- If the prize is not claimed within 14 days a new winner will be drawn.
- The prize will be dispatched by Chimasu.
- The blog owner is not responsible for non-deliver of prize.
- The prize is one Chimasu Asian Snack Box.
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