As a family, we’ve always enjoyed trying new foods. Whenever we go abroad, we all fully embrace the local cuisine and make a point of bringing home a selection of unusual culinary goodies to share with our friends in the UK.
Chimasu asked if I’d like to test one of their subscription boxes and, after looking on the website, I instantly knew that I’d have to hide it from the kids until I got the chance to open it myself!
So, how does it work?
– You can either sign up for a 1,3 or 6 month subscription or simply test out a one-off box
– Prices start at just £16 per month with free UK delivery
– You have to option to tell Chimasu what you like and what you don’t, tailoring the box to suit your own taste. This even includes special dietary requirements and vegetarian options – a rarity when ordering food via a subscription service so well done Chimasu!
– Receive a range of tasty snacks from across East and South East Asia including Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Singapore.
– Your box will arrive around the 15th of every month
– Cancel or skip an order anytime
What did my box contain?
Where do I begin? Seriously, the box was absolutely packed with an enticing array of foods, both sweet and savoury. I can’t name them all (literally – they were branded in Japanese/Chinese/Korean packaging) so I’ve picked a small selection to share with you. From tea and noodles to biscuits and rice cakes, we were truly spoilt for choice.
Not only were these little guys very cute but tasted delicious. We were provided with two packets of these – one milk flavoured and one mango flavoured. The milk ones were sweet and moreish and the mango ones were zingy (my personal favourite). Not just for kids!
Veggie Ramyun Noodle Soup
Ramen is one of my all-time favourite foods and this vegan noodle soup tasted great! They had an unexpected, peppery heat but the broth was rich and surprisingly thick. A fast lunchtime snack.
I’ve never tried anything like this before but enjoy sushi so figured that these would be similar to the seaweed wrap. Sadly, these were the least popular product in our household, with the ‘fish’ taste being just a touch too overpowering and the spicy kick was not made for our delicate tastebuds!
Soy Rice Cakes
A simple concept but these worked perfectly. Crunchy and salty, they made for a tasty snack alongside the noodles.
Banana Kicks Snacks
These are essentially sweet banana flavoured crisps (corn snacks) so we were all a bit dubious at first! However, they were sweet, tender and had a lovely melt-in-the-mouth texture.
Black Thunder Chocolate
The Black Thunder contains chunks of crisp biscuit pieces wrapped in smooth dark chocolate. A fairly simple concept but it worked so well and I’m sad that I don’t have more of these!
Would I sign up?
Yes! In fact, I already have. For the price, I think the boxes are excellent value for money and I love the idea of discovering new products every month.
Fancy giving Chimasu a go for yourself? Like free food? If you use the code BRITISHBETTY, you’ll receive £6 off your first box and a free Japanese KitKat. GO!
*I was sent this box for the purpose of a review, however, all opinions are my own