I recently received my first subscription box (as far as I can recall), a country-themed snack box from Universal Yums. For $15, every month they send you a box of 6 or 7 treats (sweet and salty) from a different country, allowing you to “travel” to that country by yourself or with a friend.
Megan and I decided to open the first box as a date night last weekend, with the idea of structuring the entire night around that country. The box said “Hindi,” so I picked an Indian-themed board game (Rajas of the Ganjas), made an Indian-themed drink, and turned on some light Indian music.
Then we opened the box, and it said, “Welcome to Turkey!”
After a moment of bewilderment, we shared a good laugh as we read that “Hindi” was just a clue to the country–it means “turkey” in Turkish. We decided to stick with the game, drink, and music.
And it was awesome! Each treat was unique, a little weird, and often delicious. We took our time. We’d select a treat, read about it, and then play the board game for a few minutes before stopping for another treat. My favorite snacks were the thyme-flavored chips and the chocolate-filled cookies.
Overall, we had a great time, and I look forward to another date night trip abroad next month (though this time we’ll open the box in advance to know the theme!)
Have you ever tried a subscription box service? How was your experience with it?