Umshik is a monthly or seasonal Korean snack subscription box. There are two different options; the Snack Box which contains 3-4 POUNDS of snacks (about 35 in total). A mix of savory, spicy and occasionally some ramen. These boxes whether monthly or quarterly are $44.95. The Ramyun Box is a curated box of 7-10 noodles. You’ll receive items like soba, ramen and udon. These boxes whether monthly or quarterly are $34.95. Today we’re reviewing the snack box.
*product was received free for review
Check out the unboxy box video
Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the Umshik Box
Here’s everything that we received in our April Umshik Korean Snack Subscription Box. They were not kidding, this box is full of goodies! And in case you were wondering… Umshik literally translates the word food.
So what is all this stuff?
Our box insert
Everything included in this month’s box is listed here along with brief descriptions. They also tell us about this month’s featured flavors and bonus items.
This bonus item was included because they are routinely used in a lot of K-drama shows. Umshik wanted to share them with us – you guys know how much we love skincare products so we’ll definitely be giving this a try (and we absolutely love green tea in skincare products). They even included some instructions on how to use in our insert.
These yummy crackers are flavored the same way spicy seafood ramen is. The best part was that we didn’t have to share these with the kids because they thought they were too spicy!
They even looked like little crabs! We were really impressed with the size of this bag!
We received 2 of these Grand Shell Cookies. These are a little bit like fruit pies with their soft outer cookie and sweet blueberry fruit filling. These will make a great addition to your child’s lunchbox (our kids loved them)
The first time we’d seen mini churros introduced as a K-snack we were completely baffled but Umshik explains it pretty well. These are a popular treat in K-town LA (which also influences Korea). These have all the delicious sweet cinnamon notes you’d expect in a churro and this bag is quite generous
We don’t have a lot of information on these little wafer sticks filled with peanut butter, they weren’t on our insert. We can tell you though, that these were a huge hit in our house!
We received 2 packages (4 cookies in total) of these whole grain sand cookies. This healthy alternative to the classic sand cookie is great to keep in your purse for a quick midday pick me up!
We are much more into savory snacks (which makes these boxes perfect for our whole family, kids love the sweet and we love the savory). These crackers are rich and buttery and have a mild onion and garlic flavor.
We enjoyed these while watching TV. We love their mini size!
These mini waffles are great to eat by themselves or add to ice cream or some other dessert food! We had never seen or heard of these before but … we’re kind of addicted
There were a total of 6 waffles included in this box (and yes… we shared)
We haven’t had a chance to try these yet but we’re thinking they are bit like “digestive cookies”? These crisp cookies are made with 10% whole grains and dipped in chocolate… sounds mighty delicious if you ask us!
YAS! Instant noodles are our jam! These are made with dried anchovy broth for a salty flavor. These weren’t on our insert so we’ll just have to taste them and try them out (which we are not complaining about!)
This little can may be called but cider but inside is a lemon lime flavored soda. This is from Lotte and the can reminds us a bit (the size at least) of Red Bull.
Kind of like pocky – these skinny cookies are coated in chocolate. The package is really cute too.. the kids love these! These are great to give out as a special treat!
We received 2 of these small jellied candies. The flavor of both is a red ginseng infusion. We had never had anything ginseng flavored and have to admit it was a really interesting taste – kind of like mild cinnamon and curry? Pretty dang good!
We received 3 of these hard candies that are flavored with fresh green grape. A great spring and summer flavor!
Our final item in this box are these 3 plum candies. This is another summer flavor that makes us yearn for warm sunny days! We like to keep hard candies and gum in our car for while we’re driving!
Another bonus item in this box are these K-pop photo cards of the pop bands Twice and BTS
These can be used as gift tags because they have a to and from label on the back.
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation and presentation. The Umshik Box is a fun way to get an authentic mix of Korean snacks or noodles delivered right to your door monthly or seasonally. The presentation is awesome – everything is packaged really well and arrives perfectly. The quality is awesome, we love how authentic everything is. And curation is fantastic – this box contains a huge assortment of different snacks. We love the mix of both sweet and savory and the instant noodles are a great addition as well!