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Hong Kong Crate – August Box Review

Hong Kong Crate

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Hong Kong Crate is a monthly snack subscription service that brings the best of Hong Kong directly to you! Each month you will receive an assortment of 8-10 authentic snacks, crackers, cookies, candies, soups and treats!

Hong Kong Crate offers four different subscription packages, starting at just $27 a month (shipping is free worldwide).

Month to Month: $30

3 Month Prepay: $87 (save $3)

6 Month Prepay: $168 (save $12)

12 Month Prepay: $324 (save $36)

I received the August Box, which was packed full of some really interesting items ranging from soup to candy to tissues! The box was jammed full, and included more than 10 different items.

  • Garden Chocolate Fingers (20 pack)

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  • Plum Candy

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  • Garden Chocolate Mini Cream Waffers

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  • Garden Vanilla Mini Cream Waffers

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  • Nissin Cup Noodles – Spicy Seafood Flavour

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  • Nissin Cup Noodles – Tonkotsu Flavour

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  • Calbee Prawn Crackers – 4 individual serving bags

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  • Luk Yu Chinese Teabags – Jasmine (25 pack)

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  • Frutips Blackcurrent Pastilles Candy (nestle)

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  • Tempo Petit Icy Menthol Handkerchiefs (2 packages)

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In the past, I have had some good experiences with candy/food boxes, and some bad experiences with candy/food boxes. One of my biggest concerns is with the best before date time-frame. Hong Kong Crate is amazing in this aspect. Each item I received has a best before date no earlier than spring of 2018 (with many items dated for 2019).

I loved the variety of items we received, and there was something for everyone in my family.

The items we loved most were: The Chocolate Fingers, the Blackcurrant Frutips, The Jasmine Tea (one of my favourites) and the Mini Cream Waffers. It has been SO hot all summer that no one wants to eat soup at the moment, so those we will save for next month once the weather (hopefully) cools down. The Spicy Seafood flavour will be for Chris, and Thomas has already claimed the Tonkotsu flavour (which is flavoured with pork bone broth).

Both Chris and Thomas enjoyed the Prawn Crackers. They are great as a snack, and would go really well with the soup cups. Thomas also claimed the tissues because he likes the menthol scent on them. They will come in handy the next time he has a cold.

The only miss we had in this box was the Plum Candy which were not to our taste. Although there was no seaweed or seafood/fish in the ingredient list, they smelled and tasted like what I imagine fermented seaweed and fish might taste like, and they were not for us! Everything else was amazing!

Over-all, my experience with Hong Kong Crate has been amazing. Shipping was fast, and the selection of items were varied, and appealing. A nice bonus was that the food packaging including English so there was very little guess work as to what we received (and would be eating)!

To order your own Hong Kong Crate, you can visit the website here: http://www.hkcrate.com/


Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-23. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.


Disclosure: I received samples for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.


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2 Comments

  1. Marilyn Legault

    My grand daughter would love this. I’ve seen her eat some of the items listed.

  2. Well some of these products I haven’t seen in a long time. Love the chocolate fingers though.
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