August 2020 brought us to the Netherlands for this month’s Snack Crate box. A little bit disappointed as we had received a Netherlands box from Universal Yums previously but we hoped there would be a different selection of snacks. With the exception of two or three items the snacks were different than the Yum box.
Although the up charge for one can of soda is a bit steep Alex and I both love the idea of getting a drink with each Snack Crate box, for us the variety is worth it.
Cherry Bouquet – A sweet and sparkly cherry soda both Alex and I found it to be too sweet. Alex-7 Joe-5
Lay’s Patatje Joppie – Mustard, onion, curry and mayo flavored chips. Not a combination of flavors I enjoyed but they did have the typical Lays texture.
Roger’s Chips – Crispy and crunchy chips flavored with seasalt and black pepper, a great hand cooked texture and nice flavor Alex-7 Joe-9
Knetter Chocolade White Chocolate – White chocolate sticks with pop rocks sprinkled on top, very good white chocolate. Alex does not care for white chocolate. Alex-5 Joe-9
Venz Tijgervlokken – This item replaced an item listed in the flyer and had no description. They were chocolate flakes with many different colors. They seemed to be poor quality chocolate ok as sprinkles on something but not very good alone.
Bros Tablet Melk – Milk chocolate with a nougat filling. Mediocre. Alex-7 Joe-7
Croky Bolognese – Tomato flavored chip with a nice texture. Alex-8 Joe-6
Smoeltjes UFO’s – A cute cookie with a layer of chocolate topped with sprinkles. Both fun and very tasty maybe the best in the box. Alex-7 Joe-9
Zure Matjes – Pig shaped gummies made with fruit juice, cute shape but not very good. Alex-6 Joe-5
Chocolade Kanjers – soft chewy waffle covered in caramel and dipped in chocolate. Good but the chocolate coating was not the best. Alex-7 Joe-7
Koetjesreep Original – One of the most popular chocolates in the Netherlands but not super quality to my taste. Alex-7 Joe-7
Ontbijtkoek – Gingerbread Alex- 7 Joe-7
Windmill Cookie – cookie in the shape of a Dutch windmill. A very tasty cookie I would eat this as a staple snack and I am not a big fan of sweets.
Stroopwafels – crunchy waffle filled with caramel, very good I much prefer these to the chocolate covered ones.
Zure Matjes – Fruit flavored sour gummy ribbons, very sour good if you like sour flavors. Alex-6 Joe-8
Zure Regenboogmatten – Sour gummy ribbons, not quite as sour as the previous snack. Alex-6 Joe-8
Borrelnootjes – Cocktail peanuts covered with a crunchy coating. Neither of us much liked the coating. Alex-5 Joe-5
Kaneelstock – This cinnamon covered stick of a sugary substance is way to sweet for both of us. Alex-6 Joe-5
Muntendrop – Black Licorice Alex-5 Joe-3
Wokkels Paprika – Corn snack dusted with paprika Alex-8 Joe-6
Fruit-Tella Fruit flavored chews Alex-8 Joe-7
Rademaker Hopjes – These coffee candies were named after Baron Hendrik Hop, a noted coffee lover Alex-6 Joe-6
Roomboterwafels – Waffle shaped butter flavored candy Alex-6 Joe-5
Cote D’or Reep Melk – Chocolate bar with hazelnuts. Mid level chocolate bar ok if you like hazelnuts.
Alex 6.54 out of 10
Favorite snack – Wokkels Paprika, Fruit-tella, Croky Bolognese
Joe 6.67 out of 10
Favorite snack – Smoeltjes UFO’s, Roger’s Chips, Knetter Sticks
Our second snack crate we found similar in quality to the Hawaii box. Pretty much down the middle in terms of ratings with not a lot of really high marks but also not a lot of terrible snacks.