Taste and Curiosity Korea Box Review, Coupon, and Giveaway!

Earlier this month I tried my first ever Taste and Curiosity box and I was super impressed by all of the great snacks inside. Today I'm excited to share the Korea box with you and offer two of them to my readers in a giveaway!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.


Taste and Curiosity sends themed boxes with international snacks from all over. They currently have three boxes available and plan to expand to other countries very soon. Not only do they send high quality snacks, but they also aim to inspire others to chase their dreams. Each box contains a magnet with an inspirational quotation on it to remind you to go for it!


I was extra excited to try the Korea box because I was born in Busan, a southern coastal city in South Korea. The Taste and Curiosity box is called "The Seoul Set," as Seoul is the capital of South Korea. The box is on sale right now for $17 (normally $19), and shipping on all boxes is free to the U.S. This is not a renewing subscription at the moment: each box is an individual purchase.

Here are the other boxes that are currently available:
  • Japan Box: $19 (read my review of it here)
  • China/Taiwan Box: on sale for $17, normally $19
You can also buy all three boxes as the Asia Tour pack for $49.



The Korea Box has 10 full-sized snacks and I love every single one of them! Here's what's inside:
  • Ottogi Ppshu Ppshu Ramen Snack - This looks like a regular ramen packet but it's actually meant to be eaten dry, not cooked as a soup. The flavor is Spicy Rice Cake and you're supposed to smash it up (hence the illustration on the package) and then add the seasoning and eat it right out of the bag. Sounds like fun!
  • Seasoned Seaweed - I love seaweed snacks. These are lightly salted and are simply dried pieces of seaweed. If you've never tried it I encourage you to give it a go, I think they're delicious and a great light snack.
  • Lotte Happy Promise Creamy Custard Cake - This is a soft cake with a creamy filling and goes great with coffee, in my opinion.
  • Orion Choco Pie - This is probably my favorite snack in the box. It's a classic Korean treat and tastes so great. It's also a political icon according to the info card, but I couldn't access the Taste and Curiosity blog to read more.
  • Butter Waffle Crisp - These reminded me of Italian pizzelle cookies, but they're a little bit thicker. They're exactly what they sound like: buttery waffle-shaped cookies that were delicious!
  • Couque D'asse in White Crem and Vienna Coffee - These are the Korean adaptation of European wafer cookies and I could eat them forever. The outer cookie shell is super light and fluffy, if that makes sense, and the cream inside is just enough to give it a pop of flavor.
  • Margaret Choco Cookie - These made me smile because my mom's name is Margaret. They're a soft cookie that looks almost like a chocolate chip cookie and has a chocolate cream inside. 
  • Ace Sand Yogurt Biscuit - These biscuits are made up of two buttery crackers with a thin yogurt flavored filling. If you like a salty/sweet combo you'll really like these.
  • Peach Water Jelly - This kind of reminds me of a Go-Gurt, but less viscous. It's a peach flavored jelly that you slurp right out of the package.
  • Maxim Mocha Gold Coffee Mix - This is an instant coffee packet from a well-known brand in Korea. I guess instant coffee is big over there, and this is great for on-the-go.
You can also see the magnet at the top of this photo. The quotation reads "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt.


Pictured above, clockwise from top left, are the Lotte Creamy Custard Cake, Butter Waffle Crisp, Couque D'asse in White Cream, Ace Sand Yogurt Biscuit, and Margaret Choco Cookie.
Bottom Line: I love the Taste and Curiosity Korea box! It was really fun to sample some snacks that are popular in my native country and I thought all of them were really yummy.

Taste and Curiosity has generously offered a Korea box to two of my readers to win! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. This sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents aged 18+ only and runs from December 31, 2016 to 12 AM EST on January 7, 2017. See Rafflecopter for full terms and conditions.

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42 comments:

  1. i would like to see Turkey or an African nation. thank you!

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  2. i would like Australia or Russia or Ireland Switzerland, anything unique

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  3. I would love to see Germany! Thanks for the chance!

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  4. I would like to see a package of candy from Japan.

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  5. I'd like to try a Switzerland or Greece box.

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  6. I'd like to see a box from Norway.

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  7. I'd like to see a box from India.

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  8. I would like to see Sweden in a box.

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  9. I would like to try a Filipino box.

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  10. I would love to see a box from France.

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  12. A box from Japan sounds wonderful~ =v=

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  13. I would like to see Norway or Sweden.

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  14. I would be interested in a Taste & Curiosity Box from India.

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  15. I'd like to see something outside of Western Europe or East Asia, something that's completely new to me -- African countries, maybe, or Greenland. Just something really novel.

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  16. While the Korean box looks super fun, I'd like to see a Japanese box :)

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  17. I would like to see Canada. Sure they would have some interesting varieties of food,

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  18. I'd love to see items from France in the box!

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  19. The country I would like to see is France.

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  20. I would love to see a box from Germany!

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  21. I think Ireland would be fun

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  22. I'd like to see a box from Egypt or Morocco.

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  23. I would love to see Egypt in a box! I've always been interested in their culture but know nothing about their diet, it's not a restaurant I've even ever seen "egyptian cuisine". would be super interesting. this whole box is interesting. I love trying new thigns from other cultures!

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  24. Sounds very interesting. Denmark

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  26. I would like to see a box from Switzerland. Yes I'm thinking lots and lots of wonderful chocolates to sample. However i'd like to know what else they enjoy eating.

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  27. I would love to taste a box from Sweden.
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  28. I would like to see a box from Germany.

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  29. I would like to see a box from Japan or Denmark

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  30. I would love to see and a taste a box from Italy.

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  31. I would like to try some different goodies from Germany.

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  32. A Japan box would be my first choice. Next I would choose Australia.

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  33. I would like Japan then Australia.

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  34. Country? I would like to see every country in a box! I guess it wouldn't hurt to have a gigantic French box full of pates and macarons 'n' stuff!

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  35. I would like to see New Zealand in a Taste and Curiosity box.

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  36. I would like to see a box from England

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