I’m kind of obsessed with international candy and snack subscription boxes lately. Ever since a friend sent me ah-freaking-mazing candy from Switzerland years ago, I’ve been convinced that the rest of the world has far better junk food than we do!

Back then, though, we didn’t have all of the nifty subscription boxes that we have today, so I never really had a chance to test that theory. It’s definitely on my to-do list this year, and I know just which boxes I’ll start with. Check them out below! I even included unboxing or review videos when I could find them.

10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

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Japan Crate (Japanese Candy & Snacks)

Japan Crate

I know, I mention this one A LOT, but it’s probably my all-time favorite international candy box ever. I lived in Japan for two years back in 1999-2001 and I still miss all the yummy snacks and candy. The stuff we have in stores here just isn’t the same because of how its imported (exposed to extreme temps, frozen, thawed, sits for ages, etc).

Japan Crate actually ships directly to you from Japan, so you’re not getting stuff that’s been sitting around in some warehouse for months on end. Everything tastes exactly how I remember it!

I found this great unboxing review of the January 2022 box on YouTube, check it out:

  • What you get in each box: Depends on the box size. The Original box comes with 10 items, including at least one DIY kit.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost: $33.45+
  • Options (Sizes): Original (10 items) & Premium (full-size candy plus other fun Japanese items). They also have a few other boxes, including one with noodles, one with Japanese stationary, and one with  gachapon capsule toys.
10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

2. MexiCrate

MexiCrate

MexiCrate is one of the most popular Mexican candy/snack boxes on CrateJoy. In fact, it’s so popular that it usually has a “low stock” warning. So if you’re thinking about trying it, I’d grab it asap. Given the sheer number of positive reviews (4.5 stars total with 340+ ratings), I think it’s a pretty sure bet that you’ll love it.

It comes in three sizes, but the Mediana is the most popular. At just around $18 for a jam-packed box (figuratively, not literal jam), it’s surprisingly affordable, too! Check out the video below from the brand itself for more info:

  • What you get in each box: 15-25 Mexican candies and snacks.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost: $17.99+ for Mediana (average) box, but they have a smaller option for $7.99+ and a larger one for $26.39+
  • Options (Sizes): 
10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

3. Bokksu Box (Japanese Snacks)

bokksu japanese subscription box

I know I already recommended a Japanese candy box, but I feel like this list wouldn’t be complete without Bokksu. It’s high on my wish list, especially after hearing friends rave about it.

Like Japan Crate, it features unique snacks and treats from the Land of the Rising Sun, many of which come from small businesses that have been around for centuries. It costs a bit more than Japan Crate but it also comes with more stuff in each box.

Your first box celebrates the Seasons of Japan and you can actually see pretty much everything that’s in it on Amazon. After that, you’ll get the same box as other members centered around a specific theme.

I really like this review from YouTube, it gives you a good overview of the first box:

  • What you get in each box: 20-25 “premium Japanese snacks.”
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost: $49.99
  • Options (Sizes): Only one.
Bokksu - Authentic Japanese Snack Box Subscription - Japanese Candy Mystery Box, Monthly Candy Box Containing Various Japanese Snacks: Classic Box
  • DISCOVER JAPANESE CULTURE: Every month, receive a curated box of authentic Japanese snacks, hand-selected by Japanese food experts. Each box contains unique themes of Japanese culture, festivals, flavors, and cities to help members discover Japanese food
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED? Every box includes 20-22 premium Japanese snacks, including snacks like Japanese candy, senbei rice crackers, mochi, tea and other snacks all made in Japan! This snack box is perfect for anyone with a taste for Japanese snacks
  • PARTNERING DIRECTLY WITH JAPANESE MAKERS: Every box sold helps the family-run Japanese snack makers we work with thrive! When you purchase this snack box, you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture while also helping the Japanese manufacturers
  • IN-BOX GUIDE: A Japanese Culture Guide is included in every snack box, detailing each product's origin story, flavor profile, common allergens, and if it's vegetarian-friendly. The Japanese culture guide is the perfect reading material to discover Japan

4. The Premium Pack by Treats (General International Candy)

Treats

If you’d rather try a variety of different international candies throughout the year rather than just from one country every month, The Premium Pack is a good way to go. Each month focuses on a different country and includes at least 10 snacks from that destination. It’s basically like a passport for an “Around the World in 12 months” snacking adventure.

  • What you get in each box: 10+ snacks and candies from the featured country, plus postcards and other small items.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost: $25.95+
  • Options (Sizes): Just one
10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

5. KiwiGrub (New Zealand Snack Subscription Box)

kiwigrub subscription box

KiwiGrub calls itself “New Zealand’s first international snack box subscription shipping worldwide.” Inside, you’ll find a carefully curated selection of sweet and savory treats directly from NZ. Past boxes included things like Snacka Changi Chips, Whittaker’s Toffee Milk, Spaceman Candy, and more.

  • What you get in each box: The most popular option- the Classic box- includes between 8-10 different treats.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost:
  • Options (Sizes): Classic (8-10 snacks) or Premium (15-17)

6. Seoulbox Signature (Korean Snacks)

Seoulbox

SeoulBox isn’t just a Korean snack subscription, but tasty treats do make up the majority of the box (which is positively overflowing!). Along with snacks, you’ll also get K-beauty, K-pop merch, and lifestyle items, plus a Seoulzine.

They ship through DHL and your box arrives surprisingly fast (typically in under a week). Check out the unboxing video below for a closer look:

  • What you get in each box: 18+ items. Roughly 12-13 are snacks and candy.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost: $35.50+
  • Options (Sizes): Just the one
10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

7. IndiFix – A Monthly Box of Indian Snacks & Treats

IndiFix - A Monthly Box of Indian Snacks & Treats

IndiFix claims that they’re the only Indian snack subscription, and from what I could find they’re right. Each box features an outstanding selection of everything from candy to cookies and even soda, all straight from India.

Everything in the box is 100% vegetarian, too! Even better, your purchase give back. For every box sold, they donate at least one meal to an Indian child in need. Check out the unboxing vid below for a closer look.

  • What you get in each box: 12+ full size premium treats in the Original Box, 20+ in the Super Fix
  • Frequency:
  • Cost: $32+ for the Original Fix, $46+ for the Super Fix
  • Options (Sizes): Two sizes
10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

8. Canadian Snacks Subscription

Canadian snacks / Food Box

I was on the fence about including Canada because they’re not really what I think of when someone says “international.” Then again, I live in PA, so I could actually drive to Canada faster than I could to, say, North Carolina. But since I included Mexico, and since some of you live MUCH farther from the border,

If you’ve never tried Canadian candy, you definitely want to check this one out. I have friends who’ve sent me quite a few goodies over the years. My favorites are Smarties! They’re nothing like our version. These are more like M&Ms, but tastier (and that’s saying something because I do love M&Ms).

  • What you get in each box: 10+ items, including candy, chips, and other yummy Canadian treats.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost: $29+
  • Options (Sizes): Just one
10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

9. Turkish Munchies Maxi International Snack Box (Turkish Treats)

kiwigrub subscription box

This one is actually just a one-time box versus a monthly subscription, but it still deserves a mention here. I have some gift card money left from Christmas, so I’m thinking about grabbing a box. It has pretty good reviews!

Each box comes with 21 different full-sized premium candies and snacks from Turkey, all of which meet strict European standards for food. I like that you can actually see what you get in the box, but that could be a drawback if you prefer surprises.

  • What you get in each box: 21+ full-sized items
  • Frequency: One time
  • Cost: $29.95
  • Options (Sizes): Just the one on this listing, but they have a ton of others in their Amazon store.
Maxi International Food Hamper | Premium Exotic Foreign Foods | Unique Hampers & Gourmet Gift for Men and Women | American Alike Retro Turkish Foods | 20 Full-Size + 1 Bonus Snacks
  • Immerse yourself into the world of snacks with Turkish Munchies
  • International snacks you find in this crate offer great variety and exotic tastes unlike any other
  • Comes with a pamphlet that gives funny trivia about snacks
  • Perfect choice for gifting occasions with artistically designed mystery snack box for curious minds
  • You will have great time exploring these rare snacks from around the world with friends and family
  • Exotic food in our boxes strikes perfect balance between sweet and savory and even include candies
  • All snacks in this variety pack are full-size
  • Our boxes are wrap sealed and we use US-format expiration dates (Month/Year)
  • Comes with US-format nutritional facts table for nutritional values and allergens
  • We always produce small batches to guarantee freshness every time

10. Bulgarian Treats Subscription Box

Bulgarian Treats

I was on the fence about including this one, too, because it doesn’t have any reviews yet. However, it’s affordable enough that I think it’s worth taking a chance on. Everyone needs to start somewhere, right? Plus, it’s pretty unique!

Each box comes with 10-12 different snacks, sweets, candies, cookies, biscuits, and such from Bulgaria (but it ships from the UK). If you subscribe for 6 months, they also throw in a mystery bonus. That said, given their “newness” and lack of reviews so far, I’d recommend just trying out one month first to make sure you like it.

  • What you get in each box: 10-12 Bulgarian treats
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Cost: $25+
  • Options (Sizes): 2, but one is a beauty box, so really only one.
10 International Candy & Snack Subscription Boxes You Need to Try

As you can see, I stuck to subscriptions that are mostly filled with candy and snacks. If you want to expand into entire meals, there are a TON of different boxes you can try for that, too. CrateJoy has a whole category for international flavors.

Oh, and don’t forget to look for coupon codes above the “subscribe now” buttons on each listing. You can usually find some good deals to get your first box at a deeply discounted rate.

Last update on 2024-07-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API