For the majority of us, working from home and home-based learningn have made a comeback due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. With our snack drawer just a couple of steps away, snacking when we’re stressed or bored has also become the norm.
Whether you’re getting bored with your usual snacks or trying to head out less to #FlattenTheCurve, subscription boxes are the way to go. From Japanese snacks to wine and sake subscriptions, these seven food subscription boxes might be your best respite to stock up your pantry.
If your dreams for a vacation to Japan have been dashed, fill the aching hole in your heart with this Japanese snack box from TokyoTreat. Hailing from Japan, these themed snack boxes come piled with candy, cookies, drinks, DIY kits and even seasonal treats.
On their site, you can even get a sneak preview of the unique snacks you can expect in your next delivery. From $22.50/month, you can get 12 full-size items including popular Japanese snacks, assorted confectionery, and even a DIY Japanese candy kit.
After a long day of WFH, nothing beats a freshly brewed cup of tea to wind down and take the stress of the day away. Curious Tea curates premium loose-leaf teas from around the world and sends it right to your doorstep.
If you’re someone who likes to switch things up constantly, you’ll be glad to know that you’ll never receive the same tea twice. For even more variety, opt for their Discovery tea subscription (from $19/month) which comes with 4 different types of tea leaves as well as a brewing guide to ensure you steep them to perfection.
Shipping: Flat rate of $10.40, free for orders above $138.
Curious Tea website
If you’re on Team “Don’t talk to me till I’ve had my coffee”, Hook Coffee has unique blends that will jumpstart your engine.
The best part of their coffee is that it’s all-natural and doesn’t make use of any flavourings or sweeteners. Some of their best-selling tongue-in-cheek blends include RelationChip Goals that’s a comforting blend of cookies and caramelised almond flavours, and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids which incorporates honey and dark chocolate.
Their 200G bags start from $14 while their Nespresso-compatible pods cost $12 for 20 pods. You can even customise how often you want your subscription to be delivered to you, with intervals of 1-30 days. For a how-to on brewing the perfect cuppa, their site also has guides for every type of brewing method.
Delivery: Free for orders above $30
Hook Coffee website
If you miss wining and dining in your favourite restaurant with your boo, it’s still possible to have that experience at home. With Wala Club, you can choose to get either 2 bottles of Japanese sake or vino from Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy or Spain from $88/month.
The bottles also come with tasting notes so you can plan a dinner that will complement that glass of wine and impress your SO.
Wala Club website
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It’s important to keep your health in tip-top condition during this period. Besides getting in regular exercise, putting nutrient-rich food into our bodies is equally as important. One way to ensure you get your dose of natural vitamins is by eating colourful fruits and veggies.
Yaya Papaya has four types of boxes you can add to your subscription: a juicing box, an immunity box filled with fruits high in antioxidants, a rainbow box which is all about variety, and a seasonal surprise box. Instead of a one-off monthly subscription, you can decide on how many boxes you want to receive a month priced at $45 each.
Delivery: Free for orders above $45.
Yaya Papaya website
Image credit: Korea Box
Instead of heading out to a Korean supermarket for your snacking needs, let Korea Box do the work for you. Based in Korea, their monthly snack boxes include a range of Korean chips, ramyeon, candy, drinks and even doshirak which are easy to prepare meals like tteokbokki and bibimbap.
The regular box has five to eight unique snacks from $25.99 and in the premium box, you can expect 12-15 goodies from $37.99.
Korea Box website
Whether you want to switch up your snacking routine or just treat yourself to some good food and drinks during this period, these subscription boxes will be a delight to look forward to every month.
As we are reaching the end of this Circuit Breaker, let’s continue to be responsible and try to stay home as much as possible. After all, home is where your snack drawer is.
For more things to buy during this #StayHome season:
Cover image adapted from (clockwise from top-left): @spiritedsg, Curious Tea, @yayapapayafruits, @hook_coffee
Originally published by Clarice Chua on 26th May 2020. Last updated by Renae Cheng on 19th May 2021.
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