Unboxing ABCDEat Chinese New Year Snack Box

I have purchased several of these boxes from ABCDEat  and have reviewed them here.   What is ABCDEats?  A fellow beauty blogger has branched out and created her own subscription box, which is an Asian Snack/Food box.  Genie and her partner call it ABCDEat and currently,  you have to order each item separately as they do not have a normal subscription automatic fee.   At this time, they are not taking new orders, but I still have three more boxes coming in to review, Spicy Edition of the Noodle box, Taste of Taiwan and Taste of Thai.

About ABCDEat

ABCDEat stands for Asian Box Can Do Eat (It), and we are a Hong Kong-based online store where we gather snacks from all over Asia to add into our boxes, and ship them directly to your doorstep.

ABCDEat provides both a monthly service, as well as boxes that you can order at any time. We also have some special promotions during the weekends!!!

The advantage of ABCDEat being located in Hong Kong, is that Hong Kong is an international city, and we can find snacks from all over the world here! We know that everyone loves snacks, especially all the Asian goodies, so we would like to share this food experience with you too!

At ABCDEat, we’re committed to bringing you only the best – we’ll make sure it’s worth the wait!!

I really was interested in seeing what a Chinese New Year snack box would look like, so I decided to purchase it and here it is!

  image from https://www.facebook.com/ABCDEat

Chinese New Year is a huge celebration in our culture, and one of the main things we do is eat, eat, and eat!! Okay, so we do do more than that ~ CNY is a time to catch up with family and friends, share food, and give our blessings for the new year! All married couples have to give red packets (a.k.a laisee ??) as a symbol of good luck and gratitude. We are now accepting orders for our Chinese New Year Box, so order now to try out the delicacies of China, and experience your first Chinese New Year with ABCDEat!!! CNY is a time for caring and sharing, so don’t forget to share your snacks with your friends and family!!!

Informational Card

Chinese New Year Box Revealed!

Top Row:  Tohato Caramel Corn CNY Edition, Jan Hon Honey Sweet Flower Cake, Jan Hon Brown Sugar Sweet Flower Cake
Bottom Row: Choc Coin, Yan’s Coconut Creamy Candy, Yan’s Coconut Crunchy Candy, Dried Egusi Seeds, Dried Salted Egusi Seeds


Tohato Caramel Corn CNY Edition (Japan) ~ These are caramel coated corn snacks in the shape of a star.  This package is a Chinese New Year Special edition.

Jan Hon Honey Sweet Flower Cake (Taiwan) ~ I had this one for breakfast today and this is just delicious ~ it is crunchy, sweet and a perfect dunking treat in my morning coffee.    This is a deep fried dough (and I love fried dough ~ hangs head in shame) and is covered in a sticky honey syrup with some sesame seeds on top.  These do remind me of some other tasty treat ~ not sure what ~ perhaps I have had these before and forgot 🙂

Jan Hon Brown Sugar Sweet Flower Cake (Taiwan) ~ This is the sister to the honey flavor ~ only in black sugar syrup.  Black sugar is a darker version of brown sugar and the taste is more robust and full than white sugar.

Choc Coin  (Thailand)~ These are just like the chocolate coins that are sold around Christmas time here.  I really love the red packet, a traditional greeting, which wishes me a prosperous and healthy year.  Now I know where the Vulcans got their traditional goodbye greeting ~ haha ~ Live long and prosper…   It has cherry/plum blossoms on it  and one of the flowers has a rhinestone in the middle of it. I am going to place this in a heavy book to help flatten it out ~ it was a bit crumpled from shipping ~ and save it as a keepsake.

Yan’s Coconut Creamy Candy (Hong Kong) ~ These candies do have a very flavorful coconut taste and the creamy version is a hard candy that you just let dissolve in your mouth (takes a while too)

Yan’s Coconut Crunchy Candy (Hong Kong) ~ This is the sister to the creamy version, only it is one that you can crunch down on and eat quicker! 

Dried Egusi Seeds (Hong Kong) ~ At first I thought these next two items were pumpkin seeds that had been dyed a red-orange and black.  Nope, these are egusi seeds (shell on) and the the red-orange ones are the seeds that are lightly salted.   I am not sure if egusi is a catch all name for squashes, gourds and melons or if these are the seeds from the Citrullus colocynthis, which is also known as bitter apple, bitter cucumber, desert gourd and wild gourd, just to name a few.   At any rate, I love seeds of this nature, so I will be busy munching on them and then flossing my teeth ~ these are shelled!

image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrullus_colocynthis

Dried Salted Egusi Seeds (Hong Kong) ~  These are the very salty version of the egusi seeds and have a black edge to them.  ABCDEat’s explains that there is a method to get the seed from the shell without crumbling the shell all over the place ~ “Place a seed near the side of your mouth, between the top and bottom row of your teeth.  Bite gently to crack the shell.  Split the two sides of the shell and take out the seed.  If you are a professional, your teeth will be able to split the shell as well as taking out the seed without the use of your hands”   I did try these first as I am a salt-ocholic and they are very tasty and do remind me of roasted pumpkin seeds.

I really liked the different treats in my Chinese New Year box, with my favorites being the Jan Hon Sweet Flour cakes and Egusi seeds.   This is a nice mix of sweet and salty, along with different flavors such as coconut, caramel, brown sugar, and salted seeds ~ something for everyone!  All of the items in my box were fresh, not expired and ABCDEat’s clearly marked in the informational card where they were made.  I paid $21.99 for my box, which includes shipping and handling.

Check out ABCDEat at  https://www.facebook.com/ABCDEat.    All of the products from ABCDEat are made from companies that are reputable in Asian countries.    My next unboxing will be the spicy edition noodle box.


[ descriptions in italics from https://www.facebook.com/ABCDEat ]


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