About World Snacks

World Snacks is a smol snack review site made by Melanie Richards. I made this partially to play around with headless CMSes, and partially so that I could remember what I thought of fun treats from outside the U.S.

Some of the reviews are for snacks I’m trying out in real-time, while others are what I remember from previous travels or purchases closer to home. Some countries (ahem, Japan) tend to be over-represented, often because of what’s most available to me. I am excited to try out snacks from around the world, so if there’s something I’m missing out on, please send me a suggestion!

A few notes on the criteria I’m using before I review a snack:

  • It must originate from outside the United States, though I might consider trying regional-U.S. snacks.

  • It must come pre-packaged: no lovingly hand crafted goodies here, though I love them!

  • The food item must be primarily eaten as or with a snack, as opposed to a meal.

Happy snacking!

Rating Key

Star rating Meaning
5 out of 5 stars I will look for this snack when I visit this country
4 out of 5 stars Tasty, would buy again
3 out of 5 stars It’s fine, don’t need to go out of my way to have it again
2 out of 5 stars Not for me
1 out of 5 stars Spit it out immediately


Made with Contentful and Eleventy, and hosted on Netlify (my current employer). Fonts are the wonderfully squishy Fraunces, with League Spartan for body copy. Explore code on Github