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‘Hoodrat Snacks’ Is The Food Subscription Service You Didn’t Know You Needed

If you like doing hoodrat stuff with your friends, this is probably the perfect subscription for you.

Hoodrat Snacks launched this September, and sends out monthly unique snack combinations popularized in Texas and California.

“We just always called those kinds of snacks that we got from like an ice cream truck — or the bodega, or the park — ‘hoodrat snacks,'” said founder Jackie Earhart, who is a Mexican-American from San Antonio, Texas.

Combinations within the boxes help you enjoy snacks such as Hot Cheetos nachos,  mangonada lollipops, Micheladas, and an array of Mexican candies.


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Those familiar with these kinds of snacks know that there is an endless array of combinations that can be made, from Tostilocos to fruit with the sweet and spicy chamoy sauce.

While Earhart calls San Antonio home, she spent time in Boston, where the east coast food culture is obviously different, and wasn’t exactly abundant in snacks like the cheesy Hot Cheetos kit they offer.

“I made [Hoodrat Snacks] because we lived in Boston so long, and this is the stuff we wanted, but couldn’t get our hands on,” Earhart said.


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If you’re from California or Texas, you’re probably thinking to yourself that you can just go to the local grocery store and get all these specific snacks, and you’d be right, but this was not made with west coasters in mind. But even though these weren’t meant for those on the left coast, Earhart said the subscriptions skyrocketed after getting some local coverage.

“I was trying to reach people outside of South Texas, but I was like, ‘This is great.’ I’m glad everyone was super stoked,” Earhart explained.

Current subscriptions vary from “mild,” “medium,” or “hot and spicy,” depending on the commitment you’re willing to make. For the Mild $25 a month you can get a 3 month sub to test out the waters. For the Medium $22 a month sub, you can try the snack packs for 6 months. If you’re really about that hoodrat life, you can commit to a 12 month subscription, at just $18 a month.

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.