Packaged Food

‘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.

Alcohol Drinks

You Can Now Enjoy Your Whiskey In A Capri Sun-Like Pouch

As as kid, we’d inhale those Capri Sun pouches after school or pretty much anytime we could get our hands on one. As an adult, however, seeing hard liquor like whiskey served in a similar pouch makes us cautiously excited.

Whisky Me is an alcoholic subscription service that allows you to try some of the world’s best whiskies without ever setting foot outside, reports BroBible. At $10 a month, 1.7 ounces of liquor is thrown into a pouch (not unlike the ones Capri Sun came in) and shipped to your doorstep.

The only major difference between the alcoholic pouches and the ones from our childhood is a twist-off top. Looks like the days of penetrating those pouches with a flimsy straw are gone.

Unfortunately, this service is only available in the United Kingdom for the time being. Fingers crossed we’ll see it expand to the US sometime soon. In the meantime, we’ll just stick to pouring our alcohol in a glass like a boring grownup.


Starbucks Launches Subscription Service and New Menu Items

Apparently, today is Christmas for Starbucks fans. Again. The company is rolling out a plethora of new items and services in the US today that might just change the way you start your day.

The Caramel Flan Latte has returned and it brought a few friends with it. I’m sure your doctor won’t mind if you grab a chocolate caramel muffin with a Tiramisu Latte or a bacon, egg and cheddar breakfast sandwich (OK, they’ll definitely mind). Luckily for your health, the sandwich is the only permanent addition, while the rest are seasonal.

For those of you concerned with your health, coconut milk is officially available as an alternative to dairy and soy. The substitution, an odd addition ahead of the obvious almond milk, lowers the calorie count of any drink, but leaves a sweet aftertaste.

Most importantly, Starbucks launched a coffee subscription service in an attempt to compete with rising roasters like Stumptown and Intelligentsia. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery subscriptions cost $24 a month and bring small-batch Reserve coffees to your door within 48 hours of roasting.

Basically, Starbucks is trying to woo the wallets off of customers right now, and they’re doing so in full evil genius fashion. They are distracting their complacent base with new menu items, while appealing to sideline hipsters with their Reserve expansion and health-conscious caffeine lovers with coconut milk.

I’m on to you, Starbucks.

*Sips Caramel Flan Latte*