What did Pokimane say about Myna Snacks? Controversy explained

On November 13, 2023, Twitch streamer Pokimane introduced her new snack company Myna Snacks.

Since the news broke, there has been controversy surrounding their new product, and here’s everything we know about it.

Twitch streamer Pokimane founded her own snack company called Myna Snacks


Twitch streamer Pokimane founded her own snack company called Myna SnacksPhoto credit: FilmMagic

What did Pokimane say about Myna Snacks?

When Pokimane announced the launch of her company, fans quickly retaliated by saying that there was a cheaper, almost identical product at Costco.

This news quickly went viral, prompting the company to release a statement to clarify the matter.

A spokesperson from Myna Snacks spoke with Dextero say: “Our product formulation is unique to Myna and exclusive to us.”

“We can confirm that the Midnight Mini Cookies were two years in the making. This process involved many rounds of testing and ingredient changes.”

Pokimane addressed the circulating comments on her Twitch platform, but only sparked further controversy by calling her fans “broke.”

During a livestream, the internet personality said, “When people say, ‘Oh my God, $28 for cookies.'” It’s four bags, that’s $7 per bag.

“I know, I know, math is hard when you’re an idiot. But when you’re a broke kid, you just say it.”

This prompted many to turn to X, formerly known as Twitter, to respond to her livestream.

One user wrote: “She might have reacted in the worst way imaginable.”

“I like Poki but this is so out of touch and privileged,” said another.

Who is Pokimane?

Imane Anys, commonly known as Pokimane, is a Twitch streamer and YouTuber who was born on May 14, 1996 in Morocco.

However, when she was four years old, she and her family moved to Canada, where she grew up.

Pokimane joined Twitch in 2013, but it wasn’t until 2017 that she made her breakthrough on the live stream platform.

In the same year, it was ranked among the 100 most followed accounts on Twitch.

As of November 2023, Pokimane has over 9.4 million followers on the platform.

Furthermore, in 2021, the internet sensation took the step to start her own talent management and consulting company called RTS.

Since Myna Snacks' launch, Pokimane has received negative feedback due to the snack's pricing


Since Myna Snacks’ launch, Pokimane has received negative feedback due to the snack’s pricingPhoto credit: Getty Images

How much do Myna snacks cost?

According to Myna Snack websitePrices for Midnight Mini Cookies start at $28 for a four-pack.

Fans can also order an 8-pack for $56 or a 12-pack for $84. These options come with free shipping.

Additionally, fans can sign up for the Myna Snack Club subscription service.

This allows shoppers to save 10 percent on their order and a new order will be shipped every four, eight or twelve weeks.

The subscription option also offers free shipping and promises exclusive discounts for customers.

However, fans have the option to skip or cancel an order at any time.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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