Subscription Box Insanity: Orange Glad (Dec. ’14)

Orange Glad: Simply Sweet

Orange Glad: Simply Sweet

A Pretty Box Tied with a Bow!

A Pretty Box Tied with a Bow!

I’ve had my eye on the Orange Glad subscription service and finally (FINALLY!) I found a deal for it during this year’s Black Friday sales.

I’ve got a hideous sweet tooth which I try not to indulge.  But I’ve decided to make this sweet box work in my favor. I’ve resolved that I will make the sweets that come inside last and try to limit myself to only these sweets during the month, if I can. That seems reasonable, no?

Of course having to wait to write this review also means I won’t be ripping open the package to devour them as soon as they come in…guess that helps too. -grin- Shall we get on to the review?

(See my other reviews for Orange Glad here.)

THE DETAILS: This box retails for $19.99 a month, which includes shipping. It ships only within the U.S. This box is non-refundable, unless an item arrives damaged. With my six-month box deal, I got each box for about $10.98.

First Look

First Look

Definition of Sweet

Definition of Sweet

Here’s the first look. Looks…well good enough to eat! Can’t wait to dig in to this and see what kind of goodies I have to look forward to.  There is also this cute legend on the inner lid of the box defining the word “Sweet”.

The Poisoned Apples: Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel

The Poisoned Apples: Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel

The first thing I pull out is this Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel by The Poisoned Apple. Dark chocolate and caramel are two my favorite sweets ever. So I’m afraid that this got devoured literally as soon as I got done taking the picture. It was good. But I was actually a little taken aback when I bit into a harder cookie in the middle. I read up online and turns out there is a piece of shortbread in the middle. I’m not a huge fan of hard cookies, so I don’t know that I’d order these myself. But for those who are, their site shows a whole plethora of yummy sounding varieties to choose from! One retails for $2 but typically they are sold by half pound (6 individually-wrapped) bags.

 

Three Kids Kitchen: Original & Salted Caramel

Three Kids Kitchen: Original & Salted Caramel

I next pull out this two pack of Three Kids Kitchen’s Original and Salted caramels. Like I said, I like caramel so these will be savored later. (I promise!) This two pack has an approximate retail value of $1.43.

McTavish: Gingerbread Man

McTavish: Gingerbread Man

Oh. Did I not mention that I love gingerbread? Well I do. Can’t wait to try McTavish’s version of this familiar, holiday sweet. This one is a special order for Orange Glad but they do sell “Gingerbread Dippers” at their site. Based on those, I’m estimating retail value at about $2.46.

Malvi Marshmallow: Vanilla Salted Caramel Mallow

Malvi Marshmallow: Vanilla Salted Caramel Mallow

Up next are these Malvi Marshmallow Vanilla Salted Caramel Mallow’s. Do I detect a theme? I’m just hoping that all this salted caramel isn’t overly salted. I’ve had some that was more savory than sweet and I’m not a fan. This two-pack has a retail value of $3.

Pop Bar: Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Pop Bar: Hot Chocolate on a Stick

The final item in this box is this milk chocolate version of Popbar’s Hot Chocolate on a Stick. Can’t wait to try this! (But I will.) It has a retail value of  $2.99.

All said and done, the value of this box was about $11.88. That’s just slightly above what I paid for the box but obviously not a super high value. Other subscription reviewers I’ve read note that food boxes tend to be this way…usually breaking even. On the other hand, the curation is pretty great and I believe all or most of these are from small batch/business owners which is something I love to see!

Any sweet thoughts to share?

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