Subscription Box Insanity: Orange Glad (Feb. ’15)

Orange Glad: Simply Sweet

Orange Glad: Simply Sweet

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- (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

Here’s the first look. As always, you get the cute packaging and a month themed explanation card. It’s February so of course the theme is Valentine’s day!

OrangeGlad Fudge

OrangeGlad Fudge

This is more than a bite-sized chunk of fudge! It’s chocolate mint with chunks of oreo embedded in it; can’t wait to dig in! I hadn’t realized that Orange Glad had it’s own product line and these “We’re Mint to Be Fudge” containers are sold in packs of four. The retail value for one is $4.25.

Cheryl's Buttercream Cookie

Cheryl’s Buttercream Cookie

The next item is by one of my all-time favorite cookie-makers! It’s a Valentine’s Day Buttercream Cookie by Cheryl’s. These are some of the most decadent, melt-in-your mouth delicacies I have ever tasted and I can barely wait to gobble this up! You can order a single one of these via their “cookie card” for a retail value of $5. (But why stop at one?)

Sugar Bowl Bakery Petite Palmier

Sugar Bowl Bakery Petite Palmiers

According to the information card, this Sugar Bowl Bakery Petite Palmiers is based on a centuries-old French recipe and includes over three hundred layers of dough. This looks great for dipping in hot chocolate or coffee in the morning! I found a box of these on sale at Amazon for about $17.89; that brings retail value to about $0.47.

Annalisa Chocolates: View 1

Annalisa Chocolates: View 1

Annalisa Chocolates: View 2

Annalisa Chocolates: View 2

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without truffles, right? I got two from Annalisa’s Chocolates in Caramel Sea Salt and Raspberry flavors. I tried the Sea Salt one which had a nice tang and my husband enjoyed the raspberry. Retail value for the two of these is about $1.43.

Salem Baking Moravian Cookies

Salem Baking Moravian Cookies

The final item in this box is Salem Baking’s Chocolate Dipped Sugar Moravian Cookies. Another treat for dunking in coffee or milk…yum! Retail value is $1.99.

All said and done, the value of this box was about $13.14. That’s not as much as last month but above the price I paid for the box with a discount. It’s not quite break-even with what I would have paid without a discount but as other subscription reviewers I’ve read note, food boxes do tend to come in at lower values. In any case, the themed curation for the month was wonderful and so were these treats!

 

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