Treatsie Subscription Box Review – July 2014
Treatsie is a monthly sweets sampling box that helps you discover artisan sweets from an ever-changing list of confectioners. They ship you unique sweets from all over the country to support small, independent business.
The Subscription Box: Treatsie
The Cost: $15 a month plus $4.95 shipping
The Products: Treatsie aims to help you discover quality samples, over quantity. They source some extremely talented chefs around the country working as small, independent vendors.
Ships to: US
Every month, Treatsie includes a card detailing the products included in that month’s box. They also just changed the look of their cards, and now they include the total box value. I think they’ve had a different layout for their cards each of the last three months as they’ve been tweaking it, but I think they’ve finally found an excellent design! I love that they include the values of the items in the box as well as the full-sized prices.
Treatsie Variety Mix from Raley’s Confectionary – 1 pouch (3 oz), value: $6
Shotwell Candy Co.’s “Old Fashioned” Cocktail Caramel – 3 pieces, value: $3.50
Shotwell Candy Co.’s Hand-Crushed Espresso Caramel – 3 pieces, value: $3.50
These candies from Raley’s Confectionary were featured in Treatsie’s February box, but this month the flavor mix is actually made for Treatsie. This mix has candies in flavors of lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, pomegranate, banana, root beer, blueberry, cherry, raspberry, watermelon, tutti-Frutti, strawberry, mango, and kiwi! I’m not generally one for hard candy, but I like these. They’re also some of the most beautiful hard candies I’ve seen and the (full-size!) re-sealable pouch is really convenient.
I’m not personally fond of solid caramel candies, and the last two or three Treatsie boxes have heavily featured caramels! However, I do have caramel-lovers in my life so I definitely know I can pass these along to someone who will appreciate them more than I do.
Seattle Chocolates: Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar, Total Toffee Truffle Bar, and Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar – 2.5 oz each (Full-Size!), value: $3.50 each = $10.50
I fell in love with these chocolate bars at first sight. I’m a sucker for good packaging and design, and finding these beauties in my box made my day. Additionally, the actual chocolate is absolutely amazing. I can usually do without milk chocolate but this one literally melts in your mouth and is so rich that just one of the four segments of the bar is a whole dessert itself. Even the dark chocolate (which is what I usually reach for to satisfy my sweet tooth) is ridiculously smooth and creamy. Needless to say, the toffee bar is great as well. These are my favorite items in this month’s box! (Could you tell?)
Verdict: Obviously, I’m thrilled to have discovered this new (favorite) brand of chocolate, but I’m not quite as thrilled with the overall Treatsie Box as a whole. The total value comes out to $23.50, which I’m happy with, but I feel like Treatsie has done a lot better with the variety of products before than they have for the last three months. My all-time favorite Treatsie box was their April Box, which was filled with cakes, cookies, crunchy peanut butter treats… All sweets I hadn’t tried and some I hadn’t even heard of before. These last three months have seemed to mostly include chocolate bars and solid caramel candies. I’m hoping they start incorporating more unique and varied treats again really soon.
I also want to emphasize the effort Treatsie puts into their shipping in these hot months: they ship their boxes with a cold pack, inside an insulated envelope. Not a single item has melted for me all summer, and I definitely respect them more for this extra thought and effort.
What do you think of this month’s Treatsie sweets? Have you tried this chocolate before?