Orange Glad Subscription Box Review – February 2015
OrangeGlad’s Sweet Box is a monthly subscription that sends gourmet goodies from small and artisanal bakeries across the nation.
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The Subscription Box: Orange Glad Sweet Box
The Cost: $21.95/month including shipping, $20.95/month including shipping with a 3-month plan, $19.95/month including shipping with a 6-month plan.
The Products: 5 deluxe gourmet desserts
Ships to: US
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OrangeGlad includes an informational card that details the items included in the box. In addition to a description of the baked goods, there is also a recommended “enjoy by” date.
Cheryl’s Buttercream Valentine Cookie– 1.5 oz, value $1.60
Salem Baking Chocolate Dipped Sugar Moravian Cookies– 1 oz., value $1.99
A relative sent me cookies from Cheryl’s over the holidays, so I’m familiar with their products. The buttercream cookies are indulgent and remind me of the frosted holiday cookies I made when I was a kid. This one arrived a little mashed, but it was still tasty.
Moravian cookies are something of a local treat in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For those who’ve never had them, traditional Moravian cookies are crisp, thin, and taste a bit like speculoos cookies, full of spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. I like this twist on the classic. True to form, the sugar cookies are rolled thinly, so they’re nice and crispy, and then dipped in dark chocolate.
Annalisa Chocolates Caramel Sea Salt & Raspberry Truffles– 2 truffles, value $3.50
Sugar Bowl Bakery Petite Palmiers– 2 pastries
Palmiers are baked slices of puff pastry, usually rolled in sugar. They can have up to hundreds of layers, making them delightfully flaky. I followed OrangeGlad’s recommendation and tried these with ice cream and honey. They were crispy, buttery, and delicious.
No Valentine’s Day box would be complete without truffles! I like that these are all natural and finished by hand. Salted caramel is one of my favorite things, so I was very happy with the flavor choices. Here’s a glimpse of the truffles inside in the box:
OrangeGlad We’re Mint to Be Fudge
This minty fudge is mixed with little chunks of Oreo, and it’s oh so decadent. I also think the packing is darling. (This isn’t available for sale online. I’m not sure if it’s an exclusive product for Sweet Box subscribers, or if it’s just not listed in the OrangeGlad online store yet.)
Verdict: This was my first OrangeGlad box, and I’m happy with it overall. I love the curation of the box; everything was delicious, and I think the treats they selected this month perfectly suit the Valentine’s Day theme. The packaging is also top notch, which makes the box a joy to unwrap. It’s difficult to determine an overall value for the products included, since everything isn’t available online, but I don’t think the total value of the items meets or exceeds the cost of the box. I think this box is more about discovering new goodies than it is about getting a great deal, which is definitely something to keep in mind if you’re thinking about subscribing.
What do you think of February’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box?