Orange Glad Subscription Box Review – July 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: $19 per month (including shipping).
COUPON: Use code JULYFUN to save 50% off your first month of Orange Glad!
The Products: 5 deluxe gourmet desserts.
Ships to: US
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OrangeGlad includes a booklet that details the items included in the box and provides information about the month’s featured bakeries.
Each item is featured on its own page alongside ingredient information and a “use by” date.
Ice Cream Cone Shortbread Cookie (1.25 oz.)- $1.32
I’m very impressed with this shortbread cookie. It’s crisp, crumbly, and the flavor is rich and buttery. The ice cream shape is fun for summer, and I like that the cookie is packaged with a bow. It would make a lovely gift (if you could resist eating it yourself)!
This popcorn is packed with flavor, and I like that I can pick out hints of banana and rum. The Art of Caramel makes their caramel popcorn in a variety of different flavors. Many of them sound tasty, but I think Kentucky Bourbon Black Pepper sounds especially intriguing!
Greyston Bakery Brown Sugar Blondie (2.25 oz.)- $3.50
I like the flavor of this blondie, but I was a little disturbed to find that my first bite was wet and gooey. I dug into my Orange Glad box as soon as it arrived (on a very hot day), and I think the outside temperature may have cooked or melted my poor brownie en route to me. I put it in the fridge for a little while, and it was much better. Lesson learned. In the summer months, I’ll make sure to give my delivered goodies time to cool off before I dig in!
I also think it’s worth mentioning that Greyston is about more than just brownies. They have an open-hiring policy and will provide job training to anyone who walks through the door looking for work. They also provide community gardens, low-income housing, workforce development, and an array of other community services. It’s great to see that Orange Glad is supporting a business with such a strong ethical backbone!
Vagabond White Chocolate & Hazelnut Biscotti (3 oz.)- $4.75
I’m a big fan of biscotti, and this is delicious. The prominent flavor is vanilla, which pairs really well with the hazelnuts and white chocolate chips. Biscotti can sometimes be very hard, but the texture of this biscotti is more like that of a crunchy cookie.
Raspberry Jam Shortbread (1.1 oz)- $1.99
This is a beautiful cookie, but, since it’s pretty similar to the McTavish Shortbread Cone, it’s difficult not to compare the two. While I like the raspberry filling in this cookie, I much prefer the taste and texture of McTavish’s shortbread.
Verdict: I really enjoy receiving a box of baked goods each month, and I think OrangeGlad’s Sweet Box does a good job of sourcing tasty snacks from small bakeries. I think the curation is excellent, and I enjoy trying baked goods from across the country. This month, the value totals approximately $18. That’s a pretty good considering the $19 cost, but, for me, this box is more about discovering new baked goods than it is about getting a great value.
What do you think of this month’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box?