30 Days of Candy Subscription Box Review – August 2015
30 Days of Candy is a new subscription box that sends “30 unique, individually packaged, expertly curated, deliciously indulgent, and portion controlled candies every month, all centered around a fun theme.”
Unlike many subscriptions that send the same monthly shipment to all subscribers, 30 Days of Candy sends their boxes in a particular sequence. This means that if you sign up for a new subscription your subscription will begin with Box #1- “Around the world in 30 sweets! 30 candies from 30 countries.”
This is a review of Box #3.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: 30 Days of Candy
The Cost: $29.95 + $5.95 shipping
The Products: 30 individually packaged packs of candy
Ships to: US and Canada (Canadian shipping is $21.70.)
Each box from 30 Days of Candy has its own theme. The theme for Box #3 is “the candy of our grandparents and great grandparents! 30 candies that are good enough to have stood the test of time for at least 80 years, often longer.”
Since this box includes 30 different packs (a lot!), I’ve selected a few packs to feature at the start of the review and have listed the rest at the bottom.
Necco Wafers have always been one of my favorite old-fashioned candies! I like the crunchy texture and range of flavors. It’s funny; I had an “AHA!” moment recently with Necco Wafers when I realized that Necco also makes the ubiquitous Valentine’s Day candy conversation hearts. I was flabbergasted to realize that they’re basically the same candy!
Barnier Mini Pulp
This candy is a new discovery for me. The small hard candies have a soft center and come in a variety of fruity flavors.
I’ve never heard of Abba-Zabba either, but I LOVE the name. It’s a peanut butter-filled taffy that has the look and texture of an Air Head. It’s chewy and really delicious.
French Chews were developed in Cincinnati in 1871, before taffy was a well-known candy. Interestingly, one of the company’s first clients was the Cincinnati Red Stockings, America’s first baseball team!
Here’s a list of the other candies included in this box:
Butter Mint Rolls
Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy
Atomic Fireballs & Lemonheads
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Sour Lemon Balls
Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy
Peanut Butter Chews
Maple Walnut Chews
Everton & Murray Mints
Peanut Butter Bars
Red Bird Peppermint Puffs
Root Beer Balls
Richardson Pastel Mints
Slo Pokes & Black Cows
BONUS!- Sampler pack of Juicy Fruit, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Tootsie Rolls, and Lifesavers Mints
30 Days of Candy also included a card revealing the theme for Box #4. It will be: “Candy from behind the Iron Curtain. 30 candies from Eastern Europe.”
Verdict: I really enjoy 30 Days of Candy, and I think this month’s theme is a lot of fun. Many of the candies featured in this box are new to me, and I had a great time taking a trip down candy’s memory lane! I like that 30 Days of Candy sends candy in pre-portioned packs, and I enjoy picking out a pack or two to snack on each evening. In terms of value, the cost breaks down to $1.20 per pack. I think this is a really fun concept for a candy box, and I’m looking forward to sampling all of this month’s old-fashioned candies in the coming days!
What do you think of the old-fashioned candies in Box #3 from 30 Days of Candy?