Orange Glad Subscription Box Review – September 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: OrangeGlad Sweet Box
The Cost: $19 per month (including shipping).
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.
Citrus Mix Fruit Rock Candy by Raley’s Confectionary (1.5 oz.)- $2.50
These citrus candies are so cute! I love how tart they are, and I think the packaging is great. Raley’s utilizes centuries old candy making techniques, but many of their designs have a modern twist. Take, for example, this Emoticon Mix.
Georgia Peach Cookies by Byrd’s Famous Cookies (1.5 oz.)- $1.50*
Last month, I received Key Lime Cookies from Byrd’s Famous Cookies in a similar decorative box. I’m a little disappointed to see a repeat brand this month, but I can’t complain about the cookies- they’re peachy and delicious!
(*Note: I can’t find this exact box for sale on the Byrd website. The per pound price listed on the Byrd website breaks down to $1.50, but I imagine this box would retail for a bit more.)
Original Toffee Snack Pack by Hard Crack (6 cookie snack pack)- $1.50
These Toffee Cookies have a really nice balance of salty and sweet. Hard Crack recommends using them as a topping for ice cream or as a vehicle for cheese, but I’m happy to eat them plain!
Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie by Selma’s Cookies (1 cookie)- $2.16
From the description in OrangeGlad’s brochure, it sounds like Selma’s Cookies are sold in a number of different theme parks, which I suppose isn’t too surprising for a cookie company based in Orando, Florida. OrangeGlad included one of Selma’s Raspberry White Chocolate cookies, and they suggest heating it up in the microwave for a few seconds before digging in. I wasn’t a big fan of this cookie straight out of the bag, but I did like it after it was warmed up a little.
Craft Beer & Pretzel Caramels by Shotwell Candy Company (1.1 oz.)- $2.62
I received a box of “Old Fashioned” Shotwell Caramels in a previous box from Mantry, and I was very impressed with them, so I’m thrilled to see a different flavor featured in this month’s OrangeGlad! I think the beer & pretzel combination is really clever, and the caramels are yummy. I don’t get a lot of flavor from the beer, but the salty pretzels add a nice crunch.
Verdict: I think this is the best OrangeGlad Sweet Box that I’ve received in a while. All of the items in this month’s box are tasty, but the citrus candy from Raley’s Confectionary especially impresses me. It’s such a fun addition to the box, and, as a lover of tart candy, I think it tastes fantastic. Last month’s box wasn’t a great one for me, so I’m pleased to see that this month’s box is full of yummy treats from a number of small bakeries that I haven’t tried before. The value is a little higher, too. This month’s products total almost $10.50, and, while that doesn’t meet the cost of the box, it’s back in line with what I’ve come to expect from OrangeGlad.
What do you think of this month’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box?