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Candy Box Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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Candy Box is exactly what it sounds like: a monthly subscription of candy!  There are two size options, the Big Box and the Mini Box.  This is a review of the Mini Box.

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The box:  Candy Box

The price:  $20 for the Mini Box and $40 for the Big Box; shipping is free

The products:  Candies from the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, and Asia

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Candy Box says that they include a mixture of candy from the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, and Asia.  Most of the candy in my box is candy pretty commonly accessible in the US.

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Oh Henry $0.74

Everlasting Gobstoppers $1.00

Sour Apple Blow Pop $0.20

Blue Raspberry Push Pop $1.67

The Oh Henry candy bar is the only chocolate in the box.  I don’t see these very often in the store, so I think that this was a great inclusion in the box.

The other items are all candy that I ate as a kid, but as an adult probably wouldn’t ever buy for myself!  They all definitely evoked nostalgia and reminded me of the times I stood in the grocery line with my mom hoping she would tell me I could grab a candy from the strategically placed shelf next to the checkout.

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Sour Strawberry Pop Rocks Dips $1.00

Vidal Creepy Gummies (4) $6.00

Espeez Rock Candy on a Stick $0.88

Nerds $1.25

Pop Rocks are still a favorite of mine!  I made an ice cream with them over the summer, and kind of failed, so these made me want to try again!

The gummies were a great inclusion for an October box, and I passed them along to some kids that I knew would enjoy them.

Rock Candy is another candy that brings back some nostalgia!  It’s a little more hard to find now, so I appreciated the addition here.

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Nerds Rope -$0.78

Dip-n-lik Triple Dip Candy $3.99

Apple Stix Jolly Rancher $0.24

Air Heads Bites Fruit Flavor $0.77

The Nerds Rope, dip candy, and Air Heads Bites are all new (to me) versions of some classic candy.  They should be interesting to try!

One thing I appreciate about this box is that there is a good mixture of candy textures and both sweet and sour candies were included.

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Albert’s Blue Raspberry Wedge Pops $0.35

eFrutti Gummi Pizza $0.29

These were both new to me as well.  The sucker is a good size, so it will definitely last a long time.  I don’t enjoy suckers for the most part, so this was passed along to a coworker that loves them.

eFrutti makes quite a few different versions of the gummy food!  The little hamburgers and hotdogs would be adorable at BBQs.

The Verdict:  This box has an approximate value of $19.16.  I do think that this is a little low, as most of the prices I found were for bulk – purchasing one of each of these items would cost more than the stated price.  In general, I think the value of this box is very good for the amount and mixture of candies you receive.  I would love to see more variety from different countries (since they send Canadian candy, I would LOVE to see a Coffee Crisp in one of the boxes) and I wouldn’t oppose one or two more chocolate items being added!  I can see this box being a dream come true for candy fiends.

What do you think about this month’s Candy Box?

Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!
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8 Comments

  1. This company is nothing but a scam. I ordered 3 months supply which was like $166 or something Canadian Dollars, & I waited for my first one & didn’t get it at all for almost 2 months & I asked for a refund & it’s been almost 5 months & I still didn’t get my refund & they’re not even emailing me back or replying back whatsoever, & They don’t even have a phone number to call

    • I agree. They continue to get $20.00 out of my account on the first of each month and I have to file a claim with my bank every month to get my money back even after I cancelled my debit card. This has been going on for 9 months now. I’ve emailed and tried to contact them and it continues every single month. I’ve never received one single item.

  2. I got way too excited to see your shout-out to Coffee Crisp! My step-mom is from Canada and I used to make her lug entire bags across the border for me every time she visited home. They’re amazing!

  3. I cancelled right away. I received a package of Now & Laters that expired in 2010 and evrything felt OLD- not HARD TO FIND, but old. Everything was covered in a sticky or powdery film and my blow pop was fossilized. I was not impressed.

  4. i thought this box was okay, considering the price. Unfortunately, candy is the last thing I need more of in October. I was happy that I received my box before Halloween, and then I was able to put the candy that I didn’t want in the bowl for trick or treaters. The Nerds rope was awesome! I’ve never had one before. I gave away the gummy spiders and some of the other weird gummies.

  5. I got this box using the Groupon and I was not impressed. I am hoping that the next box is better and would love to see a few more international candies as well. I also think the value is just not there so, I most likely will be dropping this one at the end of my three months.

  6. I received the same box for October. My daughters and I are candy fiends and we really enjoyed this box. It’s a better value if used with the deal groupon is offering for $9, but we received this box for $7.25 with the 25% off MSA showed last month along with the groupon. My daughters and I are looking forward to the Nov box.

  7. This is a box I have been keeping my eye on, but feel the month was a big disappointment. We have a candy store and yes, the prices are higher retail vs wholesale but the value is still not there and everything they sent I can easily purchase myself except for the Raspberry pop, so why bother? As Bekki smartly pointed out, one would expect a couple of international inclusions to make the box interesting, surprising and worth the price of the subscription.

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