Orange Glad Subscription Box Review – November 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.
Dottie’s Delight Maple Caramels (2 oz.)- $2.80
I love flavored caramels, so I’m very excited to see Maple Caramels from Dottie’s Delight featured in this month’s box. I don’t get a strong maple flavor from the candies, but I like the soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture. The packaging is cute, too. (FYI- The small, ribbon-wrapped box contains four caramels.)
Crunchy Toffee Topped Caramels from The Poisoned Apples (1 piece)- $2.33
This caramel is seriously tasty. It’s made up of a small shortbread cookie that’s topped with caramel, dipped in chocolate, and topped with black sea salted toffee. It arrived a little mushed, but that couldn’t stop me from digging in! I love the crunchy and smooth texture and the addition of black salt is a nice twist on classic salted caramel. My only complaint is that OrangeGlad only included one piece!
Thanks-olate Bar from Seattle Chocolates (2.5 oz)- $3.50
Seattle Chocolates crafts their Thanks-olate bar from milk chocolate, toffee bits, and sea salt. I usually opt for dark chocolate over milk, but this bar is still a delightful indulgence. The creamy milk chocolate is really smooth, and I like the crunchy and salty bits of toffee. It’s also nice to see a seasonally-appropriate item in the box- this bar is perfect for Thanksgiving!
Bleecker Street Brittle from Studmuffin Desserts (1 oz?)- $2?
The small pieces of Bleecker Street Brittle included in this box arrived a little stuck together, but I really like the salty, toffee-like flavor. The brittle is crunchy, buttery, and rich.
Shotwell Classic Tennessee Toffee (1.25 oz)- $2.98
I’ve sampled Shotwell candies before, and I’m a big fan. Their Classic Tennessee Toffee is fantastic, and by far my favorite item in this month’s OrangeGlad. The toffee is very salty, but it works really nicely with the added pecans and dark chocolate.
Verdict: I really enjoyed all of the treats included in this month’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box; however, I would have appreciated a bit more variety. All of this month’s goodies contained toffee or caramel- and four of the treats had a salty caramel flavor profile. I love salted caramel, so this wasn’t a big deal for me, personally, but it would have been nice to see cookies or something fruity in the mix. A couple of this month’s goodies (the brittle and toffee topped caramel, specifically) also feel more like samples than actual desserts. It would be nice to receive samples that were big enough to easily share. This month’s products total over $13, which is higher than I’ve seen in some previous months but still significantly less than the $19 per month cost of the box. I really enjoy discovering new products from small bakeries around the country, but I wish the value was a little higher. Luckily, Orange Glad offered an incredible Black Friday deal last year (45% off any subscription), so it’s likely they’ll offer discounts again this year. If you’re interested in subscribing, I’d recommend keeping an eye on MSA’s list of Black Friday deals and signing up for the MSA daily newsletter!
What do you think of this month’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box?