Orange Glad Subscription Box Review – December 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.
This box also included a letter from the owners of OrangeGlad thanking subscribers for their support and wishing them a happy holiday.
I usually prefer dark chocolate (the darker the better!) over white chocolate, but I really enjoyed this white chocolate s’more. The marshmallow filling was soft, the cookie crisp, and the white chocolate covering rich and creamy.
Dark Chocolate Clairesquare– $2.66
Clairesquares are shortbread bars with caramel and chocolate. (They’re basically millionaire’s shortbread.) I love the caramel, and the shortbread base is flaky and buttery. It’s really tasty!
Belgian Chocolate Fudge by Mill Fudge Factory (1/4 lb.)- $4
Fudge doesn’t pop up very regularly in OrangeGlad boxes, so I was excited to see it included in this month’s box. Unfortunately, though, the fudge arrived after it’s posted expiration date (12/14). It was only a few days expired, but, still, that’s not good.
I think hot chocolate on a stick is such a fun winter dessert, and I really like that OrangeGlad included it in this December box. I’m not familiar with Pop Bar, but it seems their speciality is gelato on a stick- what a fun idea!
Donsuemor treats have popped up in OrangeGlad boxes before. I think they make really tasty french goodies, but I’ve only seen their baked goods sold in places like Costco, which makes me question whether they qualify as a small craft bakery. I’d prefer to exclusively see small scratch bakeries featured in OrangeGlad (as advertised), but I can’t deny that the Meyer Lemon Nonettes are yummy.
Verdict: I’m a little ambivalent about this OrangeGlad Sweet Box. I really enjoyed the Clairesquare and the White Chocolate S’more, and I think the Hot Chocolate on a stick is a great addition to this December box; however, I’m disappointed that the fudge arrived AFTER its use by date. Additionally, I think it’s a shame that OrangeGlad has continued to simplify their packaging. Back when I first started reviewing this box, the packaging felt luxe and high end. It was always so much fun to unwrap! Since then, the packaging has slowly been paired back to almost nothing. This box didn’t contain any additional packaging materials, which made the box feel a little empty. It’s also not great for delicate food items to knock around in the box. On a more positive note, the value of this box is the highest I’ve seen in months. Also, I appreciate that the owners of OrangeGlad included a letter to their subscribers. I think it’s a nice touch, especially during the holiday season.
What do you think of this month’s Glad Sweet Box?