Baklavva Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2015
Baklavva is a subscription box that sends out…wait for it…baklava every month. There are three subscription plans: 1 lb., 2 lb., and 3 lb.
This box was sent for review purposes. If you have any questions about how we review boxes, please refer to this post!
The box: Baklavva
The cost: $18/one pound, $32/two pounds, $48/three pounds
COUPON: Use coupon code MY50 for 50% off your first box
Shipping: $5.99 shipping on the 1 and 2 pound boxes, free on the 3 pound boxes
Ships to: US only (Excluding Alaska and Hawaii)
I have had a lifelong love affair with baklava. The crispy layers, drenched in sticky honey, mixed with spices and nuts is just heaven in my mouth. Unfortunately, it’s never had a moment, like cupcakes or macarons, but it is rave-worthy nonetheless. If you like baklava, you know that it isn’t always the easiest treat to find.
With the 1 pound subscription, they promise 14-16 pieces in each shipment. My shipment had 14 pieces of baklava, so this box is right on target so far. They say that if you store the treats at room temperature, they should last about 14 days, and they also give recommended freshness times for the refrigerator and freezer.
Mamoul – Dates (top)
Mini Roses – Cashew (right)
Balouri – Pistachio (bottom)
Ossmalleya – Walnut (left)
This month, I received four pieces of four varieties of baklava – this seems to be the norm.
Mamoul is new to me. The best way I can describe it is a date filled bar cookie and it was fabulous! It looks like there are a few different ways to make mamoul – some are made with orange and some are made with nuts. Most of the recipes I found were cookies that fully enclosed the date mixture. I think I would prefer the way this bar cookie was made instead. It was the perfect ratio of cookie to filling, and it was delicious! This was a very moist cookie, which I love!
I’ve received these mini roses previously, and they are still my favorite treat I’ve received in this subscription. The main complaint I can have with baklava is that it’s too sticky sweet – these roses balance the sweet and the savory perfectly, and they’re a texture lovers dream!
Balouri is also new to me. This was very good, but it’s probably not something I would reach for regularly. The main flavor is pistachio and the texture was slightly chewy with some crunch on top.
Ossmalleya is another new pastry for me. I can’t say that I liked this at all. It tasted soapy to me. Just in case, it was just my taste buds, I asked my sister-in-law to try it as well. She concurred with me. I’m not sure what the flavor was that made it taste soapy, but I didn’t finish the rest of these.
The Verdict: The value of this box has to be individually determined. I think the cost of the box is very reasonable for the products included. The cost breakdown per piece is about $1.49 when you factor in the shipping for a one pound box. Baklava is easy $3.00 a piece where I live, due to the expensive nuts and honey used to make each piece – which makes this a steal in comparison. This is the first month I received a treat that I didn’t like, which is a bummer but definitely to be expected at some point!
With that, my recommendation is usually the same for this box – if you love baklava and can’t access it easily where you live – I highly recommend this subscription!
What did you think of this month’s Baklavva shipment? Did you like the Ossmalleya?