Orange Glad Subscription Box Review – January 2016
OrangeGlad’s Sweet Box is a monthly subscription that sends gourmet goodies from small and artisanal bakeries across the nation.
It looks like OrangeGlad has decided to ring in 2016 with new packaging! I like it!
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The Subscription Box: OrangeGlad Sweet Box
The Cost: $19 per month ($15 per month + $4 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.
The Crispery Cocoa Concoction CrispyCake (.6 oz.)- $4.25
The first thing I noticed when I took this out of my OrangeGlad box was the size- it’s HUGE! CrispyCakes are marshmallow rice treats, and they’re kind of like Rice Krispy Treats but with an increased proportion of marshmallow to cereal. (CrispyCakes are much softer and more marshmallow-y than traditional Rice Krispy Treats.) I really liked this dessert, but it was too big for me to eat in one sitting. (Not that that’s ever a bad thing!)
This is my second time receiving caramel popcorn from The Art of Caramel in an OrangeGlad box, and boy am I happy they decided to send it again! I love caramel popcorn, and I’m also a big fan of The Art of Caramel’s fun flavor combinations. As soon as I tried this flavor, I couldn’t stop eating it! The caramel coating has the perfect hint of salt, the nibs are nice and crunchy, and the vanilla adds a subtle depth.
Tumbador Chocolate Sweet & Salty Bar (2.1 oz.)- $4
Tumbador’s Sweet & Salty Bar pairs milk chocolate with pretzels, peanuts, toffee, and sea salt. I split this bar with my husband, and, sadly, my bites didn’t have a single piece of toffee, peanut, or pretzel! He said that he got a few, but I think it’s safe to say that either a. I got really unlucky or b. Tumbador bars go very light on the mix-ins.
Finally Ginger Oatmeal Cranberry 2 Cookie Pack (1.7 oz.)- $3
Ginger cookies are kind of a “must-have” in my house. We don’t keep a lot of sweets in our cabinets, but there’s usually a pack of something gingery. (These are a favorite!) So, understandably, we did a little dance when we saw these in this month’s OrangeGlad box. My husband wasn’t a huge fan, unfortunately, (he thought they were a little too hard) but I liked them quite a lot.
(Note: I forgot to count how many cookies were included in this packet, so I’ve estimated the value.)
Silk Shortbread calls these shortbread bites “Tea Mates,” since they’re the perfect size to serve on a saucer alongside a cup of tea. OrangeGlad regularly sends shortbread cookies in their boxes, and, while I like shortbread cookies well enough, they’re not something I get super excited about. These were okay. I enjoyed the crumbly texture and small size.
Verdict: Even though I wasn’t blown away by every single item, I’m still very impressed with this month’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box. I really like the new packaging, and I’m thrilled with the size and diversity of the different snacks. There have been a few OrangeGlad boxes in recent months that fell a bit flat for me, so I’m thrilled to see OrangeGlad kicking off 2016 with such a strong box. The value is also really impressive. The retail cost of the items comes to approximately $20, which is fantastic for OrangeGlad. (It might be the highest value I’ve ever seen in one of their boxes!)
What do you think of this month’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box?