Baklavva Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2016
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 to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription 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, and $7.99 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.
My baklava came a bit beat up this month. The topping on the mamoul was strewn about the package. Obviously, this isn’t the company’s fault, I just thought I would mention it. They ship with bubble wrap cushioning the package, and ship in a sturdy cardboard box.
Mini Roses – Cashew
I think these are my favorite treats that I receive from Baklavva. I really like the ratio of filling to pastry, and the flavor is excellent. The mini roses aren’t as saturated with honey as traditional baklava is, so it’s a bit more dry than the original. It’s a bit less messy to eat!
Mamoul – Pistachio
The best way I can describe it is a pistachio 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 fruit or nut mixture. I prefer the way this bar cookie was made instead. It was the perfect ratio of cookie to filling, and it was delicious!
Baklava – Walnut
You really can’t go wrong with original baklavva. It is just the right amount of sweet, crispy, and flaky. This version is walnut and it is fabulous as always!
Bassma – Cashew
This was really good. The texture was quite chewy and moist, and the flavor was excellent. I love the cashew based treats that I’ve been receiving from Baklavva, and this one was no different!
Verdict: The value of this box has to be determined by, you, the individual subscriber. 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.
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?