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Candy Club Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2016

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Candy Club is a candy subscription that sends 2-3 pounds of premier, brand name candy directly to your door each month.

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Candy Club

The Cost: $27.99 + $6 shipping per month ($19.99 + $6 shipping per month with a year subscription)

COUPON: Save $20 Off Your First Month’s Membership with coupon code twitter20

The Products: Up to 3 pounds of candy (from classics to contemporary favorites) packed into 3 of Candy Club’s signature containers.

Ships to: US

Check out all of our Candy Club reviews and the Food Subscription Box Directory!

CandyClub-January-2016-ClubOptions

Candy Club recently added several different club options that help tailor boxes to suit different candy preferences. Subscribers can now choose between three clubs: “Sours & More,” “Classics,” and “Favorites.”

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To help determine which club is right for you, subscriptions now begin with a fun online quiz! (Though, if you don’t like your quiz results, you can always pick a different club.)

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Each Candy Club Box comes with a card detailing the month’s featured candies.

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On the reverse, nutritional details are listed along with any relevant allergy information.

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Nassau Milk Chocolate Sponge

This was the first item I pulled out of my Candy Club box, and I immediately popped one into my mouth. The inside of these squares is a caramelized sugar “sponge” that’s similar to honeycomb toffee. It starts out crunchy and then immediately melts in your mouth. This is only the second month that I’ve received chocolate in a Candy Club box, and, so far, I’m VERY impressed with their selection of chocolate candy.

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Sweet’s Nummy Cubbies Fruit Snacks

I love gummy fruit snacks, so I was immediately intrigued by these brightly colored bears. They’re chewier than regular gummy bears, and I really like the assortment of flavors: cherry, lemon, orange, grape, and sour apple. I think the sour apple is my favorite!

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Gerrit J. Verburg Sour Blockheads

I expected these sweet & sour candies to be similar to Sour Patch Kids, but the texture and flavor was noticeably different. While they had a great balance of sweet and sour, I picked up on an odd waxy flavor that put me off a bit. My husband liked them just fine, though, so it could just be me!

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Primrose Peanut Butter Barrels

These old-fashioned peanut butter barrels are a fun addition to the box. Hard candies are probably my least favorite kind of candy (I definitely reach for gummies, sours, and chocolate first!), but I’m a fan of these. I like the creamy peanut butter flavor.

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Long Grove Confectionery Milk Chocolate S’more

I can’t find this product for sale on the Long Grove Confectionery site, so I’ve just linked to the shop itself. S’mores are a favorite in my house, so I’m sure this one won’t be floating around for too much longer!

Verdict: This was a pretty solid box from Candy Club! I love that they recently re-vamped their subscription model, and I’ve enjoyed receiving chocolate treats in my last couple of boxes. In terms of value, Candy Club claims that each box will have a retail value of $60. You can certainly pay that much for candy at high-end candy stores (like Sugarfina and Dylan’s Candy Bar), but I think it’s important to point out that nearly all of the candy in this month’s box is available for much less if you buy it in bulk online. Still, even though this subscription doesn’t offer superb value for money, I think it’s a lot of fun. Receiving a giant box of candy every month always puts a smile on my face!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you subscribe to Candy Club?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. My boxes have not included chocolate and I haven’t gotten an extra surprise (s’mores). Just 3 canisters ( mostly sour gummies) and filler/ packing candy. It’s a bummer there is such a difference between the boxes you review and I receive.

    • Hi Kimberly! If you’d like to start receiving chocolate in your box, I’d recommend checking your account and maybe switching up your club preferences. Candy Club recently added a couple of different club options, and they might not all include chocolate. Regarding the extra item, I inherited this subscription from Liz, and I suspect I might receive an extra item because she signed up way back when with a special code. I’ll try and confirm this, though. I want to make sure that I’m not getting special treatment as a reviewer!

  2. Omg I looooove sponge candy! It’s really popular in Buffalo (NY) but it’s readily available in Rochester, where I live, as well.

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