OrangeGlad Subscription Box Review – May 2016
OrangeGlad’s Sweet Box is a monthly subscription that sends gourmet goodies from small and artisanal bakeries across the nation.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: OrangeGlad Sweet Box
The Cost: $19 per month ($15 per month + $4 shipping) for this month’s box. Starting with the June box, OrangeGlad will raise its prices (more info below). The Single Portion box will cost $25 + free shipping and the Double Portion box will cost $40 + free shipping.
The Products: 5 deluxe gourmet desserts.
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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 contained a letter informing subscribers that (starting next month) OrangeGlad will raise its prices. The OrangeGlad Sweet Box will now be $25 per month including shipping. Current subscribers will experience a more modest increase to $22 per month.
Quin Dreams Come Chew (10 pieces)- $5
I’ve received Quin Candy before in OrangeGlad boxes, and I’m a big fan. Dreams Come Chew candies are made in the following flavors: cherry, strawberry, tangerine, lemon, fruit punch, and pineapple & coconut. I enjoyed all of the flavors, but the pineapple & coconut was my favorite. It tasted just like a pina colada! My only complaint about this product is the the bag was too small!
Rustic Bakery Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookie (1.75 oz.)- $3.04
Rustic Bakery punches up the flavor of these shortbread cookies with the addition of espresso and chocolate chips. My husband ate them with an afternoon coffee and really enjoyed them.
Annie B’s Handmade Popcorn (2.5 oz.)- $2
Caramel popcorn is one of those treats that I never buy for myself, but when I receive it in a subscription box it always seems to disappear in record time! Annie B’s caramel popcorn was tasty (and generous with the caramel). Looking at the available flavors, I think I would have preferred the Sea Salt Caramel, though. The Original Flavor was pretty sweet, and I think it would have been better balanced with a little saltiness.
Carolina Girl Cooks Rose Tea Cookies (3 cookies)- $2.67
If you’re thinking about subscribing to OrangeGlad, you should know that it’s rare to receive a box that doesn’t contain both shortbread and caramel of some description. (They both pop up in almost every box!) These shortbread cookies from Carolina Girl Cooks are flavored with dried rose petals and rosewater. I love floral flavors, and I found these to be delicious.
Annie B’s Homemade Caramels (2 caramels)- $1
To finish off this month’s box, I received two caramels from Annie B’s. I’m not thrilled that the fifth item in this box is from the same company that made the caramel popcorn, but I thought the caramels were okay. (I’d prefer to sample treats from five different companies. Brand discovery is one of my favorite aspects of OrangeGlad!)
Verdict: I enjoyed this OrangeGlad Sweet Box. My favorite item is definitely the Quin candies, but I also enjoyed the rose tea cookies and the caramel popcorn. That said, I’m not thrilled that two of the items in this box are from the same company. (I like to see as much variety as possible in my OrangeGlad boxes!) The retail cost of the items in this box totals almost $14. That falls short of the $19 cost of the box, but it’s within the range I’ve come to expect from OrangeGlad. Given that the value of the items sent by OrangeGlad often falls short of the box cost, I have some concerns about the upcoming price increase. If the increase will be accompanied by larger and more diverse snacks, then I’m all for it. On the other hand, if the value doesn’t increase and the featured products stay the same, I’ll be very disappointed.
What do you think of this month’s OrangeGlad Sweet Box?