Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Chocolates Review – July 2016
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The Subscription Box: Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Chocolate
The Cost: $119.00 for three months or $229.00 for six months. Price includes shipping.
The Products: “Our monthly assortment contains classic products like our Bars, BarK and Good-to-Go bags as well surprise chocolate-y min-bin fillables.”
Ships to: United States
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Dylan’s Candy Bar ships all chocolate products with warm weather shipping protection during the summer, which is great for those of us living in hot climates.
Unfortunately, even with the warm weather protection, several of my items arrived melted again this month. My replacements also came melted, some to the point that I couldn’t even get them out of the package! (sad face) They are sending replacements again, but honestly at this point I don’t have much faith that they’ll come intact.
3 Chocolate Bar Gift Bag – $12.99
Milk Toffee Chocolate Bar
Something in this one tasted a bit like maple! I loved the little crunchy bits in this candy bar. Despite the fact that it was melted (which usually affects the chocolate, it tasted excellent and the chocolate was nice and smooth.
Hazelnut Chocolate Bar
This chocolate bar tasted like Nutella in the best way possible. There were no nut pieces (score one for me!), so the chocolate was smooth and delicious. I place my vote on using this one in s’mores this summer!
S’mores Chocolate Bar
Speaking of s’mores…here’s a s’mores chocolate bar! I really enjoyed this one. it seemed to be the least scathed by the heat and the flavor of s’mores really did come through strongly. I tasted graham cracker and the faintest bit of vanilla marshmallow – these would be excellent used to make s’mores as well!
Mini Bin Fillable Surprise – Milk Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Popcorn – $10.00?
This looks like it is an exclusive item for this box. As you can see, my popcorn came melted, and is covered in that white film that appears after chocolate melts and re-solidifies. That didn’t seem to affect the taste though – it was still delicious.
Verdict: I am so torn on this subscription. For one, everything arrives melted. They ship three day, which is usually too long for an ice pack to stay cold, and allows plenty of time for the chocolate to sit in trucks and warehouses to melt. I’m sure I am not the only subscriber experiencing this. The second issue I see is the value: this isn’t a cheap subscription, but last month the value was only $28.25, and this month wasn’t better at approximately $22.99.
On the other hand, the packaging is adorable and the chocolate is excellent, making this a perfect gift subscription. With the issues that I’ve cited though, I don’t think I can recommend this one for the summer at least!
Have you tried any of Dylan’s Candy Bar subscriptions yet?