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Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box Review – January 2017

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Amazon has launched a new Prime Surprise Sweets Box exclusively for Prime Members! This is our first taste of the surprise sweets.

You’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to buy this box – If you are not already a Prime Member, start a Free 30-day trial. It’s currently on waitlist mode – so sign up today to join the waitlist and be next to get your prime button!

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 Box: Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box

The Cost: $18 (You’ll need to buy a Dash Button first for $4.99 – and your first box will only be $13.01)

The Products: Each box is filled with artisanal sweets and treats from small-batch makers across the US.

Ships: Worldwide

Check out all of our Sweets Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box profile page.

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This is an on-demand Dash button box. You order the dash button for $4.99, then press it anytime you want a new Prime Surprise Sweets Box. (And you’ll get $4.99 in credit back to you toward your first box.)

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The box comes with a card detailing the items included!

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Marlo’s Original Biscotti – Value $10-12 on Amazon (based on 24=count delivery)

I was introduced to both coffee and biscotti by my grandpa – I now drink coffee all the time, but I still have a love/hate relationship with biscotti. It has to be just right for me to crave.

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There are 5 individually wrapped biscotti in the box.

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The biscotti are absolutely perfect for me. They are softer than a normal biscotti, but not soft enough that they fall apart when dipped in coffee – and the taste is better than any other biscotti I’ve had!

Each biscotti is made with chocolate chips, toasted walnuts, and chocolate covered raisins.

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Laurie & Sons Dark Chocolate Toffee with Maine Sea Salt & Tellicherry Pepper – Value $6

That name is a mouthful – and so are these little bites.

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These are perfectly bite-sized and crunchy. The pepper is there for a little kick – but I’m not sure that people who dislike pepper will taste it enough to dislike these.

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Vosges Chocolate Blood Orange Hibiscus Caramels – Value $10

Is there a better combination than orange and chocolate? Yes. Just add caramel!

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We got a pack of 5 of these bite-sized, chewy, chocolate-covered caramels. The blood orange is there, but subtle. I’m loving the combination of all three ingredients.

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B.T. McElrath Chocolatier Salty Dog Bite – Value $.70 on Amazon

The last item is marked as a bonus item on the card. Similar to the Laurie & Sons candies, this is a crunchy, toffee bite – just without the pepper.

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I love toffee – and the little toffee crumbles were really the perfect addition to this chocolate.

Verdict: My values come to around $27-29 of candy for $18. The value is ok – but this also feels like a nice tool for high-end candy discovery. I’ve never tried any of these brands, but I feel like I could start a subscribe and save for any of these sweets and be happy. I can confirm that there are more than one variations for the box – we ordered 3 to test it out – we received 2 of the same boxes and 1 different one – but I’m not sure how many variations exist.

What do you think of the AmazonPrime Surprise Sweets Box? Are you getting a Dash Button?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

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.

29 Comments

  1. Has anyone gotten off the wait list yet?

    • Yes! I got off the waitlist. I had to check my “promotions” tab (through gmail), otherwise I would have missed it. I was on the waitlist for a week.

  2. Help! I got the invitation email, but the link in it just takes me to the page to sign up for the wait list. I can’t see how I’m supposed to buy it??

  3. Vosges caramels are my absolute favorite! Not that particular flavor but holy moly they’re good!

  4. I’m laughing because I got my invitation for the dash button, purchased it, and then spent way too much time looking for it in my Amazon account. I didn’t realize it’s a real button! I’m so excited!

  5. This just may replace my Treatsie subscription, especially with all the issues they’ve been having lately (boxes arriving a full month late, no responses from Customer Service, etc.). I just received my Dash button, and couldn’t get it set up fast enough! Pressed it right away, my box should be here Tuesday!! Hoping I get this one, everything looks fantastic!

  6. Waiting for my button too. But, this box would be a 100% miss for me as I don’t like dark chocolate or biscotti. Do you know if Amazon allows returns of this one? Thanks! 😄

    • Just checked… guess I could have done that beforehand… Yes, they do offer returns, so that’s nice to know if you’re not satisfied with the box. Can’t wait to get my button now.

  7. I added myself to the wait list when Liz posted but haven’t heard back yet 🙁 I’ve been prime for years

    • So have I, and I ordered pretty immediately after Liz posted, so not sure what’s going on. And we shop a lot.

  8. I got my dash button for this yesterday. But I don’t care for biscotti and don’t like dark chocolate. Maybe this box is a miss for me. I think I must have been hoping more for milk chocolate or the types of luxe candy that are in my area – which is a lot less on the dark chocolate side – yecchh just my opinion. It’s too bitter for my tastes. Even a good variety in the box would prove something for everyone.

  9. I can’t wait to get my button – I love everything dark chocolate, so this box is a great start!

  10. I am over the heavy inclusion of dark chocolate in sweets subscription boxes. Some of us like milk. It would have been nice to see some variation at least. I was tempted to order this box but after seeing this total miss for me box it’s an easy skip.

    • I’m with you, Helen! Sooo, sick of all the dark chocolate in all the subscription boxes! I absolutely hate dark chocolate! Now, milk chocolate is a different story!

    • Thank you! I grabbed the wrong one, I’ll update the post.

  11. I’m a Prime member and I’ll give this a try because it’s a fun way to try new sweets. But I valued it just a bit under $22 without the bonus bite. I would have loved it much more if the value would have been more in the $26-30 range.

    • It looks like the range is actually $27-29 – I had the value of one of the items incorrect.

  12. This would be get to push a few days before that time of the month. Just sayin… Those chocolate toffee bites look dELISh no doubt… Mmmm..

  13. I am cracking up that you guys bought 3 of these. I would totally do the same thing myself, for “testing” purposes, better make sure each box is quality. 😉

    • It was our first Dash Button – it’s a little too fun and easy to press the button!

  14. I would have loved this box and I’m still on the waitlist 🙁

  15. Way too much dark chocolate.

    • Not for me. Much prefer dark chocolate. 🙂

  16. It’s actually waitlisted. I “requested an invitation” several days ago and will have to wait for an email telling me I can have a button.

    • Yep – I forgot to mention that! I’ve updated the post, thanks!

    • I’m waitlisted too.. I was actually looking fwd to trying this.

  17. I would have loved this.

    Alas, you have to use an app to set up Dash buttons and I don’t have a smartphone or tablet. =(

    • I think I read in my instructions for set up that you can also set it up through your home wifi…? Not positive, but I could have sworn I saw that. I threw my packaging away, so can’t confirm, but may be worth a quick call to Amazon to check!

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