Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box Review – February 2017
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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.
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.)
Like most subscription boxes, you’ll get an information card that details each sweet in the box.
Chocolat Moderne: The Lover Avant-Garde Bar – Value $8
Our first sweet was a white chocolate bar filled with insane taste mixtures from Chocolat Moderne.
This bar has absolutely earned its Avant-Garde name. It’s impossible for me to describe the filling taste – it’s caramel with passion fruit and cardamom. It’s a bit of a flavor explosion combined with white chocolate. For me, it was interesting/not-bad but probably one I wouldn’t reorder.
Three Tarts: Raspberry Marshmallows – Value $9.50
These were my first gourmet marshmallows from my surprise sweets boxes!
The box contains 10 marshmallow bricks. These are really tasty! I was a little worried that the raspberry might be a bit overwhelming, but it was subtle enough to be tasty and last with a great aftertaste.
Albina City Nuts: Candied Pecans – Value $5
The last full-size treat is a bag of candied pecans from Albina City Nuts.
I knew I’d like these the minute I open the bag to the delicious scent! These are candied with some simple honey and organic cane sugar – but it really pops the flavor of the pecans. If you love pecans, you’ll enjoy these as much as I do.
B.T. McElrath Chocolatier: Salty Dog Bite – Value $.70 on Amazon
I received the same bonus item in my first-ever box in January, so I knew what to expect from this little dark chocolate bite.
Each bite is filled with butter toffee and sea salt. It’s a nice taste mixture against a dark chocolate. I love toffee, so this little bite was always going to be a winner.
Verdict: This month, my value comes to around $23.20 (not factoring in any shipping cost). The value of each box seems to sit right in the $22-27 range – so you’re getting value for your $18 box, but if you hate one sweet, that value my drop off. This is our third time reviewing the box, and I’ve been excited to try something new each time – so for me, while the monetary value isn’t a home run, the chance to taste test random sweets is pretty great.