Sweet Surprises Subscription Box Review – February 2017
Sweet Surprises is a monthly subscription box by Bakery Charms, a Hawaii-based jewelry store that offers realistically cute dessert jewelry and accessories. Every month they send you a Bakery Charms piece along with 2-3 extras, including an edible treat, related to the theme and a coupon code.
Each jewelry piece is handmade out of polymer clay and other materials by self-taught polymer clay artist, Jenn K. Lee. The Bakery Charms piece may be an exclusive subscribers-only necklace, an early release of a magnet/keychain, or a variation of a current bestselling ring, and it will be worth more than the cost of the subscription. The small extras are included to support the featured piece and increase the box’s fun and cute factors.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Sweet Surprises
The Cost: $20 per month to the U.S., $25 per month to everywhere else. Free shipping.
The Products: 1 Bakery Charms jewelry and 2-3 extras related to the theme
Ships to: Worldwide
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The info card includes a coupon code that you can use on Bakery Charms’ website
Exclusive Bakery Charms Sweet Pink Strawberry Candy Bear Ring – Value $20?
This month’s surprise is a ring! This is the first piece that I have received that isn’t a necklace, so it’s very exciting.
The ring is a recreation of a strawberry-flavored candy bear. In fact, it looks almost identical to gummy bears! It has an adjustable band that is very flexible. The metal feels delicate so I would be careful when adjusting the size.
Bakery Charms sells all their rings with silver-plated bands, so I assume this ring is silver plated as well.
Here it is on my hand. I have no problems adjusting the ring to fit any finger. I think the little heart in the center is such a cute touch. Personally, though, I don’t think this month’s design is as unique as previous pieces. It could be because the other pieces are miniature in scale while this one is about the same size as a real gummy bear.
Scented Gummy Bear Mechanical Pencil – Value $1?
This is a mechanical pencil with a squishy, candy-scented gummy bear topper. The gummy bear is adorable! I know it’s not very practical but I would love to have a pack of pens and pencils topped with colorful gummy bears.
Scented Gummy Bear Pencil Lead Refill – Value $0.75?
This is the companion to the gummy tear mechanical pencil. I love the idea of having lead refills on hand! I used to lose my refill containers all the time because they were so small and unmemorable. Not anymore! The only design flaw is that the lead pieces do not fit completely in the tube so that the tips of them jut out unprotected. This makes closing the tube a little difficult.
Scented Candy Gel Pen – Value $1?
This is a red gel pen. The ink flows relatively smoothly with very few skips across the page. I’m also happy that they switched things up with red ink instead of the usual black or blue!
Wrapped Candy Eraser – Value $0.10?
Rounding out the stationery theme is a mini eraser. It’s the size of a knuckle, so I initially had a hard time believing it actually works. However, the erasing power is actually decent. While some novelty erasers leave marks on the paper or fail to erase completely, this little one has neither of those issues!
Pink Heart Hard Candy Ring – Value $0.50?
Each month always includes an edible and this ring pop fits the theme very well. It is definitely meant for a child’s hand because the band barely slides onto my finger. I received a strange look from my boyfriend as I was eating this– I think he’s just jealous he doesn’t get a ring pop as well.
Verdict: I reflected on this for a while, and my overall feelings on this month’s Sweet Surprises is neutral. I love that they mixed things up with the inclusion of a ring instead of a necklace. However, in my opinion, the design doesn’t have that same creative oomph as past pieces. The quality is still there, though. I estimate the total value is $23.35, which is comparable to that of past months.
What do you think of Sweet Surprises?