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Sweets GiftBox Subscription Review + Coupon- January 2017

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Sweets GiftBox is a new food box addition under TheGiftBox umbrella. (You may be familiar with Ragan’s Pet GiftBox reviews!) From Sweets GiftBox:

We have made it our mission to find you the most delicious sweets in the world. Through research and taste testing, we promise to only deliver the most decadent, delicious treats to your doorstep. From gourmet cookies and chocolates, to artisan candies and treats, we guarantee our sweets will satisfy your sweet tooth!

As someone who would live off of Hershey and gummy bears if I could, this box sounds right up my alley! I was excited to receive my first box and dig right in.

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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.)

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The Subscription Box: Sweets GiftBox

The Cost: $25 a month + free shipping. You can also purchase a one-time box or Gift box for $30 + free shipping.

COUPON: Use code SGBMSA50 to save 50% off your first box!

The Products: 4-5 gourmet and artisan chocolate, cookies, candies, and treats relating to a monthly theme

Ships to: U.S. only

Check out the Sweets Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Sweets GiftBox to your subscription list or wishlist!

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All of this month’s goodies arrived in this thick aluminum and bubble wrap insulated bag. It’s good to see Sweets GiftBox insulates chocolate even in the winter months. I don’t think this material is recyclable, but it is resealable and large enough that I can take it with me to the grocery store to pack up frozen foods.

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This month’s theme is “Happy New Year!” and focused on indulging yourself. The back of the info card lists the treats I received and a little more about each product.

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Bobo’s Bites: Apple Pie, 1.3oz. – Value 1.90

The first snack I unwrapped is this miniature-looking muffin. It is produced in Boulder, Colorado, and is gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. I’m a fan of apple pie but found this treat to be dry, hard, and pretty bland. I appreciate the healthiness and USA-production, but I would not seek this out in the future.

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Lovely Candy Co. Caramels, 6oz. – Value $4.59

These caramels are awesome! They are gluten and GMO-free and produced with no soy, trans fat, or high fructose corn syrup. I don’t normally pay close attention to claims when seeking out snacks, but am really happy to receive ‘better-for-you’ options.

The caramels are really chewy but have a nice and light flavor to them. So I don’t mind it takes several minutes to eat one piece and also don’t feel like I’m on the verge of a sugar-high. I’m thrilled to receive a full-size bag!

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The Crispery Chocolate Brownie Marshmallow Rice Treats, 6oz. – Value $9.75?

I didn’t know what to think when I first saw this 3″ chocolate square in my Sweets GiftBox. Then I read “Marshmallow Rice Treats” and got really excited. I was unable to find this flavor for sale online, so I based the value on similar treats on The Crispery’s website. And my goodness, they have some other really awesome flavors I want to try!

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This is the most interesting chocolate/brownie/marshmallow crispy treat I’ve ever tried. I cut a small piece off to try, as there’s no way I can bite into it. It’s a layered blend of brownie, crispy rice, and dark chocolate. It’s crunchy but extremely firm and manages to remain soft and bit chewy. The flavor is quite rich, so I have found myself eating this in small increments.

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Theo Peanut Butter Cups, 1.3oz. – Value $2.19

Theo produces peanut butter cups that are organic, fair trade, palm oil free, and soy free. I was overall pleased with the flavor of the two peanut butter cups. They are similar in taste and texture to Justin’s, but these are way cuter because they’re shaped into little 1-2″ hearts.

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Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips – Value $5?

The last snack this month is chocolate covered potato chips and a Sweets GiftBox exclusive. Since it is not available for sale on their website, I estimated the value. The chips look to be ribbed and are generously dipped in chocolate. The taste is a nice blend of sweet and salt and is overall good!

Verdict: I enjoyed my first box from Sweets Giftbox! The majority of the sweets involved chocolate, which I happily accept. However, it was nice to see caramel and apple flavors mixed in and hope future boxes include a nice variety. There’s an estimated value of $23.43, which is a tad below the cost of the box. Two of my estimations could be off, so I’d say the value is there when you also consider the curation and discovery aspect of the artisan products sent.

What do you think of the January Sweets GiftBox?

Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

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.

2 Comments

  1. Looks good! I do want to note though that the rice krispie brownie probably doesn’t weigh a pound? The picture of the packaging says 6 oz.

    • Good call, Ali! I will updated my review 🙂

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