Sweet Surprises Subscription Box Review – April 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 (usually a necklace) 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 US, $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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The info card includes a coupon code that you can use on Bakery Charms’ website. This month the subscription becomes two years old, so they added a bonus charm and extra treats to celebrate.
Bakery Charms Chocolate Bunny Easter Cake Necklace – Value $24?
This month’s necklace features a whole cake! Since Easter is coming up, this cake has an adorable chocolate Easter bunny on top. It has an 18-inch chain and lobster clasp closure. The piece is exclusive to the subscription but I found a similar style on their website here.
Bakery Charms sells their necklaces with silver plated chains or sterling silver for an additional cost. I assume this necklace comes with silver plated chains.
The pendant measures 1 inch on each side and rests below my collarbone. The tiny pastel sprinkles are probably my favorite part. I also like how the chocolate bunny stands out against the yellow and white cake. The craftsmanship is amazing like usual. I wish the icing was in a different color only because I can’t pull off the yellow, but it certainly fits this month’s theme.
Look how neat the piping is! I can’t even do that on a real cake…
Bakery Charms Pink Birthday Hot Chocolate Charm – Value $10?
This is a bonus charm to celebrate Sweet Surprises‘ two year birthday. It’s a tad smaller than the birthday cake but packs just as big of a punch in terms of cuteness. It features a ceramic mug with just a hint of pink hot chocolate peeking underneath the sprinkles and whipped cream. Looking at this actually made me crave for hot chocolate! No joke! I wish it had a lobster clasp at the top so it’s easier to attach onto things. I’m not gonna complain too much about a bonus item, though.
I couldn’t find any item equivalent in the shop, so I based the value of the charm off their Charm of the Month Club.
Rainbow Glitter Putty Egg
This Easter egg holds a handful of clear-colored putty with iridescent glitter. My younger sister calls this slime. Apparently, it’s very popular among her inner circle. I’m not a fan of gooey toys so this will be gifted to her!
Chocolate Bunny Rubber Duckie
This is a rubber duck. Or is it a chocolate Easter bunny? Whatever it is, I can feel its sharp gaze on me wherever I go. I may have to give this away…
Chocolate Bunny Egg
This chocolate bunny-shaped Easter egg opens up to reveal two orange flavored Tootsie Rolls and a mini chocolate bunny eraser. I know many people who can’t stand Tootsie Rolls, but I love them!
Brach’s Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Rabbit (buy an 8-pack for $3.19 on Target.com)
This is a tasty chocolate covered marshmallow. It doesn’t really look like a rabbit but that’s ok because the taste is what matters! It’s not too sweet, not too gooey, and really really good.
Brach’s Tiny Jelly Bird Eggs (buy a 14 oz. bag for $2.50 on Target.com)
These are mini jelly beans in the shape of eggs. This is such a throwback! The taste is just as I remembered, too. There is one flavor–the purple one–that I heavily dislike, but the rest are yummy.
Verdict: Even though I would have preferred the necklace a different icing color, I’ll still make it work. I appreciate the extra edible treats as well! This is a great subscription for anyone who likes handcrafted and super realistic miniature sweets, but it is not meant to be a high-value box. That said, the necklace is worth more than the cost of the box, and the bonus hot chocolate charm makes the value extra sweet.
What do you think of Sweet Surprises?