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Sweets GiftBox Subscription Review + Coupon – April 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 is right up my alley!

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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 all of our Sweets GiftBox reviews and the Sweets Subscription Box Directory!

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This month’s theme is “Swing into Spring.”

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The back of the info card lists the treats I received and a little more about each product.

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Zlicious Confections Cayenne Salted Caramel Corn, 3.5 oz. – Value $4 (buy an 8 oz. bag for $8)

If you read the latest Amazon Prime Sweets Box review, it’s clear I love gourmet popcorn. So this should be an easy win, right? Well, unfortunately, my sweet taste buds despise cayenne, so this wasn’t my favorite. The caramel corn is quite rich and salty, and at first, I didn’t even taste or smell cayenne. However, it hit me after I finished sampling and the heat lingered. It wasn’t overly spicy, but I’m not compelled to continue eating despite the “highly addictive” warning on the packaging 🙂

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Sweets GiftBox Coconut Delight, 3.5 oz. – Value $8?

There are three chocolate sweets in this month’s Sweets GiftBox and I’m happy to report everything arrived solid, despite the warmer temperatures this past week and no additional insulation in the box.

This first treat is a Sweets GiftBox exclusive produced by Mayana Chocolate and I’ve estimated the value based on a similar bar. Wow, this is good! There are a few layers to this bar that include coconut, rich caramel, and a crispy cookie on the bottom. The layers are dipped in dark chocolate and overall it’s quite good (and there’s plenty to share).

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Chocolate Chocolate Co. Artisan Truffles, 2 oz. – Value $4.24 (buy an 8 oz. box for $16.95 or 1 lb. for $29.95)

I love truffles. If I can resist the urge to eat the whole package at once, one piece is usually good enough to satisfy and mid-day or evening sugar cravings. And these are so flavorful! I received four handmade truffles: dark chocolate, raspberry, white euro extra dark, dark Italian espresso, and milk German chocolate cake. I think the dark chocolate raspberry was my favorite, but honestly, they were all excellent. And compared to the truffles I tried in the Amazon Prime Sweets box, they’re just as good and more than half the cost.

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Chocolate Chocolate Co. PB Marshmallow Bites, 2.8 oz. – Value $9.95?

I was unable to find this exact item on Chocolate Chocolate Co., so the value is based on similar 3-piece options. These might be my favorite item in this box. Peanut butter and marshmallow are layered and then dipped in milk chocolate – so simple but so good!

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A Couple of Squares Bunny and Carrot Cookie, 1.2 oz. – Value $3.25?

These adorable handmade sugar cookies are made by a Canadian company, A Couple of Squares. They sell their cookies at various US shops and online at Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma. The value for these two cookies is based on Sur La Table’s suggested retail price. They are almost too cute to eat! Overall, they’re on the harder side as far as sugar cookies and frosting are concerned, but they were the right amount of sweet and crunch and would pair nicely with coffee.

Verdict: This month’s Sweets Giftbox has an estimated value of $29.44, which is over the cost of the box (which also includes free shipping). I thought the theme was once again cute and seasonally appropriate. This box is always excellently curated, and they consistently send indulgent sweets made by artisan and small companies which I appreciate.

What do you think of the March 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.

1 Comment

  1. Looks yummy !

    Those Cookies are so cute
    I ordered can’t wait to get mine

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