Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box Review #2 – August 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, but 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.
Ships: Only available in the 48 contiguous United States
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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.)
This card explains the items in the box and gives some insight into their creators!
Brigadeiro Bakery Carrot Cake in a Jar, 8 oz – Value $6.00?
First, just to get it out of the way, the price I linked to above is for the most similar item I could find on the Brigadeiro Bakery online shop. Online, the cake-in-a-jar comes in a literal glass jar, whereas this comes in plastic. It also looks like the official version has frosting on the top, like a cupcake, whereas this item just has frosting in the center. But the two products seem to be about the same size and capture the same yummy recipe.
Okay, now that we’ve talked business, let’s talk about this super tasty dessert! I’ve never had Brazilian carrot cake before, but apparently, it is traditionally chocolate frosted. While I love me some cream cheese frosting, I also firmly believe that there is no dessert that a big dollop of chocolate frosting can’t improve. So for me, this cake is a revelation.
The “carrot cake” does contain carrot, but the flavor, to me, was almost like a fluffy corn muffin, rather than the chunky, cinnamon-ish carrot cake I’m used to. Again, I was surprised by the difference, but I didn’t miss my usual carrot cake flavors for a second. This individual serving of cake is as buoyant and moist as a slice of yellow birthday cake but with a savory-sweet twist. I took it out of the package at first, thinking I should eat it like a cupcake, but seeing how crumbly it was, I ended up plopping it back in the cup and eating it with a spoon. Blissful. Simply blissful.
Cape Whoopie Bromance Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Whoopie Pie, 3.5 oz – Value $4.92 (buy a dozen for $59)
I don’t think you can buy just one whoopie pie online, so I did some dividing to estimate the cost of this single whoopie pie price.
While I love chocolate chip cookies, I wasn’t feeling this cakey interpretation of chocolate chip flavors. It was still really tasty—fluffy, richly vanilla, and sugary sweet—but I probably would’ve been happier with a standard chocolate whoopie pie. I think the chocolate chips, which are on the teeny side, get a little lost in the cloud of vanilla cake. That said, I’m a chocolate girl, through and through, so my cries for more chocolate might be a little biased, hehe!
Byrd’s Famous Cookies Pink Lemonade Cookies, 8 oz – Value $7.98 (buy a 16 oz. bag for $15.95)
I adjusted the price of Byrd’s 16 oz bag to estimate the price above. These cookies, which are dusted with a hefty helping of powdered sugar, are each like a tall glass of pink lemonade condensed into a bite-sized cookie. In other words, they’re delicious, but intense. Keep a glass of milk nearby! I could see these being a hit at a summer picnic or an evening spent chatting on the porch until dusk. I only needed one or two to satisfy my sweet tooth, so this 8 oz bag should last me a good while if I don’t share.
Salt of the Earth Bakery OMGCB Brownies, 2 count, 4.5 oz – Value $6.00 (buy 3 boxes for $18)
It looks like Salt of the Earth only sells these little packages in groups of 3, so I adjusted the price to get the value above. But more importantly…
Whoa. Stop everything. Stop what you’re doing. Sit down. This brownie… Wow, y’all. Wow.
At first, I was like, “Ehh, I don’t even really love caramel—I don’t know if I’ll like this caramel-filled brownie as much as they think I will.” But here’s the thing. The caramel is barely there. I mean, it’s there, but it appears as a liquidy layer between the crusty, crispy, French-sea-salted top of the brownie and its fudgy, impossibly soft middle. Unlike other caramels, it doesn’t have a strong toasty flavor, nor a saccharine sweetness. So when you bite into the brownie, your brain doesn’t say “huh, caramel”—instead, the flavor just melts in with the chocolate, creating a brownie-batter-like texture that is so good and so satisfying and so chocolatey rich that you’re like, “Well, I guess that’s it. I don’t have to eat any other foods every again.” That’s when you realize there’s a second brownie in the package and you do a little dance in your chair.
Verdict: For $18 (and free Prime shipping), I received about $25.00 of sweet treats and a brand new favorite brownie (nay, favorite food) to boot! I usually enjoy the treats inside these boxes, but as a chocolate lover, this one really hit it out of the park. I think the only qualm I have is that for an Amazon box, it was really hit or miss as to whether I’d find these products on Amazon to perhaps buy again. Most of them are easy enough to find elsewhere online, but that convenience would’ve been nice!
What did you think of your latest delivery from Amazon’s Prime Surprise Sweets box?