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Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box Review #2 – August 2017

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Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review!

Amazon launched a new Prime Surprise Sweets Box exclusively for Prime Members!

You’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to buy this box. If you aren’t already a Prime member, start a free 30-day trial. It’s currently on invitation-only mode, so sign up today, request an invitation, and be next to get your Prime button!

What’s inside each box changes every so often, so we grabbed a second box to try this August! See our first August review here.

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Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review!

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

Check out all of our Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box reviews and Sweets Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Box profile page.

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.)

Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review!

This card explains the items in the box and gives some insight into their creators!

Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review!

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.

Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review!

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!

Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review!

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.

Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review! Brownies, whoopie pies, cookies - see all the sweets and desserts in our second August 2017 Amazon Surprise Sweets review!

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?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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.

15 Comments

  1. “Ships: Worldwide”

    FAQ:
    Q) Where is Prime Surprise Sweets available?
    A) Currently we are only available in the 48 contiguous United States.

    • Oops! So sorry about that! Thank you for letting us know. I just fixed it!

  2. I ordered just now to see if I would get any of the same items, and it looks like everything is the same except for the whoopie, which is fine with me. I get blackberry lollipops instead!

  3. I got the same box. Loved everything. I am brazilian so the carrot cake was a nice surprise, tho it lacked a bit flavor. Brazilian and american carrot cake are quete different. I love brazilian carrot cake but hate american so this was an amazing surprise. I got a bit sad we couldnt buy the items at amazon, my husband loved the lemonade cookies but we couldnt find it.

  4. I’ve gotten several boxes. But have never gotten the whoopie pie. Guess I have to keep trying. ☺

  5. And now I am making brownies tomorrow…

  6. mmm.. now I tempted to push that little button!!

  7. So my carrot cake had chocolate and a sticker that said to keep refrigerated and to use within two days so I wasn’t about to risk it. I don’t understand how amazon would send something in summer that needs to stay cold 🙁 sad that one of the items went straight to the trash. I would like to note I’m in San Diego and nothing that needs to be refrigerated before even being opened will have made the trip safely

    • I agree with you completely! I am in Ohio and it is humid and nearly 90 degrees here. I immediately threw away the carrot cake and the whoopee pie with its creamy center. They were actually ‘fresh out of the oven hot’ when the delivery guy handed my the box 🙁 I’m sad that they sent this kind of treat without a cold pack at this time of year.

  8. I really want to order a box but I am like Anna and love, love, chocolate. If they happened to send me a box with very little chocolate or none at all I don’t know what I would do. Oh me, the trials of not always getting what you want.

  9. I got this box too. The cookies were the biggest surprise bc I expected them to be just okay but I actually really liked them. The brownie was the biggest disappointment bc I expected to loooove it but actually found it too sweet and gooey (gave to my teenager, who inhaled it). I don’t care for anything I’ve tried from Brigadeiro and wish they’d stop including it altogether. Overall, tho, a good box.

    I agree that the biggest drawback of this box is the fact Amazon doesn’t offer these items for sale should you fall in love with them. The manufacturers do, but it’s always in bulk, not individual sizes. Ah well, maybe that’s for the best.

    • I’m with you Mary! The biggest fault of this box, in my opinion, is that you can’t get all of the items via Amazon if you really fall in love with them. Some of these products would make great little gifts or treats to have on hand for get-togethers or later this year around the holidays. It’d be great if Amazon was a one-stop-shop for these goodies rather than having to go elsewhere for ’em!

      Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  10. Same box, same chocolate goodness on top as well as some chocolate/vanilla nonpareils. I think they forgot the icing on yours. I started mine at breakfast and took a bite here and there throughout the workday. Really good. I didn’t taste carrot, however.
    The brownies were really, really good.

  11. I got this box & really loved it. I liked the Whoopie pie more than you did. My carrot cake also had chocolate on top — I gave it to my mother, and she couldn’t even finish it, saying it was too rich.

  12. I got this same box, but my carrot cake had a heaping helping of that chocolatey goodness on top as well as in the middle. It was amazing. Wonder why yours didn’t have that?

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