Baklavva Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015
Baklavva is a subscription box that sends out…wait for it…baklava every month. There are three subscription plans: 1 lb., 2 lb., and 3 lb.
This box was sent for review purposes. If you have any questions about how we review boxes, please refer to this post!
The Subscription Box: Baklavva
The Cost: $18/one pound, $32/two pounds, $48/three pounds
Shipping: $5.99 shipping on the 1 and 2 pound boxes, free on the 3 pound boxes
Ships to: US only (Excluding Alaksa and Hawaii)
I have had a lifelong love affair with baklava. The crispy layers, drenched in sticky honey, mixed with spices and nuts is just heaven in my mouth. Unfortunately, it’s never had a moment, like cupcakes or macarons, but it is rave worthy nonetheless. If you like baklava, you know that it isn’t the easiest treat to find here in the US! When this box came along, it was like a dream come true!
With the 1 pound subscription, they promise 14-16 pieces in each shipment. My shipment had 4 each of 4 different selections of baklava, so this box is right on target so far. They say that if you store the treats at room temperature, they should last about 14 days, and they also give recommended freshness times for the refrigerator and freezer.
These are the four types of baklava I received: baklava, mini roses, fingers, and bird nest. I am definitely not a food photographer, but figured I would put some of it on a plate so you can see the individual shape and layers of each treat.
Here’s my confession time: I’ve been sick with a cold for a week, which means my taste buds are on vacation somewhere in Jamaica without me. I received this box late last week and hoped that by now I would be able to taste it! No such luck. So I did eat one of each, but I can’t tell you this is the best stuff ever, because…I can’t taste it. The texture was great – maybe a little drier than I’ve had in the past. There was just the right amount of sticky, but not so much that it was dripping off my fingers. I cannot wait until I can finally taste my food again so I can enjoy this box!
The verdict: Due to the nature of this box, I don’t have a ‘value’ of the items for you. With the cost of the 1 pound box plus shipping, you’re paying about $1.50 per piece of baklava. That is actually very reasonable compared to what I’ve purchased it for at specialty shops. I realize that this box isn’t going to be for everyone – if you have an amazing Mediterranean bakery right next door to you, this isn’t going to be your thing. For those of us that aren’t in that enviable situation…we have this! And it is the closest thing to Heaven being delivered to your doorstep you can get (in my oh-so-humble opinion).
What did you think of the October Baklavva box?