Candy Box Subscription Box Review – November 2015
Candy Box is exactly what it sounds like: a monthly subscription of candy! There are two size options, the Big Box, and the Mini Box. This is a review of the Mini Box.
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The box: Candy Box
The price: $20 for the Mini Box and $40 for the Big Box; shipping is free
Ships To: US and Canada
The products: Candies from the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, and Asia
As you can see above, Candy Box says that they include a mixture of candy from the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, and Asia. Most of the candy in my box is candy pretty commonly accessible in the US, and I found the same thing to be true last month.
Mike and Ike are one of my favorite chewy candies. I’m not a huge fan of gummy bears or other such chewy candies, but there is just something about the candy coating on these that I enjoy! I also prefer the original fruit flavor, so this was a score for me!
At first glance, I thought these Nerds were just the standard Nerds you can find in the US. When I started searching, though, I mostly found them on UK and Australia websites – and what do you know? They’re made in Switzerland. I would have never guessed. I think this is where informational cards are really helpful for subscription boxes – they can explain where the candy is from and even give a little bit of history, etc. It would be helpful for sure!
These remind me of the root beer barrels I used to eat as a kid! I still enjoy drinking root beer every now and again, so this flavor is definitely a win for me! These taste just how I remember the root beer barrels tasting…ah, sweet nostalgia. On another note, I love that this company is from a smaller town in Indiana where my best friend grew up! South Bend for the win!
Skittles aren’t my favorite, but I know so many people who love them. I just can’t stand how they get caught in my teeth (I know…double standard with the Mike and Ikes…)! So these will be passed along, even though I can see the appeal of adding them to the box!
Talk about nostalgia…I used to love these things as a kid! You feel so fancy wearing a necklace…that you can snack on should the occasion arise. How many of you are in favor of moving this to an adult level? Bacon watches? Anyone? (Yeah, me either…the thought of eating something I’m wearing nowadays turns my stomach a bit). This will be passed along to a little girl that I know will love it!
I used to eat these in middle school! These days, I don’t come across them as often. We’ll have to see if I end up eating this one, or if my husband steals it from me first! He grew up eating a lot of Mexican candy since he was born in Central America, so this would probably bring back some memories of home for him!
This box is full of memories for me – when I was a kid, I ate a TON of these in one sitting. Needless to say, that night was not a good night for me…I remember being so sick. I haven’t eaten another one of these since. It’s a good thing I know a lot of little ones that enjoy these! I will make someones day with it for sure.
This is a big candy bar! I practically never buy candy so I forgot how large the king size candy bars are! This would be a great bar to chop up and mix into some chocolate chip cookies if you aren’t a fan of eating straight up chocolate bars. If you are into eating massive chocolate bars, this bar is your dream come true (right after this one)!
I never knew that Air Heads had a pink lemonade flavor! It’s pretty yummy!
Wow…talk about memories. My dad and I used to go to ToysRUs and buy these as a treat. Since I grew up and he’s been gone, I haven’t bought these, but I am totally going to eat these, smile, and remember.
I cannot tell you how much I loved these as a kid. For some reason, they were so much better to me than M&Ms. I still think so! Maybe it’s just because they’re perfectly round, and not weirdly circular, but not round? Yeah, I’m a bit odd, I know!
These remind me of Warheads! Hopefully, I’m not the only one that destroyed my stomach with Warheads as a kid. These are Italian, so they’re 1 of maybe 4 items in the box that aren’t from the US.
The Verdict: My Candy Box has an approximate value of $15.81 this month. I do think that this estimate is a little low, as most of the prices I found were for bulk – purchasing one of each of these items would cost more than the stated price.
In general, I still think the value of this box is decent for the amount and mixture of candies you receive – especially taking into account that buying each item individually would cost more. I definitely think some sort of informational card explaining why they chose each candy, where it is from, and their estimated value would be beneficial here.
Last month a few people commented that their candy was out of date, so I paid attention to my expiration dates this time. Most of the candy I received expires in 2016 or 2017, which I am happy with. Also, some of the items in my box didn’t have an expiration date on the packaging – that information would be helpful on an informational card for sure.
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