Treatsie Valentine’s Subscription Box Review – February 2016
Treatsie is a monthly gourmet sweets subscription – and this Valentine’s Day they released a Special Edition box chock full of delicious goodies!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Treatsie Special Edition Valentine’s Day Box
The Cost: $59.00
This box was available for purchase for delivery before Valentine’s Day, and is no longer available. First, I’ll give you the good things about this box: All of the treats seem gourmet, high-end, and there is such a variety in the box, that it would be a pretty awesome box for anyone that loves sweets. My box was packaged in a huge insulated envelope with ice packs to make sure that nothing melted – I love that they offer this service for warmer weather areas!
Now, the not-as-great: the promise was that this box would be shipped by February 8th to arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. Toward the middle of this week my box still hadn’t shipped, so I followed up. Customer service told me that their shipping department was holding it due to hot weather conditions, and got it shipped out right away. I am just hoping that everyone that ordered this to arrive in time for Valentine’s Day, received it. $60 is a lot to spend on candy and treats, and I would be a little miffed if my present for my significant other or friend was delayed to the point that I had to purchase something else to give them or show up empty handed.
Chocolat Moderne Champagne Truffles – $12.00
These are gorgeous. The packaging is beautiful, and the truffles themselves are a work of art! They’re shiny and multifaceted on the top, and then dusted with edible gold powder. The flavor is great – it’s not overly sweet, and has a nice bite to the dark chocolate. The champagne flavor is light, but definitely there. I highly recommend these for my fellow champagne truffle loving peeps.
There are a LOT of cookies in this container. They’re crunchy, bite sized chocolate bits of goodness. They are a bit powdery, but that doesn’t take away from the deliciousness of the cookie, just make sure you don’t stuff your face with wonton disregard for your clothing. I didn’t taste much of the cherry flavor in them – to me it was mostly chocolate.
Quin Cherry Hearts – $6.50
The flavor of these was great and the shape is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. I’m not a fan of the texture – I was expecting something more like these and wound up with something that was a cross between those and a gummy bear. They’re really chewy. I know some people will love these though, so it’s just a personal texture preference!
I’ve received Raley’s confectionary mix before in my Treatsie boxes, and I love these candies. They’re a bit nostalgic, aren’t they? These would look gorgeous in a glass candy bowl set out on the counter! The flavors in this mix are cinnamon, tutti-frutti, pomegranate, strawberry, raspberry, and banana. Raley lists which design is which flavor, so it’s easy to choose what you want!
How awesome is the packaging on these Seattle Chocolates bars? I love the look of them so much – they would make awesome gifts as is! This is definitely a dark chocolate bar. It has cocoa nibs for a bit of crunch, and then the smooth, fabulous truffle filling.
This was delicious! The salted caramel flavor was very light, but added a different twist to what would otherwise be a standard truffle filling. The chocolate on these bars is great!
If Valentine’s Day were a candy bar, this would be it. The packaging is 100% Valentine’s Day appropriate, with cute sayings and hearts doodled all about. The truffle filling is filled with popping candies and freeze dried raspberries. Though it is named “bubbly” bar, I don’t taste champagne – I think the reference is to the popping candies! It’s delicious by the way – I don’t like a lot of fruity flavors in my chocolate if it overpowers or competes in anyway, and the flavors are balanced so nicely here!
Dallas Caramel Co. Armadillos – $12.00
These are really, really good. The layers of chocolate and caramel are both so incredibly thick, and the nuts are sandwiched in between. The chocolate base is very solid, so you get a nice snap when you bite in, with the creaminess of the caramel. These are definitely high-brow Turtles – if you try one of these, I don’t think you’ll want to go back!
Verdict: Despite the small shipping issue, this is an absolutely awesome box. This is my first Treatsie Special Edition box (I didn’t even know they existed until I needed more of these, yes needed…) and started poking around their website. This is like the absolute ultimate gift for a sweet treat lover, or an awesome box to purchase and break up and give to several people. The value of this box comes in right at $54.00, which was a little surprising to me – I thought it would at least meet the cost of the box.
Even still, I thought that the curation of this box was outstanding. Everything was within the Valentine’s color scheme, there was an obscene (in a good way) amount of chocolate, there was bubbly, and Tall & Dark things included – everything that would make a perfect Valentine’s Day (unless your preferred poison is Tall & Light or Short & Dark or…you get the picture).
I’m looking forward to see what special edition boxes Treatsie does for the future! Did you pick one of these up? If so, what did you think?