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New Ghirardelli Subscription: Savor The Dark Book Club

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Quarterly has launched a new monthly subscription box with Ghirardelli! (This subscription is 3-months only then it is over!)

The Subscription Box: Savor The Dark Book Club

The Cost: $40 plus $5 Shipping

The Products: You are invited to Ghirardelli’s Savor the Dark Book Club, where you can celebrate the ultimate pairing of premium dark chocolate and summer’s hottest new books signed by the author. This 3-month subscription brings Ghirardelli Intense Dark flavors and the season’s most buzzed-about books straight to your doorstep, along with special surprise bonus content you can’t buy anywhere else.

And we have spoilers for all three months:

May will include:

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A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock

June will include:

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June by Miranda Beverly-Whittenmore

July will include:

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I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

What do you think of this summer book subscription? I signed up! (But I don’t envy any subscription box sending chocolate in the summer!)

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.


  1. Love this idea, but it’s too expensive for a quick read and treat… I get that the books are signed, but that doesn’t actually mean anything to me unless it’s a favorite author. Too bad, because I like the idea.

  2. Over priced and any chocolate (even with ice packs) melts by the time it gets to me. I cancelled all my treats boxes for that reason (and cried pitifully)

  3. This one is kind of silly, isn’t it? The books on Amazon will be 21.90, 21.48 and 20.87, respectively. Also on Amazon, 4 packs and 6 packs of Ghiardelli dark chocolate are about $15.00. At those prices, and not to mention Prime, shipping would be free on Amazon. For the extra $10 that the subscription costs, you can even toss in your own bonus content! LOL If you are worried about melted chocolate, you can just as easily toss the book and the bars of chocolate in your cart at Target. I just don’t trust that that the bonus content will up the value of this box to a price point that would grab me.

  4. I clicked through to check this sub out, and realized that it is by Quarterly. Which means that even though the boxes are supposed to be sent in May, June and July, they’ll instead go out in July, December and June of next year.

    • Lol “Quarterly” does mean once every four years, right?

  5. If only it were half the cost and Lindt this would be tempting.

  6. So does the $40 covers all 3 months or is it $40 a month?

    The idea of chocolate getting sent in hot months does make me nervous but if it’s $40 for all 3 months I may bite. That Terry McMillan book sounds awesome!

    • Website says $40 per package! Eek. I must be confused on this. There is either a lot A LOT of chocolate in there or there is something I’m not getting about the books. I can grab the book for half that and the bars for around $2 or $3 each.

      • If it’s $40 a month this makes it very easy to say no. Each book is around $21 on Amazon and even if we went super high on the chocolate and said $15 for 3 bars it just doesn’t make sense to buy this subscription. Which is a bummer because I love dark chocolate. Should have realized once I saw Quarterly was involved it would not be a good deal 🙁

  7. Would love to know how they will make chocolate arrive here in Arizona not in a puddle. We have already hit 90 degrees this week. I have received chocolate, at least that is what the accompanying card said it was, in other sub boxes – it wasn’t pretty, nor edible. If that could be explained I’m in.

    • Agree. I always worry about my boxes in the summer (actually starting about now through November). Any chocolate is unrecognizable by the time I get my mail. The AZ heat is unforgiving.

  8. This is so tempting!!! Too many unread books to go though.

  9. I would love this box if it wasn’t dark chocolate. I’m more of a milk chocolate girl. But I love ghirardelli and it’s still cold enough by me that shipping chocolate would be fine. Although not in July. They will HAVE to use ice packs then otherwise it would just be a waste.

  10. no way am I ordering chocolate on purpose especially with a new sub box Im sure they don’t use ice packs. Im in Texas and its already in the 70s and it will only get warmer…the only chocolate items ive recieved in subs so far has been melted. what a shame they didn’t do this over the winter months.

  11. I don’t know about this box. I wonder why they didn’t start it in the fall or winter. It seems odd starting to send chocolate out now when the weather is getting warmer in many parts of the country. As a mostly non-fiction reader and lover of milk chocolate this rather expensive box is definitely not for me. I really, really, really, wish there was a milk chocolate subscription box. All the ones I’ve seen seem to have very few if any milk chocolate offerings. I’m also probably in the minority on this but I hate the whole sea salt/chocolate and caramel thing. This combination appears in nearly every sweets box I see.

  12. Aw, I would totally be into a Ghirardelli chocolate subscription. I love it! However, I don’t really read regular fiction enough to get a $40 book box. I mostly read fantasy, scifi, YA, and comics. I already have OwlCrate, Lit-Cube, and the Book Riot boxes, so I think I’m good right now. Just reading those chocolate flavors makes me want to check out what’s at the grocery store, though! haha 🙂

    • Yeah, I pretty much only read fantasy so the books would be a bit of a miss for me. (I have dozens of unread books on my shelves and my Kindle so I’m hesitant to branch out when I can’t even keep up with what I’ve bought on my own.)

      Also, Liz is right. I wonder about shipping chocolate at this time of year. When I was getting Yogi Surprise Jewelry, I got a couple of completely melted chocolate things.

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