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Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Signatures Review – June 2016

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseJun 24, 2016 | 19 comments

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Dylan's Candy Bar Box “provides monthly gift box packages filled with specially curated Dylans Candy Bar candy assortments, chocolates and lifestyle products.”

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Subscribers can choose between the Chocolates Box, “which includes classic products like Bars, BarK and Good-to-Go bags as well surprise chocolate-y mini-bin fillables,” and the Signatures Box, which contains “whirly pops, chocolate bars, s’mores, mini-bin fillables and more… from gummies to chocolate and all sorts of sweetness in between.”

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I love gummy candy, so I opted for the Signatures Box!

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To help keep the candy protected from the summer heat, my box was shipped with a cold pack, and I’m happy to report that al of the chocolate I received was in great (unmelted) condition!

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Unlike most subscription boxes, Dylan's Candy Bar Box subscriptions do not auto renew. So, if you pay for a 3-month subscription you will receive only three boxes. If you’d like to receive additional boxes, you will need to place another order.

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The Subscription Box: Dylan's Candy Bar Box

The Cost: $109 for a 3-month subscription to the Signatures Box. $119 for a 3-month subscription to the Chocolates Box. (Less per month with longer subscription commitments.)

The Products: Assorted candy, chocolate, and lifestyle products from Dylans Candy Bar.

Ships to: US

Check out the Sweets Subscription Box Directory for more candy subscription boxes and make sure to add Dylan's Candy Bar Signatures Box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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My box contained a letter welcoming me to the Dylan's Candy Bar Box club.

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Dylan's Candy Bar Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Truffle Cups (1.6 oz.)- $4

These salty and sweet caramel cups are made with Belgian dark chocolate. I love salted caramel, and these cups are really tasty.

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Dylan's Candy Bar Milk Chocolate Bar (2 oz.)- $3.25

Dylan’s Candy Bar uses Belgian chocolate for all of their bars.

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I prefer dark chocolate over milk, but I’m sure my husband will make sure this bar doesn’t go uneaten!

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Dylan's Candy Bar Whirly Pop- $3.25

I don’t think I’ve eaten a lollipop like this since I was a kid! It’s so pretty, and it definitely has nostalgic appeal.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar Mini Bin Filled with Gummy Bears- $16

I can’t find this exact item for sale on the Dylan’s Candy Bar site, so I’ve taken the price from the other filled mini bins available for sale.

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The brand of these gummies isn’t specified, but they look and taste like Albanese 12 Flavor Gummi Bears— one of my favorites!

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I love the design of this container. I think it’s perfect for setting on a desk or kitchen counter.

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The little scoop is cute, too!

Verdict: I enjoyed the selection of candies that were included in my first Dylan's Candy Bar Box. The balance of candy and chocolate was about 50/50, and everything I received tasted very fresh. I appreciate that the box was packed with care (and cool packs!), and I think Dylan’s packaging is lovely. It’s hard not to compare this box to Candy Club, since they both specialize in high-end candy. While both have great packaging and fresh treats, I think this box might be a better choice for chocolate lovers (as Candy Club focuses more on gummies and sweets). The per-box cost breakdown for this box (for a 3-month subscription) is $36, and the retail value of the items I received totals $26.50. The retail value falls short of the box cost, but I still think this box would be a fun indulgence for candy lovers. It would also make a great gift.

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Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle. 


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19 comments

Sarah

WAY overpriced. I would be upset if I paid $36 for a box that is not even worth $36, but is also very under-whelming!

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Kim

I’m checking out those Albanese 12 flavor gummies. We recently got some Dylan’s gummies at an airport and they were the best I’ve ever had. A chewier texture and amazing flavor a. You only needed 2 or 3 to be satisfied, not a handful.

As for the box, I agree too expensive for what you get.

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Helen

I’m sorry but this price point is ridiculous.

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Windy

Like others have said, not a fan of this. I like candy but don’t want to operpay for it. I think I would pay about $15 for this subscription and be satisfied. I like subscriptions only when I feel like I am getting a good deal.

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Charlie

Very cute! …. For whoever decides to pay for this.

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Jessvii

^This exactly

I love Dylan’s Candy Bar, I’d eat everything in this box, and I think it’s a good amount (some sweets boxes give me more than I need). However, for this price I’m out.

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Molly

The container store sells those tiny containers with the scoops. I got them and filled them with candy for teacher gifts one year! They were cheap, too. I think two dollars max ?

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Deb

Checked out the review because I thought it might be a fun box to send my son at college. 6.6oz + maybe half a pound of gummy bears? $36 dollars for what might be less than a pound of candy. Many artisanal chocolatiers don’t command $36/lb. The value is very disappointing. I can put together a much better box myself to send to him. I could just imagine if he has friends around when he opens it, how much he would even get to eat himself?!

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C

I was excited to see this, but then that excitement fell off onto the floor and shattered ! I would not be happy if I paid for this. Considering the price and the actual selection they have….very dissapointing and not at all a great value to get a stronger customer base from around the country. Yes when you go there….it’s a high end candy shop basically that’s nice to experience when your near one. However you don’t forget it and this subscription fell very short of what they could do. When your at one, it’s not a great price there to buy and ship someone something either, rather cheaper to take back home or there where shoppers shipping at local post office themselves. It will be interesting to see more reviews but this one was to dissapointing.

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Lisa

I love the candy bin too but this box is WAY over priced!!

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nursermk

Considering marked up candy prices it comes to $26. but without the amp’d prices I’m putting it at about $20-$22. Lindsey looked like she had fun with this one, but NO.

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Sarah

I totally love that little gummy bear container! If anyone is getting this box and would like to swap it (even without the gummies) i would live to have it to refill. We are big gummie people on my house.

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Angela

Thank you for the review 🙂 This seems so overpriced to me. I get great organic chocolate at Whole Foods and that store can be expensive, but I feel like I’m paying a fair price for chocolate and candy there. I bought a bunch of candy online from Dylan’s Candy Bar before and I didn’t end up liking anything. The chocolate wasn’t tempered correctly, so it had that weird while cast on it and the gummy candy tasted old. Your candy looks fresh and looks like it probably tastes good, but I still wouldn’t pay $36.

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Amie

Those caramel cups look amazing. The price of the box seems a bit too high for the value for me. Maybe if there were two or three more items…

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Rain

I’ve been there and had a lot of fun, but I think a big part of what you’re paying the high price for is the experience of visiting the store. It’s not like the candy itself is super high quality or anything. It doesn’t translate very well to a subscription box.

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Cynthia

So many photo’s for so few items. Way over priced.

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Anne

This candy shop is not cheap. We have one in Chicago and I like it, but its really an indulgence. So I am not surprised that the value is less than the price of the subscription. Unlike most subs, this one is not going to be discounted. I think as a high end/designer candy retailer – its fun for a gift, but visit the shop when you get a chance and save on the shipping and packaging. I would pass because there is a shop in my City, but I would have trouble justifying paying this much for candy.

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Heathery

Price point is no bueno for me, but I love that box! (Like, the red physical box lol.)

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Nicky

This box looks very interesting, but the price point turns me off completely. The gummy bears with the container and scoop are so cute!

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