Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Chocolates Review – June 2016
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The Subscription Box: Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Chocolate
The Cost: $119.00 for three months or $229.00 for six months. This price includes shipping.
The Products: “Our monthly assortment contains classic products like our Bars, BarK and Good-to-Go bags as well surprise chocolate-y min-bin fillables.”
Ships to: United States
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Dylan’s Candy Bar ships all chocolate products with warm weather shipping protection during the summer, which is great for those of us living in hot climates. I received my shipping notification on a Thursday, and didn’t receive my box until Monday, so (I’m assuming) it sat in a truck or a warehouse over the weekend. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue, but this is chocolate, and it’s been 114 some days here. Unfortunately, even with the warm weather protection, several of my items arrived melted. When I received my box the ice packs were hot and leaking, and the inside box itself was hot to the touch.
The s’mores treat and the peanut butter cups both came melted. My peanut butter cups were unrecognizable as peanut butter cups. So I contacted customer service. They asked me to send pictures of the melted items, and said they would ship me replacements (10 days ago now). I still haven’t received my replacements, but I look forward to being able to try them! I was told they will arrive on Monday, July 11th, which worries me a bit – sounds like they’re going to sit for at least a day in a warehouse – we’ll see if they come intact!
Just know when you receive a melted item from this box, you have to email or call customer service within 24 hours of your delivery, and you have to provide pictures. They will only replace the melted items, not the whole box. I completely understand this from a business prospective, but it can be a little frustrating to have to go back and forth with pictures and such to replace an item or two.
This didn’t come melted and it was delicious! I am a dark chocolate fan, so I really enjoyed this. The dark chocolate was smooth and just the right amount of sweet and bitter.
Dylan’s Candy Bar – S’mores Treat – $5.00?
I can’t find this item on the site, but here is a similar treat. This was one that came melted. I did try a little bit of it since it wasn’t as melted as the peanut butter cups. S’mores are the quintessential summer time treat, so this was perfect to include! I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
Dylan’s Candy Bar – OMG’s Vanilla Almond – $16.00?
This is an exclusive item for the Welcome chocolate candy box, which is a real bummer because these are insanely delicious! To me, it tasted like white chocolate covered Biscoff cookies. I am definitely going to try to recreate this at home, since they aren’t for sale on the website. Plus, how cute is this little bin? I’ll tell you one thing though, I definitely didn’t need the candy tongs – couldn’t wait that long to get the next piece in my mouth! The chocolate on these came melted, but I didn’t realize this until I had already contacted Dylan’s for my replacement for the other items.
These are in such bad shape that I can’t even really try them. The chocolate is melted all around the packaging and separated from the peanut butter. I hope my replacements come in good shape so I can try them…truffle cups sound delicious!
Verdict: With the 3-month subscription, this box comes out to about $40.00 a month. The value of this box is approximately $28.25 – which is disappointing. I know that part of that $40 covers shipping, but $11.75 is quite a bit for shipping in the sub box world! The items I received seemed to be of high quality, but even if you break it out to $40 for 4 items, each item would be $10, and I’m not certain that’s worth it!
With that said, I did enjoy all of the items in the box, so if you’re looking for a good chocolate subscription and aren’t looking for an awesome value, maybe give this one a try. I’m curious to see what the next few months bring!
Have you tried Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Chocolate yet?