Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Signatures Review – July 2016
Dylan’s Candy Bar Box “provides monthly gift box packages filled with specially curated Dylan’s Candy Bar candy assortments, chocolates and lifestyle products.”
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.”
I love gummy candy, so I opted for the Signatures Box!
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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Signatures
The Products: Assorted candy, chocolate, and lifestyle products from Dylans Candy Bar.
Ships to: US
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My box contained a card that listed the items included in the box.
This box was very well packaged and was shipped with an ice pack to keep the candy from melting in transit. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep the candy safe. Both of the chocolate items in this month’s box got a little melty on their way to me. Luckily, it was pretty easy to break the popcorn back up into pieces. Once the chocolate re-solidified, it was pretty much as good as new.
This popcorn was covered with a generous amount of caramel and chocolate. It was really good.
Sour Gummy Bears (Mini-bin Refill)— $5?
Last month, I received a refillable candy holder in my box, and this month I was sent two different types of candy to use as refills for that container. I couldn’t find either of the refill candies I received available on the Dylan’s Candy Bar website, so I’ve estimated their prices. (I’ve tried to be generous in my pricing estimations, since I know Dylan’s Candy Bar charges a premium for their candy.)
It’s a cute idea, I suppose, to send a container one month and then follow up with refills, but I would have preferred to receive another candy holder this month. One of the reasons Dylan’s Candy Bar can get away with their super high prices is because their excellent packaging makes the candy seem special. Getting an unbranded bag of refill candy doesn’t have the same magic.
Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies (Mini-bin Refill)— $5?
These sandwich cookies were the most affected by heat— they basically melted into a big ball of goo! My husband was still happy to eat them, though, and described them as “a handful of Oreos with chocolate poured over them.” Another thing I should mention about the bags of refill candy is that neither of them completely filled the container. If you check out my last review of this box, you can see that the bag of candy for the refillable container was really good sized, and that it filled the container all the way to the brim.
The refill bags I received this month didn’t even fill the container halfway.
Verdict: Compared to the last Dylan’s Candy Bar Signatures Box I received, this one feels very light. I’m disappointed that both of my chocolate items arrived melted, and I’m also a little surprised that the refill bags weren’t large enough to fill the refillable mini bin. Last month’s box contained 4 candy items as well as a branded candy container, and this one contained only a box of popcorn and two small bags of candy. The per-box cost breakdown for this box (for a 3-month subscription) is $36. Even with generous value estimates, the items I received in this box are worth maybe half that. I enjoyed the last box I received from Dylan’s Candy Bar, but there’s no way I can recommend the subscription based on what I received this month. In the comments section of last month’s review, people talked about how much fun it is to shop in a Dylan’s Candy Bar retail location, and, for me, the first box I received managed to capture a little bit of that fun. This box, however, did not. With so many fun, creative, and well-branded products available on the Dylan’s Candy Bar site, the items in this box are surprisingly uninspired.
What do you think of Dylan’s Candy Bar Signatures Box?