Dylan’s Candy Bar Box Chocolates Review – August 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. That 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. Unfortunately, even with the warm weather protection, every single shipment I’ve received has come completely melted.
I really enjoy the sweet and salty combination of potato chips and chocolate, so this bar is a winner for me. Luckily, the bars don’t suffer as much as some of the other items in the box when they melt, because it’s mostly contained within the wrapper. So I was able to try this one, and I really enjoyed it. I think the potato chip flavor went really well with the creamy chocolate.
Mini-Bin Fillable Surprise – Chocolate Covered Swedish Fish – $10.00?
These chocolate covered Swedish Fish were sent as a refill for my mini bin that I received my first month of subscribing. I wasn’t sure about chocolate covered gummy candy, and I’m not a fan, but I’m sure there are people out there that love these. These did come melted, but thankfully, they didn’t melt completely into a mess of chocolate and gummy cherry goo. I really like the idea of sending a little bin for candy, and providing a refill for it each month!
Truffle Ice Cream Cones Truck – $10.00?
Unfortunately, I can’t find this item online either. It is unfortunate, because I think there are a lot of little ones that would love these. I tried the strawberry truffle cone, and wasn’t a fan. The cute factor here is high though, and I think a lot of people would love them for that. I wasn’t a fan because the ice cream part of the truffle really wasn’t truffle at all – it was like a melted mass of chocolate candy wafters formed into an ice cream scoop. The cone is the wafer cone of sadness, covered in chocolate – which makes it styrofoam-y and stale tasting.
Verdict: I feel like I’ve been really negative about this box and I hate that. I will say that their customer service has been top notch with resending the melted products (after sending pictures), but they’re still shipping the same way, even though each and every shipment has arrived melted. I finally gave up, and just told them to stop shipping me replacements. Some of the candy is good, but some of it is mediocre…This box is super cute, but I can’t recommend it. The value has been low each month: this month the value is right at $24.00, but much of that is probably a generous estimate.
I really wanted this one to work out, but for now, I would recommend holding off. Maybe try again in the winter!
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