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Sweets GiftBox Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2017

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Sweets Giftbox October 2017

Sweets GiftBox is a new food box addition under TheGiftBox umbrella. (You may be familiar with Ragan’s Pet GiftBox reviews!) From Sweets GiftBox:

We have made it our mission to find you the most delicious sweets in the world. Through research and taste testing, we promise to only deliver the most decadent, delicious treats to your doorstep. From gourmet cookies and chocolates, to artisan candies and treats, we guarantee our sweets will satisfy your sweet tooth!

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Sweets Giftbox October 2017

The Subscription Box: Sweets GiftBox

The Cost: $25 a month + free shipping. You can also purchase a one-time box or Gift box for $30 + free shipping.

COUPON: Use code SGBMSA50 to save 50% off your first box!

The Products: 4-5 gourmet and artisan chocolate, cookies, candies, and treats relating to a monthly theme

Ships to: U.S. only

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Sweets Giftbox October 2017

This month’s theme is Spooky Sweets and seems to focus on chocolate. Awesome!

Sweets Giftbox October 2017

The back of the included info card notes each item in the box along with a brief description. 

Let’s dig in!

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Byrd’s Toasted Pumpkin Cookies, 8 oz. – Estimated Value $8.50 (buy a 16 oz. bag for $16.95)

These crispy little cookies were a delight. Each cookie is bite-sized, so they’re easy to snack on (beware — I ate nearly half the bag without blinking an eye). Their pumpkin flavor isn’t overwhelming, but it’s definitely pronounced and blends well with the additional cinnamon, pecan, brown sugar, white chocolate chips, and vanilla ingredients.

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Chocolat Moderne Pumpkin Pie Bon Bon – Estimated Value $3.20 (buy a 5 piece assortment for $16.00)

A dark chocolate morsel filled with pumpkin pie caramel, this fancy chocolate was a nice little treat! It was larger than the standard chocolate piece that you’d expect to find in a gift box, and I love that it looks like a mini pumpkin! Its design is indicative of the sweet pumpkin caramel filling inside. The caramel with a little TOO sweet for me, to be honest, but I really enjoyed this candy overall.

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Mayana Chocolate Kitchen Sink Bar – Value $8.00

Wow, this candy bar is substantial. It’s got it all: peanut butter, pretzel, and crisp rice combine with milk chocolate, fleur de sel caramel, and a 66% dark chocolate coating. The rice crisps create a nice subtle crunch to each bite while the caramel and peanut butter add a bit of creaminess. If we’re talking mainstream, processed chocolate bars, I’d compare this to something between a Take 5 and a Snickers. You can definitely taste the high-end ingredients and fresh, quality chocolate in the final product, though!

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Ethel M Chocolates Mars Bar, 1.77 oz. – Retail Value $2.99

I’m a huge fan of the marshmallowy nougat, almonds, and chocolate combo of a classic Mars Bar, so I was thrilled to see this treat in this month’s box! This version is nice and flat with a fluffy interior. Nuts sprinkled throughout add a little crunch. I love that this chocolate bar is an elevated version of the one that I’m familiar with — total winner!

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Marlo’s Soft-Baked Biscotti Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, 1 oz. – Estimated Value $1.20 (buy a 5 oz. bag for $5.99)

Man, this festive treat sure made me excited for fall weather. The chocolate chips add a little extra special sweetness, and the pumpkin pie spices are the perfect compliment to a good cup of coffee (or a PSL if you wanna get really crazy). I also love that these biscotti are individually packaged so you’re sure to get a fresh, crumbly piece.

Verdict: As a chocolate enthusiast receiving Sweets GiftBox for the first time, I was impressed with the delicious assortment! The variety of items was nice as well — especially with a narrow chocolate AND spooky/autumnal-themed window to work with.

The calculated value for this month’s box comes in at $23.89, which is just slightly below the box cost of $25.00. Because you’re paying for such a varied gourmet sampling, and many of these items would be more costly if purchased individually online or in bulk quantities only, I think that the value is fair. However, I’d love to see an additional item or two in future boxes to make up for the difference!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The October box is no longer available. Sign up for the December box here.

Coupon – Use code SGBMSA50 to save 50% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $25.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Cookies: $8.89
  • Bon Bon: $3.35
  • Kitchen Sink Bar: $8.37
  • Mars Bar: $3.13
  • Biscotti: $1.26

What was your favorite item in the October Sweets GiftBox?

Written by Jess Cole Payne

Jess Cole Payne

Jess’s love for subscription boxes began with a makeup and skincare fixation. She’s looking forward to broadening her horizons in discovering new products within the lifestyle and food world of subscription boxes.

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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