OREO Cookie Club Subscription Box Review – February 2018
OREO Cookie Club is a subscription box that delivers two deliciously different OREO experiences – sometimes a new flavor, sometimes a familiar favorite – with fun OREO swag and a delicious recipe.
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About OREO Cookie Club
The Subscription Box: OREO Cookie Club Subscription Box
The Cost: $59.97 for 3 months, 119.94 for 6 months, 239.88 for 12 months. Free shipping.
The Products: “An OREO Gift Box that contains two OREO flavors, a one-of-a-kind OREO inspired gift, and recipe card, all in an artistically designed OREO gifting box. MSRP [value] of $24.99 per box”
Ships to: the US
OREO Cookie Club February 2018 Review
OREO recently launched a “cookie club” subscription box and we knew we had to check it out. It doesn’t come with info cards detailing what you get, so I do my best to find the flavors online and try to estimate the value of the included OREO-inspired gift.
Now, let’s see what February brought us!
Limited Edition Olympics OREOs, 15.35 oz. – Retail Value $2.99
I’m not surprised that these were included this month, seeing though everyone and their mother is talking about the Olympics. While I haven’t watched any winter events myself, I am a fan of eating cookies, so these were relevant to my interests. On the upside, the chocolate cookie portion has special designs on one side of the sandwich, while the other bears the classic OREO design. From what I can tell, the five designs are skiers, figure skaters, and snowboarders, and then two USA-themed ones. On the downside, these do not have a limited edition flavor which I was hoping for, just the original chocolate OREO. They are also available at large retailers, so they’re not exclusive to the box (which we found to be true last month as well).
They also include a recipe to make these fun Olympic medals out of the cookies. These would be perfect for an Olympic viewing party.
OREO Thin Bites, Original, 6 oz. – Retail Value $2.99
The next featured OREO comes in the form of fudge-dipped minis. I honestly didn’t notice that these were “thin” because they were just mini shrunken versions of OREOs that have been dipped into chocolate fudge. The whole cookie is there, with cream and all, just itsy bitsy and really snackable. These are really easy to eat a lot of in a short period of time and come in a resealable bag. Again, this isn’t an exclusive item to the cookie club box and seem to be widely available. Sort of a bummer, but I wouldn’t have known they existed otherwise.
OREO Hot Cocoa Mix, 1.23 oz packet – Buy a box of 8 for $3.83
This is the same hot cocoa packet we received two of in the last box. If you read last month’s review you’ll know that I described it as like making hot chocolate with crushed up OREOs, which holds true. Not a huge value here since you can buy a box of 8 for a little over the price of a package of regular OREO cookies. Tasty though!
OREO Virtual Reality Viewer
That brings us to the final item, which is the OREO inspired gift. Here, we have a virtual reality viewer! I haven’t used one of these before, but its kind of a fun idea although not terribly cookie-related. The viewer itself is made of sturdy plastic and collapsible rubber bellows with a place to put your peepers to check out the video on one end, and a clip to slide in your smartphone into the other end. You’ll have to scan the included QR code with your smartphone first, which will open up a YouTube video that OREO has created for this experience. You’ll also need to tap on the icon at the bottom right of the screen that looks like a pair of 3D glasses to make sure it displays int he right way. Then, you slide your phone into the clip to hold it in place and look through the viewer to experience floating down a lazy river filled with milk and OREO delights. I have to say, it’s pretty trippy looking through the viewer and moving it around to see what’s above and around you as you float through the river. I noticed there are a couple others as well that pop up once the short video ends. Pretty cool, I will definitely use this viewer to check out other VR videos I can find online. While you can’t buy this exact OREO-branded VR viewer, I did find a few wholesalers with similar looking viewers online for a pretty low cost (only with high minimums of at least 100 pieces, of course) from $3.00-$5.00. I couldn’t find something similar to buy just one of, so it’s hard to put a value on.
Verdict: OREO Cookie Club Subscription Box costs $19.99 per box (a minimum purchase of a 3-month subscription for $59.97) and I received 2 full-size OREO cookie products, a packet of OREO hot cocoa mix, and an OREO VR viewer (plus a recipe). While the treats are all available to purchase at various retailers, the free gift seems like they will always be exclusive. Since each of the packages of cookies only retail for $2.99, and the single pack of hot cocoa mix maybe has a value of less than $0.50, so you’re pretty much paying the remaining $13.51 for the VR viewer to break even. I had high hopes for OREO Cookie Club, but the first two months haven’t really delivered anything special to me as a subscriber. The only value here would seem to be for someone who is really an OREO collector and would geek out on the exclusive gifts.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It is unclear.
Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, you’re paying approximately $5.00 per item.
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