Sweets GiftBox Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2018
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About Sweets GiftBox
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.
The Products: 4-5 gourmet and artisan chocolate, cookies, candies, and treats relating to a monthly theme
Ships to: U.S. only
Sweets GiftBox February 2018 Review
February, as you might’ve guessed, was all about LOVE. While its arrival and unveiling were a bit delayed, the sentiment was in no way diminished. Because c’mon: spreading love and treating yourself should be a year-round thing.
Each month, Sweets Giftbox includes an insert that lays out the theme and details about all included items. This months was superbly sweet and lovey-dovey, and I adored it.
Now, onto the goodies!
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Champagne Truffle Bar, 3.5 oz. – Retail Value $4.95
As I’ve written in previous snack box reviews, artificial fruit flavoring normally turns me off. This dark chocolate bar—despite being gloriously chocolatey and fancy AF—didn’t do much to change my mind.
Its strawberry filling was too sweet for me. The gel-like middle tasted like the sweeeeetest jelly imaginable, just a lot smoother and a heck of a lot pinker. Its sweetness was so overpowering that I could hardly taste a hint of champagne!
The saving grace of this beautiful bar was the chocolate itself. It was GLORIOUS. It had a firm break, a strong, not-too-bitter flavor, and a smooth finish. If they would have given me a solid dark chocolate bar—no frills—I would have been over the moon!
Iced Heart Sugar Cookies – Estimated Value $4.00
TOO DARN CUTE. These heart-shaped cookies won me over the moment I laid eyes on their sweet, grinning faces.
I expected them to have a crumbly, buttery texture a lá the smiley cookies from Eat’n Park, but they had a surprisingly strong crunch! Their icing was perfectly sweet and the cookie had a quintessential sugar-cookie flavor. I loveloveloveloved ’em!
These cookies are made by an independent Canadian bakery and are only available seasonally at select online vendors, so their price was estimated based on similar treats.
Fancypops Long-Stem Rose Lollipop – Buy a pack of 100 for $34.99
THIS strawberry flavor was fantastic! I’m rarely seeking an authentic fruit taste when enjoying sweets like these, but this rose-shaped lollipop had a unique strawberry flavor that was better than most.
It had a little tang, which made it taste a lot more layered and complex than you’d expect! Its shape and long stem made it super fun to eat, too.
Wei of Chocolate Himalayan Pink Salt Dark Chocolates, 8-count – Retail Value $12
I squealed and ran to show my roommate the moment I opened these cute chocolates; they reminded me so much of the movie Matilda! Their adorable wrapper and stunning rose mold looked MUCH TOO GOOD FOR CHILDREN, amirite?! (Shoutout to Miss Honey for being the greatest.)
These chocolates probably wouldn’t be great for children, actually, because their Himalayan-salty taste was a bit of a head-scratcher. They’re very salty. I was shocked when I first bit into one because the taste was immediately very bitter.
Once again, I think this dark chocolate would have been a-okay without any flavor additions! Call me a simpleton, but good chocolate can certainly stand on its own as an indulgence.
Malvi Marshmallow Confections Raspberry Hibiscus S’More Cookies – Buy a box of 3 for $12.00
These were wonderfully strange to bite into! I’ve never enjoyed a dessert like this before, so it felt very chic and L.A.
The chocolate cookie separated from the (adorable!) pink marshmallow the moment I bit into it, so a plate is definitely needed to catch crumbs when it comes to these confections. I could immediately taste the floral hibiscus notes of the marshmallow, which was awesome! Combined with the raspberry flavoring, the overall bite was a bit overwhelming, but it didn’t taste too artificial.
I liked these for the rare adventure-factor of ’em. When else are you going to have a s’more as fancy as this?!
Verdict: Sweet GiftBox is NOT lying when it describes its treats as artisanal! These were the most sophisticated sweets I’ve ever tried, and I love that this subscription introduces bold new techniques and flavor combos each month.
That being said, some of these items were too complicated. I am a chocolate fiend, so when I indulge, I hope to actually taste the chocolate full-on! Maybe I just need to develop a more sophisticated palette. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. From Sweets GiftBox:
Your first box will ship within two weeks of your order. Future boxes will ship each month in coordination with the Month’s holiday theme.
Coupon – Use code SGBMSA50 to save 50% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box is $25.00 a month, which averages out to $5.00 per item for the five snacks I received. I can see the raspberry hibiscus marshmallows, Himalayan chocolates, and champagne chocolate bar being worth that much, but $5.00 for a lollipop seems a bit much! I think Sweets GiftBox would be wise to include one or two more items each month to really make it worth its price tag.
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What was your favorite item in the February Sweets GiftBox? Happy (very) belated Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re all still feelin’ the love, even a few weeks later.