Candy Club is a candy subscription that sends 2-3 pounds of premier brand name candy to you each month. Each delivery contains 4 different types of candy which you can choose yourself or leave as a surprise.
You’ll receive four different types of candy each month. Three will arrive in cups and the fourth will be loose candy in the box.
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This is a review of Candy Club’s Custom, $29.99, box.
About Candy Club
The Subscription Box: Candy Club
The Cost: $29.99 + $8.99 shipping per month ($21.99 + $8.99 shipping per month with a year subscription)
The Products: "Up to 3 pounds of candy" (from classics to contemporary favorites) packed into three of Candy Club’s 16 oz. signature containers.
Ships to: U.S. only
Candy Club June 2018 Review
Since it's getting hot out there now, Candy Club has added insulating material to prevent your candies from melting in transit. Sadly, not even that insulation could stop the heat from melting 2 of the three candies I chose.
Atkinson's Chick-O-Sticks, 2.1 ounces
First- the loose candies. I was not aware of the bite-size versions of Chick-O-Sticks but know them well because they are a favorite treat for some of my vegan friends. If you're not familiar, these are basically the inside of a butter finger (sans chocolate). There's a little something in the aftertaste of these I don't care for, but Emily's eye lit up when she saw them.
Albanese Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls, 8 ounces
Next, we have the first casualty of the box and my entire Candy Club life. These milk chocolate peanut butter pretzel balls that are pretty unrecognizable since they're supposed to be coated in chocolate. I'm a little perplexed but the chocolate IS in there. Make no mistake, these still taste great but are melted into one giant lump. I think the best course of action would be to break this clump apart with a knife and use in ice cream.
Arway Dark Chocolate Sticklets, 7.9 ounces
Whomp whomp. The chocolate on these pretzel sticks also melted into one giant blob, trapping the poor pretzels inside. I used a knife to chip some away and boy were they delicious. Too bad it's so hard to eat in this form.
Haribo Gummy Dinosaurs, 10.3 ounces
Gummy dinos for the win! They came totally in-tact and unmelted. If you love gummies like I do, you know that Haribo is the best. These multi-colored dinosaurs are super cute and fun to eat. They're crazy soft and have the best fruity sugary flavor!
Verdict: Candy Club says that they send *up to* 3 lbs of candy in each $29.99 (+8.99 shipping) package, but the kicker is that they don't really send you the candy selection by weight, they send three choices by volume. In this particular box, I received a total of 28.3 ounces (or 1.77 lbs) of candy across the 4 kinds which would make this $22.00 per pound. Two of the three candies I chose came melted, but I've sent an email to their customer service to see what they can do. I'll update my review once when I hear back!
UPDATE: I got a response from Candy Club's customer service yesterday (turnaround time was 48 hours) and they refunded me $17.98 for the two melted candies and told me they sent my photos to their team to further investigate the issue. While I'm glad they gave me a partial refund, I can't help but be a little shocked it wasn't larger since 2/3 of the candy that was paid for was melted. I suppose I can still eat it, but it's just a bit messier.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You won't get this exact box since you can either choose your candy or have it chosen at random for you!
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Value Breakdown: At $38.98 for this box on the month-to-month plan, we're paying about $22.02 per pound of candy.
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