OREO Cookie Club Subscription Box Review – June 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
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: U.S.
OREO Cookie Club June 2018 Review
I’m filling in for Marne this month on the OREO Cookie Club front but I have been lucky enough to taste the last few month’s flavors as they were passed around the office. I am an OREO fan for sure – I love that they’re generally accidentally vegan (full of chemicals!), and have a bit of a weakness for them.
OREO Cookie Club has sent 2 flavors this month plus a coupon and a swag item:
Coupon for a Free OREO Chocolate Candy Bar, 1.44 oz – Retail Value: Up to $0.99
As with previous months, the box included a coupon for a free Oreo Chocolate Candy bar. It would be much more fun to get another snack instead of this coupon. I aspire to be the kind of person who remembers to use coupons but will instead enjoy carrying it around in my wallet, forgetting all about it, and finding it in my annual wallet clean out when the expiration date has been long expired.
OREO Firework with Popping Candy 10.7 oz. – Retail Value $2.99
The limited edition firework OREOS have popping candy in them just like last month’s Cherry Cola flavor but without the unpleasant flavor. These are much better because they just taste like regular OREOS but with a popping candy surprise at the end. The candy started to pop just as I’d finished chewing and right when I started to think maybe I’d gotten a dud. The popping is light and didn’t startle me, so I think they’ve used a pretty good balance of candy and cream.
OREO Thins in Mint Creme, 10.1 oz. – Retail Value $2.99
I was not excited when I opened this box and saw mint creme Oreos. I don’t seek out mint chocolate chip ice cream, I don’t like beverages with fresh mint, I pretty much only like mint in gum or toothpaste form. SURPRISE TWIST! These are extremely good. I’m all about double-stuffed Oreos and have long held the belief that Thins are for quitters, but the cream (creme?) and cookie ratio on these was excellent. The flavors balanced perfectly and they were so tasty. My husband, Andy, and everyone in the office let me know these were a new favorite. Well done, Oreo!
Reusable Shopping Tote with Oreo Design – Estimated Value $5.00
I was happy to see a larger, more useful swag item in this month’s Cookie Club Box. Black is my favorite color and the simple white cookie design isn’t bad. The corner of the bag has a drawstring so you can crumple up the bag and shove it into the pocket, pulling the string tight to keep it compact. This function actually makes me pretty happy because I never have the patience to carefully fold up bags like this and put them back into their neat little envelopes. This will be a good bag to keep in my car for impromptu Target trips, for which I always forget to bring my own bag.
OREO Firecrackers Recipe Card
Lastly, they always included a recipe that you can make with the included OREOs. This straight-outta-Pinterest recipe would be fun to try for an upcoming 4th of July party. It calls for 18 Firework OREO cookies, some melted white baking chocolate, maraschino cherries, and red, white, and blue sprinkles.
What do you think? IS life sweater in the cookie club?
Verdict: OREO Cookie Club Subscription Box is there for the OREO enthusiast who is more interested in unique OREO-themed swag than value. The cost is $19.99 per box, but you must sign up for a minimum of a 3-month subscription for $59.97. Since we received 2 full-size packages that total $5.98, that means the expected value for the shopping tote, recipe card, and the coupon is around $14.01. You’ll find a range of prices for reusable shopping bags out in the world but I wouldn’t purchase this one up for more than $5-10. I think there’s a missed opportunity here to send out not-yet-released OREO cookie flavors or flavors to taste test and vote on BEFORE they hit the market. Exclusivity would add more value to this subscription for me, rather than receiving flavors I could get at the grocery store.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Subscriptions appear to be temporarily unavailable, but if they’re available again, it looks like you have to order the month before what would be your first delivery. If that’s the case, you’d receive the July box if you could order today.
Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, you’re paying approximately $6.66 per item (2 packages of cookies + the shopping bag). The coupon and recipe are not counted in this breakdown.
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What are your thoughts on the OREO Cookie Club Subscription Box? Would you try any of these flavors?!