Sugarfina Trick or Treat Mystery Bag Review
Sugarfina is a gourmet candy company that offers everything from Dom Perignon champagne gummy bears that have a cult following to birthday cake caramels and chocolate bacon pretzel bites.
They recently offered a Trick or Treat Mystery Bag, a $40 mystery bag with a promised value of at least $75 of Sugarfina sweets.
FYI – this box is no longer available for purchase, but they seem to offer a mystery bag about twice a year.
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The Box: Sugarfina Trick or Treat Mystery Bag
The Cost: $40
We LOVE a sweet surprise, don’t you? We’re so excited it’s Halloween and we can surprise you with Sugarfina treats this season. This $40 grab bag contains $75 worth of Sugarfina sweets.
Shipping: Standard shipping was $10.95
Sugarfina Trick or Treat Mystery Box Review
Inside of this envelope was a hand-written note, which I thought was lovely! We also received more information about Sugarfina and a collaboration they did with The Honest Company.
Parisian Pineapples, Large Candy Cube – Retail Value $18
I should probably preface this review by saying that I LOVE Sugarfina. I am big on the Sugarfina bandwagon, but my wallet doesn’t believe in spending all of my money on sweets. Because of that, opening up the box to this MASSIVE cube of Parisian Pineapples felt so luxurious! These pineapples do not have a typical gummy texture- there isn’t really any resistance as you chew if that makes sense. There was a tropical pineapple flavor that built up the more you chewed, and overall I would eat these again, but they aren’t in my top favorites.
Champagne Bubbles, Large Candy Cube – Retail Value $18
The champagne candy options from Sugarfina are super popular, and these champagne bubbles are my favorite out of the champagne options! There is a great contrast in texture with the crunchy nonpareils surrounding the firm center gummy, and I like the light flavor of these. I can’t say if they taste like “the finest champagne” (especially since I haven’t had fine champagne?), but these are definitely really tasty and fun. I am a happy camper to have a big cube of these babies!
Apple Frogs, Large Candy Cube – Retail Value $18
These frogs pair an apple gummy with a vanilla foam base, and while the texture is a bit unique I really enjoyed these. I thought the apple flavor tasted like real apples, and the contrast of the foam at the bottom was a neat texture element. If you’re weird with textures these probably won’t be for you, but feel free to pass your extras along to me.
Champagne Bears, Small Candy Cube – Retail Value $8.50
I would say these are the most popular Sugarfina offering, but they aren’t my favorite. These are made with real Dom Perignon champagne, and they taste almost like a sprite, only without the carbonation and not as sweet (I feel like I just described champagne, but I have never really actually drank champagne so I can’t be sure). I prefer my candy to have a bit more flavor or texture pizazz, so these are a pass for me. These definitely would make amazing stocking stuffers or small gifts this holiday season, (though I will say my favorite holiday candy from Sugarfina are the reindeer noses, aka the gingerbread cookies in adorable packaging).
PB&J Caramels, Small Candy Cube – Retail Value $7.50
These are really the only candy out of the box that left me scratching my head- they are described as “caramels coated in artisan peanut butter and dipped and strawberry jelly white chocolate.” Honestly, these just have a bit too much going on. The caramel had a nice chewy texture that wasn’t sticky, and I do think these had the essence of a PB & J, but I wouldn’t seek these out.
Princess Pearls, Small Candy Cube – Retail Value $7.50
I have seen the Princess Pearls before, and I always thought they were just pretty candy coated chocolate. BOY WAS I WRONG, and I mourn the years I could have spent occasionally enjoying these when I could afford them. These are described as a crispy rice cereal dipped in milk chocolate and finished in a pearlescent candy shell, and I think the best way to explain the flavor and texture is if a whopper and rice crispy treat had a baby. They’re amazing, and I could throw this entire cube back with no issues if I didn’t need to fit things like protein and vegetables into my diet.
The Verdict: I loved this mystery bag! The PB&J caramels were the only true miss for me, and I think enjoying all of the three big cubes makes this box a big winner. I will say that I thought shipping was a bit slow- I ordered on October 29 and this arrived on November 8. While that’s not the craziest wait in the world, it feels long considering that this mystery bag description talked about the Halloween season and I am now fully in Thanksgiving mode! I think these bags should have been ready to ship when the deal was announced, but ultimately I got some delicious candy at a pretty good deal. Sugarfina promised a value of at least $75, and by my math, the total retail value comes to $77.50. I am happy with that!
The Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is now sold out.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $50.95 ($40 + $10.95 shipping) and I calculated a value of $77.50. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Parisian Pineapples: $11.83
- Champagne Bubbles: $11.83
- Apple Frogs: $11.83
- Champagne Bears: $5.58
- PB&J Caramels: $4.93
- Princess Pearls: $4.93
What do you think of the Sugarfina Trick or Treat Mystery Bag? Did your mystery bag contain different goodies?