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SugarlyBox Candy Subscription Box Review – December 2018

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Dec 23, 2018 | 33 comments

Sugarly Box December 2018

SugarlyBox is a new candy subscription box! You can choose to receive either 3 or 9 packs of candy each month in fun, brightly colored packaging.

This is a review of SugarlyBox 3-pack, $11.99 + $5.50 shipping.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Sugarly Box

The Subscription Box: SugarlyBox

The Cost: 3 candies per month is $11.99 + $5.50 shipping. 9 candies per month is $29.99 + $8.50 shipping.

The Products: “Premium candies and chocolates.” According to their FAQ

You will get 1 pound of candy in the 3-Pack SugarlyBox and 3 pounds of candy in the 9-Pack Sugarly Box.

Ships to: U.S. only

Sugarly December 2018 Review

Sugarly Box December 2018 trio

Let’s dive in!

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Holiday M&Ms

Traditional M&Ms in festive red and green. These didn’t last long when I took them to work.

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Christmas Gummies

These festive gummies are in tree and snowman shapes. They were soft, chewy, and very sweet. I like the Christmas vibes of this month’s selection so far.

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Holiday Tootsie Rolls

I thought these might be a special Tootsie Roll flavor, but it looks like they are the original chocolate flavor in a special holiday wrapper. I love Tootsie Rolls so I was still pleased with this treat.

Verdict: SugarlyBox did a good job with the holiday theme, but I am troubled by the consistent lack of nutritional information. This is the second box I have received without it and I know Bob was missing his from a few months ago too. I could look up the info for the Tootsie Rolls and M&Ms but I have no idea what brand the gummies are and I just feel like I shouldn’t have to do extra work for that info. I also still feel that this just isn’t much candy for the cost of the box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Candies appear to be sent at random, so you’ll likely get a different mix if you subscribe now.

Value Breakdown: At $17.49 for this box on the month-to-month plan, you’re paying about $25.44 per pound of candy.

Check out all of our SugarlyBox reviews and find other candy boxes in the Sweets Subscription Box Directory!

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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We loved ours for the holidays! I’ve purchased from Sugarfina too and they are way more expensive. Def looks like there’s a bitter competitor on this thread for sheezlaz.


Tone deaf, girl. You are totally missing what is being said by regular posters to this site- the candy may not be safe, and it most definitely is not labeled according to the laws of the FDA for consumer information, source of origin, anything.. They are breaking laws and you should care what you put in your mouth.

You get a heavy metal contamination or pesticide spray with this total crap, and you’ll be in the ER demanding treatment and help for the problem we’ve pointed out as being there. Hint– what they will do will be exceptionally painful and could include dialysis. We have NO idea if this is tainted candy or not, but those M&Ms look like they could have spent a year on the ISS.


TONE DEAF GIRL!!!??? Wow who do you work for? Clearly you’re a bitter, bitter person… Maybe the company doesn’t have too. CHECK YOUR LAWS, law girl!

When You Need Nutrition Facts – according to the FDA
If you’d like to investigate the rules yourself, take a look at the FDA guide on exemptions to nutrition fact labeling. Below is a list of situations for which you are required to have nutrition facts:

First of all, foods that have any nutrient claims (e.g. “Gluten free”, “Low fat”, etc.). This is the number one rule that requires nutrition fact labeling. If any exemptions are met, your food still has to include nutrition facts if the label has any nutrient claims.
Small businesses (your own or any that sell your product) that have more than $50,000 of food sales AND more than $500,000 of total sales. So, if you want to be in any major grocery chain, you’ll need nutrition fact labels.
Small businesses with more than 10 full-time equivalent employees or sales of more than 100,000 units.
On the flip side, the following is a list of situations for which you are exempt from having nutrition facts:

Raw fruits, vegetables, and fish are exempt from nutrition fact labeling.
Foods that contain insignificant amounts (insignificant means it can be listed as zero) of all required nutrients (foods that fall under this exemption include tea, coffee, food coloring, etc.).
Foods with total packaging surface area available for labeling of less than 12 square inches.

Small businesses are exempt if they have either less than $50,000 of food sales (and any amount of total sales) or less than $500,000 of total sales (and any amount of food sales).

Low volume food products: the person claiming the exemption employs fewer than 100 FTEs and sells fewer than 100,000 units of the product per year. This exemption must be filed in paper to the FDA unless you employ fewer than 10 FTEs and annual sales of fewer than 10,000 units. Once you break the 100,000 unit or 100 FTE threshold you then have 18 months to start labeling your foods with nutrition facts.

There you have it! Hope this enlightens you bit and I only pray that you find some happiness in your life as clearly you have nothing better to do – oh but you do because you MUST BE ONE OF THEIR COMPETITORS!!

I really hoped someone from Sugarly would respond to this thread.

Megan K.

Lily, I wanted you to know that we will no longer be reviewing this sub.


Yeah, this is one of the biggest gimmicky rip offs I’ve seen. I could literally go to the dollar store and buy candy and plastic containers, then print out cute labels from my computer. Holy cow…time to start my own subscription box!


This box is an absolute rip off! There is nothing exciting about this.


Um, if the box is one pound of candy, and the box costs $17.49, doesn’t that make the candy cost $17.49 per pound? Not sure how you came up with $25.44. Still not a good deal at all.


I think this box won’t be lasting too long. Nicely packaged cheap candy won’t be too popular.

Megan K.

For me, it was pretty underwhelming aside from the cute packaging.


Buying this box is a very risky thing to do. Companies which produce food items have wastage. The causes are numerous, but the candy is not suitable nor intended for sale to the public.

I am wondering if this is dumped out factory rejected items, or expired products ( the M and Ms look like they certainly could be) or a combination of various factors such as buying from retailers who had product left over.

The lack of proper labeling is illegal for sale to the public! If they are willing to break one law, chances are, they are willing to break more than one. I’m really surprised that an adult would buy, then eat, the non-labeled items sold, all of which look slightly ” off” to me visually.

Megan K.

Totally appreciate your concerns Lily! There is really no indication that the candy in this box is from shady sources, but I agree that they should absolutely include nutritional info, and we have commented on that in previous reviews as well. My role is simply to evaluate the boxes as I get them as honestly as possible because we want you to have a clear idea of what to expect in each subscription box we review. I appreciate you reading it and leaving feedback!


I said the same things but my review wasn’t published. I’d rather eat an absinthe Oreo from a sealed package than touch this box, and absinthe is the worst flavor I can think of.

The thing is: Some of us know the FDA standards in the USA for food labeling/ packaging because it’s been a part of our professional lives to know about food safety and the FDA laws concerning labeling and truth in labeling.

This company is blatantly ignoring the FDA’s rules for mass merchandised edible products.

People could be ingesting expired candy, candy thrown out by the manufacturer for defects or presence of a contaminant at the factory ( it happens every day!).
for quality control issues such as pestilence.

It could be hijacked, stolen or diverted by employees at different warehouses. No one knows.

I would not touch anything without a label and a clear source route back to the manufacturer, i.e. from a source with the right to sell the products.
The reason I do not think this company has the right to sell the products is because no source is given and no branding is known unless the candy happens to be imprinted ( Jelly Belly).

I’m notifying Jelly Belly of the November box’s lack of ingredients, calorie count, brand source and so on in the candies imprinted ” Jelly Belly” after the holidays.
IF more of us do this, I believe things will change, as in, this likely bootleg box will go away.

This is the second review of this mess in less than one week!
Please stop reviewing something that may be dangerous to those who do not know the FDA and FTC rules for proper labeling of products sold to the public. ( Meaning your aunt Betty’s batch of fudge given and served to 10 people is exempt, but if she takes her wrapped fudge to any market for selling, it has to be labeled with ingredients, calorie and nutritional info, and the FDA has to inspect her kitchen and certify it as a food preparation area for commercial use).


This box makes the Oreo one seem like a good idea.






Why is this box even being validated with a review? It’s such a ripoff, but it continues to be showcased by a reputable site. There is no information regarding sourcing – a trip to Walgreens would be a step up. If this is sent at random, that’s even worse. This candy could be from some dumpster for all anyone knows. Ridiculous.

Megan K.

In looking at their website, this box seems much more aimed at corporate accounts, which makes a little more sense to me as those types of things tend to me more generic. I absolutely share your concern with the lack of nutritional info though. Not ok. We are always reevaluating what boxes are reviewed on the site and I will absolutely be sharing concerns with this one once we are back in the office after the holidays.


Absolutely correct, and as MSA has now reviewed 2 boxes in one week, my professionally stated valid concerns seem to be ignored. My posts are not being posted by someone who wants this box promoted to the max.

I had to know the FDA and FTC regulations for food product sales in bulk due to my profession, and this company is breaking every one of the laws. I am truly appalled.

Megan K.

We have two reviews this week because we had some delays in getting one. I promise we aren’t ignoring you Lily, it is simply a holiday week and schedules are different here in house. We appreciate your comments and I will absolutely bring your concerns to the team regarding this box. We always want to give you a clear view of each and every box we open and review, for better or for worse! We are always reevaluating what boxes end up on the site and I want you to know that your feedback will be heard. I appreciate you taking the time to read the review. 🙂


I just saw your post about the discarded food. Great point! Thanks for bringing that up. This should definitely not be consumed.


What a bizarre box. There is no convenience, novelty, originality, or any other positive thing for that matter. I get paying more for hard-to-find candy but Tootsie Rolls and M&Ms? Not only are they cheap but you can get them from vending machines and gas stations. It’s not like you have to go out of your way to get your hands on those.

Shaina Essig

This isn’t even really nice packaging to make up for the huge cost difference


The value of this box has to be under $5 for the candy.

Becka B.

And for $5 even at a convenience store (gas station) you’d get more candy!


Not to mention those m&m’s are in rough shape. This box is almost insulting

Megan K.

I think they had a less than gentle trip to our door for sure!


So, they’re repackaging candy and reselling for a profit? Makes no sense when you can buy these at the store for so much less $$.


So, they did a quick run to Walgreens and are overcharging you for it, plus they can’t be bothered to provide information for you in case of an allergic reaction? Sounds like a very shady company to me.


Holy moly that’s a lot of money for that candy.


Uhhhh m&m’s? That’s like zero effort and thought and you can literally get these at every corner store and pharmacy for $3!


I could be wrong, but the gummies look like Albanese brand.


I think you are right, and it looks like you can buy that Xmas gummy mix for $3 per pound on their website.


The pricing on this is ridiculous. Total contents are like $4. Hard pass.

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