Sweet Satisfaction Review + Coupon – January 2019
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About Sweet Satisfaction
The Subscription Box: Sweet Satisfaction
The Cost: $34.95/mo + free shipping
The Products: 6-8 treats that are gluten and dairy free
Ships to: Worldwide
Sweet Satisfaction January 2019 Review
The website does say to expect a description card that explains what you receive and where the team sourced them from, along with a list of ingredients. Though we didn’t receive the card in our box, Sweet Satisfaction provided ours via email. It stated the ingredients, a quick description of each snack, and directions for the hot chocolate sticks. I was also happy to find all of the handmade snacks had a label with ingredients that listed common allergens. Thank you for the extra effort!
Now, let’s dig in!
Chocolate Inspirations Sweet Buddies Bar – Retail Value $6.50
I was blown away by the strong vanilla (they used real vanilla bean!) coconut caramel and loved the extra spongey-bounce of mini marshmallows in this bar. I really appreciated how the marshmallows were still very soft, instead of hardened, and added to the texture of the sweet.
This caramel is non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free.
No Whey Choco No No’s – Retail Value $2.49
These rainbow chocolate candies are the perfect substitute to regular M&M’s with a crunchy candy shell and milk chocolate center. Because they are dairy-free and use natural cane sugar, they were significantly less sweet (which I liked) and had less of a concentrated chocolate flavor than the original.
These chocolate candies are vegan, all natural, nut-free, gluten-free, and made using natural vegetable and fruit extracts for coloring.
Buccaneer Candy Bar – Retail Value $2.49
Thumbs Up Candy Bar – Retail Value $2.49
These candy bars are vegan and use all-natural and non-GMO ingredients. They are produced in a facility that also processes dairy, eggs, wheat, and tree nuts. The Thumbs Up bar includes peanuts.
The Buccaneer candy bar is the richer, fluffier version of the 3 Musketeers bar, and tasted heavenly. The whipped nougat center (using rice milk chocolate) is so light and fluffy and melts into an airy mousse-like texture in your mouth. Though mine was a little smushed, I enjoyed the bar fully.
I remember eating Butterfingers when I was younger, and this Thumbs Up bar is even better—the crunch, the strong peanut flavor. The use of dark chocolate was better because it gave a bittersweet contrast to the sweet crunchy middle. A perfect balance of chocolate, crunch, and sweet!
Avenue Sweets Diary-Free Wrapped Caramels – Buy 1lb. bulk (~35 pieces) for $19.50
These individually wrapped caramels are dairy-free and are made with a vanilla sugar base. Similar to the above caramel sweet, these use coconut milk and oil instead of regular butter. I enjoy this substitute because coconut and vanilla complement each other so well. The caramels were chewy, not too sweet, and lovely to eat. (They melt fast, so eat quickly!)
Chocolate Inspirations Cashew Brittle – Retail Value $7.50
A nut brittle is made using caramel (or melted brown sugar), a pinch of baking soda (so it bubbles and has a light, airy texture) and nuts stirred in. I tend to prefer cashew or hazelnut brittle over peanut brittle because the nuts are softer, and contrast more with the crunch of the caramel. But it’s covered in dark chocolate? Even better. The salty-sweet combination melts in your mouth with the smooth chocolate—best snack in the box.
This brittle is not vegan, but Chocolate Inspirations does sell a vegan alternative using coconut milk, which can be found here for the same price. It is made of all natural, non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients.
Chocolate Inspirations Hot Chocolate Stick (Cinammon Dark Chocolate) – TotalRetail Value $6.50 ($3.25 each)
The richness of the hot chocolate drink cannot be compared to regular powder mixes. I especially loved that little touch of cinnamon flavor within the chocolate. The drink was very thick and had a lovely aroma and taste I enjoyed. It was perfect for the snowy days I had!
The dark chocolate hot chocolate stick is vegan, but the white and milk chocolate varieties listed are not and use milk powder. All varieties contain soy, a common allergen.
Verdict: This was my first Sweet Satisfaction box, and I have to say, I’m more than satisfied! I had a bit of doubt of how caramel would taste like dairy-free, but I love that slight coconut essence. The cashew brittle was this wonderful blend of salty-sweet brittle and rich dark chocolate I thoroughly enjoyed.
I estimated a retail value of $38.77, which is just over the original price of the box. Given the products are gluten-free and vegan, I expected the prices to be a tad higher, so I was quite happy with the curation’s total value.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The cutoff is the 22nd of the month. If you order after, you will receive your order after 10 days. Otherwise, it will be shipped to arrive the first week of the month. Subscribe today for February’s box here!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box (counting the caramels as one and the hot chocolate sticks individually) has an average cost of $4.37.
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