Monday, May 12, 2014

Taste Trunk Sweet Trunk May 2014 Review

My May Taste Trunk arrived!  I chose the Sweet Trunk this time around using a Rue La La voucher.  It comes Priority Mail which means I get it within two days of the shipping notice!  Fast is always a good thing.

The Cost:  $28.99 plus shipping for this particular trunk.  There is a smaller one that is $23.99 as well.

What You Get:  This is the Premium Sweet Trunk edition so it has 5-10 premium, hand picked sweet items from their favorite brands.  The smaller version has 4-8 items.  They also have Gourmet, Health and BBQ trunks to choose from.  You can sign up to get one kind of trunk and switch to another when ever you want.  Just make sure you do it before the trunk switch cut-off date.  I think that's the 25th of each month.

Lots of goodies in this box!  Only six items, though.  I hope having a voucher didn't make a difference!  I'll have to look for other May reviews and see.

Le caramel Chocolate Caramels-  I was a little disappointed to see these because I received them also in the April Sweet Trunk.  I had cancelled and then resubscribed for May using a voucher so they couldn't know I'd already had them but still.  Of course, who doesn't love chocolate and caramel together? :)
Value: $9.99

Sticky Fingers Bakery Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix- Quick and easy muffin mix!  Blueberry is my favorite, too.  Can't wait to make these.
Value: $5.99

Two Snooty Chefs Mocha Mole Dark Chocolate- I love dark chocolate and this is pretty tasty.  You can taste the chili powder which makes it kinda weird.  I'm not sure that I like it but it is fun!
Value: $4

Torie and Howard Organic Candy in Blood Orange and Honey- I received these last time, too.  Seems like they are stretching for items if they have to repeat so often.
Value: $4

I saved the best for last!  These are handmade, all natural, from scratch cookies and they are HUGE!

Carol's Cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie- Double chocolate dough with smooth peanut butter.
Value: $4

Carol's Cookies Toffee Crunch Cookie- Sweet toffee with ultra-rich dark chocolate.
Value: $4

Really huge!

VERDICT:  I paid $19.99 for this box.  The value is $32 and the regular price would be $28.99 plus shipping for a total of approximately $35.  I am finding that the value for this subscription is more in the experience way rather than a monetary.  I don't really need gourmet sweets and this is just for fun for me.  I will not continue this subscription and probably won't take advantage of any more offers just because I would rather spend that money on a more interesting box!  I think food boxes are hard.  It has to be difficult to keep a rotating supply, keep your dates good and make money.  I am not impressed with Taste Trunk mainly because I think every month should be different.  Completely different.  Each box that I have received has had product from other months in it.  I have no idea how they keep it separate.  I was on the fence with my last box and this was my final decision box.  My final decision is no and probably not ever again.  :)
Don't let my opinion sway you too hard if you want to get one though!  Try it out for yourself and see what you think.

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