Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Treatsie March 2015 Box is So Full of Goodness!

Treatsie sends boxes of sweets and desserts to your mailbox every month.  They tend to send unique, small batch products from independent and small businesses so most things are totally new with every box.  The second I opened this March 2015 box, I knew it might be the best Treatsie box I've ever received.
I've received both tasty and terrible (to me) in some of my Treatsie boxes.  I don't subscribe regularly to these but that's mainly because I just can't eat that many sweets.  I'm not truly a dessert person.  I'm a salty snacks kind of girl.  That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the occasional slab of dark chocolate, though.

The Cost: $19.95/month ($15.95 plus $4.95 shipping)

What You Get: Every month, you get a box of of amazing sweets from 3 of the best small-batch sweets vendors in the country. The vendors change every month and each box has a retail value of $20 – $25 before shipping.

Stay Sweet Macs-  These macaroons are half dipped in milk chocolate and they are unreally delicious. I already ate two.  I'm looking at the other two.  They are calling my name.  Wait. Screaming it.  Must.Resist....  Coconut is so delicious.
Value: $8
Zingerman's Candy "What the Fudge?" Bar-  This is layers of milk chocolate fudge, muscovado brown sugar caramel and malted milk cream fondant. This tastes... a little strange.  Actually, it kind of reminds me of a 3Musketeers bar but with caramel added.  It's incredibly sweet so one bite was enough for awhile.
Value:$6
Sticky Toffee Pudding Co. Millionaire Shortbread- This... is nomalicious.  It's crunchy browned shortbread with chewy caramel and topped with dark chocolate.  There's also some smoked hickory sea salt somewhere.  I think that I like all of it except the salt.  Sadly, the salt is embedded in the shortbread, which is the most perfect texture ever.  I think I'm going to chop off the shortbread part so I don't get that salty taste that ruins the flavors of the rest of it. Hm.
Value: $3.50
Quin Candy Fruity Lollipop Assortment- These candies are made with real bits of fruit!  Theres cherry, lemon, strawberry and tangerine.  I ate the lemon one already and it was very authentically lemon flavored. Yum!
Value: $4

VERDICT: Normally, I think Treatsie is a little too far on the expensive side but I used a coupon for this one which make it only $11.  With that being said, I think this particular box is so great that it might have been worth it at full price.  I like candy and sweets but not so much that I want to pay $20 a month for them but Treatsie makes that decision harder than I'd like.  They always have such interesting stuff.  I used to feel that they were not varied enough but this box is pretty perfect. Four different brands and several different types of chocolates, candies and sweets makes for a great experience.

If you'd like to sign up for Treatsie, you can do that right here.

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7 comments:

  1. I really didn't like my first (which was also my last) Treatsie box, but AHHHHH MACAROONS AND LOLLIPOPS! *____*

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  2. Omg that shortbread looks ah-mazing! I like salty/sweet so I would be interested to see how it tastes with the salt in the shortbread.

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    1. I'm so sad the salt is in the shortbread because the shortbread is so melt-in-your-mouth.. Its my favorite kind of shortbread but the salt! It's smoked and strange. I actually did end up scraping it off and just ate the chocolate with the caramel and it was very good. :D

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  3. I found that eating it with the shortbread on top allowed the salt flavor to be better incorporated into the entire snack and was much more enjoyable. It would have been better had the salt been in the caramel though... My macaroons were dipped in dark chocolate (my preference) and I love the fact that it wasn't all sugary. The coconut was definitely the star!

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    1. Oh! Lucky you! Dark chocolate is my favorite, too. But you are right, the coconut was front and center with no sickly sweetness. I liked them the best!

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  4. Just doing some searching and noticed how much our macaroons were loved! We are back in the April 2016 box with a new flavor, coconut lime! It's our take on a key lime pie :) Hope you are still subscribed! Feel free to go on our site to save 25% off your order :)

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