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May 2016 Treatsie Review
If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, or have even just read my previous review of the May 2016 SnackSack, you’ll know that I love desserts. So when I had the chance to try Treatsie, a subscription box for artisan sweets, I jumped on the opportunity.
The first item I took out of the box was a full-size bag of “Acid Drops” hard candy from Raley’s Confectionary. These candies are small, hard rounds that come in green apple, orange, raspberry and cherry flavors.
I tend to prefer gummy candies, but I’ve come to love these! Usually I have a problem with devouring all of my sweets as soon as they arrive, but with this bag I’ve been able to moderate my intake. I’ll have one or two at a time and be satisfied. The green apple flavor is my face of the bunch. This full-size bag sells for $5 from Raley’s Confectionary.
The second item was a sample pack of Cinnamon Pecan cookies from Grey Ghost Bakery. The flavor isn’t my favorite, but it’s still good, and I enjoyed the cookies. They had nice, big chunks of pecans that are visible in the image and the sample pack is a good serving. These sample packs sell for $2 on the Grey Ghost Bakery website.
The third item was a full-size bag of original caramels from Izard Chocolates. Due to the name, I first thought these would be a chocolate item before I looked inside of the bag. I typically prefer chocolate over caramel, so I was disappointed to learn they were caramels instead. However, the caramels were DELICIOUS, some of the best caramels I’ve ever had, so I’m glad to have gotten them.
The fourth item was another sample pack from Grey Ghost Bakery - this time for their Chocolate Espresso cookies. I finally got my chocolate fix! Per the name, the cookies had espresso in them, but the espresso flavor wasn’t strong (to my preference.) This sample pack has the same $2 value as the other one.
Overall, the May 2016 Treatsie box contained sweets worth $17 in total. With the box costing $17 to $20 depending on your subscription length, that seems like a fair value when considering shipping costs. It’s not an amazing deal, but it’s cheaper than if I’d gotten the items myself.
More importantly, the box contained a good selection of flavors, varying from fruity to chocolatey to savory. I appreciated the box’s curation, although I would've preferred that Treatsie have only included one item from Grey Ghost and included a fourth item from a separate supplier to further widen the array of products represented. But because both sets of cookies tasted great, I’m not too perturbed about it. In the end, I ate all of the box’s items and thoroughly enjoyed them. I think this is the first food box I've ever received where I've eaten every single item, so that's saying something!
If you go to Treatsie and use code "FBSAVE10", you can save $10 off your first box, making it a great deal and a good way to try the box and see if it's right for you.
Recommend for: people who enjoy sweets and are interested in trying some artisanal goodies
Not recommended for: people who are short on funds and not in a position to splurge
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box in exchange for an honest review.