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September 2016 Treatsie Review
Treatsie is one of the best sweets subscription boxes available, so when I saw a coupon code floating around, I decided to snag one.
I received a Treatsie box to review back in May and really enjoyed it:
How did the September box compare?
The first item in the September 2016 Treatsie box was a full-size (3 oz) bag of candied pecans from the Treat Bake Shop. At first I thought the Treat Bake Shop was a division of Treatsie, but it’s actually a completely separate entity based in Wisconsin. The discovery of new, unique sweets providers is one of my favorite parts of Treatsie, so I’m happy they featured the Treat Bake Shop in this box.
The pecans themselves are delicious. I’ll admit that I’m not big into dessert nuts, but I ate this whole bag. Probably not the best decision health-wise, but at least they offered more protein than a normal dessert would!
Estimated value: $6 (Source: TheTreatBakeShop.com.)
The second item in the box was a caramel apple whoopie pie from Cuit. Cuit is an interesting name for a bakery, and what’s even more interesting is that they appear to have no online presence whatsoever. The only references I can see to Cuit are via reviews of this Treatsie box. Some reviewers are speculating that Cuit is a division of Treatsie, although there is no reference to Cuit on the Treatsie website. Because I couldn’t find any references to Cuit online, I am estimating the value of their products based on similar ones sold elsewhere.
Another interesting component of the Cuit products (yes, more than one) is that they came with a note saying they are best consumed by October 11th. I received this box in early October, which didn’t offer a significant amount of time to eat them. At the same time, I would prefer getting more unique and potentially perishable products that need to be eaten quickly rather than getting bland, shelf-stable sweets.
Although these quirks are intriguing, neither impact the taste of their products. The caramel apple whoopie pie was a great fit for the fall-themed box. It provided a great combination of an apple flavoring (which could be smelled from outside the wrapping) and the creamy filling fitting of a whoopie pie.
The whoopie pie was delicious and definitely my favorite item of the box when judged by taste.
Estimated value: $3 (Source: WickedWhoopies.com.)
The third item was another item from Cuit: a raspberry crumbler. I’m not particularly a fan of raspberry, but I decided to try this after experiencing the decadence of the whoopie pie. It was similarly delicious, although not my favorite simply because I’m not big into raspberries.
Despite the mystery surrounding Cuit, both of their products were tasty and I think they were a dependable choice for the box.
Estimated value: $3 (Source: Figis.com.)
The fourth and fifth items were mini bars from Chuao Chocolatier: one in a Caramel Apple Crush variety and the other in a Cinnamon Cereal Smooch variety. This set of items provided a curiosity of their own: I seem to have been the only person to get them! Looking at other reviews, it appears that most subscribers received a set of almond toffee instead of the mini bars.
Not that I’m complaining. I love chocolate, and Chuao Chocolatier is a premier provider of chocolate. I personally would’ve preferred a dark chocolate variety over the milk chocolate-infused ones I received, but they were still good.
Estimated collective value: $2 (Source: ChuaoChocolatier.com / Treatsie.com)
Overall, the September 2016 Treatsie box contained about $14 worth of items. For a box that costs $17 to $20, the value is a bit low. I will typically give a box a break of a few dollars to account for shipping, but it would’ve been nice if the value had been a buck or two higher.
On the other hand, the appeal of Treatsie is more so the variety of unique products than high value. Being honest, I would’ve preferred they differentiated some of the suppliers more - the only new shop I discovered this month was the Treat Bake Shop. At the same time, the sweets box succeeded in providing a mix of fruity, chocolatey, and nutty treats.
Between this box and the May one, I definitely preferred the May one, which provided a better value and variety. However, I still consider Treatsie to be one of the top sweets subscription boxes. If you’re interested in giving them a try, click here to get double the sweets in your first box - that would’ve made my box this month worth $28, making the value much more impressive! Alternatively, you can use the code “FBSAVE10” to get your first box for only $10.