Orange Glad: NEW July 2013 Review

Orange Glad BoxLet me tell you, I was glad when I saw that happy orange smile on my doorstep last week! We were heading out of town, so I barely had time to look inside before we hit the road. When we got back from our trip, it was the perfect treat to dive into!

Orange Glad is a new food subscription box service that launched it’s very first box this month, and boy was it tasty! This company first got my attention for many reasons. First, I thought their website was super cute! And, I just loved Orange Glad’s friendly concept. I mean, of course a box of baked goods and confections will put a smile on your face! For $15.00/month (plus shipping and handling), you can get a box of exceptional desserts from nationwide shops. In it for the long haul? Orange Glad also offers 3 and 6 month packages.

Right off the bat, I was impressed with how heavy the box was. You gotta get excited about a heavy box! (That’s what she said?) Well, it turns out there was an included cooling pack for the items that no one wanted to melt. And, with as hot as it’s been, it was definitely appreciated! Browsing the items, I was immediately pleased with the quantity and variety and couldn’t wait to dig in.

So, what did I get in my July Orange Glad box?

  • Alice’s Stick Cookies | Stick Cookies (Los Altos, CA)
  • Fat Witch Brownie | Brownie (New York, NY)
  • The Secret Chocolatier | Chocolate Barks (Charlotte, NC)
  • Sweet Lydia’s | S’more Bite (Lowell, MA)
  • Yummés | Complete Peanutbutterness (West Carrollton, OH)
  • Twenty Pixels | Hand Made Button Pack 

Alice's Stick CookiesAlice’s Stick Cookies | Natural Vanilla Stick Cookies (Los Altos, CA)
Sample Value: $4.98
Full Size Purchase Price: $9.95
Buy at Alice’s Stick Cookies

This was one of the first things I tried in the box. They are shaped like biscotti’s but far more moist and soft. I cozied up with a cup of coffee and enjoyed one of these and let me tell you, I think that was the magical combination. They aren’t overly sweet, but are a perfect complement to coffee or tea, which is exactly how Orange Glad recommends enjoying them! They’re rich and buttery and feature a hint of toffee flavor that just melts in your mouth!

What I like about Orange Glad’s informational card is that they not only tell you about the products, they also give you info on the shops. If they hadn’t, I would have never known this sweet treat won the Prize for Best Cookie of 2004 & 2006 at the Fancy Food Show in NYC.

I was also pleased with the sample size. I initially thought it was a full size sample, but these guys are also available in larger packages. I’m tempted to say this was my favorite item in the box, but then why would you keep reading? 😉

Fat Witch BrownieFat Witch Brownie | Brownie (New York, NY)
Full Size Purchase Price: $2.95
Buy at Fat Witch Bakery

I love this Fat Witch concept. I imagine this sultry and salty old lady sitting over a cauldron of chocolate whipping up delectable treats. I enjoyed this guy as my solution for the afternoon sweet-craving over two days. I didn’t quite read the informational card in time, but boy I wish I had! Orange Glad recommends eating this guy within two days and heating it up in the microwave. I wish I had done both these things, because I feel it would have improved the experience! Not that I didn’t like the brownie, I just didn’t think there was anything special about it.

But, let me tell you who does think these things rock. OPRAH! This treat was actually featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things, the Food Network and the Today Show! So, yeah… I feel like I missed out by not eating it in the recommended time frame!

Try to resist our chocolateThe Secret Chocolatier | Chocolate Barks (Charlotte, NC)
Full Size Purchase Price: $6.50
Buy at The Secret Chocolatier

Num num num… I love chocolate bark. And, I loved this treat! I got White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and some kind of toffee one. I couldn’t find it on their website, but I like them just the same! When I started out this post, I thought maybe this was my favorite item. But, I’m actually thinking it really was those Stick Cookies… Gosh, I can’t stop thinking about them!

Anyway! The Secret Chocolatier definitely knows what they’re doing! After starting their business at a local farmer’s market, they’re now keeping up with demand with a storefront in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sweet Lydia's S'MoreSweet Lydia’s | S’more Bite (Lowell, MA)
Full Size Purchase Price: $4.75
But at Sweet Lydia’s

This was the first thing I tried in the box. Largely because of their easy-to-snack size. These guys feature gourmet vanilla marshmallow, graham crackers and milk chocolate. Biting into one of these, it’s hard not to be intrigued by the light and fluffy flavor and their unexpected take on the s’more. The only thing that’s missing is the melted chocolate and sticky fingers.

Today Sweet Lydia is big on wedding favors. They customize these things and sell them in minipacks. Definitely a cute idea for an outdoor wedding, or any kind of wedding really. 

Peanut Butter CookieYummés | Complete Peanutbutterness (West Carrollton, OH)
Full Size Purchase Price: $5.00
Buy at Yummés

All I gotta say about Yummés is YUM! This treat was seriously rich and indulgent. I loved it! Even though it was recommended to eat this guy within 2 days… and I was a week late… I still loved every bite of this! Brace yourselves peanut butter lovers. It’s  peanut butter butter cream in between creamy peanut butter cookies that have been dipped in chocolate. HELLO!

Yummés is located in Carrollton, OH and as a Ohio native… I looked them up on the map. Sadly, it’s not on my route home (they’re more near Canton), but if they were… I totally would stop by because I can only image what other treats they whip up!

Twenty Pixels ButtonsTwenty Pixels | Hand Made Button Pack
Estimated Purchase Price: $1.00
Explore Twenty Pixels

These were a cute little extra. Not really sure what I will use them for.. but, I’m sure I’ll find someone to gift them to!

Either way, they’re support cute and I like what Twenty Pixels has going on on their website. I think they have that same lighthearted vibe Orange Glad is all about. So, their partnership seems like a really good fit!

The Verdict
Cost: $21.95 ($15 per month + $6.95 S&H per box)
Value: $25.18

Overall, I think Orange Glad has everything it needs to succeed in the subscription box industry. While I haven’t tried many sweet subscription boxes, I think of them, this is my favorite. I was very pleased with the value and quality of the products!

In addition to the treats, I really liked the informational card and web site. It’s just so easy to navigate and learn about the products inside. Which as a blogger, I appreciate immensely!

Would I recommend this to everyone I know? Absolutely! What a great gift! Whether it’s one box or a subscription, I just think this would be a great way to send someone you love a smile.

Orange you glad I tried this box? Did you try it out this month too? What did you think?

Want to get in on the August box? Through July, you can save 10% on your Orange Glad order with coupon code JUSTLOUISE6.

Disclosure: This product was received in exchange for a review. All views in this review
are the opinion of the author. Just Louise Please will not accept payment in exchange for a
review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post
may contain referral links. Complete Disclosure Policy.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , ,

One thought on “Orange Glad: NEW July 2013 Review

  1. Cassandra says:

    I pay a quick visit everyday some blogs and information sites to read articles or reviews, except this weblog provides feature based articles.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: