There’s no denying that Orange Glad, a dessert subscription box, has the prettiest packaging! Every time the box arrives I feel like I’ve just returned from a trip to the bakery. I guess it’s only normal since they do send out a box of baked goods each month.
Here’s what I received in my June Orange Glad box:
The Cravory Salted Caramel Cream Cookie – I was really excited to receive a cookie from The Cravory! This company has been featured on Gilt City before and I’ve been tempted to purchase some cookies but always resisted. Now, having tried this cookie, I’m not sure I’ll have the willpower in the future. This cookie was insanely delicious, and the only thing I regret is that it wasn’t bigger!
Fine Sconehenge Baking Co. Luscious Lemon Bar – I was a little surprised to receive this item, because I received an item from Fine Sconehenge Baking Co. in the May Orange Glad box! There are so many awesome bakeries in this country that it’s a shame they had to double-up two months in a row. That said, the lemon bar was tasty!
Cheryl’s Buttercream Summer Cookie – Cheryl’s is a cookie chain, so I was also a little surprised to find this in the box. Not to say Cheryl’s is bad – because they’re quite tasty – but it’s almost like sending a cookie from Mrs. Fields. One of the things I praised about last month’s box is that they did a great job of ensuring that the cookies stayed safe during transport (by using extra packaging to shield the items), but that was not the case this month. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the cookie fell apart once it came out of the bag.
Lily’s Bakery Shop Hamantashen – I normally love hamantashen, but this was just alright, I thought. Honestly, it was so unspectacular that I don’t even remember the flavor or what it tasted like.
Rip Van Wafel Traditional Amsterdam Wafel – I cannot seem to find this wafel anywhere, and I have a hunch that my husband – whose favorite place is Amsterdam – may have enjoyed this without me. A quick web search shows that these Belgian style waffles are made in the U.S.A. and are perhaps a less sugar-filled snack alternative to things like Clif Bars.
Overall I would say that the June Orange Glad Box was a little more miss than hit. Some of the items seem to have come from wholesalers, and an emphasis seems to have been placed on getting items cheaply instead of putting together a really killer dessert box. (They should hire me – I think I would excel at sharing desserts!) My hope for next month is that they skip the pre-packaged foods, chains, and Sconehenge, and ship out a truly unique dessert box.
Orange Glad costs $15 per month (less if you pre-pay for a 3 or 6 month plan) and shipping adds an additional $6.95 to the cost. Breaking it all down, each dessert cost about $4.39. That’s a little on the high side, unless you really love trying new desserts. (I plan trips out of town just to try new dessert locations, so I definitely think I fall into this demographic!)
Did you receive the June Orange Glad Box? If so, what did you think?