I received a Treatsie box for review. This post contains affiliate links.
I don’t eat a lot of sweets, so I’m picky about the ones I do eat. That’s why I was excited to try out Treatsie, monthly box of artisan treats.
Ready to see what came in my May Treatsie Box?
What is Treatsie & How does it work?
Before this, I wasn’t very familiar with Treatsie. Turns out they source high quality sweets from small US businesses. Thus the artisan treats. Each box has a value up to $25.
The boxes are priced very reasonably (starting at $12/month +shipping) because the treats you receive each month are a teaser of sort. If you like the treat, then you can purchase a larger quantity from the online Treatsie store.
When you sign up, they’ll ask you to rate types of candy to get a feel for your likes/dislikes. Boxes also ship on specific dates each month, so you’ll need to join before those dates in order to receive that month’s shipment.
Like most subscription box models, the longer you commit to receiving boxes, the bigger discount you receive. Since Treatsie ships monthly, the discounts are based on how often you want to be automatically billed:
- Monthly: $19.95/month (includes $4.95 shipping)
- Quarterly $56.85 every 3 months ($42 + monthly $4.95 shipping )
- Annual $203 once a year ($144 + monthly $4.95 shipping)
You also have the option to double up your box for increased savings.
May 2016 Unboxing
Now to the fun part! What came in my May Treatsie box?
How a product is packaged is one of the small details that make a subscription box service stand out. When I opened the box, I was greeted with a postcard that said “Gimme some sugar.” The mint colored tissue paper felt very summery.
The packaging made me feel like I was opening a gift!
I sat up treats for the photo, but everything was carefully packed. The Grey Ghost bakery cookies were intact–not even a crack. Inside my May Treatsie box I received:
- Original Caramels from Izard Chocolate
- Chocolate Espresso Cookies & Cinnamon Pecan Cookies from Grey Ghost Bakery
- Acid Drops Hard Candy from Raley’s Confectionary
They all looked delicious. I’m saving the cinnamon pecan cookies for my husband as he has a thing for pecans and cinnamon together. The chocolate espresso ones will go great with a cup of coffee!
The flip side of the Gimme Some Sugar card gave a description of the box’ contents. It gives more details on each item’s flavor profiles. My only issue with the card is that the light blue was hard to read. But that’s nitpicky.
Treatsie May Box Verdict
The Raley’s Acid Drop Candies hit the spot. The bag is a generous size and is currently sitting on my desk. They’re slightly sweet with just a hint of sour. Not so sour that my mouth puckers, but enough to make my tongue tingle.
The 2 bags of candies are the right size for me as someone who doesn’t eat a lot of sweets. If you have a sweet tooth, this box won’t sit around for long. Good thing Treatsie sells bigger sizes in their shop.
Overall, I’m happy with my May 2016 Treatsie box. It’s a fun way to discover new to me sweets.
Have you ever tried Treatsie?