[OVER] *New Subscription* Orange Glad Unboxing, Review and Giveaway: July 2013 | Glamorable!

[OVER] *New Subscription* Orange Glad Unboxing, Review and Giveaway: July 2013


Ever hoped that your favorite food/snack subscription service would come up with a box filled with sweets only? Orange Glad is here to save the day! Started by a group of friends determined to deliver some of the best sweet treats from small gourmet brands to your doorstep monthly, this subscription is quickly becoming a popular choice for dessert lovers.

Scroll all the way down for the giveaway.

About Orange Glad:
For $15/month + $6.95 S&H subscribers will receive a carefully curated box of sweets from gourmet brands and small bakeries. Orange Glad team does all the work to discover great sweet shops around the nation and deliver them right to your door. All you have to do is eat and enjoy. Give yourself or a loved one a gift every month. Everyone deserves something sweet every now and then!
Click here to subscribe.

Special offer #1: Use the code FIRSTBOX10 to get your first box for just $10.

Special offer #2: Use the code GLAMORABLE to get 10% off any subscription plan. For example, if you subscribe for a year, each box will end up being only $11 + S&H.



My box came with a sticker note to the mailman to keep it in the shade (thank you!). All of the perishable foods were tightly wrapped together with two ice packs and inside an aluminum foil-lined bubble wrapper, so they were fairly cool and the chocolate was intact. On the back of the box there is a fun little question that you could write an answer to and post a picture of it to Orange Glad's social media channels. I thought it was a cute touch, actually :)



The box contained a welcome card, a product card introducing the products and the companies, and the ingredient list with best before dates. I wish more food subscription services would do that, because people have all sorts of allergies and sensitivities.






Alice's Stick Cookies - Signature Cookie Stick
These delicious buttery cookie sticks were the first thing I tried in the box, mainly because they were not wrapped in aluminum foil around ice packs together with the chocolatey treats. With a hint of salty toffee, they were unlike any other cookies I tried so far. They taste just as good as they look in the pictures, and the ingredient list is short and pronounceable ;)
Overall: 5/5
Purchase: Yes



Yummes Complete Peanutbutterness
You know me, I'm not into peanut butter and anything that contains it, so I gave this yummy looking cookie sandwich to my husband. I had to squeeze the details out of him, because his answer to my question "How is it" was a plain short "Good." Come on, we're girls, none of us would be satisfied with just "good" for an answer, we want details! I got only two more words out of him before I finally gave up: "creamy" and "sweet"... Yep. I guess it was good, huh?
Overall: 4.5/5
Purchase: Yes?


Fat Witch Bakery Brownie
Fat Witch is a fantastic bakery from New York which specializes, as you already guessed, in brownies.  I had many different brownies before, but none quite like this one. It's sweet, but not too sweet, moist, but not too moist, dense, but not too dense. It will only make sense if you try one yourself!
Overall: 5/5
Purchase: Yes



Sweet Lydia's S'more Bites
The peanut butter in graham crackers' crust didn't bother me at all, thanks to deliciously sweet marshmallow layer and lots of chocolate coating. These bite-sized desserts are perfect for having with a cup of bitter tea or coffee. I shared them with my husband and brother-in-law who both seemed to love them as well. This is only the second product ever with peanut butter that I actually like!
Overall: 5/5
Purchase: Yes



The Secret Chocolatier Chocolate Bark Samples
We got two different chocolate bark samples to try - white chocolate macadamia nut and sea salt butter toffee. Both sound like the types of flavors I would pick for myself if I walked into a chocolate store with an overwhelming number of options to choose from. The first one I tried was the white chocolate, which used to be my favorite type of chocolate when I was younger. It does seem very high quality, and I never tried macadamia nuts with any type of chocolate before, so this was a brand new epicurean experience for me. I'm way more familiar with toffee and sea salt, and I love tasting them together in sweets. This second chocolate bark was actually more like a toffee bark coated in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. It left a glorious salty aftertaste and in my opinion that's exactly what I have in mind when I think about true gourmet chocolate experience.
Overall: 5/5
Purchase: Yes

[Extra] Twenty Pixels Orange Glad Buttons
This was just a small cute extra included in the boxes. These pins are super adorable, and I will try to find something socially acceptable to pin them on. So far I'm thinking my makeup bag, my notebook or my tablet case.



The verdict: Well, what do you guys think? Did Orange Glad have a successful launch? In my opinion, they did, and if the boxes consistently deliver great sweet discoveries, this just might become an epic must-have gourmet subscription with a mile-long waitlist. Among all of the treats in this box I have two clear personal favorites: The Secret Chocolatier Sea Salt and Toffee chocolate bark and Alice's Stick Cookies.


ProductRetail value
Alice's Stick Cookies$4.97
Yummes Complete Peanutbutterness$5.00
Fat Witch Bakery Brownie$2.95
Sweet Lydia's S'more Bites$4.00
The Secret Chocolatier Chocolate Bark$3.25
Twenty Pixels Orange Glad Buttons???
Box Retail Value$20.17

... but wait, there's more!

Orange Glad team graciously provided a free box to one of my lucky readers. Enter below for your chance to win it! This contest is open for people with U.S. mailing addresses only, because shipping perishable food abroad is not allowed. Sorry!


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50 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the giveaway! This box looks amazing. I adore it. Thanks so much for the detailed review as well!

    I am ALWAYS excited to receive anything chocolate in my subscription boxes. :)

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  2. That peanut butter cookie looks awesome!!

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  3. This is amazing, I would like to try the chocolate barks. They seem delicious.

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  4. OMG!! this box is soooo sweeet!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!! I would love to try first..would love to try the chocolate bark too!!! HAve a nice day..xoxo

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  5. Ohh, food boxes are right up my alley! I just need to find the one that's right for me. This might be it! ;)

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  6. Anything chocolate -- I love sweets so this seems like my type of subscription box! :)

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  7. Ummmmm I NEED the peanut butter cookie smothered in chocolate. Right. Now.

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  8. This box looks Devine, I would have loved to try the peanut butter cookies.

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  9. I think you may have convinced me to sign up for this one!

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  10. Oh and those pb cookies would have been my choice, :)

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  11. The s'mores bites look delicious. Anything with marshmallow is a winner.

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  12. Jesus H. Christ! This service is everything that Goodies should have been and started out as. Sorry, I know you went back to them but I have to be honest. I really might have to subscribe, although I'm keeping a tight budgeting reign right now.

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  13. My mouth is watering!! Everything looks soooo delicious!! My favorite sweet treat is toffee but believe me, I'm not picky!

    donovandiva61269@aol.com

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  14. I'd LOVE Alice's Stick Cookies as they look like a sugary delight. For some odd reason my FB name didn't show up properly in the form. So for the record my FB name is the same as what I'm posting with.

    The Scarf Princess

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  15. Yummy!! Never too much chocolate! ;)

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  16. This is def. a box to look forward to each month! I tried the fat witch brownie years ago and they are amazing :)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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  17. Wow! Everything looks delicious. I really like the idea of packing everything with cool packs... What a nice touch!

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  18. Wow! Everything looks delicious. I really like the idea of packing everything with cool packs... What a nice touch!

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  19. Such a junk food maniac! Yummmma

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  20. I'd like to try the Fat Witch Brownie.

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  21. The Secret Chocolatier Chocolate Bark.

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  22. the stick cookies look amazing.

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  23. Anything that is cheesecake related!! In this box, I think my fav is the smores!

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  24. That Sweet Lydia's s'more looks awesome!

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  25. Those Yummes Complete Peanutbutterness's look divine! :)

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  26. This sounds amazing! I love chocolate in any form, but I think I'd really really love the smores.

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  27. After being introduced to subscription boxes I've been searching for a one that contains treats and this seems perfect! I'm a college student, so receiving this every month would be a truly sweet surprise! My favorite was the cookies! They look AMAZING, I practically wanted to lick the screen when I saw them!

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway! They all look really good but I think I'd be most excited over Sweet Lydia's S'more Bites. =)

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  29. Those stick cookies look amazing. I would definitely love a box of those :)

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  30. Anything chocolate would be perfect!

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  31. ALL of this looks amazing. I have a huge sweet tooth!

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  32. I would be most excited about the brownies! It I could have the treat with peanut butter I would choose that though, but it causes my migraines. :(

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  33. The Fat Witch brownies looks delicious so I'd love to find something like that in there.

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  34. I would be excited over anything with chocolate!

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  35. I love peanut butter so i would really to try that cookie

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  36. Wow, I'd love to win a box, everything looks so delicious.

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  37. I would be most excited by the chocolate covered cookies

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  38. Everything looks YUMME, but would especially love to try the peanut butter cookie.

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  39. Everything looks and sounds amazing but I would probably go for the chocolate dipped peanut butter cookie.

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  40. I would want something like those S'more bites! They sound and look amazing! ~Lynda Thomas

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  41. Everything looks good!!! Maybee the peanut butter cookie! :)

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  42. I would love anything chocolate... but chocolate barks are one of my weaknesses! ;)

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