Orange Glad Review – September 2014 + EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE!

by Must Have Boxes on September 17, 2014

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Company: Orange Glad

Category: Food & Drink

Cost: USD $15/month, plus shipping & handling (Use the coupon code YUMMY10 to receive 10% off your entire order!)

About: We search high and low for new tasty sweet treats to put in our Gourmet Sampling Box for you to try every month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a delicious collection of handpicked gourmet sweets delivered right to your doorstep. Orange Glad is the perfect cure for your sweet tooth and it makes an even better gift!

The Box:

Orange Glad is back with another collection of fabulous sweet treats. Woo hoo! I can’t tell you how much I look forward to receiving this box each month. :) The September shipment arrived in a branded box containing two small ice packs to keep the goodies cool. Inside the second white box, the featured desserts were carefully wrapped and packaged. There was also a card that described each of this month’s items. Let’s check them out…

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Irene’s Bakery & Gourmet Kitchen Raspberry Twists

These delicious Raspberry Twists are the perfect companion to a warm cup of coffee. The buttery pastry is filled with ribbons of sweet raspberry jam and silky cream cheese. The combination is crazy good! I really enjoyed the light, flaky texture. Irene’s Bakery is an all natural food manufacturer delivering the highest quality artisan bakery and prepared foods products.

The Cookie Department Awaken Baked Cookie 

This sweet treat is sure to give you an extra jolt in the morning! The Awaken Baked all natural cookie contains the caffeine equivalent of one shot of espresso. It features a unique blend of organic coffee, chocolate chips and sea salt. I absolutely loved the chocolate-espresso flavor and the soft texture. I’ll wake up to this cookie any day.

Miette Lavender Shortbread Cookie

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I enjoy unique, gourmet ingredients. I was a fan of this shortbread cookie that delivered a delicate floral taste. The lavender baked into each cookie is picked from the fields at Eatwell Farms in Dixon, California. The cookies themselves are bite-sized and very buttery. The lavender flavor may not appeal to everyone, but I liked it.

Studmuffin Desserts Jackie Os Chocolate Chip Meringues

I have a soft spot for meringues, so I was excited to taste these gourmet goodies from Studmuffin Desserts. This online bakery offers tasty artisanal baked goods prepared from scratch. I thought the meringue itself was melt-in-your-mouth good, but I didn’t care for the addition of the chocolate chips. The texture and flavor would have been better off without them.

Seattle’s Favorite Gourmet Cookies and Dessert Co. Gourmet Cinnamon Roll 

This cinnamon roll is huge and more than enough to feed two people. I popped it in the microwave to warm it up before sampling it. The pastry was very fluffy and the cinnamon paste had a nice flavor. However, I didn’t think there was enough frosting and the cinnamon roll wasn’t as sticky or moist as I would have liked.

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The month proved to be another tasty shipment from Orange Glad! I enjoyed the variety of desserts from bakeries across the United States. My favorite item this month was Irene’s Bakery & Gourmet Kitchen Raspberry Twists. The pastry had a great fruit flavor and the long twist was fun to eat. This subscription makes a great gift and I’ve already given it to my friends who have a serious sweet tooth. Did you receive the September Orange Glad box? What did you think?

Remember to use the coupon code YUMMY10 to receive 10% off your entire order!

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Formio Review – September 2014 + FREE GIFT!

by Must Have Boxes on September 16, 2014

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Company: Formio

Category: Jewelry

Cost: USD $18.00/month, free shipping (Use the code MUSTHAVE to receive a FREE Morrocan Night Bracelet as a welcome gift with your first Formio box! This exclusive offer for my readers ends on October 16, so don’t delay.)

About: “Your endless supply of endless accessories and gorgeous clutches.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive an endless supply of trendy accessories. Each box will contain four pieces of jewelry and a clutch. You can borrow these accessories for as long as you like, then exchange them in a convenient pre-paid envelope for new ones. If you discover a piece you really love, you can purchase it at an exclusive members-only price. Trade in accessories as many times as you want each month for limitless styling.

The Box:

Accessories can totally make or break an outfit and Formio makes sure you always have something amazing to wear. As a subscriber, you’ll create a preferred accessory list and you’ll receive four accessories and a clutch each month from your chosen pieces. Your Formio accessories are on loan for as long as you want. With the complimentary return envelope, simply exchange the pieces you’re done wearing for new ones. It’s that easy! Let’s check out my September shipment…

thegoodies

Manhattan Collection, The Muse Clutch
Price: USD Retail $88, Member $54

This clutch is fabulous! The hard, outer shell is a classic shape but the tiny black grommet pattern gives this clutch some serious edge. The clutch has a gold-colored clasp and a removable gold chain shoulder strap. I prefer the clutch without the shoulder strap for a cleaner, more sophisticated look. The inside compartment is lined and is just the right size to hold your important items.

Versailles Collection, Grand Bouquet Necklace
Price: USD Retail $78, Member $48

If you’re looking for a true statement piece, then this necklace is for you. The Grand Bouquet Necklace from the Versailles Collection features a gorgeous combination of black, silver, and white jewel pieces laid against a gold inset. The overall look of this piece is eye-catching and it feels comfortable when worn. Pair this accessory with a simple black dress for an unforgettable evening look.

Versailles Collection, Candlelight Necklace
Price: USD Retail $58, Member $24

I love combining hard and soft elements to achieve a look that’s powerful, yet still feminine. The Candlelight Necklace from the Versailles Collection brings those two ideas together perfectly. This statement necklace is made from a leather-like material in a unique tear drop shape. The entire piece, held together by a delicate gold chain, is covered in tiny beads sewn into an intricate floral pattern.

South Beach Collection, Beach Bungalow Bracelet
Price: USD Retail $65, Member $19

Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to retire your lovely beach-inspired accessories. This stylish Beach Bungalow Bracelet from the South Beach Collection is a gold-colored cuff with a cut-out pattern. This chic cuff is super lightweight and it’s made to fit virtually any wrist size. Wear this pretty bracelet with a bright maxi dress for an inspired, “straight from the sand” look.

Hamptons Collection, Summer Romance Bracelet
Price: USD Retail $44, Member $19

This sophisticated Summer Romance Bracelet from the Hamptons Collection will have you reliving summer all over again. The thin gold-colored bracelet features an easy latch closure which makes sizing easy. The piece includes two white enamel charms with sea-related icons: an anchor and a starfish. Pair this accessory with an elegant white and navy stripped blouse for a true nautical feel.

verdict

Wow! I’m blown away by these trendy, high-end accessories from Formio. I loved each and every piece and I plan to wear them with a number of different outfits. My favorite item from the September shipment is the Grand Bouquet necklace. It’s truly a head-turning piece of jewelry and I can’t wait to wear it to the black tie charity event I’m attending next weekend. Formio is the first subscription box I’ve seen that lends out a limitless supply of stylish accessories for one low monthly price. Love it! :)

Remember to use the code MUSTHAVE to receive a FREE Morrocan Night Bracelet as a welcome gift with your first Formio box! This exclusive offer for my readers ends on October 16, so don’t delay.

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Tea Box Express Review – October 2014 + EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE!

by Must Have Boxes on September 14, 2014

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Company: Tea Box Express 

Category: Food & Drink

Cost: USD $25.00/month, plus $5.99 shipping  (Use the code MUSTHAVE20 to receive 20% off your first month!)

About: “Receive quality tea and fun accessories every month!”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive high-quality whole leaf tea, either in loose leaf or pyramid bag form, from popular brands. Your Tea Box Express package will also include three or four tea-related accessories such as an infuser or yummy snack to enjoy with your afternoon cup of tea. Tea lovers rejoice!

The Box:

I always start my morning with a cup of tea, so I was thrilled to receive an advance shipment of the October Tea Box Express. This subscription makes it easy to discover unique teas and accessories that will enhance your tea drinking experience. I received a branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. The October theme is “Bee Happy” (so cute!). Let’s see what’s inside…

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Teapot Honey Dipper & Teaspoon Rest
Value: USD $3.75 & $5.00 (estimated)

These tea accessories are awesome! I’ve always wanted a honey dipper that can drip just the right amount honey into my cup. This whimsical dipper is made from durable stainless steel and features a cute teapot design. Equally useful is the yellow ceramic teaspoon rest that’s shaped like a mini teapot. The teaspoon rest is also a great place to put your used tea bags too.

Savannah Bee Company Honey 
Value: USD $5.50

The perfect honey can really bring a cup of tea to life! Savannah Bee Company Tea Honey is 100% pure varietal honey that’s KSA Kosher Certified. Made in the Southeastern United States, this product features a proprietary blend of light, bright honeys. The taste is is sweet, subtle and oh-so delicious!

Teatulia Black Tea
Value: USD $8.99

This gorgeous box of tea contains 16 corn silk pyramid teabags, each filled with exquisite whole leaf black tea. Each bag allows the leaves to infuse completely and it can be brewed 2 or 3 times. The 100% organic tea comes direct from Bangladesh and it features small black tea leaves with golden tips. I enjoyed the fresh taste and sweet finish.

The Decorated Cookie Company Bumble Bee Shortbread Cookie
Value: USD $5.63

You can’t truly enjoy a cup of tea unless you have something sweet to go with it too! This huge 5″ long shortbread cookie features an adorable bee design. The cookie has a rich, buttery flavor pairs perfectly with the layer of colorful, royal icing. This scrumptious cookie is made in the USA with high-quality ingredients and hand-decorated by an icing artist. Delicious!

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Total box value: USD $28.87

  • Teapot Honey Dipper – USD $3.75
  • Teaspoon Rest – USD $5.00
  • Savannah Bee Company Honey – USD $5.50
  • Teatulia Black Tea – USD $8.99
  • The Decorated Cookie Company Bumble Bee Shortbread Cookie – USD $5.63

 

I was so impressed with the first shipment from Tea Box Express! The “Bee Happy” theme was super cute and the featured items fit perfectly. I really liked the high quality, organic Teatulia Black Tea and the unique tea-related accessories (especially the tasty sugar cookie!). This subscription would make an amazing hostess or birthday gift for anyone who enjoys tea. Be sure to subscribe to Tea Box Express by October 1 in order to receive this awesome October box (it ships on October 15).

Remember to use the code MUSTHAVE20 to receive 20% off your first month!

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