Orange Glad Review – November 2014 + EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE!

by Must Have Boxes on November 21, 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 box packed with tasty treats! I definitely have a bit of a sweet tooth and it seems like the fall and winter season has the most delicious desserts. My November shipment arrived in a branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. There was also a card that described each of the featured products and included ingredient information. Let’s check it out…

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Aly’s Apples Milk Chocolate Swirl Caramel Apple

I’m a total sucker for caramel apples! This classic chocolate covered apple features a green apple that’s dipped in rich caramel then topped in Aly’s Milk Chocolate. This sweet masterpiece wouldn’t be complete without a swirl of white chocolate ribbons. The apple was perfectly crisp and I was delighted to discover that the caramel was fresh and chewy. Yum!

Orange Glad Brownutella

Brownies plus nutella? Does it get any better than that? These bite-sized brownie pieces are super decadent and feature a swirl of nutella in the center. I like my brownies a bit chewy on the outside, but soft and moist on the inside and this dessert totally delivered! To achieve a true, fresh brownie taste, I popped these treats in the microwave for 20 seconds before eating.

Dulce de Leche Cookies from Azucar Bakery

This traditional South American dessert is also known as an alfajor. It features a buttery shortbread cookie sandwich filled with yummy homemade dulce de leche. I really enjoyed the crisp texture of the shortbread paired with the creamy filling. Azucar Bakery is an award-winning bakery that offers a range of mouth-watering cookies and baked goods.

Chef Chu’s Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are divine! Seriously. If you love sweet, roasted nuts then you are going to go crazy over this tasty snack. Chef Chu coats rich, nutty pecans with a special coating that turns them into pure deliciousness. The nuts are super crunchy and are packed with amazing flavor. The bag is too good to share. :)

Circo’s Pastry Shop Sandwich Rainbow Butter Cookie

This cookie was certainly unique and very pretty to look at too! It featured rich, flaky butter cookies filled with sweet, fruit jelly. The sandwich was dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. I have to admit that I didn’t love the fruit and chocolate combination. The flavors didn’t vibe that well for my personal taste.

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Oh Orange Glad, I don’t know what I’d do without you! The month’s collection of sweet treats was certainly impressive. My favorite item this month is the Aly’s Apples Milk Chocolate Swirl Caramel Apple. The crisp, tart apple and creamy caramel was the perfect combination. The apple was big enough to share too. Love it! Did you receive the November Orange Glad box? What were your favorite desserts?

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

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Christian Crate Review – November 2014

by Must Have Boxes on November 17, 2014

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Company: Christian Crate

Category: Religious

Cost: USD $25.00/month, free shipping

About: “It’s like getting a surprise package from heaven, every month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a box filled with 6-8 hand selected products ranging from toys to art to other goodies from emerging Christian brands. With Christian Crate, you’re helping to support the Christian economy and stimulate Christian business. Much of the earnings from this subscription box are donated to Christian causes around the world.

The Box

The team at Christian Crate hunts for the latest Christian products and delivers them straight to your door. If you’re religious, this is a fun way to stay connected to your faith. The November shipment arrived in a plain white mailing box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. Let’s check out this month’s featured Christian products.

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Bumper Magnet

This fun magnet is the perfect Christian accessory for your car. Place it on your back bumper as a thoughtful message to other drivers on the road. I love the typography and bold purple color.

Coaster

This lovely coaster features a line from Psalm 145 and it will help you remember that the Lord is always with you. Keep it on your coffee table for a daily reminder.

Bracelet

This pretty bracelet allows you to accessorize your outfit and stay close to God too. The “Cherished” bracelet is made from a comfortable stretchy light blue elastic and features cute orange stones.

Magnet

This durable refrigerator magnet includes a line from Joshua that encourages you to be strong and courageous. It’s a very uplifting message and a nice reminder that God is always with you.

Holiday Goodies

What a joyous way to celebrate the holiday season! Christian Crate included a few themed items including a painted Christmas-inspired spoon and a bag of sweet candy corn scripture candy.

verdict

The November Christian Crate shipment included a nice variety of Christian products. My favorite item is the large bumper magnet. I really like the fun, inspiration message and playful purple color. While I enjoyed the faith-based gifts in this box, I’d estimate that the total value was closer to $15 than $25. Hopefully, in future Christian Crate packages, there will be higher value items to help make the subscription cost seem more reasonable.

What do you think about this month’s Christian Crate products? Interested in subscribing? Let me know!

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Fair Treasure Review – November 2014

by Must Have Boxes on November 13, 2014

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Company: Fair Treasure

Category: Handmade, Lifestyle

Cost: USD $35.00/month, free shipping

About: “Handmade Treasures, Fairly Paid, Beautifully Crafted, & Delivered To Your Door Each Month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive ethically sourced treasures from around the world, ranging from jewelry to candles. Each high quality, handmade item is produced by a local artist with an incredible story to tell. Fair Trade allows you to explore amazing global treasures while supporting small businesses across the globe.

The Box:

Fair Treasure is the best way to discover unique goods from around the globe. I always get excited when my monthly package arrives! The November shipment came in a small box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. This month’s theme is “Hostess with the Mostess” and it’s all about equipping you with tools to host a fabulous fall celebration. Love it! Let’s check out the featured products.

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Swinging Tassel Earrings
Value: USD $19.00

These gorgeous earrings are some serious statement jewelry. These ornate earrings feature beige hand-strung beads with a long gold-colored pieces on the end. The Swinging Tassel Earrings are handcrafted by an artisan cooperative outside of New Delhi. Have fun with this versatile accessory and glam up your holiday style.

Nora Cotton Print Apron
Value: USD $24.00

I spend a ton of time in the kitchen, so I know how important it is to wear an apron to project your clothing. Aprons can also be fun and fashionable too! Take for example, this lovely cotton print apron from Nora which is handmade in Bali by Zen Zen’s Fair Trade Federation artisan cooperatives. Now you can cook in style with this island-inspired design.

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verdict

Total box value: USD $43.00

  • Swinging Tassel Earrings – USD $19.00
  • Nora Cotton Print Apron – USD $24.00

 

Fair Treasure continues to deliver fantastic gifts from across the globe. I love to play hostess, so this month’s theme really spoke to me. While the earrings were bold and festive, I liked the Nora Cotton Print Apron the best because it’s pretty and functional at the same time. I’ll definitely be doing a lot of cooking in this apron. The holidays are right around the corner and I’m sure there’s someone in your life who would enjoy this subscription. Fair Treasure is always a good value, and I definitely got my money’s worth this month.

What do you think about this month’s Fair Treasure products? Interested in subscribing? Let me know!

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