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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Orange Glad Sweet Box Subscription: October 2013

I received OCTOBER's Orange Glad Subscription Box!!! I know my regular readers are saying, "Kim, what happened to September's box?". Well, I wasn't very happy about September's selections. There were a few I liked (which I'll cover at the end). I'm glad I didn't cancel my subscription, because this box was CUTE and DELICIOUS.
The October box had a really cute Halloween theme. The menu card was decorated with a cauldron, spider web and black spiders. All of the treats were nestled in shredded brown paper and black tissue paper. Below are the TREATS! No TRICKS in this box! :)
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues) not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
Guerilla Beekeepers - Wild Flower Honey - SUPERsweet
Do you guys remember that free honey dipper they gave us in the August box? Well, it came in handy! In this month's box we received HONEY. Not ANY kind of honey! Unfiltered, cold-processed, sustainably produced, wildflower honey. Not all honey is the same! This tastes so good! I'm going to use it on toast, biscuits (American kind), and tea. I love it! I definitely give this a SUPERsweet rating!

Cheryl's -Buttercream Pumpkin Cookies - SUPERsweet
When I say a cookie is GOOD! It's GOOD! I'm finicky about cookies. I usually bake my own. This cookie was FRESH, lightly iced, and had just the right texture. That says a lot when a company has to make batches and batches of cookies. I could order a box of these! I was very impressed. The icing was not too sweet. It was perfect. I really enjoyed these and will buy some on my own.

101 Tea - Sweet
This company provided 3 packets of loose tea: Osmanthus Green, Jasmine Jade Dew and Organic Ancient Beauty. I tried the Organic Ancient Beauty and it was really good. It tasted delicious and was very smooth. This is WHOLE LEAF TEA! So you will need steeping equipment. What I liked about this company is that they're family-owned and the tea comes from their own tea plantations. The plantations are in Taiwan, China and Thailand! :)

Seth Greenberg's Authentic NY Brownie Crunch
Mint Chocolate Brownie Crunch - Sweet
I can't eat chocolate and mint together, so I gave this one to my mom. She ate the entire bag and was writing down the name of this snack. I was like MOM, I have a card on it. She said GOOD, because I want to order some more. So I take it was good! :) It's crunchy and has chocolate chips in it. A fabulous alternative to a regular brownie. Mother approved! HaHa

Sugar Knife - Gourmet Marshmallows 
Cookies & C.R.E.A.M - Sweet
These are not your ordinary marshmallows. Can anyone say, Bailey's Irish Cream! So good. They were fresh, fluffy, I tasted the vanilla bean, and chocolate chip cookie chunks. I ate these without the hot chocolate :) Very good!

Marche Noir - Cabarnet Brownie - Sweet
These are brownies with a twist! Dark chocolate, brownie taste, and a little wine (go to their site and read about it LOL) They have a nice texture. Richer and heavier than you're regular brownie. But they were delicious :)

September's Orange Glad Subscription Box
1. Lemon Sugar Cookie - Cinderella Cakes - Nice tasting lemon and crunchy cookie. It was ok. (Bittersweet)
2. Designer Chai and Almond Spice Cookies - Modern Bite - AWESOME! Not only do they look fabulous in appearance, they tasted good. Light and not too sweet. I highly recommend these.(SUPERsweet)
3. Almond Nougat - JJ Bakery - Almonds nor nougat have much taste. If you're looking for a non-sweet candy, then this is for you. It was just ok to me. (Bittersweet)
4. Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Shortbread - Kelley's Kookies - These were good! Nice shortbread taste. Nice tasting chocolate. (Sweet)
5. Oreo Cookie Cake Push Pop - Cinderella Cakes- This cake pop looked bad inside the packaging. It was squished and scrunched inside. When I tasted it THAT day, it tasted rancid. It had definitely gone bad already. (Not Sweet)



Raquel T.G. said...

mmmm I do love brownie!!

Mica said...

Oh that pumpkin cookie looks so nice!

Glad you enjoyed this box, shame about last month's one!

Your mum got lucky getting to enjoy the minty chocolate - I love mint and chocolate together, yum yum!

...okay, I just love chocolate and anything really! haha

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Anonymous said...

Kim if I lived near you I'd definitely be signing up. OMG they all look so good, and it seems with your videos that you're trying to tease us! I love the look of all of them but I think my favourite is the pumpkin cookie because it looks like it's just been home made. You mentioned that you normally bake your own cookies. Recipe please!!!!

Tina Bradley said...

Yum! That cookie looks super-sweet! Glad to hear it tasted the same. :) Hugs! T.

Blond Duck said...

I want the buttercream pumpkin cookies!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I wish they had something like that here, I really want to do something like this. I love brownies. I like chocolate and mint together, but it has to be a certain brand, otherwise I don't like it. And I can only eat so many or I feel a bit ill. Shame the box before wasn't so great for you, but am glad you got a better one!! Loved it doll :) xx Have a great day!

Emmylou said...

Everything in that October box looks gooooooood! But that pumpkin cookie....I die!
Happy Tuesday, Kim:D

Tales of Whimsy said...

Wow. This all looks amazing. Especially the honey.

Unknown said...

loved yummy!

TheTinyHeart said...

That pumpkin cookie looks so cute and mmm, mint brownie! These posts always make me so hungry, Kim haha!

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Style Journey said...

This is my kind of box with all the goody sweets! Cheryl's Cookies are some of my favorites. They also have an amazing Oatmeal Raisin cookie too!

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! I'm sorry the September's box was so so, hopefully the October's one looks awesome and you just made my sugars high only with your photos!:) Yum yum, everything seems very sweet, I am especially curious to taste the honey and the marshmallows. Overall, you really get only treats!:) Kisses dear, have a nice day! xo

Unknown said...

Now I'm craving a buttercream frosted cookie :-)

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Nails My Dreams said...

Oooooohhhhhh! Yummmmmmy! I love honey! Though I have yet to taste natural honey. Hihi. And mothers know best so I bet those brownies are gooooood. lol. Have a great day Kim!

Vett Vandiver said...

you find the cutest products! I think that's why everyone loves your blog -- can't wait to see more fall themed posts xoxo

Tanisha E said...

wow that looks yummy!! great selection

miss b said...

This looks like an interesting box and I like the Halloween theme with some very cute items. The brownie with a touch of wine would be my favourite here. In fact, I think I need chocolate now!! I think you have inspired me to make some pumpkin cookies too.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Wow there was a lot in the box! That honey looks divine and I love Cheryls cookies!!

Annie Sand said...

All of these sound really yummy! I wish you a happy Tuesday darling!

little luxury list said...

Ooh brownie with wine - I'm totally intrigued! Your mom is so cute too and I guess you know something you could get her for Christmas now!
Raw/unprocessed honey is the best! i got a big jar from Amazon and use it for cooking and for facial treatments!

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Lorena said...

The brownie crunch.... yum.
That's a very assorted box, it's got all i could dream of.

Lorena said...

The brownie crunch.... yum.
That's a very assorted box, it's got all i could dream of.

Unknown said...

It's a pity about the September box but this one sounds divine, especially the Buttercream Pumpkin Cookies!

Sara said...

OMG I am DROOLING all over my desk over here! Ha! This looks so good! I want that cookie, gimmie!

Denisa said...

Interesting information. Great day.

Amber Lucas A Mused Blog said...

How fun! I didn't know that boxes like this existed! It looks perfect for Halloween.

Cee said...

I really hope that Orange You Glad is going to start shipping to Canada soon, because every time I read one of your posts about their monthly deliveries, I find myself practically drooling on my keyboard. And the October selection sounds particularly sweet!

Unknown said...

Yumm. Sweetness.I am loving your October Orange Glad Subscription Box! Everything looks really interesting.

Unknown said...

that chocolate dipped macadamia shortbread cookie looks so good. this is the first time ive heard of this subscription box and seems interesting to try

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ALLIE NYC said...

Oh wow never heard of this! Looks amazing. So funny they are putting everything in these monthly boxes...soon you will be able to order a box of kittens hahaha just kidding.

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Unknown said...

You're just going to make me eat more while all I want is a flat stomach..
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London Loafers said...

Omg how did I not know about this box ? *-* Oh gosh, I really wish we had something like that in England!


Unknown said...

I cannot believe that I haven't seen this subscription service yet. Uhmm, I'm totally going to see if I can sign up, haha. And my cousin sent me a box of Cheryl's cookies for my birthday. They were amazing and I have to control myself, haha.

Anonymous said...

Haha Kim re. the bought cookie dough cookies. I don't know if I should be saying shame on you, or envying you on that front. I can't get bought cookie dough to work well for me. They tend to melt into a splat and burn at the edges. I have more luck making them from scratch. I guess what ever works :D. P.S. Your Mum (or rather Mom) sounds

2minutos said...

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birdie to be said...

Love your festive polish! And that looks like a yummy box of goodies! I want to try those brownie chips... YUM!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This would be very dangerous for me to subscribe too as I'd probably want to try everything as soon as I received a box :)

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Those cookies look delicious, and very nice to decorate Halloween table!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Those cookies look delicious, and very nice to decorate Halloween table!

Coco said...

I don't know if I'm not familiar with any of these products because I'm not American, but the sensation is they are doing an awesome work at giving you new tasting experiences. I love raw honey, I can't do without it all year round. I was very surprised by the look of the marshmallows. Love
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S said...

those cookies look YUM and the tea looks really interesting, i'm a bit of a tea drinker so quite intrigued! x

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oomph. said...

i love mint chocolate chip....not so much in chocolate itself (like andes), but ice cream and other sweets are good. i've bought brownie crisps from costco...wish they had a mint one :)

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