If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of monthly delivery boxes. I love make up boxes, snack boxes, meal boxes, the whole nine yards. Naturally, when I saw Treatsie on Groupon, I was instantly interested.
Treatsie is an artisan sweet box that provides a few different sweets each month from at least three different vendors. The photos on the website show things like chocolate bars, taffy, caramels, and things of the sort. The box itself is $19.95 a month, which is pretty steep, but I saw a Groupon that gave you double the amount of sweets in your first box, so I decided to try it for just one month to see what it was all about.
When I ordered the box the website said that if you order after the 15th, you won’t get a box until the next month, which is totally understandable. I ordered the box on October 24, so I expected to get a November box. Unfortunately, November came and went and I never received anything. To make matters worse I checked my bank account and my credit card was charged for a second month’s worth of boxes on November 24th, even though I had yet to receive my first box. I finally sent customer service an email and a couple days later got a general email saying that one of their vendors were running late so the boxes were running late. I guess this is understandable but this message didn’t come until at least a week into December.
I finally received my November box just a couple days ago (its December 20th today). Unfortunately it was not worth the wait. Starting with the box, it was not organized in any way like I’m used to from other snack boxes. Most other boxes are neatly packaged with some sort of card in the box explaining the snacks. My snacks were just thrown haphazardly into the box. There were only 4 different snacks (I received two of each because of my Groupon), which were definitely not worth $19.95. The snacks were also not very exciting. I received a dark chocolate bar, candied pecans, Gingerbread pumpkin seeds, and little mini lime cookies. Not that these snacks are bad, but they really aren’t my idea of a treat. I was looking forward to some caramels or fun chocolate or something, like the photos on the website showed.
So unfortunately this box is a definite pass. This is the first box I’ve tried that I was really disappointed in. I think the idea of a sweet box is really fun, but this one is just too expensive and not well done. So if you were thinking about trying Treatsie I would suggest saving your money and going for a different snack box like Love with Food, Graze, or UrthBox. If you try Graze you can even change your preferences to get all sweet snacks.
Are there any other boxes out there that I should try?