I wasn’t expecting to see a box of chocolate when I opened my Taste Trunk box this month, but that’s what happened. There was a bit of a mix-up with my Taste Trunk box this month, but it’s being sorted out. I’m subscribed to the Gourmet Trunk, but I received an Easter Trunk accidentally. The wonderful folks at Taste Trunk let me keep the sugary goodness in the Easter Trunk and have a replacement Gourmet Trunk on its way, so all’s well that ends well. Except I need a box to review for you lovely readers, so I’m going to share what I received in the box I received! You’re welcome.
All in all, not a bad box if you’re into candy. I am not that into candy, so my ex-boyfriend (which is what I call my husband, it cracks me up) has been happily munching away on everything. It’s pretty clearly Easter-themed, what with the bunnies and all.
If you’re not familiar with Taste Trunk, it’s a monthly box for people who like awesome food. You get to choose between the Gourmet Trunk, the BBQ Trunk, and the Sweet Trunk – each are $35/month. Whichever box you choose, it’ll be packed with high-end tasty treats. They release special edition boxes occasionally, which is what this one is (Easter).
Divvies Chocolate Caramel Popcorn – $6.00 I tried this popcorn, it was really tasty. I don’t enjoy super sugary stuff, but if it’s super sugary covered in chocolate I’ll at least try it. Brian has devoured most of this bag already, despite it being a fairly large bag.
Chocolate Covered Cookies – $6.00? There is no branding on this package, and there was no insert included in this box, so I have no idea who made these or what they cost. Brian says they are chocolate covered Oreos with some fondant shapes on them, so I’ll take his word for it. A bit too sweet for me, but they look good.
Moonstruck Chocolates Ladybug Truffles – $12.00 I couldn’t find these on the Moonstruck website to find out pricing, but I priced it by something similar. These are pretty cute, I’ve never had ladybug truffles before. They are actually fruit flavored truffles, which is interesting. I tried one and it was pretty great; I’ll eat anything lemon.
Jo’s Candies Chocolate Easter Eggs – $20.00 These are described as milk chocolate covered vanilla truffles topped with sugar sprinkles, and that is an extremely accurate description. They were on sale on the website because it’s no longer Easter, but I’m including the original price because that’s what the original value for the Easter box would have. I wasn’t over the moon about these truffles, but Brian has enjoyed them. I have had some seriously amazing truffles and it’s just hard to eat anything else now.
White Chocolate Easter Bunny – $4.00? This bunny also had no brand and so I could not find pricing for it online. I’m going to put this out there – I really hate white chocolate. It’s not even chocolate. It tastes like plastic and it makes me wish I could be eating anything, literally anything, else. Brian unfortunately feels the same as I do about white chocolate and so we will probably throw it away (because how weird would it be if we tried to gift someone a nondescript white chocolate Easter bunny at the end of May?) (Lauren’s Note: Matt said he would take it.)
Final Rating: B+
The retail value of this box was approximately $48.00, and I paid
$35.00 for it nothing for it because it was sent to me by mistake. I’m not used to rating Taste Trunk very low because it’s such a great box, but this Easter Trunk was not what I ordered. Regardless, their customer service is great and they are sending me the right box soon. Plus, Brian is enjoying all the sugar. I’m really looking forward to the Gourmet Trunk that they sent me, but this one certainly made my husband happy.
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