As I mentioned in my article about this month’s Bacon and Bourbon Tasting Box, I was tempted and decided that I needed to order an additional box this month. In addition to choosing the Bacon and Bourbon Tasting Box as my monthly selection, I ordered the Stocking Stuffers box, which aside from the fact that there is a bunch of chocolate in this box, there were a couple of items (well, one, specifically) that I had on my mental wish list, and I think that is what ultimately inspired me to order the second box.
Unfortunately, that one item that had been on my mental wish list was smashed to bits when I received the box. Sure, it’s a hazard whenever ordering products such as this online, but, fortunately, Foodzie said that they would ship me some more Florentines from Clarine’s Florentines.
This box is full of yummy treats that is sure to please the sweet tooth in all of us (and then some!) In addition to the Florentine cookies, the box has Butter Crunch from p.o.p. candy, Sesame Ginger Popcorn (which I happen to be snacking on at this very moment, and let me just say … YUM) from 479 Popcorn, Old Fashioned Butterscotch Candy from Zeke’s Candy, “Put Your Money on Honey” Caramels from Droga Confections, a variety of Chocolate Sun Cups from Seth Ellis Chocolatier, and finally Blueberry Acai Gummies from Bissinger’s. As some of you are probably aware, I previously reviewed the Blueberry Acai Gummies, as they were received in a previous tasting box. Some might view receiving something in the tasting box that I’ve already tasted as a disappointment, but since I enjoyed them so much the first time, I’m happy to have more (and this time, I’ll even share them!)
Also included with the box was the theme card, on which Emily and Rob explain their inspiration for this box:
It’s December, just over a year since we launched the first Tasting Box and we can’t help but look back on the year and think about all the amazing things we’ve tasted. We wanted to bring back some of the favorites that you all couldn’t stop raving about. Of course, we wanted to throw in some new flavors that we can’t wait for more of in 2012 too. We discovered real butterscotch (which we realized we had actually never tasted before) and it’s been one of the products that everyone on the team went nuts over. As they say, the best sweet things come in small packages, and this box is stuffed full of them. Share your past favorites by stuffing some into a stocking of someone you love and treat yourself to the new tastes. The Tasting Box will be an even bigger part of Foodzie in 2012 and we can’t wait to continue to share our new favorite discoveries with you.
As I had mentioned in my article about the November Tasting Box, I was and still am a bit disappointed with the changes at Foodzie. As much as I loved the selections for December (so much so that I couldn’t settle on just one), I really liked the “surprise” of the previous tasting box, and I also liked the more affordable price. I don’t know that I will keep my subscription going, I think I fwill go on a month to month basis … at this point, I shall try January’s box and see how I like it … and if I do, I shall then go for a box in February. And so on.
For the time being, though, I am loving the sweets of this box … my sweet tooth happily approves!