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@OrangeGladBox Review + Giveaway: Attack of The Giant Krispie! ~9/29

**** I received a one month subscription to Orange Glad in exchange for my honest opinion. All photos are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
Attack of The Krispie
Momma Told Me: It came from....the kitchen!

I'm addicted to sugar.

Over the last year I've cut out nearly all sugar from my diet; I was certain, at the time the decision was made, I would surely die from a lack of fun and flavor. I used to reach for candy bars every night before bed, okay, while in bed- and find myself filling the afternoon slumps with ice cream novelties and sugary beverages. For 6 months the only sugar in my diet was that found in sauces and mealtime recipes. I dropped 58lbs. Did this experience turn me against the crystalline love of my life? No. It did, however, elevate my palette, and my decisions.

When I returned to sweets it was within a mutual agreement of love and respect. I would not fill emotional holes with sugar, nor would I reach for the nearest generic candy bar just to get a fix. I would savor every splurge, turn every sugary bite into an experience, and make new frosted friends. That is to say, I now combine moderation with intense appreciation. Smaller portions and new treats help keep my palette engaged, without the need to consume half a cake, or multiple desserts.
It's no surprise to you, my reader, that my addictive personality does not stop at sugar; you've likely read multiple rants about subscription box services. Naturally, when I found a company as passionate about their sweets as I, and pairing this passion with a monthly box service, I was more than intrigued. Orange Glad promises a monthly adventure of sugar culinary proportions with a generously sized box of carefully curated, gourmet, sweets. They understand the sweet tooth better than most, knowing we crave texture, flavor, and aromatics for originally sweet adventures. Ordering a gourmet truffle from a confectionery in Texas would cost me a pretty penny. However, with Orange Glad, I can receive 4-5 individual, unique, treats, each month. No heavy footwork, or hefty shipping fees, involved.
Orange Glad Subscription
So, what's so special about a box full of sweets? Studies show, when cravings hit, humans are most likely to reach for whatever is closest to satisfy that craving. Unfortunately, what we reach for first is not always engaging enough to tame our taste-buds, and we continue to crave more. Sure, you may have had that secret stash of Reese's cups in the freezer since college, but do you still get the same satisfaction from your first bite? Orange Glad presents a delightful answer to the inevitable sweet tooth attack; a variety of different textures and tastes, all handcrafted by talented artisans and confectioneries, Nationwide. You'll find salty paired with sweet, sinfully messy finger foods, delightfully over sized goodies, and chocolate (what would this box be without chocolate?)
I Live For Dessert
I received my first box from Orange Glad in August, and the other half and I happened to be partaking in a series of week-long dares. The day after my orange box arrived we began a week of no sugar. It was pure torture. Many of the products curated for monthly Orange Glad boxes are baked, or made, fresh right before mailing, so I probably lost out on some of the 'direct' experience due to this. While I anxiously watched the days in my sugar free week tick by I nearly memorized the included Menu card which promised; 1 (Jumbo) Chocolate Sprinkles Crispycakes, Popcornopolis Gourmet Caramel Corn, Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies, Pineapple Coconut Biscotti, and Chocolate Cake Bites (by I Live For Dessert). Also included was an ingredients card with complete ingredients for each treat; an especially helpful asset for those with allergies, or seeking the treats with least preservatives.
Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies
By the time my week was up I found myself racing for the Orange Glad Box. I felt as though I'd perish from lack of sugar, but knew I'd enjoy my journey more if I waited for my sweet tooth to hit, then dove in. Later that afternoon I took my first victim, the chocolate cake bites, which resembled elegant truffles to me. These moist chocolate cake balls, filled with generous bits of chocolate chunks also included a packet of cocoa powder to balance the authentic presentation. As the only chocolate item in this box, I was certain the best was out of the way, but I was even more impressed a few days later, by the Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies, which garnered the majority of their flavor from the soft frosting atop. As I mentioned, many of these items are made fresh, and intended to be enjoyed promptly; the Menu card included an 'enjoy by' window for each item, though I found nothing lacking for having waited a week.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the younger one's favorite find in this Orange Glad Sweet Box, the Chocolate Sprinkles Crispycakes (which included a vendor discount code for re-order). I'm uncertain if I have ever come across a krispie square so generous in height as it was in width. This 'Monster Krispie' had a thick layer of chocolate sprinkles atop, and the perfect balance of thick, gooey, mallows to fluffy grain crisps. We cut this giant treat into quarters, which still proved quite decadent, and a challenge for those of us with smaller mouths (not me, haha). You can experience Orange Glad, or give the gift of Orange Glad, today for just $15 plus Shipping and Handling, or save $2 on each box and buy 6 months in advance. And, save 10% today, with our exclusive reader discount code: MOMMATOLD7. You really can't beat the value, or convenience, when you consider the range and quality of products featured!

What Daughter Says: When your sweet tooth hits don't forage for sub-par treats. Enjoy a hand picked array of gourmet goods from Orange Glad.






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33 comments:

  1. The chocolate cake bites look good and, I must say, that getting attacked by that giant Krispie doesn't look like the worst thing. :P

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  2. BROWNIE!!! Mmmmm..... although my favorite Disney World treat is the Rice Krispy Mickey so maybe I'd like that best, too?

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  3. I'd most like to try Pineapple Coconut Biscotti.

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  4. WHAT!!! Pineapple Coconut Biscotti - that would have to be a must on my list.

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  5. I would like to try the Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies.
    Thanks!

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  6. I would love to try the Chocolate Cake Bites.

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  7. Would like to try the Complete Peanutbutterness! yummy!

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  8. I'd like to try the Chocolate Barks.

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  9. Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies sound yummy

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  10. The complete peanutbutterness cookies looks soooo good!

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  11. I'd love the S'more Bites.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  12. I would love everything but especially the Pineapple Coconut Biscotti
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  13. The Chocolate-Dipped Macadamia Cookies!

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  14. I would love to try the Chocolate Barks.

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  15. I would love to try the complete peanut butterness, giant krispie and the oreo cake pop. In that order, lol

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  16. I'd like to try the Complete Peanutbutterness! Looks yummy!

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  17. Chai and Almond Spice Cookies sound good.

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  18. Chai and Almond Spice Cookies sound good.

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  19. I'd love to try the Chai and Almond Spice Cookies.

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  20. I would like to try Complete Peanutbutterness--sounds delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. The Chai and Almond Spice cookies sound amazing!!

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  22. I'd like to try the Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies.

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  23. i would really love to try the Complete Peanutbutterness :) (alisa)

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  24. I keep looking at that picture of the Chocolate Sprinkled Crispycakes and my stomach rumbles... I think it's because it resembles Tiramisu... lol

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  25. I am obsessed with coconut, so I would love to try the Pineapple Coconut Biscotti!

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  26. ahhhh..so many delish items! Would love to try the chocolate cake bites first, then fat witch brownies, chocolate macadamia dipped cookies, the chai almond cookies, and the pineapple coconut biscotti!
    Cathy B*****y palmbreezeliving at yahoodotcom

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  27. ahhhh..so many delish items! Would love to try the chocolate cake bites first, then fat witch brownies, chocolate macadamia dipped cookies, the chai almond cookies, and the pineapple coconut biscotti!
    Cathy B*****y palmbreezeliving at yahoodotcom

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  28. ahhhh..so many delish items! Would love to try the chocolate cake bites first, then fat witch brownies, chocolate macadamia dipped cookies, the chai almond cookies, and the pineapple coconut biscotti!
    Cathy B*****y palmbreezeliving at yahoodotcom

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  29. coconut is a great ingredient in so many dishes! i just love these kinds of food!
    LisaAnn from BestFoodMOM.com

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