Orange Glad: July 2014 Review

I always look forward to receiving my Orange Glad box, a monthly subscription filled with all kinds of sweet treats and desserts from bakeries across the U.S. starting at $15 (plus S/H for a total of $21.95) each month. I love all of the new bakeries and treats I’m introduced to with this box – no way would I ever find them on my own. Big thanks to Orange Glad who kindly sent this box for me to review and share!

Cranberry Muffin Top
It’s no secret that the best part of the muffin is the muffin top, so it was nice to find one in this month’s box – the Cranberry Muffin Top (~$4) from Seattle’s Favorite Gourmet Cookies and Dessert Co. I love cranberries and I love oranges but wasn’t completely sold on the flavor combo. I did scarf it down pretty quickly though!

Freedom Star Sugar Cookies
The Freedom Star Sugar Cookies ($3) from Gianna’s Homemade Baked Goods were my favorite treat in this month’s box! Sugar cookies are one of my very common desserts, so it wasn’t a complete surprise, but I loved the star-shaped and theme for July. Very appropriate considering our country’s big holiday!

Ice-Dream Sandwich
Although Orange Glad curates this amazing subscription box, this mont haas the first time they’ve debuted their very own dessert – the Ice-Dream Sandwich ($1.50), two sugar cookies with “ice (butter/sugar) put together. So delicious! I hope more unique treats from the Orange Glad bakery come out next month!

Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownie
I’m not usually a huge cheesecake fan other than the crust, but I must say, the Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownie ($4) from Chocolate Maven is pretty tasty. My mom, who’s a big fan of cheesecake absolutely loved this one and immediately wanted to try more.

Chocolate Babka
Before looking at the info card, I expected the Chocolate Babka ($6) to be something similar to a pound cake, but it was actually more like monkey bread or a cinnamon roll – chocolate with soft coffee cke-liek breading. I ate this for breakfast (who said dessert can’t be breakfast?!) and found it to be pretty rich but so good!

July’s Orange Glad box retailed out to about $22.50 and was another big hit! I like that not every dessert needs to be eaten right away, and that whether it does or doesn’t, the timeframe is indicated on the info card. I’m also thinking I need to start making a list of some of these bakeries to visit in real life if/when I venture to their location. Yum!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Orange Glad, use code “YUMMY10” to save 10%!

*Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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