Are you looking for a last-minute Christmas present for someone in your life who has a sweet tooth? Or maybe someone who is incredibly hard to buy for that loves all things America? Well look no further, as Taffy Mail is the answer to your present-buying prayers.
There are three different Taffy Mail subscriptions (Lite, Classic and Extra) but each gives you a box full of candy, chocolate and treats from the other side of the pond. This month I was sent a Classic box to review which included a can of pop, lots of sweets and a couple of chocolate bars too.
Everything comes in a sturdy cardboard box and is well-packed to make sure it is all in perfect condition.
So what was in the box?
As a bit of a chocoholic I naturally gravitated to the two chocolate bars first. The BabyRuth was a nutty and nougaty chocolate-covered dream while the Butterfinger was perfect if you love a peanut butter/chocolate combo. It had a soft but also a bit brittle and chewy peanut centre smothered in milk chocolate for the right balance of salt and sweet flavours. I loved them both but especially the Butterfinger bar.
Next in the box was a full size can of Coca Cola with Vanilla. I am a big fan of coke so to get a can in this flavour was great and I loved the retro style of the packaging too.
The pack of Junior Mints had five chocolate-covered soft mints, a bit like After Eights but in mini discs and not Walter shape. They were great but I got a taste for them and I wished the box had been slightly bigger!
On the sweets front there were two sticks of lovely, chewy and very satisfying Laffy Taffy. The Mystery flavour was blue and pink and had almost a bubblegum taste while the banana flavour did exactly what it said on the tin. I love the texture of Taffy so this duo were among my favourite things in the box.
Next up was a cute little gummy bear that packed a real punch. The flavour was described as Cinnamon Spicy and it did have a bit of heat about it but the flavour was great and unusual to have from a gummy sweet.
I also loved the box of Nerds which contained two flavours: Watermelon Apple and Cherry Lemonade. If you’ve never had Nerds before they are tiny, tangy, crunchy candy and very moreish despite their sharp flavours.
In a similar vein from Nerds when it comes to tangy flavours, Sour Patch was a bag of sweets that start off tasting sour then turn sweet. I got a bag of cherry flavour so I was really pleased with this as I love sour cherry flavour which gradually became sweet. A really fun sweet and a good inclusion in the box.
A bit more familiar was the bag of Skittles but as opposed to the normal ‘Taste the Rainbow’ experience, these were an America Mix. There were different flavours from the norm and these included Yumberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Raspberry and Wild Berry – all in red, white and blue colours to match the American flag. As with normal Skittles these had good flavour, were crunchy then chewy and very fruity.
I also enjoyed the pack of Hubba Bubba gum which was double flavoured strawberry and watermelon flavour. There were five pieces in the pack and each was a good size so you had plenty to chew at. This kind of took me back tinny youth as I’ve not had Hubba Bubba in ages but it was just the same as it always was, except for the more interesting flavours.
Finally, the piece de resistance in this box, a pack of Mike & Ike Mega Mix. I had never heard of this before so without Taffy Mail in my life I would never have got to try it (this is why this subscription box is so good). This was a box of chewy fruit candy in 10 different flavours: Caribbean Punch, Strawberry-Banana, Paradise Punch, Grape Soda, Kiwi-Banana, Mango Delight, Watermelon, Pineapple-Banana, Peach Berry and Blue Raspberry. The sweets are gluten free and fat free and came in a satisfyingly big box. The flavours were great and they were a real find. I hope I get them in a future box again!
All in all this was another great box from Taffy Mail with a great selection of treats from America. If you’re looking for a gift for the sweet lover in your life then look no further!