It’s like one giant guilt-trip. The well-intentioned (and usually snappy-pony-tail-sporting) hygienist flashes her blindingly white smile as she tells me that the bacteria in my mouth multiply every 20 minutes, so if I brush before breakfast just think of all the bacteria poop in my mouth by the end of the day. Lovely.
A couple months ago I noticed a tiny brown spot on my front tooth. I mean, we’re talking tiny. You would never notice it unless your face was close enough that you could smell my breath, which CLEARLY you would never want to do because it would smell like bacteria poop.
So I asked them about the little spot. The hygienist and dentist both hover over me, examining it while I stare up at the lights.
“So you don’t drink coffee?” Nope. “Tea?” Nope. “Soda?” Not regularly. “Hmm…” The dentist squints at my teeth. “Do you eat a lot of dark chocolate?”
Are. you. kidding. me.
I mean, would you?
Today we’re doing something a little different here on the bloggy-blog. I don’t have a recipe for you, but I do want to tell you about this awesome company called Treatsie. Basically, you pay a flat subscription fee and they send you new and different chocolate in the mail every month.
I received my box on a hot afternoon and was a little concerned about how the chocolate had survived the heat. But I opened it up to find my Treatsie box enclosed in not one, but 2 NASA-esque foil envelopes, plus a freezer pack. This chocolate is ready to head out to space. I asked Bekah, my Treatsie pal, if all the packages come like that and she said it depends on what’s in the box that month, but they do have a melt-free guarantee. Now that, my friends, is customer service.
Every box that you order on the subscription plan is different, but I want to show you the contents of the box I received so you can get an idea of what kind of stuff you get. If you follow the links, you can order the exact same product on the Treatsie website. Each box comes with items from 3-4 small independent vendors, and the focus is on quality rather than quantity. Here is my box:
Then there were these Lemon Sugar Cookies. Oh my. I ate almost all of them. They certainly didn’t last the day. Perfectly bright lemon flavor, plus a little crunch from the mini pearled sugar. De-lish. I love the slogan on this one: “Goodest Quality, Bestest Taste.” Ha! They’re speaking my language.
I think a subscription to Treatsie is a really unique gift idea. Especially for your Mother-in-law-Who-Has-Everything or your I-Hate-All-Products-Uncle. I mean, everyone loves treats.
Because we are so awesome (I mean we, like, you and I we, not me myself and I) Treatsie is offering us a deal for first time buyers where you can get a box FREE! The only thing you have to cover is $4.95 for shipping. Each box contains about $20-25 worth of treats, so getting one for 5 bucks is a steal. Subscribe here and enter the code fbfoodcharlatan14
Or if you don’t feel like ordering a free box, enter the giveaway below! One winner will receive a $50 Treatsie e-gift card, usable at their online store. The contest runs all week, until Thursday May 22. U.S. entries only please. Good luck everyone!
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Disclosure: Treatsie sent me a box to review, but all opinions are my own, of course! They also compensated me for the post and are sponsoring the giveaway. Sponsored posts like this allow me the time and funds to put up more recipes for you guys, so thanks Treatsie!