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.
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!
You have me rolling on the floor in laughter — I eat WAY too much dark chocolate too! And I think I’m in trouble because if eating habits are genetic, I’m going to inherit my mom’s skills of getting it all over the place (aka my chin, nose, lip, chest, leg, and who knows where else). But it’s worth every trip to the dentist because there’s no way I’m giving it up!
I think this is the best invention ever. like ever and ever. Chocolate? Loads of it? And different flavors? EVERY MONTH?? Wooohooo – bring it on!
In my hands anything chocolate is dangerous beyond dangerous. Believe me, there’s a reason my blog is named what it is!
Haha Mallory! I believe you!
Lol, your teeth are the best. They were saving some chocolate for you to enjoy later. I think they deserve some props for thinking ahead. Treatsie sounds amazing and I want to eat everything you photographed here.
Omg you’re so right Nancy!!! This made me laugh sooooo hard!!! My teeth are obviously smarter that everyone else’s ever.
Sounds like it’s time for a new dentist. How dare they suggest something as heavenly as dark chocolate could be anything but beautifying, skinny-making, and nutrition giving. I’m convinced dark chocolate is actually down with the fruits and veggies in the food pyramid. I swear I saw it there next to the pears…
Yeah it’s true, dark chocolate is good for you these days right? I’m loving this trend.
Ok so Treatsie sounds like the best subscription service ever. Seriously, chocolate comes to me every month? That’s a dream come true! This looks awesome.
Right Pamela! A dangerous subscription…
Um…I’m dying over that little chocolate cake. What an awesome box!
Over-share alert!!: I like going to the dentist for real, haha. Sadly I consider it to be a relaxing break somewhat akin to going to the spa . . . obviously I’ve never been to spa. ;) The only parts I hate are cavities and tooth extractions.
Also, I want the lemon cookies. I’ll do a week’s worth of laundry in exchange. Oh wait, you already ate them. *sigh*
Whaaaaaaat!!!!! Even that horrible vibrator cleaner thing??? Man you are so lucky.
Wow! What a great idea! I have to say that I think I would put on 10 lbs. if I got one of these every month. But yum!! This really would make such a fabulous gift and hey, I gotta at least get the free box ; ) The photo with the cupcake – I die!
I know, it does have dangerous potential doesn’t is Crystal? Just gift it to people who live in the same house as you, like your kids, and then “sample” the kinds they don’t like. ha.
Hmm… I wish one of these boxes would magically appear at my desk right now…. :)
Newsies. Oh, I have Newsies issues. I mean, I loved those guys, right? Who didn’t? But then the one time I let my kids watch it, Will turns to me, totally engrossed in the whole show and says, “Wow Mom! This was set a long time ago, right? Like when you were little?” And that is when Newsies and I parted ways. Because I am not that old. I’m not, I’m not, I’m not.
But you would look so adorable in suspenders and a beret Ami!!! I can just see you clicking your heels.