With subscription boxes for anything and everything these days by way of function Scoff Club are not doing anything different. There are three price plans available, starting at £12.99 for the monthly service which includes free shipping. If you want to purchase a one off box, perhaps to try or indeed give as a gift you simply select the monthly option, press order and promptly cancel the service thereafter. Perhaps a little bit of additional admin but it's a fuss free process.
Scoff Club is a new service that launched last year and prices itself lower than some of it's competitors, who from my cursory investigations they seem to be more focused on American Candy and certainly higher priced. Scoff Club are aiming to hit your nostalgia buttons and bring back fun childhood memories and it's a great way for families to share or bring back those memories of days gone by.
Every month you will receive a box containing an array of handpicked retro and classic sweets to satisfy any sweet tooth and plenty to share if you're wanting to. A rather heavy box will arrived, lined with bright yellow tissue and containing a selection of sweets for you to work your way through.
The biggest issue posed when I received by box was that it was a Monday and I would have to wait a whole five more days before I could photograph the items for today's post. As such you will see that there might be one or two items missing due to my impatience.
In my April box I received eight different types of sweets; a packet of Reese's Pieces (which Ben has already claimed), a large bag of Chocolate Honeycomb (which was amazing and demolished very quickly), Clotted Cream Toffee Bon Bons, Tutti Fruiti Fizzy Cubes (another favourite I was unable to save), Jelly Babies, Eye Poppers and Now and Later chews (yes they're missing too!).
Ignoring the postage costs and if you were to split the price of the box between the eight products it's approx £1.62 per item although based on the weight and sizes of things such as the Fizzy Cubes and Toffee BonBons and the fact you could pick up a smaller pack of Cadbury's Crunchie Bits for about £1.50 for example you need to be a more exacting with working out value for money although I certainly can see it's worth the cost. It's all well and good saying you could pop to the supermarket and pick up some treats but if you're anything like me you'll revert to old favourites rather than trying something new.
To be a little critical the packaging of the sweets is a little bit of a let down as it's pretty basic but I can understand that a company is working with quantities and looking to keep costs down. I have seen earlier reviews when tubs and paper bags, just like you would have received your sweets in 'back in the day' but I do acknowledge that they're not conducive to postage. It also helps push me into creating a little sweet dish to display my sweets in and/or for serving when I'm in front of the tv and wanting to satisfy my sweet tooth.
I can certainly see the Scoff Club Sweet Subscription Service being a hit and after paying nearly £10 for a Haribo Pizza as a gift for friends at Christmas last year I think I'd much rather gift one of these boxes to offer more choice.
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