Wednesday, March 14, 2012

VoxBox Reviews: Stash Tea & Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Bar

I'm ever so slowly working my way through the box and it's contents so while I don't have a full review of everything just yet, let's start with some basics.

If you haven't heard of Influenster's VoxBox, basically it's a box that comes with a bunch of goodies for you to try out. Signup is free, however you have to qualify in order to receive a box. The packaging is incredibly simple and not wasteful, which I rather like. But let's move on.

Stash Tea
Herbal Tea Sampler

The first thing I gravitated toward was the tea. I love tea. I'm not going to explain this further but in order to illustrate my love for tea, I keep several different blends at home and right now I'd probably say I have about 4 different kinds but that is because I haven't restocked lately (which I need to). Of the teas I have at home, I have Stash's Chamomile so I was delighted to see a Herbal Tea Sampler in the box.

If I say that I love the Herbal Tea Sampler will you judge me harshly? Well, too bad. But I mean that in a good way. Generally I am used to a tart aftertaste when it comes to herbal tea so the first one I tired was the Wild Raspberry Hibiscus, since I enjoy hibiscus tea. When it was done steeping, I embraced for the tartness, but there wasn't any. I didn't need any sugar and the tea was an enjoyable blend of both flavours. Last night I tried the Mango Passionfruit and it was delicious. A subtle blend of them both that was smooth and refreshing. No bitterness, no tart flavour, just an enjoyable tropical blend. Just now I finished my cup of Acai Berry and it was also a light and refreshing blend.

They do have some normal flavours like the Chamomile and Peppermint. But this sampler also has (in addition to the ones already listed) Blueberry Superfruit, Cinnamon Apple Chamomile, Lemon Ginger, and Licorice Spice. I've tried the normal flavours and as I've mentioned, I already have Stash's Chamomile at home and I enjoy Peppermint in the office regularly. The new blends are amazing and I encourage you to try them. They are unique, light, and don't have that tartness that you might experience with other types of teas. I love this box and I am so glad VoxBox has introduced me to it.

Gourmet Milk Bar

Well, let's get this over with: I love dark chocolate. I don't really like sweet things so when I saw this I was a tiny bit sad that it wasn't dark chocolate. 32% Cacoa?! MILK?! I yearned for 86% Cocoa. Dark chocolate I can consume with the quickness but milk is more for my parents and my brother. I live within the vicinity of Ghirardelli Square and there is no shortage of Ghirardelli stores near me, so I got over that pretty quickly. (By the way, their hot chocolate is amazing).

Anyhow, I knew I had to try it out and I also know that I have no shortage of milk chocolate loving friends that I could chat to to get their opinions. So three of us tried one square each and simultaenously we all said, "Wow, this is really good. Very creamy and milky." And yes, we all did seriously say that.

The chocolate can be appreciated by any chocolate lover, whether you're all in for white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark, you can appreciate the smooth, creamy, melt in your mouth, refined chocolate that they have created. There is no doubt that I'll be grabbing some of these bars for the milk chocolate lovers in my life.

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary through the VoxBox product testing program. 

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...