Russian Candy Box is a monthly subscription box that offers famous Russian chocolates and candies to sweets lovers. The subscription cost $32 per month, and is available in three terms: month-to-month, 6-month prepay, and 12-month prepay.
The box itself is beautifully decorated with imagery from Russian culture — landmarks, nesting dolls, instruments, and teatime serving ware.
The chocolates and candies are neatly wrapped in a red tissue paper.
This box is overflowing in sweets!
There were fourteen kinds of wrapped mini-bars and candies, as well as a full-size bar and lollipop!
Everything inside this box! We got five or six of most of the larger little bars, and even more of the small candies.
Лакомка (Lakomka): This is the first of two versions of this candy in the box. It has a firm candy shell that is hard but becomes chewy when bitten. The inside is a rich coffee flavored creme.
Рачки (Rachki): Obviously, these are known as lobster tails because of the distinctive striping on the hard shell.
The inside has a mocha type creme — it has a chocolate, coffee, hazelnut dark flavor, but it’s not distinct enough for me to narrow it down.
Батончик (Batonchik): These rods are soft and have a tender and chewy texture. They are a bit like a airier and much less sticky version of a Tootsie roll, but instead of chocolate, they have a caramel or dulce leche type flavor.
Лакомка (Lakomka): This version of the candy also has an al dente chewy shell, but the inside is a luscious caramel dollop. I like this version a little better than the coffee, and I’m a coffee guy.
Ромашка (Romashka): This candy exemplifies one of the things I love about Russian and Eastern European candy — so many twist wrapped candies are actually fairly substantial candy bars.
This candy has an ever-so-slightly granular faux-marzipan filling (it is light and undoubtedly made almost purely of sugar instead of nuts) dosed with a splash of what I believe is amaretto. The chocolate coating is moderately dark, and the interior has a very luxurious feel.
Морская (Morskaya): This bar has a dark chocolate coating and a similarly dark interior.
The filling is a rich, dark cocoa flavor. It is both creamy and slightly dry at the same time.
Коровка (Korowka): Versions of these little cow treats are incredibly popular throughout the Baltic, particularly in Poland. This Russian version by Rot Front has a sweet caramel center within a chocolate coating.
The center is very soft and super moist.
Взлетная (Vzletnaya): These hard candies have a bright and sweet lemon flavor. They are hard candies, but they become very tacky as you eat them — watch your fillings with these!
Гусинные Лапки (Gusiniye Lapki): A hard, but easily broken shell hides a buttery, crumbly interior. The filling is slightly reminiscent of a Butterfinger, but it has only a slight nuttiness, if any — the main flavor is a gently cocoa.
Аленка Плитка (Alenka bar): Both these packages look the same, but the bars are very different. Alionka (and various forms thereof) is a popular generic term for various candy bars. This big bar is a smooth milk chocolate bar, breakable into 15 blocks, and studded throughout with chunks of hazelnut. The chocolate is a uniform and very light milk chocolate, very different than the dark chocolate that coats the other bars.
Алёнка (Alenka): The only thing this smaller bar has in common with the larger is the creepy baby artwork on the wrapper.
The smaller has a much darker chocolate coating, and a thick layer of chocolate cream wedged between two sheets of crisp wafer cookie. I was impressed with the thickness of both the interior cream and the chocolate coating.
Згущенное Молоко (Zgushennoe Moloko): The exterior is the popular dark chocolate coating.
The interior, however, is quite unique. It looks alot like the interior of the similarly wrapped Морская candy, only lighter. The texture and taste, however, is much different. This filling is very viscous, almost like honey. It has a very sweet honey and marshmallow flavor, but it also tastes slightly caramelized and has tiny grounds of nut in it. Very unique and delicious.
Ромашка (Romashka): This is a second version of this candy. It has a dark chocolate coating and creamy filling like the green version.
The filling in this version, however is much lighter flavored and lacks the strong liqueur flavoring of the green wrapped version.
3 Медведя (3 Medvedya): This “3 Bears” bar has a dark chocolate coating and a wafer and cream interior.
The bar is almost identical to the Alionka bar in composition, but the cream in this var is lighter in color and flavor.
Петушок (Petushok): This giant rooster has a light honey flavor to it. It has a nice crackly texture and is pleasantly mild in flavor.
Ириска (Iriska): These caramels are super-chewy and have a nice sweet flavor. Very dense and slightly darker than most, these squares have a nice balance of buttery and caramelized sugar notes.
What a fantastic box this was! Every single candy was delicious, and I loved that they were all variations of classic candy flavor profiles — we didn’t get a box full of eclectic candies that are interesting but not crave-able. There was so much candy in the box! Lots of variety too. This box is now among my favorite candy subscriptions. I would have loved a little guidance on identifying the candies, but I absolutely adored the authenticity of the selections — all real Russian candy just as its sold in Russian stores.
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The Description: Russian Candy Box offers chocolate lovers worldwide the opportunity to try our famous Russian candies and chocolates. Whenever we leave Russia, we miss the taste of home. Inspired by our love for Russian chocolates, we set out to share the flavors of our childhood with the world. We bring Russian sweets and treats to your doorstep. We keep it simple so you can focus solely on enjoying your treats. All you have to do is select how long you’d like to have our treats delivered to you, open it, then enjoy and share your experiences.
The Price: $32.00 per month