The 7 Best Candy Subscription Boxes of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Treatsbox

"A monthly Treatsbox comes in three sizes: Regular, Epic, and Colossal, containing roughly, one-, two- and three-dozen pieces, respectively."

Best Runner-Up: Amazon

"Among the many pages of results, you'll find everything from a simple Hershey's gift box to college care packages and large international-themed assortments."

Best Candy Bars: British Candy Box

"Of all the items included in their monthly boxes, more than half are chocolate bars."

Best Fruit and Gummies: Candy Favorites

"Located in the Gifts tab, the CandyFavorites of the Month Club offers three choices: Gummi, Fruit, and Retro."

Best International: Snack Crate

"You'll get a box of curated candies from a featured country or region: places like Japan, Korea, Greece, Poland, and the Caribbean."

Best Retro: Old Time Candy

"They build boxed assortments of candies from decades past, from the 1950s to the 1990s."

Best Bite-Size: Candy Club

"The brand's monthly deliveries are drawn from a collection of nearly 100 different, bite-size candies."

  • 01 of 07

    Best Overall: Treatsbox

    Treats Box

    Treats Box

    Treatsbox has all the fundamental elements of a candy subscription box. Its monthly selections feature new surprises and old favorites, drawn from across the spectrum. While many competitors include salty snacks in their boxes, Treatsbox keeps it real sweet.

    Check out the Treatsbox site, or search for "treatsbox unboxing" on YouTube, to get a feel for the kinds of candy included in their monthly subscription. In addition to these bundles, Treatsbox also offers individual boxes for sale in the Gift section of their site. There are five options to choose from—original, chocolate, retro, sour, and Wonka—and feature items such as War Heads, Twix, Pop Rocks, Runts, and Abba-Zabba.

    A monthly Treatsbox comes in three sizes: Regular, Epic, and Colossal, containing roughly, one-, two-, and three-dozen pieces, respectively. Per month, the Regular box costs around $20, the Epic is approximately $38, and the Colossal is about $55, plus shipping. Treatsbox only ships to Canada and the United States. 

    Looking for more treat delivery? Check out our round up of the best birthday cake delivery services.

  • 02 of 07

    Best Runner-Up: Amazon

    Amazon

    Amazon

    Spend time shopping the Internet for a good candy subscription box, and you will discover many a defunct company with a dead website. Seems like a lot of fun, fancy ideas bite the dust when they encounter the hard realities of logistics and marketing.

    If there's one site that isn't going anywhere anytime soon, it's Amazon. Try searching their site for "candy" or "candy box," then go over to the left-hand sidebar, find the box labeled "subscribe and save eligible," and click it.

    Among the many pages of results, you'll find everything from a simple Hershey's gift box to college care packages and large international-themed assortments. You could also subscribe to multiple, smaller items from different sellers to create your own custom subscription.

    Get York Peppermint Patties every two weeks, Chuckles once a month, and a huge assortment of Japanese Dagashi every two months. No other site can currently help you do this. Plus, many of these subscription options offer free shipping for Prime members.

  • 03 of 07

    Best Candy Bars: British Candy Box

    British Candy Box

    British Candy Box

    If your ideal candy break takes the form of the chocolate candy bar, then British Candy Box could be the subscription box for you.

    As the original home of the famed Cadbury brand, the United Kingdom is well known for its wide variety of high-quality chocolate bars with whimsical names, such as Flake, Curly Wurly, Twirl, Galaxy Caramel, and Twisted Cream Egg. The British market also has unique offerings from Nestlé, such as the beloved Lion bar.

    Although many candy connoisseurs wax poetic about these bars, most of them aren't widely available outside of the UK. British Candy Box is here to fix that. Of all the items included in their monthly boxes, more than half are chocolate bars. Bundles also include other sweets, like lollipops and gummies, as well as a smaller number of non-candy snacks.

    British Candy Box offers two candy-centric boxes and one bundle of more savory snacks. Prices range from around $24 for The Great British Box to about $34 for The Ultimate British Box. British Candy Box ships worldwide.

  • 04 of 07

    Best Fruit and Gummies: Candy Favorites

    Candy Favorites

    Candy Favorites

    You know what you like, you just need a reliable supply, and enough variety to keep things interesting. If fruit and gummies are your jam, the subscriptions from Candy Favorites are for you. 

    Candy Favorites is a large wholesaler that has been in business for nearly a century, so you can be sure they know what they're doing. The company's website emphasizes customer service and has a fun educational section full of fascinating candy history.

    Located in the Gifts tab, the CandyFavorites of the Month Club offers three choices: Gummi, Fruit, and Retro Candy of the Month. The subscriptions are as straightforward as it gets.

    Your first shipment includes a half-gallon, plastic jar full of that month's featured candy. Each delivery thereafter is a bag of fresh candy to refill the jar. Subscriptions are for three, six, or 12 months and do not renew automatically once the term is up. The cost of each shipment comes out to around $20 per month, including shipping within the continental U.S.

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  • 05 of 07

    Best International: Snack Crate

    Snack Crate

    Snack Crate

    Want to explore the world through sweets? Snack Crate is your ticket. Each month, you'll get a box of curated candies from a featured country or region: places like Japan, Korea, Greece, Poland, the Caribbean, and more.

    You can choose to limit yourself to chocolate and sweets, but you don't have to. Snack Crate features savory snacks as well, and the company recommends a mixed box to get the full experience. All you need to do is indicate your preference while on-boarding.

    Boxes come in three sizes: Mini, Original, and Family. The Mini features five to six items, weighs in around a half-pound, and sells for about $15 per month. The Original is about $27 every four weeks, for 10 to 12 items. And, the Family box includes 18- to 20-plus items for approximately $50 per month.

    The Original and Family sizes also include entries into Snack Crate's "Adventure Ticket" contest, which means you get a chance to win a trip to one of the places featured in that month's Snack Crate box.

    Snack Crate applies an automatic discount on all boxes for the first month. Plus, you can choose your first country, or even a Mystery box for maximum surprise. For a few extra bucks, they'll even include a drink. Best of all, Snack Crate ships worldwide for free.

  • 06 of 07

    Best Retro: Old Time Candy

    Old Time Candy

    Old Time Candy

    We never forget the candies we coveted when we were children. If you want a sweet dose of nostalgia along with your sugar fix, check out Old Time Candy.

    The company builds boxed assortments of sweets from decades past, from the 1950s to the 1990s. You can stick to one era, or opt for a sampling, if you feel like going down memory lane.

    Reminisce with Airheads, Candy Cigarettes, Wax Bottles, and Zagnut. In addition to the decade boxes, Old Time Candy offers the Retro Candy Gift Box and the Glass Candy Jar assortment (jar included), both available for subscription.

    Prices and options vary, from around $12 for the one-pound, Retro Candy Gift box to about $34 for the four-pound, Decade Candy Gift Box. You can choose to receive a box every one, two, or three months, and you'll receive a 10% discount upon subscribing.

    Shipping costs approximately $10 for ground service to the United State, and Old Time Candy only delivers to the U.S. and Canada.

  • 07 of 07

    Best Bite-Size: Candy Club

    Candy Club

    Candy Club

    If your favorite candy format is the bite, Candy Club's selection will blow you away. The brand's monthly deliveries are drawn from a collection of nearly 100 different, bite-size candies.

    Featuring sweets like Dark Cocoa Twiglets, Chocolatey Caramelcorn, Cookie Dough Bites, Choco-PB Pretzel Balls, Fruit Slices, Gummi Lambs, Cappuccino Biscotti Bites, Milk Chocolate Cashews, and Christmas Tree Pretzels, as well as many flavors of sour belts and assorted shapes of sour gummi candy, Candy Club's collection is vast and amazingly diverse.

    Subscribers have two options: the Fun Box or the Party Box. Both subscriptions are made up of six "Candy Cups"—clear jars with bright, teal-colored lids, each filled with a different candy. The Fun Box holds smaller, 6-oz jars, while the Party Box holds 13-oz jars. After selecting a size, you choose a flavor profile, either "mostly sweet" or "mostly sour," and Candy Club's thoughtful curators take it from there.

    You don't have to worry about receiving something you don't like, because Candy Club has a "Love Your Candy" guarantee. If you don't enjoy your treats, they'll replace them for free. The price for the Fun Box is around $30 per month, while the Party Box costs about $40 per month. Shipping and handling are approximately $10, and Candy Club only ships to the U.S. lower 48.

How We Chose The Best Candy Subscription Boxes

We researched at least 30 different sites and looked at nearly 100 reviews to find the businesses most likely to serve the needs of potential subscription customers.

This list aims to serve a general curiosity about the candy subscription box market. So, several, beloved country-specific subscription boxes didn't make the list, either because they emphasized sweets other than candy, favored savory snacks, or seemed to lack broader appeal outside of their niche audience.