Walgreens Good & Delish Products Review

About two weeks ago, I was sent a package from House Party full of wonderful and delicious Walgreens Good & Delish products to review. I was very excited because the box of yumminess also contained some coupons that I was going to give away on the blog. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be. The coupons I was sent expired within a week or so of my receiving them, so I knew that giving them away wasn't really a viable option. Nevertheless, I did want to review the products sent to me so that you would know whether or not you were interested in trying them. :) I haven't tried everything I was sent yet, but I have tried most of it.

The Party

Justin and I received two bags of most of the products to sample, so we knew we would have to get some help. Since my parents were on a diet, we had Justin's parents over. Prior to our sampling party we went to Café Alsace to grab a bit to eat; more specifically a delicious bite of French food. Justin and I ordered the "Taste of France" plate which contained a variety of cheese, baguette slices, walnuts, and grapes. I don't remember which cheeses were available on the plate, but, between the 4 of us including Justin's parents, we devoured the cheese rather quickly. :) (Justin's family is pretty well known for their love of cheese.) Next up was the entree. Of course Justin and I ordered the boeuf bourguignon with a bit of spaetzle on the side. Having never been to Germany or France, it was interesting getting to try restaurant-made boeuf bourguignon and spatzle and comparing them to Justin-made varieties of the same foods. I'm sure it will be even more in a few months when I get to try these foods in their home countries. :)

After our delicious and expensive dinner out, we returned home searching for something to compliment the food we had just eaten that wouldn't cost us any money. Searching our shelves, we decided to pull out the Walgreens Good and Delish products. We couldn't think of a better time to sample them!

Red Velvet Caramels

One of the first bags to be opened was that of the Red Velvet Caramels. Upon first look, they seemed to be tiny cake balls. We (or at least I) imagined that they would be tiny red velvet cake balls with a white chocolate shell and dark chocolate drizzled on the outside; that's what the picture looked like anyway. I guess I completely missed the bit about it being a "caramel". One bite and even the caramel lover among us, Justin's mom, was severely disappointed. These "cake balls" had a caramel texture but the red velvet cake flavor. They were chewy and the chocolate coating was almost not discernible in the palate. Needless to say, I promptly threw away both bags. Despite trying, not one of the four of us could even finish eating the caramel we had taken from the bag to try. We will not be purchasing those in the future.

Marshmallow S'mores

Next on the list of Good and Delish treats were the marshmallow s'mores. After a bite, Justin was one of the first of the group to recommend I try these, so I excitedly pulled one out of the bag. I guess I must have been disillusioned after having had actual s'mores made over a fire the week before, because these also disappointed me. More or less, you have a soft graham cracker (think old, not crisp) underneath a chewy marshmallow (not super chewy but not super soft either) covered in a soft dark shell. Anyway, I have decided that Easter candy is made better and tastes better than this even without the graham cracker. We still have another bag on the shelf, but I can't imagine I will be in too big of a hurry to finish them. :(

Cherry and Black Licorice

One of the next things we got to try was the cherry and black licorice. Actually, let me rephrase that… I tried the cherry licorice and let Justin try the black licorice since I don't like black licorice (or really twizzlers either). Well, WalGreens Good and Delish brand cherry licorice won me over. Yum! If starburst made a licorice, I imagine it would taste like the Good and Delish cherry licorice. It was delicious, and it was the first thing that disappeared from the products House Party sent me. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it, but I would definitely eat it if given to me. :) Justin seemed to like the black licorice, so we will just assume if you like that sort of thing, you would like the Good and Delish black licorice too. :)

Justin's mom loves caramel, so when we pulled out these wannabe-turtles, we knew happiness would ensue. We weren't wrong. No descriptions of the balance between creamy caramel, delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolate or scrumptious nuts is really necessary for these. If you like turtles (and not necessarily talking about the animal), you will love these. (I feel like there should be a vegetarian joke in here somewhere.)

The last thing I tasted were the dark chocolate almonds with sea salt. And yes, they were delicious. The chocolate is nice, dark, and scrumptious and the nuts have just a hint of sea salt that brightens up the dark flavor enough for even people who don't actually love dark chocolate (me) to like them. In case you were wondering, yum. :)

In Conclusion

While there were a few flavors Justin and I received in our box of goodness from House Party that we haven't tried, I can say with some certainty that the majority of Good and Delish products are just that -- good and delish. :) Have you had a chance to sample any of these products? I'd love to know what others think!

**All products were received free to try from House Party. All opinions are 100% my own.

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