Best Alcohol Subscription Box UK (2021 Update)

In the UK alone there are thousands of independent breweries creating craft beers. Plus a plethora of whiskey and rum distilleries hidden away in the highlands producing rare spirits that might never whet your palette unless you actively seek them out. 

Your local pub won’t stock much beyond the standard fare from the big breweries, and choosing new drinks to try from the supermarket shelves is pot luck that often ends in disappointment.

Alcohol subscription boxes are a convenient and fun way to try out a bevy of brews and find a new favourite to tickle your taste buds. 

Having home deliveries of hand-picked alcohol is also an inexpensive way of indulging in rare ales and wines while learning the nuances of what makes a great tipple.

In this article we’d like to share with you the best subscription boxes and clubs for alcohol aficionados in the UK, from beers and spirits to creative cocktails.

Best alcohol subscription boxes in the UK

BeerBods Weekly Beer Tasting

Best beer club subscription

BeerBods Weekly Beer Tasting

BeerBods get our appreciation as the year’s ‘best beer club subscription’ for their inspiring efforts to foster widespread appreciation of beers from around the world.

Their weekly online beer tasting sessions are joined by their more than 7,500 members to sample the same beer together each week and hear the story behind the hand-picked brew.

The BeerBods boxes of 8 cans and bottles are delivered to subscribers every two months so you’ll have to exercise some disciplined drinking to join the live tasting sessions held every Thursday night with the week’s featured beer in hand.

The beer box is quite a bargain, too, working out at about £3 a beer. Join any time and you’ll get the next 8 beers delivered within a few days.

Best of British Beer

Best British beer variety subscription

Best of British Beer

Britain boasts more than 2,000 breweries with more than half of them popping up over the past decade, providing beer lovers with an almost endless supply of craft beers from every nook and cranny in the country.

You’ll get a crate of 12 different full-size bottles of beer each month. You can customize your subscription to suit your taste and pre-order the craft beers for 3, 6 and 12 months at a time.

Hoppily – Craft Beer Club

Best craft beer & snacks subscription

Hoppily Craft Beer Club

UK-based beer supplier Hoppily makes it on our list for the ‘best craft beer & snacks subscription’ for supplying a vast range of beers from independent British breweries along with selected artisan snacks to complement the experience.

Subscribe for 3, 6 and 12 months at a time to discover 8 or 10 craft beers delivered to your door every month. Hoppily aims to surprise subscribers with rare beers you might never have heard of. They also include trump cards of details about the beers and regularly slip in beer lover collectibles too.

Savage Vines 3 Bottle Monthly Wine Subscription

Best wine lovers subscription box

Savage Vines 3 Bottle Monthly Wine Subscription

There are few wine subscription boxes which give you as much variety in a single month as the hand-picked bottles of plonk put together by Savage Vines, who receive our vote for the ‘best wine lovers subscription box’.

Each month’s supply of reds, whites and rosé delivered to your door takes you on a jolly jaunt of discovery to experience 3 different wines from small, independent family run vineyards around the world. 

The wines are accompanied by tasting notes plus a podcast discussing each wine and recommendations for fantastic food pairing.

If you are a real wine aficionado then this wine subscription is a wonderful way to directly support independent vineyards and small family businesses while fueling a passion for fine food and wine combinations.

The Wine List

Best wine connoisseur subscription

The Wine List subscription box

We’ve given The Wine List our vote for the ‘best wine connoisseur subscription’ as a fun and inexpensive way to gain confidence and hone your senses as a wine connoisseur.

Each month subscribers receive two new bottles of wine hand picked from small and independent vineyards. You’ll learn the basics of wine tasting with a 12-part course, which includes interactive tasting cards teaching you how to identify aromas, improve your senses and understand grape varieties.

Batch Innovations Spirit Club

Best branded spirit blends

Batch innovations Spirit Club subscription

The exclusive gin, rum and botanical blends in the monthly subscription boxes from Batch Innovations gets our all-round approval for the ‘best branded spirit blends’.

The 700ml handcrafted bottles filled with fruity gins and sweet rums are enticingly wrapped in eye-catching artwork, which subscribers can download as a digital copy, too. Among the exotic flavour combinations we found that the pear & blackberry gin went down exceedingly smoothly.

The longer you subscribe, the bigger the savings you make. Go for a 12-month subscription and you’ll save £70!

Master of Malt Dram Club

Best spirit tasting subscription club

Master of Malt Dram Club subscription

With more than 5,500 individual drams exclusively available to Master of Malt Dram Club members, you’ll never run dry of whiskies, gins and rums to sample and help you discover your all-time favourite spirit.

Master of Malt wins our ‘best spirit tasting subscription club’ listing for two reasons. Firstly for their vast range of 30ml spirits – five of which are delivered to you each month – and secondly for the extras they include with subscriptions for spirit aficionados such as crystal tasting glasses and free edibles with 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions.

Flaviar Spirit Tasting Club

Best spirit variety subscription box

Flaviar Spirit Tasting Club subscription

The award-winning themed subscription boxes from Flaviar Spirit Tasting Club offers the broadest selection of spirits that we’ve found so we’ve voted them the ‘best spirit variety subscription box’.

Each monthly box contains three 50ml samples of rare and original spirits such as scotch, bourbon & rye, whiskey, rum, gin, brandy & cognac, tequila & mescal from all over the world.

Subscribers also receive personalized samples and complimentary bottles from time to time plus invitations to events and booze-themed entertainment.

Microbarbox Monthly Cocktail Club

Best DIY cocktail subscription box

Microbarbox Monthly Cocktail Club

Each month you get a collectible micro bar in a themed box which doubles as a display case containing either rum, gin, tequila or Jack Daniel’s complete with artisan mixers.

The 8 to 14 units of alcohol in each box are enough to invite a few friends around for a round of cocktails expertly made by you with the help of the recipe cards included in each box, making this a well-deserved winner of our ‘best DIY cocktail subscription box’ award for the year.

Princess Prosecco Cocktail Box

Best sparkling wine subscription box

Princess Prosecco Cocktail Box

We really like this creative twist on Prosecco as a personalized pampering experience so it gets a special mention as the ‘best sparkling wine subscription box’. 

A lot of thought goes into the monthly subscription boxes from Princess Prosecco. The contents of each month’s box are based on the birthstone colour for that month.

You can choose a full-size bottle of either classic or premium (organic and vegan friendly) Prosecco in your subscription box. You’ll also get a surprise miniature (50ml) spirit bottle and collectable recipe card so you can mix two of your own cocktails plus a couple of surprise snacks to go with your bubbly.

Alcohol subscription boxes: The verdict

There is no single alcohol subscription box listed here that’s better than all the rest but we would like to give kudos to the suppliers in each category that stand out for providing subscribers with quality service and a unique tasting experience.

The best beer subscription is BeerBods for being seriously fun about beer appreciation.

For wine subscriptions, the best is Savage Wines is the winner for unrivalled variety.

As for spirits subscription boxes, you get larger samples (50ml) with Flaviar Spirit Tasting Club than you do with Master of Malt Dram Club (30ml), but with Batch Innovations Spirit Club you get much more (700ml bottles), and you save more money, too.

Microbarbox is our winner in the cocktail subscription category for giving you everything you need for an impromptu cocktail party, where you play the role of mixologist.

Even if you’re not a drinker yourself, a box of booze is always a great gift for a special occasion.

See the latest additions to our Box List.

Best Tea Subscription Box UK (2021 Update)

Brits are among the world’s most prolific tea drinkers. Almost 60 million of us drink an average of two cups of tea a day and we’ll spend in the region of £12,500 on tea alone in our lifetime.

If you’re a real tea lover you are probably swilling down somewhere between seven and seventeen cups a day. Yet despite the millions of gallons of tea we consume, there’s surprisingly little variety in our teas of choice.

Instead of unceremoniously chucking a teabag in the nearest mug on a dreary morning, why not make tea breaks a bit more meaningful and adventurous by exploring the vast variety of teas available as subscription boxes?

Having tea subscription boxes delivered to your door literally opens up a whole new world of tea colours and flavours; some that are unique to very particular regions of the world, depending on climate, soil and geography.

Best tea subscription boxes in the UK

Gootea Box

Best ethical tea subscription box

Gootea subscription box

The Gootea Box from Green Eco Box gets our ‘best ethical tea subscription box’ award for 2021 for their focus on sustainability and helping endangered animals around the world.

The monthly subscription boxes containing a different original tea and artisan biscuits each month is an ecological project. The tea boxes don’t contain any industrial products. When you pay for a monthly subscription of Gootea a contribution is made to a non-profit organization. You also get a certificate for a tree planted in your name somewhere in the world.

Eteaket Monthly Tea Journey Subscription

Best tea drinking experience subscription

Eteaket monthly tea subscription box

The tea aficionados at Eteaket really want to help you establish a daily tea drinking routine for re balancing and calming your mind. With a monthly Eteaket tea subscription you’ll learn their ‘tea in mind’ system so you can savour the flavours from around the world and learn about the healthy properties of each tea in great detail, just as if you were travelling to the tea growing location itself.

In each monthly subscription box you get three 10g packs of loose leaf teas and/or infusions plus a plethora of downloadables to help you get most out of your teas.

This tea subscription box supplier is a member of the ethical tea partnership and their tea packaging is 100% plastic-free.

Tea-Turtle Ethically Sourced Tea

Best fair trade tea subscription

Tea Turtle subscription box

The packs of loose tea that you get in each Tea Turtle subscription box are ethically sourced from Fair trade suppliers. The packaging is completely compostable too.

The premium teas from Tea Turtle come in a variety of flavours from around the world, including breakfast, green and wild teas.

Each monthly subscription box contains at least three different types of loose tea – enough for two cups a day for an entire month – plus a surprise gift along with brewing and tasting notes.

Bruu Gourmet Tea Club

Best customizable tea subscription

Bruu tea subscription box

Aimed at giving you a gourmet tea tasting experience, the Bruu Tea Club sends you a letterbox size box containing 3 different teas each month based on your personal preferences. We’ve given this the ‘best customizable tea subscription’ award for 2021 for the unique way you can personalize your subscription. You can choose whether to receive all or just some tea varieties offered by the Bruu Gourmet Tea Club; blends include black, green, white, Oolong, chai, fruit, herbal, rooibos teas.

You’ll get enough tea in each branded box for a cup a day for the month.

Bird & Blend Tea Co. Loose Tea & Tea Bag Subscription

Best creative tea blend subscription

Bird & Blend loose tea subscription

Bird & Blend is an award-winning tea mixology company with a youthful vibe that makes tea drinking trendy with a variety of highly imaginative tea subscription options.

Their Loose Tea & Tea Bag Subscription has an artistic twist, which earns our ‘best creative tea blend’ award.

You get enough tea to make up to 30 cups of tea from 3 new 20-gram packs of tea blends sent for you to experience each month, or as often as you like, plus a new illustration from a different artist on every box.

Matcha Tasters Club

Best green tea blends

Matcha Tea Tasters Club

The Matcha Tasters Club by Bird and Blend Tea is a ticket to discover some really obscure tea flavours created by blending Japanese green tea powder (matcha) with various other herbs and spices.

Each month you get three matcha sample pots of the exotic blends, which come in flavours such as orange, turmeric and lemon, raw cocoa and many more.

You’ll also get a recipe card in each subscription box and a teaspoon with your first box if you order for three months or more.

The 2-gram matcha mix in each pot is enough to make 2–3 cups of tea. You can also use the powder blend to add flavour to smoothies, pancakes and waffles.

Curious Tea Classic Subscription

Best tea connoisseur subscription

Curious Tea subscription box

The Curious Tea classic subscription aims to please tea connoisseurs and novices alike with new and distinctive teas each month.

In each monthly subscription box you’ll receive a surprise selection of two different teas to make yourself about 80 brews altogether (40 cups worth in each pack). The selection of teas includes light teas, darks teas (black, red and pu-erh); and mixed teas.

You’ll also receive instruction cards with each box, showing you how to achieve the perfect brew for each tea.

Ten Teas Explorer Box

Best eco-friendly tea subscription

Ten Teas subscription box

We’ve listed the Ten Teas Explorer Box as the ‘best eco-friendly tea subscription’ for making the smallest carbon footprint with their non-plastic biodegradable packaging. 

These conscientious tea suppliers have recently switched from delivering monthly subscriptions to quarterly deliveries to further reduce your impact on the environment when you buy their tea subscription boxes.

As the label says, you get an eclectic variety of 10 different teas in each subscription box: Estate Tea, Breakfast Tea, Chai Tea, Flavoured Tea, Fruit Tea, Functional Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Oolong Tea, and Rooibos Tea.

Tea subscription boxes: The verdict

Most of us have grown used to having a strong cuppa to perk us up in the morning, making black tea the biggest selling type of tea in the UK.

Black teas include English favourites such as Darjeeling, Earl Grey and English Breakfast. These teas are black because the tea leaves have been oxidized by rolling them and exposing them to the air, giving them that strong taste.

If black tea is ‘your cup of tea’, you might want to try varieties of Ceylon, Assam or Yunan teas. Masala Chai is an exotic blend of black tea and Indian spices that you might want to try.

Lighter white and yellow teas from countries including China, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan and Thailand are better for your health as they contain more anti-oxidants to enhance tea’s detoxification properties.

Chinese Oolong tea is a semi-oxidized tea so it’s lighter in colour, making it milder than the other black teas.

Green tea goes through a process to prevent oxidization, giving the leaves and the tea powder (matcha) that much lighter original colour.

Look out for tea subscriptions also offering tea-making paraphernalia such as an infuser for loose tea.

View more tea subscriptions available from The Box Hut.

Best Brownie Subscription Box UK (2021 Update)

We could argue all day about what makes a good brownie. I’ve got childhood memories of stuffing my mouth with chewy brownies bursting with sweet chocolaty fudginess so that’s what I personally look for when choosing the best brownie subscription box.

You might have a different brownie memory that you want to relive or even experience for the first time. You could try your hand at making your own batch of brownies but it’s messy and time-consuming. Getting the recipe right to bake perfect brownies takes practise and patience so you need to have oodles of time on your hands plus a kitchen that’s well enough equipped for baking.

Chocolate brownies are traditionally made with dark chocolate. When they are made with white chocolate they are called ‘blondies’. Our list below of the best brownie subscription boxes includes blondies, too, plus other inventive bakes which can be delivered to your door.

Freshness is probably your biggest concern when ordering brownies. They are usually good for a few days and will keep for about a week if you store them in an airtight container, preferably in the fridge.

You also want to know that your brownies will arrive intact – not smeared all over the inside of the lid. Well, we’ve done all the hard work for you by testing each brownie subscription box for taste, texture, freshness and packaging.

Each of the brownie subscription boxes we’ve listed here has earned a place in our hearts and tummies for being the best of its kind.

Best brownie subscription boxes in the UK

Gourmet Gianduja Truffle Brownies

Best luxury brownie subscription box

gourmet truffle brownie subscription box

We’ll begin with the ‘best luxury brownie subscription box’. No bones are made about the naughty ingredients in these triple-layer brownies that make them an exquisitely rich, chocolaty indulgence. 

The thick layer of gianduja ganache (nutty chocolate cream) topped with milk chocolate and caramelised hazelnuts makes these brownies a triple-layer gourmet treat indeed! 

Another reason to feel good about these handmade brownie bakes is that they contain only fresh organic ingredients; no artificial colours or flavours.

Brownie Slab of The Month

Best party brownie

Brownie slab subscription

We unanimously decided to award these slabs of obscene sweetness the ‘best party brownie’. They are the punk rock of brownie subscription boxes. Each slab measures about 15cm x 19cm, which you can cut into 14 equally sized smaller brownies. 

These industrial-sized brownies might look like they’ve been thrown together by a bunch of stoners with the munchies who couldn’t find the knife but they are actually artistic culinary creations that are a fun way to celebrate chocoholism with a wild new topping and different flavour combination each month. We ordered a slab just in time for one of our colleague’s birthdays instead of getting him a cake.

Luxury Matcha & Yuzu Truffle Brownies

Best oriental brownie

Luxury Matcha Truffle Brownie

These brownies get our award for ‘best oriental brownie’. The Japanese chocolate culture is arguably more complex and refined than ours. They don’t have such a sweet tooth and prefer a more subtle and sophisticated combination of different flavours such as these matcha (green tea) chocolate brownies infused with the essence of the tangy citrus yuzu fruit found in the foothills of mountainous regions in Japan, China and Tibet.

A lot of care goes into these organic double chocolate brownies stuffed with chocolate chunks and topped with Matcha and Yuzu chocolate ganache. Each chocolate brownie is topped with a single-origin white chocolate disc.

Luxury Salted Butter Caramel Brownies

Best traditional brownie

Salted Butter Caramel Brownies

This subscription box of delightful bakes gets our award for the ‘best traditional brownie’. They’re not too sweet and o down a treat with a cup of tea. Achieving the right balance of ingredients in a brownie is an art and a science. 

Chocolate with a high cacao content is rich but also bitter so adding salt to the mix along with other sweet ingredients such as sugar, milk and cacao butter make for a more palatable bake.

These rich, soft and chewy Salted Butter Caramel Brownies sprinkled with sea salt flakes are a perfect blend of those contrasting flavours to achieve a uniquely luxurious taste served hot or cold.

Gourmet Lime & Coconut Brownies

Best organic brownie

Lime & Coconut Brownie subscription

Our ‘best organic brownie’ award goes to these rich and zesty Gourmet Lime & Coconut Brownies. The soft, chewy treats are made only from fresh organic ingredients and single-origin chocolate. 

The lime and coconut buttercream and dark chocolate coverings are sprinkled with coconut that gives them an oriental twist that looks and tastes luxurious.

Vegan Brownie Selection

Best vegan brownie

Vegan brownie monthly subscription box

We’ve awarded the ‘best vegan brownie’ to Simply Cake Co. for their variety pack of 6 fantastic flavours in rich and gooey concoctions, which come with a personalised message from the makers, who post their brownies all over the UK from their bakery in King’s Lynn. 

The selection of flavoured layers includes triple chocolate chunk, tangy chocolate orange, caramel blondie, raspberry and dark chocolate, salted honeycomb and Oreo-style rocky road with vegan marshmallows inside.

Little Bee Brownies

Best letterbox brownie

Little Bees brownie subscription

The ‘best letterbox brownie’ subscription in our opinion is the letterbox-sized box of half a dozen freshly baked treats – three brownies and three blondies in each box – posted across the UK from the family-run Little Bee Bakery in Lancashire. 

Dispatched on the 2nd Monday of each month, these brownies don’t have a creamy topping so you can be posted through the letterbox without making a mess, and you won’t have to be at home when they arrive.

Mixed Selection of Chocolate Brownies

Best brownie variety subscription box

Mixed selection brownie subscription

We’ve awarded these brownies from Brownie Heaven as the ‘best brownie variety subscription box’. Each month you get a mixed selection of gluten-free brownies in a variety of fun flavours including chilli, cognac and rum.

In each monthly subscription box, you get 8 brownies, each made with dark Belgian chocolate containing 70% cocoa butter and weighing in at 70 grams.

The brownies are baked to order and arrive at your door expertly wrapped in their sturdy subscription box, which comes with a personal message, making them a great gift with a personal touch.

Brownie subscription: The verdict

All of the above brownie subscriptions are the best we’ve found that can be delivered all over the UK. They are freshly baked and expertly packed to arrive at your door intact.

Our selection of the best brownie subscriptions for 2020 is admittedly a bit thin on the ground compared to say the vast range of chocolate subscription boxes we have available at The Box Hut but in this transitional year of staying at home and working remotely we’ve definitely seen an increase in demand for deliveries of freshly baked brownies with more independent suppliers popping up to cater to that demand, so we expect to see many more home-based bakers joining the ranks of online suppliers in the coming year.

To keep yourself up to date with the latest brownie subscriptions as they become available you can subscribe to receive email notifications from us at The Box Hut.

Best Baking Subscription Box UK (2021 Update)

Pottering around the house cooking and baking have become new pastimes in today’s ‘normal’. This becomes even easier with the help of monthly deliveries of baking subscription boxes containing pre measured dry ingredients for the month’s recipes plus any baking materials you might need. 

There are baking kits for all ages and abilities, from beginners to pros. Those aimed at kids are a fantastic way to serve up wholesome edutainment that teaches youngsters self sufficiency and is a source of pride as they discover the joys of baking and eating their own cakes, cookies and brownies. 

Having baking subscription boxes delivered also saves time and hassle by not having to shop for unusual or special ingredients. It’s also good to know we are doing our bit to support independent bakers and bakeries around the country. 

This article will list the ten best baking subscription boxes that we’ve found this year.

Best Baking Subscription Boxes in the UK

Chocolate & Pecan Millionaire Squares

Best for impressing guests bakery subscription box

We think these millionaire squares of caramel and chocolate layers on a bed of shortbread are the best bake for impressing guests. They look and taste great as an after dinner dessert or as a side bite with a tea or coffee.

The recipe is from the November baking subscription box from Bakedin baking club, who send you the pre-measured ingredients and recipe for a unique bake in each monthly recipe kit. 

The three layers have to be made separately so the recipe is quite complicated but we found it super easy with Bakedin’s brief online how-to video accompanying the subscription box.

BakeBox Monthly Baking Kits

Best decorative cake baking box

Bakebox monthly baking kits

Our vote for the ‘best decorative cake baking box’ goes to BakeBox Monthly Baking Kits, which includes ingredients and decorations for baking a snazzy birthday cake bursting with colour.

The kit also includes packages of the dry ingredients measured out in the exact weights that you need, plus easy-to-follow baking instructions on a colourful recipe card. You’ll have to buy some of the wet or fresh ingredients separately such as cream and eggs.

The Great British Bake Off

Best bespoke baking box

Great British Bake off

In the ‘best bespoke baking box’ category are subscription boxes for some of the cakes you might have seen on the Channel 4 TV cooking show, ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

In each Bake Off box you’ll get a bespoke piece of baking equipment selected by the show’s culinary experts along with all the dry ingredients you need to make your bake, including a pre-prepared flour mix, a checklist and a collectable recipe card with step-by-step instructions.

Young Bakers Club Subscription

Best kids baking box

Young bakers subscription box

The ‘best kids baking box’ award for this year’s list goes to the Young Bakers Club’s 6-month rolling subscription from home-based baking supplier Honeywell Biscuit Co., which gives children under 12 years old a fun learning experience in the kitchen with a new baking recipe and ingredients delivered to the door each month. 

Last year’s themed recipes for little bakers included Rainbow Blondies, Spooky Chocolate Traybake, Beehive Scones and Gingerbread Penguin Biscuits. 

You’ll get cookie cutters and piping bags when needed. The subscription boxes also come with a themed puzzle or activity with familiar characters to do while the bake is in the oven. The boxes are letterbox friendly and made of recycled materials whenever possible.

Meg Rivers Cake Club

Best freshly baked cake

Meg Rivers Bake Club

The Meg Rivers Cake Club wins our hungry hearts for the ‘best freshly baked cake’ bakery subscription box available in the UK. Based in The Cotswolds – a bastion of great British cakes – Meg Rivers has been delivering cakes for all occasions across the British Isles for 15 years. 

If you go for the 12-month subscription you are guaranteed to receive a Simnel cake at Easter and a fully iced Christmas cake in December. The monthly cakes for the rest of the year are seasonal surprises.

BakeBox Premium Baking Kit

Best professional bakery subscription box

Bake Box premium baking kit

This high-quality baking kit from Bake Box gets our award for the ‘best professional bakery subscription box’, which is sent out to subscribers on a bimonthly basis. 

You get everything you need to bake beautiful cakes just like the pros with each box containing at least 6 specially curated bakeware items that you won’t find in high street stores. 

You’ll also get six new recipes plus professional-grade cake decorating products in each of the themed subscription boxes; ideal if you are an experienced baker looking to up your game and bake like a pro.

Little Bee Bakes Monthly Cake Subscription

Best dessert bakery box

Little Bee Bakes cake subscription box

Winning our ‘best dessert bakery box’ award for the year is the very popular monthly cake subscription from Little Bees Bakes. Literally selling like hotcakes, the Little Bees Bakery reached capacity for subscriptions until February 2021. 

With a rolling subscription, you get a new selection of 3 different types of sweet dessert bakes each month (2 slices of each) such as white chocolate blondies, sticky flapjacks, buttery cookies and chocolate brownies. 

Another winning feature of these subscription boxes is the biodegradable and recyclable packaging designed to fit through letterboxes.

Bake A Day of It

Best themed bakery subscription box

Bake a Day of it

Our choice for the ‘best themed bakery subscription box’ goes to Bake A Day of It; a brand new bakery subscription box supplier on the scene that began delivering across the UK during the country’s lockdowns. 

The inspiring bakery kits are ideal if you are a budding baker with a creative flair and already have essential baking ingredients in your home such as flour, sugar and cacao. 

In each box, you get reusable equipment such biscuit cutters and piping tools plus special ingredients aimed at creating two highly decorative seasonal baking recipes, which could be anything from brownies, cookies, biscuits and doughnuts to fairy cakes.

The Favourites Selection – 6 Month Baking Subscription Box

Best variety baking subscription box

The Favourites Selection

We love the monthly subscription boxes from If I Knew You Were Coming for the variety of bakes that you get over a 6-month subscription. The recipes really help improve your baking skills to conjure up beautiful brownies, biscuits and muffins. 

In the boxes you get the ingredients for classic and caramel brownies plus a myriad of mouthwatering muffins during the six-month subscription. 

Our personal favourite is the Strawberries and Cream Muffin Baking Kit, which is a sensuous new twist on the classic muffin experience.

In the monthly baking kits, you get all the dry ingredients you need along with recipe cards with instructions that are easy for kids to follow too. You’ll need to shop for the main ingredients and have some basic equipment handy such as spoons and baking trays before beginning your baking. Postage is free within the UK.

Best family-friendly baking subscription box

Cookie Crumbles baking kit brownies

Our vote for the ‘best family-friendly baking subscription box’ goes to the letterbox-sized packages of ingredients for healthy and nutritious cakes, muffins, cookies and bars from Cookie Crumbles. 

The monthly baking kits are aimed at introducing kids to wholesome homemade food made from natural ingredients such as wholemeal flour, various seeds and dried fruit. 

With these baking its you’ll be baking tasty treats packed with goodness such as blueberry and vanilla muffins, gluten-free cinnamon brownies and even granola bars.

Baking subscription boxes: The verdict

Overall this past year has been great for trying out new baking subscription boxes, especially kits for kids. The ten we’ve listed here are just some of the growing number of subscription boxes being delivered to British households that we are making available from TheBoxHut with free shipping anywhere in the UK.

Best Chocolate Subscription Box UK (2021 Update)

A well chosen box of hand-crafted chocolates is a wonderfully personal way to say ‘Thank you’ or even ‘I love you’ to someone special. That special someone in need of sweet cacao comfort food might even be you!

With our pick of the best chocolate subscription boxes available in the UK for 2021 we want to introduce you to the year’s best bespoke collections of chocolate creations crafted by the many independent chocolate artisans dotted around the British Isles – about 500 at the last count.

These are bespoke chocolate boxes and bars for chocolate connoisseurs – a world far removed from the mountains of mass produced sweet treats filling supermarket isles.

The chocolate makers that we’ve featured here have a special place in the hearts of chocolate and fine food aficionados. They put love, care and generations of knowledge into each and every one of their cacao creations using authentic and often rare, exotic ingredients.

Each of the chocolate subscriptions we’ve listed here is unique and appealing in its own special way so we’ve this featured the ‘best’ chocolate subscription box or club in each of the following categories:

Best chocolate subscription boxes in the UK

The Chocolatier Subscription Box

Best healthy chocolate boxes

The Chocolatier Subscription Box

Awarded ‘best healthy chocolate boxes’, these chocolate subscription boxes of 18 water ganache truffles from The Chocolatier are very high-quality chocolates for health conscious cocoholics that are literally good for you and have even earned pride of place on the menu of a well known 1-Michelin-starred restaurant. 

The Chocolatier contains only half the calories of traditional chocolate truffles, because the makers use water instead of fatty cream or butter but you wouldn’t know any different from their exquisite tastes, which come in six exotic flavours each month.

The Chocolatier Vegan Subscription Box

Best vegan chocolate subscription box

The Chocolatier Vegan Subscription Box

Awarded ‘Best vegan chocolate subscription box’, this other healthy option from The Chocolatier is their monthly themed vegan chocolate subscription box, which opens to reveal an eclectic collection of 18 freshly made water ganache truffles and pralines in six different flavours each month.

The chocolates are made from only natural ingredients – no artificial preservatives or flavourings – yet despite not containing any dairy products they taste great and the variety of sumptuous flavours is quite a surprise. 

You can order monthly deliveries of these vegan chocolates for one month, six months or 12-months at a time from TheBoxHut.

Chococo Subscription Box

Best variety chocolate subscription box

Chococo Subscription Box

Chococo gets the award for ‘best variety chocolate subscription box’. Hailing from Dorset, the husband-and-wife artisans behind these exotic hand made chocolates use ethically sourced single origin chocolate blended with fresh local cream to create stunning chocolates in equally attractive boxes.

Chococo’s unique cacao creations such as the Dorset apple-smoked sea salt caramel and the Black Cow vodka truffle have won the ‘Great Taste Award’ and are bound to win hearts when given as a thoughtful gift.

The Truffle Club

Best truffle chocolate subscription box

The Truffle Club

These finely boxed luxury artisan chocolates from the Truffle Club are the recipient of our ‘best truffle chocolate subscription box’ award for the year. The exotic combination of all natural flavours such as juniper lemon & black pepper make the truffles an ideal gift for chocolate lovers with a taste for adventure.

The letterbox-sized subscription boxes include a free surprise gift each month and a personal message from The Truffle Club’s award-winning head chocolatier. 

Luxury Tiffin Box

Best traditional chocolate subscription box

Luxury Tiffin Box

The Luxury Tiffin Box is our choice for the ‘best traditional chocolate subscription box’. These soft wedges of freshly baked shortbread infused with Grand Marnier orange liqueur and coated in organic chocolate are a classic treat traditionally enjoyed by British Raj as they sipped tea in India.

Tiffin is essentially the colonial version of English afternoon tea served at about 3pm as a snack between lunch and dinner. The word tiffin comes from the colloquial English term ‘tiffing’, which means, to take a little drink. 

Play in Choc Subscription Box

Best kids chocolate subscription box

Play in Choc Subscription Box

This vegan-friendly subscription box wins our responsible parent vote for the ‘best kids chocolate subscription box’ with healthy chocolate treats aimed at giving kids a healthy snack as part of a stimulating educational activity with themed toys.

The six individually wrapped assorted ‘toychoc’ boxes in each subscription box contain organic, vegan, dairy-free chocolate plus a self-assembly toy for little chocolate lovers. Choose from educational and seasonal themes including Woodland Animals and Dinosaurs.

The Chocolate Society Subscription Box

Best seasonal chocolate subscription box

The Chocolate Society Subscription Box

The award for ‘best seasonal chocolate subscription box’ goes to The Chocolate Society. Their summer chocolate subscription box was voted the best Chocolate Subscription Box of the year by The Independent Newspaper.

The seasonal chocolate boxes are created by professional chocolatier Alasdair Garnsworthy, who is based in Somerset and makes only small batches of 750 limited edition boxes of chocolates each month so get your order in early avoid disappointment.

Dormouse Chocolate Bars

Best bespoke chocolate bars

Dormouse Chocolate Bars

So far we’ve only listed chocolates in boxes but here are some chocolate bars definitely worthy of a mention among our list of superior subscription boxes.

The award for ‘best bespoke chocolate bars’ goes to Dormouse Chocolates; a Manchester based bean-to-bar chocolate club sending out handcrafted chocolate bars every month with a new origin or new flavour combination in each box.

We love that they also include detailed information on the origin of the cocoa beans used in their bars.

Pure Heavenly Chocolate Club

Best chocolate bar variety

Pure Heavenly Chocolate Club

Finally for the ‘best chocolate bar variety’ award we’ve picked the Pure Heavenly Chocolate Club for its dedication to offering healthy, guilt-free indigence in a vast range of quality chocolates that never gets boring.

The subscription boxes of 80-gram bars of vegan chocolate contain 12, 16 or 20 bars in a wide variety of traditional and slightly quirky flavours with less than 4% sugar content. No palm oil is used. They are also dairy- and gluten-free. See the full range of monthly chocolate subscriptions here.

See more chocolate subscription boxes and other sweet treats which can be delivered directly to your door on The Box Hut’s Box List.

Chocolate subscription boxes: The verdict

Each of the chocolate subscription boxes we’ve listed has something special and appealing about it for different individual tastes so it would be rather presumptuous of us to say just one of them was ‘the best’ for you.

To us chocolate connoisseurs, they all look and taste great, and have all the hallmarks of quintessential traditional chocolate but it’s impossible for us to tell you exactly how they taste. The only way you can really know is to experience them for yourself.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Half the fun of having chocolate subscription boxes delivered to your door is unwrapping them to see what your personal chocolate chef has whipped up for you this month, then pondering with poised finger which one to try first and slowly appreciating the work that goes into each mouthful.

If this is your first time ordering a chocolate subscription box, why not try just one to begin with or experiment with boxes from a few different suppliers? When you find a chocolate club that you can trust to give you a nice surprise every month then you can usually save money by ordering up to 12 months at a time.

If you’re looking for a gift and want to play it safe, go for plain milk chocolate, which most British chocolate lovers say they enjoy. Chocolates filled with caramel, orange and ginger are a safe bet too with most chocoholics, while plain white chocolate is a choice that only about a third of us will go for.

We hope this helps make your gift hunting a little easier and gives you an excuse to treat yourself with chocolates that are good for you!