Confession: I’m addicted to subscription boxes. Like, unhealthily so.
What’s a subscription box, you ask? Welp, basically it’s a box that you receive in the mail (usually monthly) that’s chock full o’ goodies. They can range from $10/month to $50+, depending on the company/products offered. Some will tell you what will be in the boxes before they ship, but most don’t (which is the fun part!). Nothing beats a good mystery box… Well, unless it totally sucks. haha 😉
There’s a TON of companies doing this now, so you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy. I’ve seen boxes for moms/babies (Citrus Lane, Bluum, Stork Stack), for nerds (Loot Crate, Booty Bin), makeup lovers (Birchbox, Beauty Army, Pop Sugar), for pets (Barkbox, Pawalla), foodies (Love with Food, NatureBox), etc, etc… Subscriptionboxes.com is a good resource to browse a lot of the more popular boxes out there. A good tip is to Google reviews of the boxes that you’re interested, to see what past boxes contained and whether or not it seems like a good match/value for you.
The only box that I currently subscribe to is Conscious Box. (I’m hoping to add to my addiction soon!) It’s currently a top-rated box on Subscriptionboxes.com and is $20/month, including shipping. They offer eco-friendly products, including household cleaners, healthy snacks, eco-conscious gadgets, baby products, etc. Each box contains 10-20 samples/full sized products. There are 3 different box options: Classic, Gluten-Free, and Vegan (yay!).
The last couple of boxes from them have been a little… underwhelming. However, they recently offered a “Mystery Box” that they promised to be jam-packed with goodies. So I crossed my fingers and ordered one. It arrived today, and holy guacamole, is it AWESOME!
As promised, the box was PACKED with awesomeness. When I caught a glimpse of the macaroons, I knew that ordering this was a brilliant call on my part. Go me.
I might as well start with these babies, since they’re most definitely the highlight of my box. I’ve gotten them in a previous month and absolutely fell in love. Vegan, raw, chocolately macaroons that melt in your mouth. Need I say more?
I’ve also received these in a previous box. Light, crunchy *natural* fruit snack. “Apple Crunch” was decent, but the berry-flavored ones were a lot more interesting (better).
Almonds & soy nuts. It looks like the Soy Nut Mix is vegan, but the almond one has honey in it. Boo. Oh – the Mystery Box couldn’t be customized, so some non-vegan items were included, but I’m okay with it. Most of the things I got were vegan anyway. Woo!
Microwaveable brownies! Sadly, they have honey in them, but they look tasty. The chocolate coffee looks pretty fantastic though!
This looks very promising. AND it’s clearly labeled vegan. I’m down for anything chocolate. Or cocao nib-y.
And finally, the non-food stuff… Green laundry detergent that promises to “get rid of built up minerals and leftover detergent” and a lid that converts a regular mason jar into a travel mug. The detergent I’ll most definitely use, but the lid thing… eh, no. I don’t have any mason/canning jars laying around, so… Really no use for it.
So that’s my haul. Considering I used a discount code and only spent $10 on this box, I’d say that I made out pretty damn well!
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