Petit Amuse: December 2012

I know this is late, but I thought I’d post my review of the December Petit Amuse box – now you guys know how much I love this foodie box, and I was particularly excited about their December box because that seems like the time of year that most subscription services pull out all the stops. Also, it gave me a chance to shoot a couple pictures using the new food-themed background that I created as a canvas for photos – let me know what you think!

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Petit Amuse is curated artisan treats box – they don’t offer as many product samples as Love with Food, but what they do offer is a chance to try and support small-batch food processors. I’m not going to compare the two, because I love them both and I feel like they offer two completely different foodie experiences.

In December’s box I received a jar of Champaign Valley Apiaries Crystallized Honey. I was super excited about this – not only was the sample significant, but I’m also a major connoisseur of honey (or most anything sweet & tasty) so getting to try a new kind was pretty exciting.  Crystallized honey is a thicker form of honey, nutty and sweet, Champaign Valley Apiaries Crystallized Honey makes an exceptional spread (seriously, get yourself some honey, a baguette, and some jam and you’ll be all set!).

I also received a pretty little tin of Coco-Zen Chocolates – I love that Coco-Zen is not only made from organically grown cocoa but they are also a fair trade certified product. Unfortunately I never had a chance to try them because, in keeping with the season, I gifted the chocolates to a family member – however, she told me that they were amazing!

I’ve never been much of a nougat fan, so this is in no way a bad review. The Va de Bon Coeur Nougat was packaged prettily, but it just didn’t do it for me. However, Va de Bon Coeur nougat has received glowing reviews from Gourmet Weekly and Edible Green Mountain – and it’s reasonably priced!

Interested in trying out Petit Amuse for yourself? Click here to subscribe, for only $10 a month (plus $2 shipping) you can try seriously decadent treats, and support small, local, brands!

*I was not compensated in any manner for this box. I bought the box, and I blogged about it – thanks for reading!

Beauty Blogger VoxBox Review!

If you’ve been keeping up with my most recent posts, you might have noticed that a few of my reviews mentioned that I received the featured product by way of my Beauty Blogger VoxBox- and I just wanted to share the full details on what was inside my Beauty Blogger VoxBox as well as my overall impression with you guys :)

Inside my Beauty Bloggers VoxBox I received an NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Limited Edition Compact, Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin, a Bath & Body Works Fall Mini-Candle, Kiss Ever Pro Lash Starter Kit, a sample/travel sized tube of Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream, samples of Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleanser and Night Cream for Normal/Dry skin, and a packet of eBoost supplement.

The box was stocked generously with some pretty impressive products that I just knew I’d love – I thought I’d include my general impression  of each product, but please feel free to click on each products name for my full review/run down!

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Limited Edition Compact: I loved the dark colors that Influenster sent my way. I was already in the market for grey eyeshadow to complete a smoky eye look that I was going for, so I was pleased to receive this compact. The color payoff was great, and my one complaint is that the included primer was too oily. Other than that, the IndividualEyes is a great compact with an even greater price.

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin: I’ve been using these spin pins since I received them – that’s how much I love them. They’re super easy to use, and don’t pull on my hair like ponytails do. They’re great stocking stuffers!

Bath & Body Works Fall Mini-Candle: I received the White Barn No.1 in Nutmeg and Spice and I flat out did not enjoy this candle. It gave me a terrible headache and smelled too thick and heady. However, using the coupon included in my VoxBox, combined with a sale on B&BW’s website I was able to score quite a few mini candles (see the full post for my review of each scent here) and since that post, have burned half of them through. My favorites are Autumn, ‘Tis the Season, and Cinnamon Sugared Donut.

Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit: I loved these lashes – easy to apply, and ultra glamorous, what more could a girl ask for???

Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream: If you get a chance to buy/try this cream then please do! I loved how well this cream worked (teaser: there are pic’s in my full review here!) and still can’t get over how fun it is to have beautiful, envy-worthy curls!

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleanser and Night Cream for Normal/Dry skin: I’ve long heard of this brand and was completely thrilled to finally have a chance to try it. Boots No7 definitely lives up to the hype and I totally plan on trying more of their makeup and skincare offerings.

I have to say- I really really loved this box. I do review a lot of beauty products on here, so getting to try news ones and letting you know if they’re worth the hype is always a treat! I loved discovering a new cleanser and lotion, and using the spin pin, and even getting some curls out of my hair with Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream – so if you’re active on social media and would be interested in the Influenster VoxBox program, leave me your email address in the comments below! The first person to comment with their email address gets an exclusive invite!

As always, comments and questions are welcome!

August Conscious Box Review

I love blogging- I really do! But another past-time of mine is entering giveaways. No, I’m not one of those TLC-show-worthy ladies who spends her time entering thousands of sweepstakes a day. I just don’t have that sort of time or energy. Plus, I ain’t crazy – and I have a life. Nevertheless, I do enter my name into a few drawings here and there – and it’s always a wonderful surprise to find out I’ve won. Recently, I won a Conscious Box on a facebook page of one of my favorite sites (that has been on my blogroll for more than a few months now) www.subscriptionboxes.com – which is a great resource for finding subscription box services that are right for you. Anyways, without further ado, here’s my review of August’s Conscious Box!

This month’s box had a theme of “Rediscovering Your Groove”- enjoying those last few golden days of summer, and holding on the fun and energy of it, while also embracing fall’s tried and true path’s.
The products were as follows:

Crunchmaster Gluten-Free Multi-Grain Seasalt Crackers (.5oz bag), Go Raw Organic Real Live Apricot Bar (Net WT 12g), St.Claire’s Organics Watermelon Tarts, thinkThin Crunch Blueberry & Mixed Nuts fruit and nuts bar, thinkThin Crunch Chocolate Dipped Nuts bar (1.41 oz), a pouch of Honest Kids Berry Good Lemon drink, Weleda Pomegranate Firming Serum (1.0 FL oz), 2 loads worth of Berryplus laundry detergent, Fruity Splash Kids Natural Vitality Calm Multi-Vitamin (1 fl oz), 100% Pure Free Range Chicken Poop chapstick (contains NO POOP), Crispy Green Crispy Mangoes 100% Freeze-Dried Mangoes (0.36 oz), as well as various coupons and codes for other green-themed products.

Normally, I review every product (as with my Love with Food boxes) but the Conscious box had a so many products that I figure it would get a little tiresome to read a description and review for every single thing. So I’ll just let you know which products really stood out to me. The first on my list would be the Berryplus laundry detergent- the packaging was really attractive (in a clean, modern looking way) and the concept of green (the soap is derived from tree products) detergent is brilliant. Another of my Conscious Box fav’s was the Weleda Pomegranate Firming Serum- which was fulled sized btw and retails at $45! I haven’t used it yet, but I’ve read a lot of great things about it and I’m excited to try it out. The Chicken Poop chapstick was a nice addition to the box, and quite a conversation starter. What I really appreciate about Conscious Box is that they provide an amazing mixture of products to try- they provide something related to beauty, food, health, and wellness.

Conscious Box advertises as a great way to discover the best green, ethical, and sustainable products on the market- right at your doorstep every month for $19.95 a month. I’d say, based on this months box, that Conscious box is an excellent way to discover eco-friendly products- especially if you’re into health food” and/or environmentally friendly products. They provide a good amount of product samples (and some full-sized products) for the cost of subscription- and I’d certainly subscribe if I wasn’t living on a students budget. I really loved this box, and would definitely recommend it – even if you just get it for one month, it’s worth trying at least once.

To find out more, or to subscribe visit Conscious Box’s website here!

As always, if you have any questions about the products mentioned here, or any comments, leave them below in the comments section- I’ll be sure to answer you ASAP!

I Didn’t Love With Food: August Box Review

I love the Love with Food subscription service, I’ve loved the boxes they’ve sent me, and the fact that they donate a meal to a hungry child every time a box is purchased. In fact, I’ve fallen in love and purchased many of the brands featured in the Love with Food boxes- for example I recently bought a whole ten pack of those corn snacks they sent in their last box and I wrote about here.

However, this months box – for me – was pretty disappointing. While the products weren’t terrible per se, they weren’t thrilling or interesting, and they certainly were not the yummy goodies that I associate with their monthly boxes. The product I was most excited about was dried cherries – and that for me is saying a lot. That being said, I want to make clear that some people will love this months box – but personally I feel the products, and selection were lack-luster.

Feel free, as always, to let me know what you think in the comments below! And before I show you what I received, I’d like to let you know that I will continue to subscribe to Love With Food because one unimpressive box doesn’t spoil the fantastic experience that I’ve had so far as a subscriber! So here’s what was in this months box:

Skinny Dipping Pretzels by East Shore, Key Lime with Ginger Mustard by East Shore, Vegan Lemony Lemon, and the Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie by the Sun Flour Baking Company, Dried Montmerency Cherries by Cherry Bay Orchards, Coconut Toffee Peanuts by Sconza Candies, Gin Gins Super Strength Ginger Caramel Candy by The Ginger People, and Tangerine Glee Gum.

The mustard was good, as were the pretzels. As I said, the products weren’t terrible – it’s just that speaking from a point of value – I can get a larger bag of pretzels at the bodega up the block for a dollar. The Glee gum is a product that is widely available, and the sample was tiny. The Coconut Toffee Peanuts just didn’t deliver for me – and again, I could get a similar product in my local bodega. The Vegan cookies weren’t amazing, and the two Gin Gins samples weren’t impressive either. The cherries were delicious, but I just don’t feel like the most impressive product in my Love with Food box should be dried cherries- a widely, easily acquired, not special product.

Want to subscribe to Love With Food? Follow them on twitter, like them on facebook, and sign up for your own box HERE!

Petit Amuse – An Appetizing Sample Box

There is no doubt that I was born and raised a food lover (thanks mom!). So when I was asked if I would like to try a brand spankin’ new sample box designed with foodies in mind- my answer was a resounding yes! And thus I was introduced to Petit Amuse

Created by Ben Appenzeller and Dr. Rosemary Ku- Petit Amuse was born out of the goal to bring the unique experience of artisinal eats to your doorstep!

So here are the yummy treats that were ensconced in this months box:

Lark Fine Foods cookies- I received a taster of both their Cha Chas & Salted Rosemary Shortbread.

.I loved the chocolate Cha Chas- initially all you get is the chocolate flavor, but towards the end the spice hits the back of your throat quite nicely. It really reminded me of this Mexican hot chocolate my brother, sisters, and I buy every year at Columbus Circle’s Winters Eve event.

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The Salted Rosemary Shortbread was a favorite at my house. It’s pretty hard to mix rosemary and shortbread together without getting an almost soapy taste (at least in my experience)- but Lark does it right- these are packed with great flavor that is only heightened by the sea salt.

Oogies Gourmet Popcorn- I received a bag of Oogies in Sun Dried Tomato and Parmesan

This stuff is addictive. We (the fam) almost broke out in a bar-style brawl for the right to lick the bag. I even taught the baby sis how to smash beer bottles properly – it’s really a science you know!

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I’m just kidding- we’re a kind, peace-loving bunch :)

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Hey you! I don’t care if you’re my mother- get your grimy mits off my popcorn!

Garuka Bars-

.I loved the packaging on this bar, it really made me feel like I was unwrapping something special. Which was nice because my birthday and Christmas are in the Fall/Winter so I never get to unwrap something cool in the summer. This was a super delicious treat- which, much like birthday cake, I had to share (it’s pretty filling). However, unlike birthday cake, Garuka bars’ natural raw honey sweetener provides long lasting consistent energy (which means it’s a great source of pre-exercise carbs)!

Caramoomel Ice Wine Jelly-

.When I first pulled this out of the box my first reaction was “Oooh faaancy!” – in my best Fran Fine voice. And then I was like “What the heck do I do with this?” So I hopped on over to the Caramoomel site and found that this little jar of joy is best enjoyed with “herbed crisp breads, a selection of sharp cheeses, and good friends”. I’m ditching the friends bit because hey, I shared my Garuka bar already-  which is my good deed done for the year- and also I’m not really good at sharing cheese never mind a jelly made of wine.

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All in all, this is an excellent box!  It’s a fabulous way to discover uncommon, and exclusively artisinal products. Up until now I had never heard of any of these brands, and now I’m a massive fan!

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Foodie or not, a subscription to Petit Amuse is an sure-fire way to introduce yourself or somebody you love to good food, great brands, and new flavors- and for only $10 a month!

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See anything you like? You can purchase it at their online store here. Want to try Petit Amuse yourself? Subscribe to their box here. Have any questions or comments-  like them on facebook, or follow them on twitter, and let them know!

Take a Peek Inside! My PeekPak Box Review!

If you’re as big as a fan of subscription boxes as I am, then you’ll be thrilled with this new box that I’ve just received. PeekPak is a new service in which you get a box full of cool new snacks delivered to your door- absolutely free! As of now, the Pak is completely free, but to keep receiving Pak’s you must complete short online surveys for the products featured inside. I actually received their first ever box- and if the rest of their boxes end up looking like this, then I’m betting that PeekPak is going to get extremely popular super fast! So here’s what came in my lovely box:

This was one of the bigger boxes that I’ve received- and with good reason, this box features full-sized products- which is great! The Pak was a white box, and neatly packed with 6 products surrounded in colorful tissue paper.

I really loved these Yogavive organic popped fuji apple chips. These came in caramel apple, which was insanely yummy! Every package is the equivalent to one apple, and only has 35 calories. Organic, gluten free, and delicious, this is my new favorite snack! I can’t wait to try this out as a topping on a salad!

 

 

 

These Olde Cape Cod Popped Crisps in original were your basic, healthy, crunchy, crispy snack- I had mine for lunch with a turkey sandwich, loved ‘em- they were salty and simple.

 

 

 

 

This was the only disappointing product out of the whole box. I had heard SO much about these Almondina cookies, that when I saw that they were featured in the box I was really excited to try them. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything really great about these cookies, they just tasted normal, fine, unexciting- not really my cup of tea. But it was nice to have finally gotten a chance to try them for myself.

 

Drinking Alo in Escape was a super unique experience for me. It’s not that I haven’t seen Alo drinks before, I just never thought they were appealing enough for me to try. Also, the thought of drinking aloe vera- the product I put on my sun burns and hair during the summer- just sounded gross to me. I was really (and I mean really) surprised at how refreshing and enjoyable this drink was. Escape has aloe vera, pineapple, guava, and seabuckthorn berry.

 

 

I was so excited to get these- I’ve already have had a few yummy encounters with Snikiddy snacks, but I’d never tried (or heard of) their eat your vegetables line of snacks. Simply put: yummy!

 

 

 

 

I love these noodles SO friggin’ much! Until I received this box I had no idea what I was missing! But seriously Long Kow’s Crystal Noodles are like the more gourmet brother to ramen noodles, or like the prince to ramen noodles pauper. Super yummy, and super fast to make- this is definitely my new favorite product!

 

 

Okay, so now for that information you’ve all been waiting for…“how do I get a PeekPak?!” Well, you can sign up on their website here, and while you’re at it you can also like them on facebook, and follow them on twitter - I do! Feel free to let them know I sent you!

What boxes do you subscribe to? Will you sign up for Peek Pak? What box would you like to see me review next? Let me know in the comments section below!

Orgullosa, BlogHer ’12, and all the rest…

So you’ve (maybe) probably (I hope) have noticed I haven’t been blogging much. Somewhere between classes, essays, mother’s day, birthdays, and the chaos of life I got a little bit overwhelmed and couldn’t fit in time to write. But now things have slowed down a bit and I thought I’d let you, my readers (yup, all three of you- and you mom, hi!), in on what’s been going on and what to expect.

First of all, I had this amazing opportunity to host an Orgullosa Gracias Mama house party through Vocalpoint‘s RSVP program. They came, they laughed, they ate, and they ran out my house with goody bags- and they did it all while showing appreciation to their mama’s! If you’re curious about what a house party is, what Vocalpoint is, Orgullosa, or the RSVP program, I’ll probably follow up this brief update with a full post where I can ruminate on the benefits of saying Gracias Mama and the support P&G is showing Latina women!

Now let’s talk BlogHer 2012. If you’re a blogger, then chances are you already know about the mother of all blogging conferences. If not, then I’ll gladly tell you- because BlogHer’12 is my most favorite thing to talk about nowadays (just ask my sister, she’s tired of hearing about BlogHer and it isn’t even June!). Basically, it’s this massive conference where thousands of bloggers converge on a a certain city (this time it’s NYC!) to come together and connect, learn, and inspire. Also, I hear there’s great swag. Bloggers and brands have a unique chance to connect and when we connect, we get to pass on the benefits to our readers! Anyways, it’s my very first time going and I’m thrilled/terrified/excited/anxious – so I’ll be sure to let you know alllll about it come August 2nd!

Lastly, I just got this amazing box! I thought I’d just throw this out there as something to expect as my sample box reviews seem to be pretty popular- all my reviews are completely candid, that way you’ll get a good idea of what the boxes are and whether or not you should invest, so stay tuned…

Love That Box! My “Love With Food” Box Review

I just received a new box! For more on what kind of box I’m talking about, check out this post here, then come back and continue reading! And this time it wasn’t a beauty box or a nail polish subscription box- this time I loaded up on food! Do you think all these exclamation marks are conveying how excited I am about the Love With Food box?!

I signed up for a Love With Food box a little while ago, I had read a lot of good reviews for this box on other blogs and decided to try it for myself. At $14 a month, every box box that is bought is matched by Love With Food with a donated meal to Share Our Strength, to feed hungry kids in America. Every box contains 5-6 gourmet samples, which if you like them you can go back to the site and buy the full sized versions at discount prices with free shipping. Now on to my box.

As a part of this month I received samples of Honey Bunny Graham’s by Annie’s, Caramel Wrapped Pretzel Petite’s by Mom’s Originals, Organic Chocolate Fusions by The TeaRoom Chocolate Company in four flavors: Pina Colada Milk Chocolate, Masala Chai Milk Chocolate, Mayan Pepper Chai Dark Chocolate (60%), and Midnight Mocha Dark Chocolate (72%), I also received Rich Basil + Raspberry Vinegar by Oliovera, Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil also by Oliovera, Masala Chai Blend by Impra Tea, and a few Hazelnut Chocolate Eggs by Ferrero.

The packaging was adorable, admittedly, I was surprised at how small the box was. But boy ‘o boy was I surprised at how chock full of valuable samples this sucker was. Four out of the six brands represented in this box were brands that I had never heard of, and five out of six were brands that I had never tried. Why am I mentioning this? Well, because the whole point of sample boxes is that you’re introduced to products or brands you otherwise had not known or tried before- it’s the thrill of discovery! It’s like being the Columbus of gourmet goodies!

My favorite product out of the whole box had to be the olive oil and vinegar by Oliovera. The size of the sample was massive, sturdy, glass bottles. And the product itself was delicious! The Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil is insane that’s how good it is. It practically screams Spring, and begs to be drizzled over tomatoes and mozzarella. As for the Rich Basil + Raspberry Vinegar, this would be an amazing salad dressing- the flavor of the basil and raspberry really shine through in the vinegar.

As for the other products, the tea was amazingly aromatic and smelled of cardamom, cloves, and dried mint- definitely perfect for tea drinkers or chai lovers. The Caramel Wrapped Pretzel Petite’s are adorable and I would totally recommend them as favors for parties, weddings, or gatherings. The Organic Chocolate Fusions really reminded me of one of my favorite computer games- Chocolatier, in which you as the player come up with and manufacture unique chocolate creations just like the one’s that The TeaRoom Chocolate Company have created in real life. The samples I received were cleverly packaged chocolate pastels, which made it convenient to taste the different flavors. In all honesty, I have to say this was some of the best chocolate I’ve tasted in a while (and that’s saying a lot). They’re very distinct  flavors that leave a mellow but welcome aftertaste in your mouth. As for the Ferrero Eggs, and the Annie’s Graham’s- both were irresistibly yummy snacks!

So if you’re looking for a food box, or better yet, a good cause I’d order myself a Love With Food Box. None of the brands/samples  or size of the samples were sub-par and I’ve certainly been introduced to some new favorites.

Check out Love With Food here, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

Have you ever tried a sample subscription service? What did you think of it? If not, would you consider getting a Love With Food Box?

Lovin’ My Influenster Love VoxBox!

I mentioned in a previous post about the abundance of sample subscription services out there. And one of the “boxes” I mentioned was the VoxBox- a program run by Influenster that connects qualifying members to the latest products and brands to hit the market, giving them a chance to try the products and post their own opinions about each individual product they receive in their VoxBox. I loved Influenster the second I heard about them, I feel like it’s a great way to give power back to the actual consumer. So I signed up, earned some badges, and now look at me! I’m doing my first post on my first ever VoxBox! So without further ado, I give you the Love VoxBox!

All my goodies!

In this box I received one Gillette Venus & Olay Razor ($8.99-$10.99), one Kiss Nail Dress- Fashion That Sticks ($6.99), one Stash Tea Herbal Tea Sampler ($3.50), one Ghirardelli Gourmet Creamy Devotion Bar ($2.99), and one Truvia Natural Sweetener 40 ct. box ($3.99). Naturally Ghirardelli’s Creamy Devotion bar was amazing- it was so wonderfully creamy that I made up my mind to buy another the next time I’m in Rite Aid (or any other drugstore). I really love that I received the Stash Tea Herbal Sampler, and that it was caffeine free. I can’t really have too much caffeine so I was really happy that I can actually enjoy teas flavors like Acai Berry, Blueberry Superfruit, Chamomile, Lemon Ginger, Licorice Spice, Mango Passionfruit, Peppermint, and Wild Raspberry Hibiscus minus any caffination. As for the Truvia, it’s an amazing alternative to sugar and I highly recommend it for pretty much anyone, it doesn’t have any awful after-taste, and it great with coffee or fruit.

There were two products in my box that I was extremely skeptical about, which was the Gillette Venus & Olay Razor and the Kiss Nail Dress- Fashion That Sticks nail polish adhesives. I always thought that the razors like the Gillette Venus were simply just a really expensive razor. And then I tried the Gillette & Olay one. Now I cannot say enough about this razor, first of all, it smells amazing. Second of all, the bars of moisturizer located around the razor blades leave your skin smelling, feeling, and looking amazing after shaving. The great thing about this razor is that you don’t need to apply any shaving cream, and the pivoting head of the razor makes it surprisingly easy to get to all those hard to reach areas. So if you’re looking for a really good razor, or hair removal product definitely pick up one of these at your local drugstore (RiteAid, CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart)- it’ll really cut your work in half and leave amazing results behind!

Actually works and looks amazing!

Now I’ve seen these nail “stickers” around for a while in my local Rite Aid, but as of yet I had not purchased any because it seemed pretty ridiculous for anybody to stick a “nail polish” nail on their finger and actually expect it to stay and not look like a first grader playing pretend (I totally stuck stickers on my nails and pretended that I had “real” nails- like fourteen years ago!). So I was super reluctant to try the Kiss Nail Dress- Fashion That Sticks Nail Polish adhesives, especially since I received them in a metallic silver and black crackle style (called camisole) and I have never been too keen on the crackle look. You can imagine my surprise when I actually tried them on and found how easy and gorgeous my nails looked- even with the crackled finish! These are super duper easy to apply, and they leave your nails looking like they were done by a professional- you cannot even tell that they were stick-ons!

All in all, I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to receive this box- I was able to discover new products like the Stash Tea, Venus Razors, and Kiss Nail Dress. Now I not only have new favorites, but I was able to try things that otherwise I would have definitely avoided (the razors, and the nail dress) and now I love them! Thanks influenster for this great opportunity! So if you’re looking for a really great quality razor, bar of chocolate, tea, sugar alternative, or nail product- the products featured in this post (that were in my box) are the way to go!

Mail Time! My Blissmo Box Fitness Box Review

So if you’ve been following my blog at all then you know that I love sample boxes- which are subscription based programs where you pay a set amount of money to receive a box of samples monthly. The last time I mentioned these boxes was when I posted my review of my Julep Maven box- which I loved. And today I’m writing about them because I just received the Blissmo Box Fitness Box in the mail.

The box was packed nicely, and had a cute opening note with a description of included products, companies, and prices.

This box was a Fitness Box,so naturally a lot of the products in here were healthy or natural. I received 2 Orgain Nutritional Shakes (one in Chocolate and one in Vanilla), a Foods Alive Original Flax Crackers, Cherry Pie Lara Bar, Kopali Organics Organic Dried Mango, Plant Fusion Plant Protein Drink Mix in Vanilla Bean and Chocolate, and a Cherry Cashew Kutoa Bar.

Now I love dried fruit, in fact I regularly buy dried mango’s, and orange scented cranberries from Trader Joe’s, so I was excited to try Kopali Organics Dried Mango. Unfortunately I wasn’t too thrilled with the dry Mango. I found it rather tasteless- which is too bad because their company sounds amazing. Kopali is an environmentally sustainable brand that promotes small sustainable farmers from Punta Mona in Costa Rica. Luckily, they also provide other treats like chocolate covered bananas- which I’ll be sure to try in the future.

The Kutoa Bar was really good, it had a good mix of fruit and grain. I probably will give the flax crackers to my mom though, because, well, I’m not big on flax. The Lara Bar was really good, surprisingly enough it actually tasted amazingly like cherry pie- which is not something you’d expect from a “health” bar.

All in all, while I enjoyed getting my box, at $19 a month plus $3 shipping I wouldn’t get it again. I feel like it was a bit too pricey for the products I received.  This might be due to the fact that I’m not a HUGE consumer of fitness products (not that I don’t enjoy a good health bar or shake every now and then). However, I still plan on trying Blissmo’s beauty box- which if you stay tuned I’ll be sure to post here!

So are you a health nut? Are you planning to try out Blissmo Box? Let me know in the comments section below!