American Mystery Box Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014
American Mystery Box is a monthly subscription box filled with Made in America products. Each month, they send you items made in USA that have a warranty or lifetime guarantee, including things like food and treats from different cities and useful items for your home or for outdoors. They offer four subscription options: the Original Box, a Kid’s Box (for ages 5+), a Family Box (which is a mixture of the Original Box and the Kid’s Box) or an Original + Doggie Box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: American Mystery Box
The Cost: for all options, the cost is $59/month, $49/month with a three-month subscription, or $46/month with a six-month subscription
The Products: 5-6 items that are made in the USA and have a warranty or lifetime guarantee, including things like food and treats from different cities and useful items for your home or for outdoors
Ships to: US
Every American Mystery Box comes with an informational card, detailing every item included in the box.
Jewelry Tattoos – value: $1.99
Each box also includes a “mystery package” which is an extra something that’s wrapped in plain brown paper to keep it a secret. Not everyone gets the same thing, but mine was a packet of jewelry tattoos. (The other item is a “Buy American” sticker.)
Regency Natural Parchment Paper – value: $4.95
Nordic Ware Baker’s Quarter Sheet – value: $15.50
This parchment paper is made in Dallas, Texas and is unbleached and 100% plant-based. I don’t bake often, and I actually didn’t have any parchment paper! I’m looking forward to trying to bake more this holiday season with this – no more scrubbing pans for me!
This cookie sheet feels like a great quality and isn’t a very large size, which is perfect for my little 2-person household.
Confection Crafts Plant-Dyed Sugar – 3.5 oz, value: $5.95
Hot Cakes Smoked Chocolate Chips – 7 ounces, value: $15
Smoked chocolate chips are something I have never heard of – these are apparently made by being smoked slowly for 10 hours over alderwood. I’m always excited to try gourmet chocolates, but these are just not for me – probably because I don’t care for the smoke flavor in general. These will be swapped!
Ann Clark Ltd. Snowflake Cookie Cutter – value: $3.99
This is a really nice cookie cutter, and I love that it has a handle on top!
Verdict: Overall, I enjoyed the November American Mystery Box. I thought the themes was perfect for the holidays and I’ll use most of the items. The value for this box comes out to $47.38 – while I really liked the box itself, I wish it had a higher value. I know there’s something to be said for the sourcing of only USA-made items, so some people may see that having a value of its own (personally, though, I’d still prefer to see a little more out of a $59/month box).
What do you think about the November American Mystery box?