RawBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
RawBox is a monthly subscription box of raw, plant-based snacks and clean lifestyle products. Every month, expect 10-12 products, most of which are full-size, single-serving packages.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: RawBox
The Cost: $39.95 per month on a month-to-month plan. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Save 15% off your first box with code WELCOME15OFF
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The Products: Raw, plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan snacks and clean lifestyle products such as beauty products and household supplies that are free from parabens, sulfates, etc.
Ships to: US
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Included was a two-sided, full-color brochure containing information about the products. It was so big, I really couldn’t photograph the whole thing and have it still be readable. But it is a good, informative card – one of the best I’ve seen for a subscription box.
Dastony Watermelon Seed Butter (8 oz) – Value $12.99
This is unusual. I did not like it used in place of peanut butter on a sandwich, but it was all right with some seedy crackers, so that is how I will use the rest of it. It is kind of bland but there is a kick or aftertaste to it that has me a little puzzled.
The Wonder Seed Facial Scrub in Water Lotus (2.7 fl oz) – Value $14.95
I’m familiar with this brand because of Vegan Cuts. It has jojoba beads for exfoliation (so it’s pretty gentle) as well as azelaic acid, which is good for breakouts. I use a ton of facial scrubs so I’m happy to get this.
Veraclean Natural Antibacterial Cleaner in Quality Thyme (16 fl oz) – Value $9
I never have to buy spray cleaners any longer thanks to RawBox. I find this one pretty good for the bathroom counter (where I get a lot of water, powder from makeup, etc.) but not as much for soap scum. This will get used up, though, for sure!
Elloraw Cinnamon Sugar Donut (2 oz) – Value $4.99
I like these so I’m happy to see them, but I think this is the third time we’ve received them from RawBox. Might be nice to at least get a different flavor for once.
Barnana (1.4 oz) – Value $2
This is another product I’ve seen in subscription boxes before (though not RawBox, I think). I like most banana-based snack so these will get eaten. (The only ingredients are banana and banana powder so they should be good for people with allergies.)
Simple Squares in Coconut (1.6 oz) – Value $2.50
I don’t know if I’ve had these before or not. Something about them seems familiar. What I liked here was that this had a much better texture than most bars containing raw nuts. (Note that this contains honey so is not vegan.)
Rawxies Lemon Poppyseed (1.5 oz) – Value $2
I’ve had Rawxies cookies many times thanks to subscription boxes. But, they have a uniquely good texture for raw cookies and the lemon poppyseed is probably my favorite flavor of them.
Nutrawbar in Whole Fig (1.4 oz) – Value $2.83
This is new to me. It has only three ingredients (figs, almonds, coconut oil) and has a texture similar to a date bar but a slightly different flavor due to the figs.
Juvo Organic Raw Meal in Green Apple (1.4 oz) – Value $2.64
Juvo Organic Raw Meal in Fantastic Berry (1.4 oz) – Value $2.64
Juvo Raw Meal is a staple in RawBox. I do use these products in smoothies but think I’m a bit more of a fan of standard chocolate and vanilla. Still, I like never have to buy protein powder because of subscription boxes!
Amazing Grass Green Superfood in Detox & Digest (4 x 0.25 oz) – Value $5.86
This is only available at Whole Foods so I based the price on other products from the same company. Unfortunately, this is a big miss for me. While I do like most Amazing Grass products and find them a convenient way to include more greens in my diet, this variety contains garlic. I once put one of these into a smoothie (have gotten them from RawBox before) and wondered why my smoothie tasted so foul. Garlic doesn’t go with chocolate, berries, and PB2!
There’s usually some product literature and/or a coupon in Rawbox, as well.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $62.40 for the June 2016 RawBox. That is well over the cost of the subscription, which is wonderful for a box containing a lot of food. I was a little bummed about getting so many repeats, but raw foods and related lifestyle products are a pretty small niche, so it must be difficult to come up with new items each month. Overall, this is a box with a consistently high value and is probably a good fit for most vegans and vegetarians, even if they are not specifically following a raw lifestyle/diet.
What do you think of the June 2016 RawBox?