RawBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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
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.
That’s It Bar (apple and strawberries, 1.2 oz) – Value $1.67
That’s It Bar (apple and blueberries, 1.2 oz) – Value $1.67
That’s It bars are a subscription box – including RawBox – mainstay. I love the simple ingredients lists as well as the flavors. I always seem to get the strawberry and blueberry ones, though. Would love to try something more exotic like the coconut or pineapple ones some day!
Raw Revolution Organic Live Food Bar in Coconut Delight (1.8 oz) – Value $1.67
This bar is mostly cashews and dates but manages not to taste like a date bar. It is a little unusual in a way I can’t quite pin down. I think I like the RawRev bars with a bit of chocolate a little better, but this wasn’t bad.
Warrior Force Warrior Food in Vanilla Plus (20 g) – Value $1.10
This is basically one serving according to package directions, even though the jar looks large. I use a little less than the recommended amount in my morning smoothies. Although this is made with pea protein (it’s vegan), my smoothie didn’t taste beany, so that’s a win.
Emmy’s Super Cereal in Cacao Coconut (2 oz) – Value $1.09
This is raw, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten free, if any of those are important to you. This is the sort of thing I would eat like trail mix if the pieces were a little bigger, but it is working nicely over yogurt. It has sprouted buckwheat and raw cacao nibs and is sweetened with coconut nectar!
Essential Oxygen Organic Brushing Rinse in Peppermint (4 fl oz) – Value $5.40
This is a peroxide rinse that is supposed to take care of a variety of oral health issues. The directions indicate you are to swish it around, then brush your teeth and tongue with the rinse that’s still in your mouth. I am not sure I can be convinced to give up actual toothpaste, but when I had braces, I remember using peroxide rinses when I had sores in my mouth.
I’m a fan of sheet masks. This one had lot of plant extracts (more in the Western style than some of the truly unusual ones you see in Korean masks) that include antioxidants – these will help fight free radical damage and have anti-aging effects. This was also very moisturizing but the mouth shape wasn’t quite right and it dripped all over my shirt while I wore it.
Bar None Cosmetics “The Teetotaler” Soap – Value $11.95
This is an unusual soap. It’s actually green and includes a lot of dark little seeds in layers at the top and bottom, and it has a slightly masculine scent (but the scent fades quickly). It lathers pretty well for a natural vegan oil-based soap (hemp oil is the first ingredient).
Pashen Raw Superfood Gluten Free Snack (original, 1.4 oz) – Value $2.99
The primary ingredient in this bar is sprouted buckwheat. Otherwise, this tastes like a grain and fruit bar (it has honey so it’s not vegan) and has a bit of a gritty texture from the buckwheat. But, despite that, it tastes pretty good.
Macrolife Naturals Miracle Reds (1 serving) – Value $1.43
Macrolife Naturals Macro Greens (1 serving) – Value $1.43
These are also a mainstay of RawBox. I use them in smoothies, about ½ teaspoon at a time, so I will never run out of superfood/greens powder!
La Fresh Oil Free Face Cleanser (2 wipes) – Value $0.53
I’ve sampled La Fresh wipes thanks to subscription boxes before. I’m a fan, and these are especially convenient for travel.
Transition Nutrition Bliss Mix Divine Trail Mix (7 oz) – Value $10.71
This has all the popular superfood buzzword as ingredients: goji berries, raisins, mulberries, cacao nibs, etc. This is a nice mix of protein, fat, and fiber, and I think it will be especially useful as an afternoon snack. I sampled a bit and enjoyed the combination of flavors and textures.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $45 for the July 2016 RawBox. That is on the low side for RawBox, but it does exceed the cost of the subscription and I felt it was a generally well-curated box. I’ve come to expect a few repeats in RawBox, and the repeats were things I liked or could use. The soap was probably my favorite item and the trail mix is also quite good. This subscription exists in a fairly small niche, but I think it is a good choice for people who need to eat gluten free, vegetarians, and those looking for some off-the-beaten-path bath, body, and household items.
What do you think of the July 2016 RawBox?