RawBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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.
Sunbiotics Truffle Almonds (1.5 oz) – Value $3.59
We’ve seen this brand in RawBox before, but this is a different flavor. These do have that “raw almond” texture, but the flavoring (basically a little truffle salt) worked well here.
Blu Apple (1 count) – Value $5
This is a device to preserve freshness of fruits and vegetables. We’ve gotten one in RawBox before and I am still using it and regularly buying refills, so I was happy to see a second one here. I really do think it works, at least a little.
Aunt Fannie’s Flypunch Fruit Fly Trap (6 fl oz) – Value $7.99
This is interesting. You open the jar and put it near fruit flies, and they apparently fall in and die? (The jar actually says “count the bodies” in the instructions.) I don’t have a fruit fly problem right now but I will keep this around. You never know. And I have bought several RawBox discoveries in full size in the past…
Cinnamon Cashew Cave Butter (5 oz) – Value $9
I am sure it goes against the raw lifestyle to put this on whole wheat sandwich bread, but that is what I did. I am not the biggest fan of straight cashew butter, but the cinnamon definitely helped.
Foods Alive Lemon Chia-Crunch Power Snackers (3 oz) – Value $6.79
This has all sorts of “good for you” ingredients. I have to admit, I was skeptical of how lemon and chia and mushrooms could go in the same snack and not taste foul. But I actually liked this. It was easy to break and chew and had a mild lemon flavor.
Alive and Radiant Kale Krunch in Perfectly Plain (2.2 oz) – Value $5.46
This actually has some nut-based ingredients so it isn’t really “plain,” which is good, because plain kale chips aren’t my thing. But the extras they added to this actually made it taste great, as far as I am concerned.
Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein in Chocolate (1.2 oz) – Value $3.16
Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein in Vanilla (1.1 oz) – Value $3.16
It is pretty typical to get protein powder or greens powder in RawBox. This month it was these protein powders. I’m fairly certain I’ve had them before. At any rate, I like these for my morning smoothies. I often mix half chocolate and half vanilla so it is nice to get both.
Organic Gemini Tigernut Raw Snack Peeled (1 oz) – Value $1.40
Organic Gemini Tigernut Raw Snack Sliced (1 oz) – Value $1.50
I have seen these around before. They are root vegetables with lots of nutrients including iron, potassium, and fiber. I think I would like them a bit better if I put them as a topping on something instead of just eating them on their own like I did. (Also, to the manufacturer: please put some nutrition information on the sample packs. Thanks!)
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Bergamot Lime (0.5 oz) – Value $2.25
I totally get the inclusion of this item in this box – RawBox always sends a few beauty and/or personal care items in their boxes. However, I have tried this product before and it gave me a horrible rash, so I will be passing it along to someone else.
There is usually some product literature or a coupon, as well.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $49.30 for the September 2016 RawBox. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good box. The Lemon Chia-Crunch Power Snackers were a pleasant surprise, I like the Kale Krunch and Truffle Almonds quite a bit, a Blu Apple is always going to be useful, and I am fascinated by the Flypunch. RawBox always delivers with respect to value; this one comes in at almost $10 over the subscription price, which is exceptional for a box consisting mostly of food!
What do you think of the September 2016 RawBox?