RawBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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 of 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.
There will often be one or more brochures or pieces of product literature.
Skout Backcountry Raw Pumpkin Seeds in Pacific Sea Salt (2.5 oz) – Value $4
I ate a lower fat diet all year to lose weight (I am a vegetarian so “low carb” is a no-go for me) and now that I have hit my goal weight, I am transitioning to a maintenance stage and adding calories back. This includes calories from fat, so nuts and seeds are always appreciated! These had a good texture for raw seeds and a light salt flavor without the salt being overwhelming.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts (0.5 oz) – Value $0.48
Despite the advice on the packet, I don’t eat these right out of the bag (they are so small, that is difficult to do). Whenever I receive them in a subscription box (which is often), I put them in smoothies and occasionally oatmeal to add some fiber and healthful fats.
Organic Living Superfoods Organic Raw Sprouted Buffalo Almonds and Ranch Cashews (1.4 oz) – Value $4.99
See the earlier comment about adding calories back. Anyway, I love almonds and cashews and these had a wonderful texture for raw nuts. I also liked the combination of spicy and ranch-style flavors.
Verday Chlorophyll Water (watermelon flavor, 16 fl oz) – Value $3.33
This is calorie-free, gluten free, non-GMO, and vegan. Chlorophyll has antioxidant properties. This did not taste green (although it sure looked like pond water). It actually just tasted like lemon water; I couldn’t detect a watermelon flavor at all.
Kona Body Energy All Natural Face and Body Scrub (sample) – Value $8.99
I am guessing this is the sample size available on the Kona Body website (hard to tell because there is no weight listed on this package, that I could see). Anyway, this has an invigorating scent and I am always happy to receive scrubs. I don’t think I would buy this regularly as you can get a full size Tree Hut scrub for less, but it was nice to try once. (You will usually get a few household and/or beauty items in Rawbox.)
Gorilly Goods Coast Sweet Curry Cashew and Fruit (1.3 oz) – Value $2.19
Once again, a lovely texture for raw nuts. This tasted overwhelmingly of celery salt to me. I don’t mind that flavor, but for some reason I can pick it out above everything else in pretty much any curry-related product I eat.
REAL Foods Rawkin Raw Spirulina Mint Superfood Macaroon (2 oz) – Value $3.99
This looked like a green frozen veggie burger patty but looks can be deceiving – it was actually quite good. For a raw macaroon, this one held its shape better than any other one I’ve tried. You couldn’t taste the spirulina and the mint went well with the coconut. I’m definitely seeking out other flavors of this product.
Foods Alive Good-n-Hearty Onion Ring Clusters (2 oz) – Value $6.79
I opened the bag and smelled these and knew I would love them. They smell just like onion rings and taste quite a bit like them, too. (I love onion rings but haven’t had them all year because of the calories.) Nutritionally, they are fairly well-balanced – definitely much better for you than a lot of salty snacks out there. I wish they didn’t cost quite so much, though!
Made in Nature Organic Dried Plums (6 oz) – Value $4.25
I was very happy to see these. This is a product I buy all the time anyway from Whole Foods (where I see I have been overpaying…). It is always a win when you receive a full-sized item in a subscription box that is regularly on your grocery list.
Sun Warrior Illumin8 Organic Meal in Aztec Chocolate (40 grams x 2) – Value $4.40
Sun Warrior Illumin8 Organic Meal in Vanilla Bean (40 grams x 2) – Value $4.40
This product has 19 grams of protein per serving and just a ton of vitamins and minerals, including the B vitamins that vegans sometimes have a hard time finding in their diets. This also contains digestive enzymes. I am not one for drinking meal replacements as meals, but this went nicely into my morning smoothies (I started making smoothies in an attempt to use up all the powdered products I receive in subscription boxes…).
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $47.81 for the November 2016 RawBox. That is around eight dollars more than the cost of the box, which is great for a box consisting almost exclusively of raw, organic, natural food! After reviewing this box for over a year, I can say that I am consistently happy with the quality and selection of items as well as the value. I would not necessarily have expected it when I started reviewing RawBox (since I don’t eat raw or even vegan), but this is probably *the* box I’ve repurchased the most items from (of all the subscription boxes I get).
What do you think of the November 2016 RawBox?