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PB&Jealous Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2017

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PB&Jealous is a monthly curated box filled with artisan and handcrafted fruit spreads, nut butters, and organic snacks. Choose between the MiniBox (with an average $30 promised value) or BigBox (with an average $40 promised value). Subscribers also have the choice of Sweets only or Savory & Sweet options.

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PB&Jealous uses earth-friendly packing materials and each jar was also bubble wrapped for added protection. I am a big fan of jams and fruit spreads, so I am really excited to see what was inside!

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.)

This review is of the Sweets Only BigBox, $34.95 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: PB&Jealous

The Cost: The MiniBox is $26.95 a month and the BigBox is $34.95 a month. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions

COUPON: Use code MSA11DOLLARS2017 to save $11 off your first box! (minimum purchase of $25)

The Products: The MiniBox includes 3-5 artisan products and the BigBox includes 5-8 artisan products

Ships to: U.S. for free via USPS

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I received this brown paper booklet sealed in an envelope. On the inside, each product and brand partner is detailed. The back of the booklet provides PB&Jealous‘ social media information.

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Best Friends Honey Smoked Wildflower Honey, 2 oz.? – Value $2.25?

The first item I pulled out of this month’s box is this cute little jar of honey. I immediately opened it without reading the flavor and found the smokiness very apparent. The honey tastes unsweetened and raw, which I prefer. PB&Jealous suggests spreading this on a warm biscuit.

This flavor is a PB&Jealous exclusive and the size of the jar is unknown, so the value is based on a different smoked flavor found on Best Friends Honey’s website.

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The honey is extremely thick, similar to the consistency of molasses. I found it to be easy to scoop and less messy than typical store brands.

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Reginald’s Double Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter, 8.5 oz. – Value $6

This month’s peanut butter is double chocolate chunk flavored. I was expecting this spread to be super chocolatey but it surprisingly wasn’t. It’s a blend of cocoa flavors and peanut butter – not overly sweet and a nice semi-chunky consistency. Best of all, this peanut butter only consists of four main ingredients: dry roasted unsalted peanuts, bittersweet and semi-sweet baking chips, real chocolate chunks, and peanut oil.

There are some seriously awesome flavors on the Reginald’s Homemade website – I really want to try the Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter!

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Potlicker Kitchen Raspberry Smoked Maple Jam, 8 oz. – Value $8

Wow, this jam is amazing! It is made by Potlicker Kitchen, based in Vermont. The raspberry is sweetened with maple syrup, which overpowers any hint of smokiness. I tried it on crackers, but could easily sneak a small spoonful when I need a sugar fix. Box favorite, for sure!

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There’s a ‘best by’ sticker on the bottom of the jar. There’s no way it will last this long, though – it’s that good!

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Offbeat Gourmet Blueberry Lemon Compote,  7.5 oz. – Value $9.99

The second fruit spread this month is a low sugar, gluten-free blend of blueberry and lemon. I love blueberry and lemon anything, but there was tartness I didn’t care for. The flavor is good though and the consistency makes this perfect to pour over a goat cheese log, served with crackers. OffBeat Gourmet only uses locally-sourced, fresh ingredients, and all of their products are 100% gluten-free.

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How cute is this little wood spoon? It accompanied the spread and is the perfect size for scooping small amounts.

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Barney Butter Vanilla + Espresso Almond Butter, 3 0.6oz. packets – Total Value $1.80

PB&Jealous included a total of six almond butter packets from Barney Butter. The first three are vanilla espresso flavored. The spread tastes dry and bland compared to the peanut butter, but wow is the espresso flavoring apparent. I will carry these in my backpack while on the go, as a backup snack.

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Barney Butter Cocoa Coconut + Almond Butter, 3 0.6oz. packets – Total Value $1.80

The remaining three packets are cocoa and coconut flavored and my least favorite item in the box. This spread is creamier than the other Barney Butter flavor, but you really need to care for the taste of coconut to enjoy this.

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Here’s a closer look at the two almond butters. On the left is the vanilla espresso and on the right is the chocolate coconut.

Verdict: I really enjoyed this month’s PB&Jealous, much more than last month. I changed my box preference to Sweets only, which made a huge difference! The value of the products is $29.84, which is lower than the cost of the box and below the average promised value. There was a nice mix of small-batch organic producers, so from a discovery aspect, I’m happy. However, knowing the products included cost more than the average nut butter and fruit spread, I wish there had been at least one more full-size product to help meet the $40 promise.

What did you think about this month’s PB&Jealous?

Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

5 Comments

  1. Hi, Sara. Thanks for reviewing this box and for the fabulous pictures!

    I hope you will keep reviewing this for a few more months. I ordered the mini sweet box for $26.95, but was so disappointed when I received only one jar of traditional peanut butter, a jar of grape jelly and a half dozen samples. I don’t think the total value was more than $20 — which I probably would have forgiven if the items weren’t something I could have bought at my local grocery store. I ended up canceling, but I really want to love this box and I keep hoping they might get the value up a bit and I will resubscribe. I definitely read your reviews with interest. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a frequent dinner in my house and mama needs a new kind of jelly!

  2. Sold! I just subscribed! I love nut butters and jams!

  3. I’m from Vermont so I did a little “woohoo” at the box favorite being crafted here 🙂 Of course…. it’s maple something! Did I see on the side of the jar that the jam is also vegan and gluten free? you didn’t mention in the review, but it looks like it says it on the jar.

  4. I think this looks like a fun yummy box. I wish it was more peanut butter and jelly food items like cookies, and different snacks and then 2 hero items which would be a jelly and peanut butter. That would be my dream PP and J box. My man would enjoy this alot…. Yummy. Great review. Now I want a PP and J and Fluff sandwich now. Lol

  5. What a nice box!

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