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Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon – September 2014

Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon - September

Bestowed is a monthly subscription box that focuses on healthy foods and snacks. The box is curated by celebrity nutritionist Heather Bauer, and she includes healthy tips with each box.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon - September 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Bestowed

The Cost: $20 a month (save more with 3 or 6 month subscription)

The Products: Healthy snacks and food items selected by nutritionist Heather Bauer.

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Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon - September 2014 Info

Each box comes with a sheet detailing the items included and some healthy tips from Heather.

Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon - September 2014 Calm

Natural Calm Drink Mixes (5) – value $4

Supereats Kale + Chia Chips in Chili Lime – Value $1.50

These kale chips were pretty good! And I was surprised to see the first ingredient is actually kale!

Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon - September 2014 Butter

Balance Bare Energy Bar in Sea Salt Caramel Nut – Value $1.50

Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter – Value $1

I love Justin’s products (their dark chocolate peanut butter cups are the only way I can get my dairy-free Reese’s peanut butter cup fix every once in a while). This chocolate almond butter is delicious too – it’s not overly sweet, and a great way to take care of a chocolate craving without feeling like I’m being very unhealthy.

Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon - September 2014 Water

Qure Water – Value $2

Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Cookies in Orange Chocolate Beet – Value $1.50

I’m not sure about the pH+ level benefits of this water, but it is just a quality tasting water, so that works too! I couldn’t try these cookies since they are made with wheat, but I like that they add in lots of healthy ingredients to the mix.

Bestowed Subscription Box Review & Coupon - September 2014 Card

This box also came with a Hello Fresh coupon code.

Verdict: Based on my estimates, this box has a value of $11.50. Considering the monthly cost is $20 a box, I’m very disappointed in the value. (Normally Bestowed boxes aren’t this low in value though, so I’m hoping September is just an abnormality). In general I appreciate the curation of this box and I’ve discovered quite a few new healthy brands thanks to Bestowed, so I’m hoping October is a better month.

What did you think of the September Bestowed box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Bestowed Box Reviews, Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. Bestowed is so disappointing and totally not worth the money. I got it as a gift as I used to be such a fun of KLUTCHclub. It really should be $10 a month like Love with Food. Love with Food boxes are 1/2 the price and way better.

  2. I was super disappointed in the value of this box, and the October box I just got – I’ve cancelled my subscription.

  3. I got this box once just to try it and I really liked it, but it’s no where near the value of the box. Which is really disappointing, if they lowered the price, I might get this box.

  4. I had signed up for this under the “rejoin” deal and got 6 months for about $68. I wasn’t terribly happy with this box, either. (At first I freaked out because I thought they were sending the same stuff as last month until I realized this was a review of September’s box.)

    Anyway, have had those kale chips in like 3 different boxes now. They’re turning into the new Beanfield’s.

    I also didn’t eat the cookies because FISH OIL. I didn’t sign up for Hello Fresh because all their vegetarian options seem to be loaded with mushrooms, which I simply can’t stand. I think the alkaline water stuff is bunk (I have a PhD in biochemistry) although just as water, it was OK.

    Bestowed is big on the coupons. Usually this is not an issue because I can just pick the items up at Whole Foods. In August, they actually sent me a coupon for a product not available in my area, and when I complained, they sent me a replacement item, so that was nice. Their customer service is pretty good.

    I won’t be continuing when my 6 months are over, though.

  5. Ph balanced water is so good for you! You really should look into it! Staying hydrated in general helps your skin, but for me I have really noticed a difference with alkaline water, being that I used to have a never ending cold and this really has helped my immune system

  6. Wow, disappointed too. I got my daughter the 6-month sub from Gilt and I’m embarrassed She loved the Urthbox, excited about each month’s delivery but this sucks. Are you listening, Bestowed? Hope so. .

  7. While i like the items yet again the value was very low. Its not worth what was paid. I miss klutchclub and these guys took it over…only to offer low value boxes. Oct is my last of 6 month. I wont be renewing.

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