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My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review – February 2015

My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Box

My Non-GMO Box is a brand new monthly subscription box that sends Non-GMO verified product samples.

(Note: the My Non-GMO Box website mentions that products included in the box will also be gluten free. While none of the items included in my box list wheat as an ingredient, I noticed that some are produced in a facility that processes it. I bring this up to clarify that while the products included in the box will be wheat-free, some of the products in the box might in fact contain trace amounts of gluten.)

My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Inside

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Products

The Subscription: My Non-GMO Box

The Cost: $14.99 per month with free shipping

The Products: A selection of product samples verified to be Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project

Ships to: US

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My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Letter

My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Flyer

My Non-GMO box included a letter from the box’s founder and a list of the products included in the inaugural box.

My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Chips

Beanfields Nacho Flavored Bean & Rice Chips – 1.5 oz, value $1.25

Wild Friends Mini Honey Sunflower Butter– 1.15 oz, value $1.10

These bean & rice chips were new to me, and a great discovery. I was surprised (though probably shouldn’t have been) to find that they do actually taste like beans. I also really liked the nacho flavor. Since they look a little like Doritos, I thought they might be cheesy, but the flavor reminded me more of tomatoes and salsa. I think these are a great alternative to chips made with potatoes, corn, or wheat.

The Wild Friends Sunflower Butter is made with very few ingredients and no preservatives.  I think the flavor of the sunflower butter is really interesting, and I could definitely see myself using it on a sandwich instead of peanut butter. I was thinking that this could be a great peanut butter replacement for kids with peanut allergies, but it’s made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, peanuts, and wheat (among other things) so would probably not be a feasible alternative for most.

My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Tea

Heavenly Organics Honey Pattie Chocolate Mint– .39 oz, value $.65

Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Sampler– 2 sachets, value about $1.50

Trader Joes makes a product similar to this Honey Pattie Chocolate Mint that I really like, so I was excited to see that a Non-GMO version exists. This product contains only honey, chocolate, and mint oil, and the flavor is great. The chocolate coating is very bitter (I love dark chocolate), which I found to be nicely in contrast to the sweet honey filling.

I drink a lot of tea, so I’m always happy to see it included in a subscription box. This sampler contains two tea bags: one black “Assam Breakfast” and one herbal “Better Rest Blend.” The tea bags and sleeves are all biodegradable, which is a nice touch. 

My Non-GMO Box Subscription Box Review - February 2015 Bar

Tasty Brand Organic Wild Berry Fruit Snacks– .8 oz, value $1.10

Nature’s Path Dark Chocolate Chip Granola Bar– 1.2 oz, value $1

I’ve had Tasty Brand fruit snacks many times before. My local organic grocer sells them at the checkout, and I can rarely resist buying a bag or two. They’re made without gelatin or corn syrup and have an addictive texture that’s softer and less chewy than traditional gummy candy. In addition to being certified Non-GMO, they’re also vegan, gluten free, and organic.

The Dark Chocolate Chip bar is organic, gluten free, and has that familiar soft and chewy texture often found in granola bars. Granola bars aren’t a go-to snack for me, but if they were I would definitely seek out this brand.

Verdict: I really like the selection of products included in February’s My Non-GMO Box. The items seem thoughtfully chosen, and the variety of foods is pretty diverse. Personally, I try to avoid genetically modified foods in my diet, so I think this is a great way to find out about new Non-GMO foods on the market. I also really like that they only feature products that have been verified by The Non-GMO Project, as I think this helps guarantee that the selected items will truly be 100% free from GMOs. The value of this box totals $6.60, which is very low for the $14.99 cost. Since this is their first box, I hope as they move forward they’ll find a way to increase the value of the products included (or lower the cost). I like the idea of this box, but I question how successful it will be if the value doesn’t improve.

What did you think of My Non-GMO box?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, My Non-GMO Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. I received my box today. It is exactly as posted and came UPS (my favorite shipping method). I hope there is a way to make the value of the box at least equal to the cost of the box as I would like to support this cause. But I absolutely cannot pay $15 for products I could otherwise buy for half the price.

    • I was mistaken. This package arrived by USPS. There were other packages today which came from UPS and I mistakenly thought all came together.

  2. Hi Lindsay!

    Thank you so much for the thoughtful and honest review. The feedback is invaluable! We are headed to Expo West in 10 days. It’s the largest natural products trade show in the world. We plan to build out the next version of My Non-GMO Box even bigger and better (and offer more value). Reading the comments so far has been very enlightening and inspiring. I’m really glad to hear that our idea is well recieved by everyone here and we are happy that everyone is taking advantage of our half-off promo (which just ended). If you want to send me an email, maybe we can figure out a special promotion just for the wonderful people who frequent the My Subscription Addiction website. Again, thanks for the support and the awesome review! We couldn’t be happier with your critique!! 🙂

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Best regards,

    Terence Klein
    My Non-GMO Box

  3. My box has a tracking number assigned to it. So far, so good.

    • That was fast! It arrived today. It even said thank you with my name on the shipping label. I ate the mint right away 🙂 I do hope that the value is higher in the future. I’m holding off subscribing until I see what the next box looks like.

  4. I am definitely going to get this discounted first box. This is a cause I feel strongly about. ITA that it is amazing how many people are indifferent to GMO foods. I hope the response to their first box will cause an increase in value for future boxes. If the value is there, I will subcribe, otherwise it’s not really worth it to me as I am in a metropolitan area and can find most things locally. However, I would definitely want to support them and this cause if the value is at least the cost of the box. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  5. Eating non-GMO foods is very important to me. I’ve tried to support some of the causes out there who are against adopting GMO’s by signing petitions and writing letters.
    It’s amazing how many people are indifferent to the food they put in their mouths. Most of my family and friends have zero interest so I don’t bother them with my views, it’s the lawmakers and politicians who need convincing.
    OK, I’ll get off my soapbox. This is a great step forward, if they could only put the value into the box I’m sure more consumers would hop on board.

  6. I was able to get the 50% off box and use the coupon code HEART15, so box only cost $6.00.

    • Thanks. I was able to use that code also.

  7. Just an FYI-almost all Trader Joe’s branded products should be GMO-free. That would include their candies with the Trader Joe’s brand:)

    • Hi Jordan,

      It’s hard to tell what foods are Non-GMO unless the food has the Non-GMO Project verification logo on it. The third party verification from the Project is very thorough and accurate. Trader Joes has great products and we love shopping there as well. That said, we believe that the 3rd party verification system is the only way to be certain that a food is guaranteed Non-GMO at this time. Thanks for sharing!

      Please contact us with any questions.

      [email protected]

      Best regards,

      Terence Klein
      My Non-GMO Box

  8. Lindsey – Thank you for pointing out the gluten-free issue. While my sister can tolerate items made in a factory also exposed to wheat, a true celiac cannot.

    I ordered the box at half-price which was easy to do. It was on the webpage at the correct price and payable by PayPal. These type of food issues are close to my heart and to my customers. Yet at the same time I want to see a higher food value. I’m most excited about the chocolate mint.

    One other question – How did it ship?

    • Hi PA Anna! I’m glad you got the box for 1/2 off without any problem. Mine shipped USPS out of Washington, and took about 4 days to reach me on the east coast. I hope you like the box!

      • Thanks Lindsey! This looks great for my father and my son, but I need to research their products and company a little more. My dad has had diabetes and Celiac disease for almost 30 years now. I found out when my son was 15 that he had IBS, he was just diagnosed with Celiac this past August.
        It used to be difficult to find anything gluten free, I had to shop at specialty stores which were very expensive especially after my husband passed away and my paycheck was the only one coming in.
        Trying to find gluten and sugar free is very difficult. I will happily take any suggestions and recipes that anyone can offer and return some of my own recipes.
        (Liz, would there be any area where we could put recipes in that we made with any subscription food boxes?)
        My dad came here from Croatia in 1935 during the Great Depression so food was always scarce, his favorite thing is a nice evening meal with the kids and I. I am always looking for delicious dessert recipes to try that are gf/sf.
        Thank you for the coupon code HH , I am going to go try it out now. I know my son will love the Chocolate Mint Honey Pattie!

      • Thanks for the support and for sharing the story, HeidiLynn73! Hope you enjoy your box!

        Please contact us with any questions.

        [email protected]

        Best regards,

        Terence Klein
        My Non-GMO Box

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