RawBox Subscription Box Review – March 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.
RawBox sent us this box for review purposes. (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.
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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
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.
Macro Life Naturals Apple Lemon Ginger Superfood Bar – Value $2.99
I say this with at least one item per Rawbox, but this tastes like it is good for you. I am happy to see some other products from this company, though, as I like their powdered superfood supplements but I can only drink so many smoothies per day!
Righteously Raw Chocolate Covered Brownie Mouthful – Value $1.69
This was pretty decadent. Apparently it doesn’t have any flour at all (not surprising for something raw, I guess). It really is a mouthful, too. More properly, two mouthfuls. I think my chewing was very rude while I was eating this…
Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Packet – Value $1.20
I have a handful of these from subscription boxes now. I’m not totally sure what to do with them but I think I will probably use them to deep condition my hair, which I find that coconut oil works really well for (because I already have a 2 pound jar of coconut oil in the pantry, this isn’t really needed there).
Ariya Apothecary Anti-Aging Serum – Value $8
This had even more packaging than what is shown. This has a lot of essential oils and is quite moisturizing. However, it is too soon to tell if it is working! But I am happy to try it out now that I have convinced myself using oil-based products on m skin is OK.
Laughing Giraffe Organics Vanilla Snakaroons – Value $7.99
These are awesome, but I love coconut and sweet things so it’s not surprising that I’m a fan. I’m pretty sure I’ve had them before (or maybe another flavor from the same brand?). Each one has 120 calories, though, so I ate maybe 25% of the bag and my fiancé had the rest.
Foods Alive Chia Seeds (8 oz) – Value $5.99
I’ve gotten these in Rawbox before. But chia seeds are a pantry staple for me so these are welcome!
Murchison-Hume Superlative Hand Soap – Value $10
This retails for $26 but was on sale when I wrote the review. I got some glass cleaner from Murchison-Hume in Rawbox a few months ago and it is actually pretty good for something that is not Windex. This hand soap came along at just the right time as the one next to my sink ran out and it wasn’t a refillable container.
Pure Planet Best of Greens Lemon Flavor (8 grams) – Value $3.29
Rawbox usually contains a superfood or supplement powder. The lemon flavor in this is not so noticeable in my smoothie full of cacao and PB2 and berries, but I like the idea of getting the nutrition from greens without eating greens in their natural state (I’m not really into leafy vegetables even though I know they’re good for me).
Yogi Tea DeTox Tea – Value $0.31
Yogi Tea Ginger Herbal Tea – Value $0.31
I drink a lot of tea and I need to cut back on caffeine so these were both welcome. The ginger was more to my taste than the DeTox (both have licorice in them and I think that is an acquired taste, but I noticed it more in the DeTox) but I appreciate getting two different flavors to try.
Wrawp Pizza Crust – Value $2
This appears to have the same ingredients as the wrap from this brand we got a few months ago. I think it will work better as a pizza crust, though. The wrap was kind of hard to actually roll up. I wasn’t so sure how to make a raw pizza but the information card had a recipe. I just have to make a trip to the grocery store first.
There’s usually some product literature and/or coupons in Rawbox. This month was no exception.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $45 for the March 2016 RawBox. This is a somewhat low value for a RawBox compared to past months, but is still a good value considering the subscription is mostly food (since food boxes have notoriously low values). If you subscribe for a longer term and get a discount, you’re still getting a bargain. Also, if the hand soap hadn’t been on sale as I wrote this, the value would’ve been closer to $61. The variety of items was nice and I was happy with the box overall. This is one box that I am consistently happy with.
What do you think of the March 2016 RawBox?