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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Subscription Box Review – Apr 2016

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The Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome is a subscription offered by They send a variety of random items that far exceed the cost of the subscription, and every month one subscriber wins a SUPER box with a really expensive item in it. What will you receive in your mystery box? It’s a complete surprise!

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The Subscription Box: Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Cost: $24.99 per month for the standard box or $34.98 per month for the deluxe box

The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.

Ships to: US for free

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This is a review of the standard box.


This is the only literature that arrived in this month’s box. This month’s SUPER box included a Massaging Leather Reclining Chair and Ottoman! Next month, they will be sending out at least three SUPER boxes containing a Roomba! How exciting! Subscribers can also add items on from their site for “extreme” discounts.


Pairs in Pears Game – Value $4.99

This game looks a lot like Scrabble, which I love playing, and I really like that it all fits into this pear-shaped sack! Fun!

Ninja Chopsticks – Value $3.50

How cute are these? I’ve been trying to get my kids to learn to use chopsticks for forever – maybe these will help! Of course, they should probably master the fork and knife first… Sigh…


ATAK Rainproof LED Outdoor Lantern – Value $37.99

This is a really nice lantern! We already have several lanterns, but I think they are all solar powered. It would probably be good if we had at least one that was rainproof!

Six Blue Sharpies – Value $3.40

How completely random! They came just like this, too – bundled in a rubber band. We can always use more Sharpies, though, that’s for sure!


7-Piece Knife Block – Value $20

I really like this knife block. It looks like a sponge that you stick the knives into, but it’s actually a bundle of very thin, solid straws that yield to hold the knives upright. Cool! The knives seem great, too, but I can’t get over this white coating they have on them. It seems like it will come off in the food, and I don’t know what it is. I think I’ll have to research this before using them.


I absolutely love getting a mystery box inside a mystery box!



Smart Home 10-Piece Melamine Bowls With Lids – Value $9.49

A couple of weeks ago, my husband was complaining about how we don’t have any containers with lids, and I think we’ve received two sets since then in subscription boxes. Problem solved! These will definitely go to good use.

Verdict: This was another great box from the Mystery Box of Awesome! Although I think I liked last month’s box better… This box is ideal for people who love complete surprises and deep discounts, and fortunately, I am one of those people! Everything this month was a win for us (provided the knife coating isn’t some kind of horrible plastic poison). Of course, the most outstanding feature of this subscription is the VALUE. For $25, I received about $80 worth of stuff! That’s fantastic!

What do you think of the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome? What did you get?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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  1. This looks like a fun box! I love surprises. I got the Mothers Day box and I am happy with it. I got the large box and when I googled the value, it came to around $175! I didn’t get the original promised item, either. I’m going to contact them about it, but it’s probably shipped separately. About the knives, I have some ceramic knives. They have white blades, like these. You’ll like them. Melamine dishes were common in the ’60s. We didn’t have microwaves, but they can be used with hot food. In other words, I would eat just cooked oatmeal out of a melamine bowl, but I wouldn’t cook my oatmeal or even boil water for instant oatmeal in it.

    • Not getting the promised item is not good. I ordered the Deluxe May box so I hope I receive what was promised.

      • I agree. I sent an email to find out when I should expect the promised set of toiletries. They are only open on weekdays so I’m hoping for an answer tomorrow.

  2. I got the exact same items in my box – the knives are great although the color leaves much to be desired in my opinion. I assume that’s why they were overstock somewhere. The bowls – to be on the safe side melamine really shouldn’t be heated up or hot food placed in it, etc. They are great for storing cold or dry foods. Again, though, the color scheme… I have tried hard to have a certain color scheme in my kitchen so I am not sure how I will use these items or if I will stick with this mystery box for long. It certainly is the most fun box to open and provides me with some cute gifts for the children. They love the pears in pairs game. The LED lantern is SO useful camping and for summer drinks on a deck. It’s really bright!

  3. White knives are usually made of ceramic, or so I have observed. They are super sharp and never rust.

  4. I received the same items, minus the chopsticks, but did get some Iron man coasters that felt like mouse pads. FYI…the bowls are NOT microwave safe!

    I received the Mother’s Day box. I paid additional to upgrade it, but I was not very happy. I didn’t even receive the spoiler item ( from the video.) I’m curious to see what others get.

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