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Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016


Yogi Surprise is a monthly health and wellness subscription box that sends you natural goodies each month. Some items may be specifically for yoga, but in general, this is more of a lifestyle box.

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


The Subscription Box: Yogi Surprise

The Cost: $45 a month ($36 a month with coupon)

COUPON: Use coupon code GRATITUDE to save 20% off your subscription for life.

The Products: Each month, you’ll receive 6-8 full-size products designed to nourish and support your well being, vitality and growth. You’ll get a variety of items from handcrafted yoga accessories and natural beauty items to herbal tonics, organic snacks and super food essentials.

Ships to: US only (for free)

Check out all of our Yogi Surprise reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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This month’s theme is “Connecting With Nature.” Also, on the right is some info about their monthly giveaway: Every month, Yogi surprise sends one subscriber to a yoga retreat somewhere awesome!


This is the info card that was included, detailing the items in this month’s package.


Herbal Zap Ayurvedic Immune & Digestive Support – Value $2

I’ve tried Zaps before thanks to subscription boxes, and they taste fine. It’s hard to tell if they’re working from just one or two samples, though. I think if you are interested in trying out Ayurveda, these packets present an option for improved wellness.

Foursigmatic Foods Reishi and Chaga Elixirs – Value $1.75 each

My brother is a health food guru and has been going on and on about Chaga for ages now, so I’m excited to try it! It’s supposed to be excellent for immunity support. I haven’t heard of Reishi before, but it is apparently good for sleep and relaxation.


Stoneridge Orchards Montmorency Tart Cherries – Value $1.17

Mmmm, I love dried tart cherries! I also love that these are all natural and free of GMO’s. Yum!

Go Raw Choco Crunch Sprouted Cookies – Value $1?

I couldn’t find this size on their website, so the value listed is an estimate. This looks yummy, but I am going to pass it to my kids. I have been wanting them to try more raw, plant-based foods for a while now, so maybe they will like this.


Rishi Organic Hibiscus Berry Herbal Tea – Tin Value $5, Tea value $12

I absolutely love hibiscus tea! It’s great for cardiovascular support. I was so excited to see this in my box! The storage tin is nice too.


Bambooee Reusable Bamboo Towel – Value $3.33

This seems like a paper towel, but it was be washed and reused up to 100 times! How eco-friendly!

Essential Oil Towelettes by Herban Essentials – Value $7

These smell great! They’re all natural and have a good blend of essential oil to leave skin soft after cleaning.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Eucalyptus & Peppermint Seaweed Powder Bath – Value $9.99

Eucalyptus is one of my favorite fragrances, and combined with mint it’s a very invigorating smell! This powder bath also helps remove dead dry skin.


Blueberry Balance Dosha Bar – Value $4

I am always excited to see new vegan / paleo items to try in boxes, which this bar claims to be, plus it has ayurvedic properties. I was a little disappointed to read the ingredients list, though, and find that it has brown rice syrup. I’m trying to avoid added sugars, so that’s a bummer.

Rescue Plus Stress Relief Lozenges – Value $8.50

Bach flower remedies are homeopathic tinctures made of flower essences to help support a specific bodily function or to cure an ill. These lozenges are made with elderflower essence and B vitamins to reduce the effects of stress. I have tried Bach Flower Remedies before, and I didn’t have much luck with them, but I will definitely give these a try. Maybe in this new formulation they will work better.

Verdict: I am all about home remedies, homeopathy, and using nutrition to support health, so this was a wonderful box for me to explore. I just wish that more manufacturers of these homeopathic and ayurvedic solutions would stop adding sugars and artificial sweeteners! It kind of ruins the whole point because sugar and other sweeteners are pretty bad for you. This box had a value of about $57, which is good for a $45 box, especially one with so many nutritional supplements. So far, I’m a fan of Yogi Surprise!

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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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Yogi Surprise Reviews| Tags: yogi surprise | 22 comments

Comments (22)

  1. I have been receiving the box since November and the first few boxes were great but I’ve been so disappointed in the last couple. What happened to full sized products? I’m giving it one more month- too many samples and not enough yoga themed items. I will say I loved the dosha bar and hope to see more in the future

  2. Terrible box, the worst of all since I began subscribing in August last year. The only thing that redeemed it was the Bach flower remedy lozenges, that was lovely, and I hope to get it again, in my neck of the woods. At least I’m glad I’ve been introduced to it. Otherwise, it is a really disappointing box. Come on, Yogi Surprise, you could do much better!!!

  3. Hi! Thanks for your comments. We understand your disappointment about seeing organic brown rice syrup in our ingredients list and wanted to respond so you can appreciate how we landed on our ingredients and how we looked at the challenge of making we believe is one of the cleanest bars out there, despite a nominal amount of added sweetener to help bind the bar together.

    At Dosha Bar, we really don’t like sugars, especially added sugars. So, we worked very hard to design a wholesome bar that tastes good and has as little added sweetener as we felt was possible to bind the bar together. Based on what most people tell us, we think we got there.

    First, nearly all dried fruit on the market commercially available as an ingredient and within most bars is sadly and literally 50% sugar–either in apple juice concentrate or sugar form. We drew a hard line and pay a premium to source high quality, 100% organic, UNsweetened fruit that actually tastes like the fruit, not sugar.

    Second, you probably know that all food products list their ingredients in the order of quantity contained within it. Many bars mascarade as healthy or have a “healthy brand” but have “first ingredient syrup.” Syrup is always one of our last ingredients on our list.

    Third, FDA nutritional panels on the back of products do not currently discriminate between added and natural sugars (like the ones in the fresh fruit produce or unsweetened dried fruits we use in our bars). There is a proposal to change this but approximately half of the sugars on our nutritional panel are from unsweetened fruit, not added sugars.

    Finally, we want you to know that a bar needs something to “bind.” Dates are a great binder but we didn’t want to be another Lara Bar lookalike. There are enough of those. 😉 And while tapioca is en vogue, we aren’t fond of the taste. On the other hand, organic brown rice syrup has a mild flavor, which will believes still allow consumers to taste the fruits and seeds in our blueberry and cherry bar. We use honey in our apple-cranberry bar to stay true to our inspiration with Ayurveda, since that bar is made with ingredient combinations that balance kapha dosha (each of our bars balances one of the doshas–Learn more and find your dosha at

    Anyhow, sorry for the long reply but we appreciate what you do and wanted you to appreciate our perspective, as well.

    If you tasted your Blueberry Balance Dosha Bar, what did you think of it? Above, you just commented on the sweetener, not the other ingredients or taste.

    In gratitude,

    Dosha Bar Customer Service

  4. I received my box yesterday and it was even more disappointing than I expected from the spoilers. The tea is terrible. I tried making a cup but tossed it because it smelled like Johnson’s baby aspirin. I received the tangerine flavor. Everything else is tiny sample/trial sizes. I thought they’d at least be a little bigger because they looked bigger in photos. They truly are samples. I’m very glad I was able to cancel in time before being billed for the next box. Too bad because I was really looking forward to my box. I purchased the earth box and now I’m wishing I hadn’t.

  5. Man, I like the varieties you got more than the ones I got! Rather than Hibiscus Berry tea, I got Tangerine Ginger (I don’t like ginger), and instead of the chocolate cookies I got a spirulina snack (and I love chocolate!! that’s what I was hoping for most.) I personally would’ve been happy with your box because I prefer the varieties in it, although I understand your disappointment. I haven’t posted my review yet and I’m waiting to do a full analysis before I come to my decision of the items, but none particularly stood out to me except the Rescue lozenges, which I appreciated.

  6. The box is a big disappointment. A box basically full of samples and random items. The tea did not include a tea bag. The towelettes 1 use size. The bamboo towel sample. Food and msc items. Looks like the items are randomly chosen for this box. Out of all the Yogi Surprise boxes this is my least favorite box. Reminds me of a healthy snack box.

    • Exactly. I felt the same. I have loved previous boxes. This one was a big miss for me. Felt to much like a food/health box. I like that they usually have a balance of food, health and mental well being or a yoga item. Something to help you into mindfulness.

      • Also Agree.. I have loved every single box this one was not my favorite

      • They did a big push this month to get people to subscribe. You’d think they would put together a better box to KEEP people subscribed.

      • When I emailed to cancel, they told me a spoiler for next month was a neti pot. They promised next month would be the most valuable ever (with some large number of items). I asked to cancel anyway. I already use a Sinus Rinse (works better than a neti pot because you don’t have to tilt your head all funky). And I’m afraid many of the large number of items will be little sample packets like this month.

  7. This box was a fail for me. I literally opened it and it looked like someone just threw a whole box for samples together. Most of the stuff was okay and the rest I could barely give away
    Not happy. I just sent an email to cancel this subscription

  8. This is my first yogi surprise box and I cancelled after seeing the contents. I agree that it’s mostly single use and food items and doesn’t seem worth the cost. If I wasn’t getting the free body oil for signing up I’d be REALLY disappointed. I like natural remedies, but I thought there’d be more yoga related items. It really needed something fun in it – like a piece of jewelry or something cute that lasts!

  9. This month’s curation seems more like a food box than a lifestyle box. Furthermore, the majority of this box seems single-use. For the price of this subscription, I’d prefer to receive items that will last. After all, we’re promised full-size products right? The Zaps and elixirs are clearly samples, and the bath powder and snacks can only be used/eaten once. As for the tea, I haven’t even finished the tea we received in February’s box. I’ll reserve final judgment until I actually receive the box. I’ve only been with Yogi Surprise since February, and I really enjoy the incredibly unique items I received the past two months – the Dive In Deck, heirloom seeds, mat cleaner, The Little Red Book of Yogi Wisdom. Those items are definitely more what I hope for from this box.

    • My box was waiting for me after work tonight…I didn’t think it was possible to be more disappointed, but I am. Turns out the bamboo towel is really just a sample too! And the towelettes may as well be a sample also – there are only seven in the package! How in the world are seven towelettes worth $7? Speaking of value, I just noticed the bath powder is valued at about $10, and that’s absurd. I hesitate to cancel, because this is the first dud I’ve experienced from Yogi Surprise, and I really, really want to like this box….but I feel really bad for anyone who just bought their first box from them this month. Not a good first impression at all!

      • On IG they were plugging it as having 11 full sized items, the two spoilers plus nine. It seems to me that everything in the box is a trial or sample, with the exception of the tin of tea. I am so disappointed with this box and cancelled as soon as I saw the contents. I read in a comment section once where someone said that they see a fabulous box review, so they sign up, and then get a really disappointing box every single time. This seems to be true for me, also.

      • If it makes it difference, my February and March Yogi Surprise boxes did contain all full size products and met my expectations very well. For that reason alone, I may give them one more month. But this subscription is too expensive compared to risk getting more boxes like this one.

  10. I don’t think you can really add $5 for that tin. I have a million like that that came with other teas where the tea & tin cost $5!

    • Yeah, I believe you can buy the tea AND the tin for ~$10 on Amazon, so that seems like a more fair value. Also, the valuation of the Seaweed bath confused me – it’s listed at $9.99, but even through the link it’s only $3.50. I think the $9.99 listed in the review might be for a bigger size.

  11. This box was kind of a miss for me. There is just no science to support homeopathy and I prefer pharmaceuticals where the concentrations of active ingredients are known to plant extracts produced by variable processes (most homeopathic remedies are so diluted they don’t even contain any detectable amount of the purported active ingredient).

    And there were too many things in little tiny packets. I’m wondering if it is time for me to give this subscription a rest. I kind of want to go out and eat some GMOs and use a sheet mask with parabens or something on purpose now, just on principle. Yeah, definitely quitting this one.

    • I am an RN, most of our pharmaceutical drugs came from these same homeopathic remedies that you said have no proof of working.
      2things that have came out of the homeopathic world and into our hospitals recently – Silvasorb–>> a time release Silver gel that is the only thing on this earth known to kill MSRA in a wound. (Minor earring hole infections can be treated by wearing a pair of sterling silver earrings 24/7 til cured!)
      Another recent one–>>> honey!! Yes, honey is a powerful antimicrobial! It comes in a medical form to apply to infected wounds!!!
      I hope you can re-investigate properly the usefulness of homeopathic treatments.
      Personally, I choose to use both.
      Back to the box!! This was a definite change for them on their normal lifestyle box, and a big miss for me!!
      I enjoy trying the new foods, but there’s nothing that last more than one or 2 uses in this box…
      If anyone gets the Hibiscus and wants to swap for the Tangerine tea, I have the Tangerine tea. I would love to have the Hibiscus!

      • No, our pharma drugs do NOT come from homeopathic remedies. That is not even remotely true. It seems that you may be confusing homeopathy with herbal supplements and “natural remedies”. Homeopathy involves extreme dilutions in which there is no detectable amount of the substance left. They believe that the water molecules have a “memory” of the “energy” of the substance. It has been disproven time and again. I believe what you are trying to say is that many rx drugs are synthetic and enhanced forms of compounds found in nature- ie: willowbark and aspirin, which is true. Honey has always been known for it’s antimicrobial properties, which is why gargling honey when you are sick has always been a “thing”. However, as someone who used to sell these “natural” remedies at Whole foods, and who is now in medical school, I find it necessary to remind people that these things are not mandated, regulated, or inspected by any party other than for-profit groups hired by the company. Many companies don’t use third-party testing at all. Recent studies have shown that the vast majority of these items do not even contain what they claim to contain, so it’s a gamble. Just be sure to research the company you are purchasing from. I’ve worked with some great companies, like Nordic Naturals, but they aren’t all worth the money you invest. Just be mindful!

    • Homeopathy is hilarious, and I used to sell it for a living. We called ourselves snake-oil salesmen haha.

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