Pura Vida is a brand new subscription box that sends the best of Costa Rica every month! Every box brings delicious coffee and snacks, plus Costa-Rican inspired goodies.
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The Subscription Box: Pura Vida
The Cost: $46.95 per month
COUPON: Use code SUMMER25 to get 25% off monthly subscriptions!
The Products: 6-8 Costa Rica inspired items, including Costa Rican coffee, organic, handmade, artisan-crafted bath and body essentials,
and healthy snacks
Ships to: Everywhere! Free to the US, $10 to Canada, and $17 to everywhere else
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This is the information card that was included, detailing the package contents.
Pura Vida Costa Rican Terrazu Coffee - Value $4.80
This coffee is outstanding! I prefer coffees from Central America, and this particular coffee is a great reminder of why. It's bold but not too bold, and there's very low acidity. Just rich coffee flavor!
Thunderbird Real Food Bar - Value $2.13
The ingredients on this fruit bar are pretty clean by my standards, so this is officially going into my emergency food stash. It looks delicious!
Taza Chocolate Coconut Crunch Tazito - Value $1.24
Of course this was completely melted by the time it arrived, but at least it didn't melt all over everything. Chocolate in July is a rookie mistake for subscription boxes. I'm sure by now they have heard plenty of complaints about it!
This is basically what I consider perfect bath salt! It has epsom salt in it for a magnesium boost, plus two other types of salt, plus soothing herbs such as lavender and peppermint. I get tons of bath salts in subscription boxes, but I am glad to have this one!
Cuccio Somatology Yoga Essentials Kit - Value $12.95
This is a really neat kit! It has three different products in deluxe sample sizes - all designed to help enhance the yoga experience through heightened awareness of your body and environment. It includes a balancing oil, a balancing lotion for dry skin, and a yoga mat cleaner. I actually received this exact kit in my June Yogi Surprise Box, and they're all nice products.
This is not for sale in Nicole's etsy shop, so I'm basing the value on her similar products. I have to be honest and confess that I hate most hand sanitizers... They leave my hands feeling sticky, and so I'm not sure what the point is. BUT, the schools require that I send in hand sanitizer as part of my supplies bundle, so it will still go to good use.
Verdict: This was the second box from Pura Vida, and I have to say I think they moved a little in the wrong direction this month. I can't spot anything besides the coffee that was made in Costa Rica, and I'm not sure what the salts, the yoga kit, or the hand sanitizer have to do with Costa Rica at all. The value this month is around $34, which is well below the $47 cost. For a box of this nature, they should be able to provide abundant value for the cost. Everything I received is nice and will go to good use, but I am frankly pretty disappointed. If next month's box isn't much better then I will definitely have to re-think this subscription.
What do you think of Pura Vida?