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FoodStirs Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016

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FoodStirs is a baking subscription box, that ships baking mixes kits to your door!

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The Subscription Box: FoodStirs

The Cost: $19.99 per month with free shipping. Discounts are available for longer subscriptions

COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 15% off your order!

The Products: High quality, pre-made mixes with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. 

Ships to: United States, but they have an international waitlist, so be sure to sign up if you’re interested!

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The July box was for Movie Night Cupcakes. I needed greek yogurt, butter, and an egg on hand! 


The box included vegan marshmallows, the cupcake mix, the frosting mix, super cute cupcake liners, and yellow sprinkles. 


First, I added the butter and greek yogurt to the bowl to cream together, then added the egg, and then added the cupcake mix. It came together quickly. I used my cookie scoop to fill the cupcake liners, and then placed them on a baking sheet to place in the oven.


My cupcakes fell when they came out of the oven, but it was my fault – I didn’t check them when I pulled them out to ensure that they were fully baked through in the 18 minutes the recipe recommended. Since oven temperatures always vary and cook at different rates, it’s always a good idea to insert a toothpick to see if they’re done all the way through!

Because of this, and the fact that the marshmallows were melted together into an inseparable mess, I deviated from the recipe a bit here. Instead of mixing the marshmallows into the frosting, I filled the sunken part of my cupcakes with the frosting (which I made with the frosting mix, butter, and greek yogurt), then added the marshmallows on top, and then the sprinkles.  I think they came out pretty cute for a few errors along the way!  

Verdict: This was a fun project, and the cupcakes tasted pretty good. I have a hunch that they use the same mix pretty much for all of their cakes/cupcakes/etc. because they all taste similar. I’m still not a huge fan of the greek yogurt in the frosting, but it’s becoming more palatable for me. 

I still think the value for these boxes is low – $20 for six cupcakes is insanely high for homemade cupcakes. That’s $3.33 per cupcake! Outside of that, these are always a fun project, and would be really fun to complete with kids learning how to bake!

Have you tried FoodStirs yet?

Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!

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  1. All that work for SIX cupcakes!? You did a good job and they are quite cute but if I’m going through all the work to make and decorate cupcakes, at least make it twelve, so the value and price point are in line.

  2. Oh the irony of including “vegan” marshmallows for a recipe that calls for butter, eggs, and yogurt.

    • You beat me to it!

    • While I agree about the irony, most marshmallows actually aren’t even vegetarian, let alone vegan. They usually contain gelatin, sourced from pork. I guess the company wanted to ensure that the cupcakes would be entirely vegetarian, but just labeled the marshmallows as “vegan”.

      • I’m vegetarian, not vegan, and have to give away all the marshmallow treats that boxes send because of the gelatin. I’m happy to see vegan marshmallows in a box, I’d be able to eat this

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