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KidStir Subscription Box Review – July 2016

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezAug 6, 2016 | 2 comments


2 overall rating
1 Ratings | 1 Reviews

KidStir is a monthly children's cooking subscription that focuses on simple, healthy meals. I think it's so important to get kids in the kitchen early in life and teach them to cook. Especially boys!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: KidStir

The Cost: $19.95 per month plus $3.95 shipping ($23.90 per month)

The Products: A monthly cooking kit including recipes, tools, ingredients, activities, and more

Ships to: US only

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This month's kit is all about cool drinks!

Kid Stir has a great website that lists out exactly what we should expect to receive each month. Those items are:

* Three step-by-step recipes covering all food groups
* Three educational foodie pages
* Two kid-sized tools and one special extra
* Digital and printed shopping list
* Three fun games and activities
* Digital recipes, downloadables and videos

That seems like a lot for $24 a month!

This is where I usually show a picture of the monthly shopping list, but this month they forgot to include one. It's not a super big deal, but the shopping list is definitely handy.


Kid Stir did include three recipes: Purple Power, S'more Shake, and Summer Cooler. For the purposes of this review, we chose to make the Purple Power and the S'more Shake. The Summer Cooler has cucumber in it, and no one in my family likes cukes. The "foodie pages" are included on the back of each recipe and mainly contain fun facts and little activities that help make the children more aware of where their food comes from. I like that! The directions were very clear, and the pictures were helpful. I go through this box with my eight- and ten-year-old, and reading these directions are not a problem for either of them.


This month, KidStir included these little straw toppers to make drinking more festive!


Our kid-sized tools this month included a vegetable peeler and an ice cream scoop!


Here is my eight-year-old's completed Purple Power smoothie! For this recipe, he put honey, yogurt, a banana, and blueberries into the blender and blended until smooth. The straw topper is cute!


Here is his completed S'more Shake. This one was way more complicated, but it turned out absolutely delicious! We toasted some marshmallows in the broiler, which was tricky and super sticky. He smashed some graham crackers and then used milk to create graham cracker rims on the glasses, which I thought was brilliant. Then we blended the chocolate ice cream, milk, and some of the toasted marshmallows. It was so good!

Verdict: This was another successful month for KidStir in my house! The smoothie was super easy, but the shake really taught my son the full extent of what you can do with a fancy frozen drink. Both recipes were delicious! We are definitely fans of KidStir and have fun with it every month.

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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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I’m confused. When I went through this review, it seems like it just came with the objects pictured and I wondered why some recipes, info pages and two tools for the price were such a good value (other than the experience of course!). But reading the review, it states that it comes with ingredients. Are they just not pictured? Am I missing something? I’m asking because I’m an in-home behavior therapist and this sub would be GREAT as an activity to do with some of my kids. Might not be worth it (for a work activity) if I’m buying all the ingredients though

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“Check the Mail!
Get a kit of delicious recipes,
kid-size tools, and fun games
& activities!”

There was no mention of ingrdients. It seems they will email you a list of what you need to buy

“How can I ensure I have the necessary ingredients for the recipes?
Each month, a shopping list will be emailed to you when your kit ships, so you can stock up on ingredients in advance. We believe going to the market and selecting high quality, fresh ingredients is an important life skill.

If you have Google Gmail, please “move” our email from the Promotions tab to Primary tab so you don’t miss these important messages!

Just in case you miss it, the same list will also be enclosed in printed form your kit.

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