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Our Subscription Box Favorites for August!

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Subscription Box Favorites

We’re starting a new monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:

Lindsey’s Favorites:


The Item: Vidal Gummy Chicken Feet

The Cost: Candy Club costs $27.99 + $6 shipping per month ($19.99 + $6 shipping per month with a year subscription)

From: Candy Club (Coupon: Save $20 Off Your First Month’s Membership with coupon code CCMSA20)

Why I love it: What’s not to love about gummy chicken feet? They’re delightfully odd, and the flavor and texture are incredible. I think it would be so much fun to serve these at a halloween party.


The Item: Crema di Miele Hazelnut Honey Cream (250 g.)

The Cost: $10.99

From: Boxwalla Food

Why I love it: Crema di Miele’s Hazelnut Honey Cream is like nothing I’ve ever had before. It’s creamy, just melts in your mouth, and has tiny little bits of crunch. (Hazelnut pieces, I think.) It’s almost like spreadable candy!


The Item: Zoku Ice Cream Maker

The Cost: $25.99

From: Hamptons Lane (Coupon: Use coupon code Subscription10 to save $10 off your first box!)

Why I love it: This little single serve ice cream maker is so cool! It requires no batteries or electricity, and you just freeze the top portion until you’re ready to use it.


I’ve experimented with using it to make frozen Greek yogurt, and It’s really fun and easy to use. This is definitely one of my favorite for August, and it might even end up being one of my favorite items for 2016!

Anna’s Favorites:


The Item: Ryan Dress by Emerald

The Cost: $62

From: Dia & Co.

Why I love it: I was completely dubious when I pulled this dress out of the box, but it totally makes me feel like an old-school movie star! This has been my summer uniform since I got it!


The Item: “Always in Retrograde” Pin by Weird Empire 

The Cost: $10

From: Goddess Provisions

Why I love it: FINALLY Mercury has stationed direct as of 9/22 and we are out of retrograde! Neptune has been in retrograde since July and will be through the end of the year, which is bad news for Pisceans such as myself. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been feeling it. Big Time. This little pin came just at the right time to put some levity on the situation, and to remind me that we will all get through it, and probably for the better.


The Item: Denim Jacket by INC

The Cost: $36

From: PS i love you (Coupon: Use code HelloMSA to save $10 off your first box! (month to month subscriptions only))

Why I love it: I have been looking for the perfect denim jacket for two years, and I finally have it! It’s distressed but not ridiculously destroyed, and it has just the right amount of give. It fits like a glove, too! It’s also the perfect place for my “Always in Retrograde” pin. I love it!

Ragan’s Favorites:


The Item: Ciao Churu Purees from Inaba

The Cost: $0.75

From: Cat Claws Club

Why I Love It: This has to be the best cat treat of all time in terms of generating funny pictures. Here are a few:






The Item: Categories Catty Coil

The Cost: $5.99

From: Cuddle Crate (Coupon: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off any subscription!)

Why I Love It: Here’s another item chosen solely based on the awesomeness of photos I took with my cats. (Seriously, though, they had fun playing with these on their own or with me holding the springs.)






The Item: WOW Baking Company Snickerdoodle

The Cost: $1.99

From: Tea Box Express (Coupon: Use coupon code MSA20 for 20% off your first month!)

This was really soft (my biggest requirement for a packaged cookie, or any cookie, really) and I never would’ve guessed it was gluten free if I hadn’t seen it on the wrapper. (I see I chose a cookie from Tea Box Express as one of my favorites last month as well…)

Haley’s Favorites:


The Item: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

The Cost: $28 for 8.5 oz

From: Birchbox (Coupon: Get $5 (50 points) to spend in the Birchbox shop when you subscribe with coupon code SUBSCRIBENOW50 or Try any of these free gift with purchase coupons on orders of $35 or more!) And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!)

Why I Love It: I never blow dry without some kind of heat protector, and this invisible oil primer from Bumble and Bumble protects against heat and smells downright amazing. It’s also one of the few hair products that really has me noticing a difference. When I use this my hair smells great and is super soft and smooth! I’m definitely buying full size.


The Item: Greenfield Village Walnut Raisin Hobo Bread

The Cost: $9?

From: Mitten Crate (Coupon: Get your first box for $24 with code msa24)

Why I Love It: I can’t find this for sale online, so I really don’t know how much it costs. However, I’m going to have to take a trip to Dearborn and the Henry Ford Museum to find out and buy more – this bread is delicious! This bread is inspired by hobos who crisscrossed America during the Great Depression. Greenfield Village recreated these loaves of bread using the same tin-can baking method that they used back then. The bread is already super moist and flavorful, and all the flavors and textures worked together so well. This is probably not something I would have picked up and tried on a trip to the museum but now I’ll know to pick up another loaf (or two).



The Item: Sleepyheads

The Cost: $5.08 on Amazon (retail price $7.99)

From: LitJoy Crate Board Book Box (Coupon: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!)

Why I Love It: This is one of my favorite books from a sub ever! I’ve been reading and researching different tips and tricks to make bedtime/night time easier and one of the big things is having “key words” and sleep cues – things they associate with going to sleep ad bed time. “Sleepyhead” is repeated on every page of the book and I think it helps build an association, and I can use it in other parts of our routine and for night wakings.

I love how dreamy the art is! One thing I especially love is that my son has come up with his own little game – the moon appears on every single page in different places and he loves pointing it out and finding it in every page! This has been one of my favorite books to read to him for bedtime ever.

Emily’s Favorites:


The Item: Gudetama Sticker Sheet

The Cost: $3.50?

From: Stickii Sticker Cute Pack

Why I love it: There is nothing not to love about this sticker sheet. Gudetama is my spirit animal. The designs are funny and adorable, plus the edges are decorated in gold foil. Perfection.


The Item: Project Juice Cashew Mylk

The Cost: $12.50

From: Project Juice Seasonal Juice Cleanse

Why I love it: This cashew milk was so delicious! It tasted like cereal milk or a vegan nog. We reviewed this as a team and absolutely loved it. Now that the weather is cooling down and it finally feels like fall, we definitely need more of this.


The Item: Summer Vegetable Gnocci

The Cost: $12.50

From: Blue Apron Vegetarian (Coupon: Get 3 Meals Free on Your First Order, no coupon required, just use this link)

Why I love it: This was a delicious pasta dish. I thought that the flavors might be lacking (I made mine without the cheese) but it was so flavorful. The corn was an unexpected ingredient for a pasta dish but it worked very well. Yum. I could go for a bowl of this right now.

Bekki’s Favorites: 


The Item: Yellowbird Sauce – Jalepeno

The Cost: $11.99

From: My Texas Market (Coupon: Save 25% off your first box with code MAIL25!)

Why I love it:  This is a massive bottle of hot sauce. It’s 19.6 ounces! With that said, I really love the flavor, and think it would go great with pretty much anything. The flavor is excellent, without being too hot. It uses carrots for some natural sweetness and jalepenos for their mild heat. I love it!


The Item: Herbivore Botanicals After Sun Mist Spray

The Cost: $12.00

From: The Menswear Club (Coupon: Save $5 off your first month-to-month box (MSA5) or Save 10% off your multi-month subscription (MSA10) with coupon code MSA5 or MSA10)

Why I love it: This after sun mist spray smells amazing and is very soothing. I took this on my trip to Belize a few weeks ago and it provided a welcome relief to the bit of sun I got while we were snorkeling (best trip ever by the way…you should definitely try to snorkel off Ambergris Caye in Shark Ray Alley if you’re ever in Belize.)


The Item: Naive – Honey Organic 68%

The Cost: $7.99

From: Chococurb Mini (Coupon: Use code SUB10 to save 10% off any subscription!)

Why I love it: This chocolate bar was really excellent. I loved the dark chocolate mixed with honey – it gave it a nice lightly sweet flavor that worked really well with the usual bitter taste of dark chocolate.

Nancy S’ Favorites:


The Item: Graymelin Rice & Sugar Soft Scrub

The Cost: $20.74

From: Mishibox

Why I love it: I can’t pick a favorite between this scrub and the Skinfood Strawberry Wash-Off one below. I love how finely grounded this scrub is. It’s gets you that satisfying exfoliation action but never feels abrasive on your skin. My face feels velvety smooth after each use.


The Item: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask

The Cost: $12

From: PinkSeoul Mask Box (Coupon: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10)

Why I love it: First off, this sugar scrub looks and smells like strawberry compote. It even has strawberry seeds! The jam-like consistency is perfect for people who want gentle exfoliation. Plus, my face always feels plump and moisturized afterwards.


The Item: Romance Shirt

The Cost: Value $15?

From: Akibento (Coupon: Save $3 off your first box with code ANIME)

Why I love it: This shirt is a play off of the “notice me senpai” meme. Since my boyfriend and I are self-professed geeks and meme lovers, this is our favorite t-shirt from Akibento.

Jessica’s Favorites:


The Item: Opposite of Far Dog Ears

The Cost: $20

From:LitJoy Crate Picture Book Box (Coupon: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!)

Why I love it:  I think dress up creative play is so important for children. I love seeing my kids act out stories, get silly and use their vivid imaginations. These ears are well made and a constant source of enjoyment.


The Item: Forager Botanicals Coconut Isle Body Oil

The Cost: $35

From: Clean Beauty Box (Coupon: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10)

Why I love it: This oil works so well on damp skin. I like to rub some all over when I step out of the shower and it absorbs quickly and leaves my skin smelling great all day long.


The Item: Crescent Moon Necklace

The Cost: $34.00

From: Trendy Box (Coupon: Use code Trendy20 to save 20% off your first box! (code can be entered in the Cart))

Why I love it: This is my new go-to statement necklace. I keep reaching for it because it seems to elevate any outfit I pair with it, is comfortable and doesn’t look like anything else in my jewelry box.


The Item: Beaded Elephant Luggage Tag

The Cost: $15.00?

From: Gift Izzy (Coupon: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10)

Why I love it: I think the beadwork is so bright and cheerful, plus I love all things elephants. This handmade item is unique and knowing it comes all the way from Africa makes it that much more special to me.

Shawn’s Favorites:



The Item: Live-Inspired Organics Sugar Scrub with Strawberry Essence 

The Cost: $16.95

From: Wellness Tribe (Coupon: Save 15% off any subscription with code WELLNESSADDICTION15)

Why I love it: I wasn’t sure about this stuff when I first tried it. I make my own salt scrub which I really love but I like this one even better (which is saying a lot). The smell is nice even though it doesn’t smell a lot like strawberry and my skin is uber-soft after using it.  



The Item: Weleda Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery

The Cost:  $17.00

From: Wellness Tribe – AGAIN! (Coupon: Save 15% off any subscription with code WELLNESSADDICTION15)

Why I love it: I wouldn’t normally spend this much money on a cream but this stuff is amazing. I have hereditary eczema in my hands and this is really helping a lot. I love it!

Nich’s Favorites:


The Item: Kiss Me Honey Lip Balm

The Cost: $4.99

From: Satva Box

Why I Love It: I love this lip balm! It’s moisturizing and doesn’t have a waxy, sticky feel when I apply to my lips. I keep this on my night stand to moisturize my lips at night.


The Item: Wine-A-Rita Strawberry Mango Frozen Drink Mix

The Cost: $6.00

From: Uncorked Box (Coupon: Use code FREEADDICTION to receive a free gift with your first box! (Gifts value vary between $4-$8))

Why I Love It: It was a refreshing cool drink that came in handy on a hot August day. It was sweet and mixed well with the Pinot Grigio.



The Item: Orange Cardamom Tea Cookies

The Cost: Value $3.00

From: Aster Market (Coupon: Use coupon code SHARE20 to save 20% off your first month!)

Why I Love It: I’m still on the hunt for these cookies. I enjoyed the buttery crunch and the hint of cinnamon and citrus flavors.

Lacey’s Favorites:


The Item: MeUndies Men’s Boxer Briefs

The Cost: $16 when you subscribe, regularly $24

From: MeUndies for Men 

Why I love it: My husband loved these right away because of the fit and how comfortable the fabric is, and they’ve happily stood up well with machine washing and drying since. I love the bright colors!


The Item: Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes Yarn (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon) in colorway Graffiti,  450 yards – $25

The Cost: $25

From: Yarn Crush Sock Crush (Coupon: Use code HELLO to save $5 off your any subscription!)

Why I love it: Confession time: I still haven’t finished knitting these socks since I wrote this review! But I love the colors in this yarn and it’s knitting up into a beautiful fabric. I’ve been spending more time on them this week now that the weather is getting cooler and my knitting mojo is coming back.

What do you think of our favorites for August? And what were your favorite discoveries?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. How come Eric’s favorites aren’t on here?

  2. IDK if Bekki will even see this, but just in case- I’m going to Ambergris Caye Nov 7th! I kept re-reading that part to see if I got that right! Small world. I would love to get your views on where to stay or what to do (either if you’ve blogged about it, or just in a nutshell).
    I will definitely bring my after-sun spray too!

  3. As always, I really enjoyed this monthly wrap-up post. Keep up the good work, team! 🙂

  4. I received that hairdresser oil primer in another box but haven’t tried it yet.
    The beaded elephant luggage tag is soooooooo cute. I’d put that on a purse.
    I like the colorful yarn as well even though I wouldn’t have a use for it…LOL. I love color!

  5. I. Can’t. Remember. August. I will have to start keeping a list. I know my answer for September’s favorite. I will hang on to it. That yarn looks great!


    • Haha haha….. I can not remember August either. I can not even remember September. Too many boxes, too many products, too many months.

  6. I love Gudetama too. Cutest egg ever! I almost bought some TONYMOLY egg mask products simply because they featured that little guy. I still might, hehe.

  7. The hairdresser’s oil primer is one of my all time favorites. It is not only amazing for heat styling, but works wonders on keeping my hair from bleaching out in the sun. I am a natural red and when my hair lightens in the sun, I just look like an orange mop. This stuff is an awesome solution in summer!

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