CampusCube is a college care package subscription box that contains "healthy, delicious, fun & useful items guaranteed to make your favorite student smile!" Each CampusCube includes healthy snacks, useful gadgets, and personal care items, while the box upcycles into useful, colorful dorm room storage. They also donate a portion of every sale to national scholarship organizations.
All subscriptions are one-time charges. You can choose between the Guys or Girls box. The options are a one-time box for $44.95 or the next 3 boxes (one semester) for $104.97 ($34.99 per box). There is an optional Birthday Box add-on that ships to arrive on the recipient's birthday. A gluten free option is also available.
The shipping schedule for each box is as follows:
- The Fresh Start Cube ships now through February.
- The Spring Cube ships to arrive early March.
- The Finals Cube ships to arrive mid-April.
A preview of what's inside these boxes can be found here.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Girl's Fresh Start new subscriber box.
The Subscription Box: CampusCube
The Cost: One-time box for $44.95 or 3 boxes/one semester for $104.97 ($34.99 per box). All are one-time purchases. Free shipping.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off your first regular cube order
The Products: snacks, gadgets, and personal care items for your college student
Ships to: U.S. only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box contains a CampusCube card, which can be personalized for the recipient. Here is an example CampusCube sent:
The outer box can be upcycled into storage space. They are stackable and make for nifty organizational shelves. CampusCube kindly sent me a couple extra boxes so you can see what they look like when used together as storage solutions. The item is for scale.
Each Cube should include a binder clip so you can secure the boxes together. I didn't get one but it's not a big deal.
Albanese 12 Flavor Gummi Bears 7.5 oz - Value $2.49
When I was in college, I survived off of gummies in the same way that some students survive off of pizza. In short, I love gummies. These are some of the best gummy bears I've ever had. They embody my ideal texture and consistency: soft, squishy, and chewy without sticking to my teeth. There are some gummies that claim to have different "flavors" but taste more or less the same, but not these! These 12 flavors are definitely distinct and very delicious. I need more Albanese Gummi Bears in my life.
Goodie Girl Mint Slims Cookies 7 oz - $5.99
These are gluten-free chocolate cookies with a minty chocolate coating. They remind me of Thin Mints, but it's been so long since I've eaten Girl Scout cookies that I don't know exactly how similar they taste.
Warning: these cookies are highly addicting! Each bite is light and crunchy. I love how the silky, minty milk chocolate rounds out the flavor.
Awake Energy Granola Bar in Cinnamon Bun - Value $2.20
This energy bar contains B Vitamins and a half cup of coffee's worth of caffeine. It doesn't really taste like a cinnamon bun but I like the chewy texture. However, I get a strong, weird cinnamony aftertaste that's almost unpleasant. There is a thin coat of white chocolate on the bottom that makes the granola taste creamier and sweeter, but I don't think I would eat this again.
David Rio Tiger Spice Chai Mix 1 oz packet - Value $1.25
This is a spiced chai powder mix. According to David Rio, it is a "rich and creamy mixture of black tea and premium spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, and clove." I added half milk and half water (both hot) to my mix. I love the wonderful combination of robust chai and creamy sweetness. It tastes like milk tea but with a kick.
Modern Oats Goji Blueberry Oatmeal - Value $3.25
This oatmeal contains a blend of goji berries, blueberries, Saskatoon berries, and seeds. I tried this flavor from a previous CampusCube box but didn't think the oatmeal was sweet enough. That one may have been a fluke because this one contained the perfect amount of sweetness for me! This serves as a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast that I definitely would have appreciated in college.
Small Notebook - Value $1.50?
This is an unlined 5x7 inch notebook. I really like the dotted gold foil design. I also appreciate that the pages can lay flat so that it's easier to write on. The notebook would be great for jotting down notes or sketching. The compact size makes it portable, too.
Sticky Note Set - Value $1.50?
This set contains three small sticky tabs and one sticky notepad. I can always use more organization in my life, so this will definitely be put to good use.
Andalou Naturals Instant Hydration Soothing Sheet Mask - Value $4.99
This sheet mask contains fruit stem cell complex, alpine rose stem cells, and rosewater to help hydrate, soothe, nourish, replenish, and protect the skin. The mask is thin, drenched in essence, and has a wonderful rose fragrance. It comes with a plastic backing that makes it easier to apply to the face.
This masking experience was far from soothing for me. The mask fit wasn't great-- the eye holes were set too close together, the nose hole wasn't cut wide enough for the bridge, and the mouth hole could have been wider. I did like the slick watery essence, but it had a very intense cooling sensation that quickly turned into a stinging sensation. My face couldn't handle it for more than a minute, and I don't even have sensitive skin! Unfortunately, this item was a bust for me.
CampusCube Door Hanger - Value $1
This is a CampusCube exclusive door hanger. Both sides are adorable, but "Donut disturb" is like my perpetual state of being. If I was still in college my hanger would be permanently set to "Donut disturb."
"Donut Disturb" T-shirts - Total Value $24
These are CampusCube exclusive t-shirts. There are two: one for you and one for a roommate or friend! The shirts are pre-shrunk, 100% cotton, and made in the USA.
One tee is loose fit and one is slim fit. Both feel very soft to the touch. Every Girls Cube includes a size L for the loose fit and a size XL for the slim fit.
Here is the loose fit (size L). For reference, I usually wear Small. Look at that adorable donut!
Here is the slim fit (size XL). The slim fit is much smaller than the loose fit even though the size is larger.
The back of both shirts say "donut disturb." I will use the slim fit tee as pajamas and give the loose fit tee to my boyfriend (he likes food puns too).
Sinjipouch Smartphone Wallet in Royal Blue - Value $9.99
All first time recipients of the single CampusCube or the semester subscription receive the Sinjipouch and Harry's Truman Razor (below) in their very first box.
The Sinjipouch is an adhesive wallet or pouch that can be attached to the back of a smartphone. The pocket is made of strong, stretchy fabric that gives you the flexibility to store credit cards, keys, or knickknacks. I think this is a convenient and useful accessory for anyone, especially students.
Harry's Truman Razor in Total Orange - Value $17
This razor is made with a comfortable, matte rubbery grip and a weighted core for better control. The blades have a flexible hinge and lubricating strip. Overall, it looks and feels like a high quality item. Also included is a coupon code to redeem four free blades plus free shipping from the Harry's website (redeemable for new customers). The razor is worth $9 and the redeemable blades are worth $8.
The Truman is currently my boyfriend's go-to razor even though he has several others, including an electric one. He really likes the comfortable grip and close shave.
Verdict: The total value is around $75.16, which is more than 1.5 times the cost of the box (or twice the cost of the box with a semester subscription). I think is an incredible value for a care package! Back in college, my school had its own student care package service during exam seasons, but I remember the value was about the same as the cost. This is definitely a big step up from the ones my school marketed. Plus, it has a great mix of food and items that any student can appreciate.
What do you think of CampusCube?