Fruit For Thought Gift Box Review + Coupon – May 2017
Fruit for Thought is a subscription box that sends fruit or vegetable themed packages each month. There are full size and mini box options.
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 Full-size, $39.99 + $8 shipping a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Fruit for Thought
The Cost: The Fruit for Thought Mini box is $26.99 plus $7 flat rate shipping. The regular sized box is $39.99, plus $8.00 flat rate shipping. There are discounts for 6-month and 12-month subscription plans.
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!
The Products: Colorful and flavorful items based on a fruit or vegetable theme! The full size box comes with 5-8 items curated around the theme and the mini box will include 4-5 items with the same theme and presentation.
Ships to: Worldwide
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a paper telling the month’s theme and box items. I like that they also told which items were exclusive to the full-size box so you can see how the mini and full-size boxes compare. At the bottom, they give a spoiler for next month which will be Summer Melons for June. This month was their first anniversary so there is an added bonus item as well in celebration.
Studio 66 Art Clix Snap Necklace – Value $18.00?
This pendant necklace is unlike one I’ve seen before. It has interchangeable buttons that snap on to change the colors or design of the necklace. Fruit for Thought included one pendant chain with a lobster clasp and two different snap on buttons. I can’t find the exact pricing for this setup so I used an approximate value based on the Studio 66 Etsy site. It came in an individually wrapped box which I thought was a nice touch.
Flip Flop Bangle Bracelet – Value $3.00?
This bracelet didn’t come with any type of packaging or literature about the brand or value. I’m not sure what it has to do with tropical fruit, but it does fit the beachy feel of the box. It was a bit large on my small wrist.
Heart J Creations Lip Balm – Value $3.49
This tropical fruit lip balm is made with avocado oil, shea butter, and beeswax and was incredibly moisturizing. I really enjoyed the bright pineapple scent.
Pineapple Change Purse – Value $1.00?
This pineapple change purse has a zip top and is made of soft plush with a nylon lining. The green pineapple stem is felt. The stitching is already coming undone and it isn’t something that is high quality or I would personally use.
Tropical Fruit Smarties – Value $0.25 (buy 150 rolls for $9.49)
I can’t believe I’ve lived this long without even knowing Tropical Fruit Smarties existed! Where have I been?? These had the same crumbly almost chalky texture of regular smarties but with (supposedly) tropical flavors. I couldn’t distinguish any flavors other than mild fruitiness from each color.
Paradise Bath Boutique Lotion (8 oz.) – Value $4.50
This lotion came in a generous 8-ounce size bottle with a convenient pump. The scent is passion fruit guava, but it was very faint and I wouldn’t have placed it if I hadn’t known. I found it offered a light amount of moisture and fast absorption.
Candle Lady Shannon Wax Melts – Value $3.50?
Unfortunately, I don’t own a wax melt burner so I will pass these along to a friend. I can’t locate a website for this vendor but based on similar wax melts on Etsy I have estimated a price. This fruit smoothie scent smells light and fruity.
Tasty Confections Mango Popcorn – Value $5.00?
Mango popcorn is a first for me and one flavor of popcorn that I never need to eat again. I absolutely love popcorn and have enjoyed it in my flavors, but this one just wasn’t my cup of tea. I found it cloyingly sweet and with an artificial fruit aftertaste that I couldn’t wait to get rid of. Tasty Confections sells 6 cup bags of popcorn for $10 and I’m guessing this bag looked to be closer to 3 cups so I am estimating the price to be $5.00.
Pineapple Drink Cup – Value $1.00?
The pineapple drinking cup with straw was the bonus anniversary item. It certainly went with the tropical fruit theme!
Verdict: This was my first month trying out Fruit for Thought. I have mixed feelings about this box. I found some of the items (change purse, flip flop bracelet, and drinking cup) to give the box a cheap dollar store feel. These items aren’t what I would expect to find in a box in the $48 price range (I’m including shipping in box value here). However, I like that they support independent Etsy sellers with other items (lotion, lip balm, and necklace). The value of the box with my estimations came to about $40 which doesn’t even cover the full cost of the box with shipping. While the box was fun to unpack and had many items in it, this one missed the mark for me. Since this is my first time reviewing I don’t know if this was an off month or what I can expect to find regularly.
What do you think of Fruit for Thought?