Amazon Beverage Sample Box Review – June 2017
Amazon Beverage Sample Box is a limited edition sample box created just for Prime members.
The box costs $9.99, but customers actually get that cost back as a credit to use on select items a week after the box ships.
The box includes seven different beverages packaged securely in a cardboard box. There are energy drinks, nutritional drinks, colas, and more.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Box: Amazon Beverage Sample Box
The Cost: $9.99, though you’ll get that value back in the form of a credit to use on select items a week after the box ships!
The Products: Seven or more beverages from different brands to sample, including sodas, water, energy drinks, and more.
Shipping: Free shipping to U.S. destinations with a Prime membership.
Good to Know: Only Prime members are eligible for this sample box!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This box is a fun way to get introduced to the type of items Amazon features in their grocery service.
This promo info came with the box. I love the idea of a grocery subscription, especially for things I have to get every month anyway!
Soylent Coffiest, 14 fl oz – Value $9.99
I heard about Soylent when it first came out—essentially, Soylent seeks to be the ultimate meal replacement for busy folks who can’t find time to eat (or eat well). It contains plant-based nutrients that equal the nutrition you should be getting from well-balanced meals each day. It’s a little space age and strikes me as taking all the fun out of eating. But efficiency-minded friends of mine and folks who are working ’round the clock seem to love the idea of taking the “guesswork” of what to (and not to) eat.
I didn’t realize that Soylent had branched out into different flavors and sub-sets of their original, all-purpose potion. For instance, this sample is of “Coffiest”, their breakfast-focused coffee-flavored recipe. Each bottle contains soy protein, Algal oil, coffee, caffeine, and L-theanine to help get your brain moving first thing in the morning.
I didn’t think this tasted all that coffee-ish. In fact, if I had to liken it to anything, it’d probably be the vaguely sweet, slightly thick milk that’s left in the bowl after you eat a bowl of Wheaties. No seriously, though! It legitimately smells like wheat in the bottle, and the flavor tastes really similar. Of course, I don’t really think fans of drink Soylent are in it for the flavor—it’s more about the efficiency of the nutrition.
I’m excited to try Bai’s take on cola! It’s apparently got some antioxidants mixed in, has no sugar nor artificial sweeteners and is only 5 calories. In other words, it’s better for you than typical colas in more ways than one.
Vegan, non-GMO, Kosher, gluten-free, soy free, low glycemic—this seems like a great option for health-conscious folks looking to satisfy their soda cravings.
As someone who’s used to drinking mainstream sodas, I found this concoction to be a little mild, almost like a diet soda might taste. It doesn’t have that intense saccharine taste that comes from artificial sweeteners, but you can tell that the sweetener isn’t that great, rich, real sugar flavor. If you’re someone with a real diet cola habit, I feel like you could easily swap this caffeinated cola in, swap the artificial stuff out, and not feel cheated of the flavor and fizziness you love.
This tiny bottle of Fiji water is so cute! Amidst all the samples of sweet, boldly flavored beverages in this box, this simple bottle of crisp, clean water is (literally) quite refreshing.
It seems weird to get picky about how different waters taste, but I do tend to like Fiji water more than other brands. It’s got a really simple, clean taste that isn’t too crisp or taste all mineral-ish or oddly metallic.
Apart from that, there’s not too much else I can say. Hey, it’s water! But also, water is great, and everyone should probably drink more. If anything, getting this little bottle was a good reminder that maybe I should add some water to my cart in my next Amazon haul!
This soda, sweetened with stevia, is similar to the Bai cola in flavor, but it leans a bit more on the savory side of soda flavor, though, if that makes sense? It’s more flavor, less sweetness.
I think the stevia flavor popped out a bit more in this soda. It’s not my favorite, but again, I think it’d be fine and not as noticeable to diet soda lovers.
It was nice and fizzy, though—moreso than the other drinks were. Most of the fun of soda is the bubbles, so I was happy to hear this cola fizzing vivaciously in my glass!
Ooo, I love ginger ale. This ginger ale is made from cane sugar and natural flavors, which sounded awesome.
Some ginger ales are so sharp with ginger flavor that they’re almost too intense for me. But this one was deliciously sweet with just enough kick.
Drinking this light, refreshing ginger ale makes me want to try it in a summer cocktail. This is a product I could totally see myself looking for and buying on my own in the future!
Oh man, energy drinks really aren’t my thing. I get enough of a rush drinking a cold brew in the morning—drinking energy drinks would probably set me over the edge!
For that reason, this is my first-ever Monster drink. I just had a few sips, so I didn’t really get the rush of energy (which I didn’t mind).
I was surprised, though, that this peach tea flavor really wasn’t half bad. The peach flavor is refreshingly sweet, but not too sweet. This is the opposite of the other natural drinks in the box in terms of ingredients. But if you’re looking for a summery flavor to swap in for your morning (or maybe even afternoon) coffee, this is a tasty option!
Whoa, I didn’t realize V8 made energy drinks!
This berry-flavored drink doesn’t have any artificial colors nor flavors, but it does contain a whole serving of fruit or veggies and B and C vitamins!
This drink tastes like a refreshing berry juice. It’s got the slightest fizz to it, too, which is fun. It felt like the most summer-appropriate drink in the box. I doubt this complements the healthfulness of this drink, but once again, I’m eager to see what these flavors could bring to an icy cocktail on a hot day!
Verdict: I thought this box was really fun! I definitely discovered a lot of brands I didn’t know about before and tried flavors I hadn’t experienced before. Even though I didn’t love everything, I do appreciate that they included a wide variety of flavors and types of beverages—it’d probably be really popular to share with your family. I estimated the value as being $19.55 (mostly thanks to the high price of the Soylent drink), and especially since customers get the $9.99 cost back as a credit (and since shipping is free for Prime members), I think it’s definitely worth it.
Have you tried any of the drinks in this Amazon Beverage Sample box?