Fruit For Thought Gift Box Review + Coupon – September 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 review is of the Full-size, $39.99 + $8.00 shipping a month, box.
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.)
The Subscription Box: Fruit for Thought
The Cost: The Fruit for Thought Mini box is $26.99 plus $7 flat rate shipping. The Full-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!
This month’s theme is “Ginger Pear”. The back of this card lists out the items inside, as well as a little about what makes them special.
Druzy Cuff by Designs by Katie Leigh – Value $15.00
I love the raw stone look of druzy-style charms and embellishments. This one has a nice sparkle to it, though I wish the green tone of the stone was a bit bolder—I recognize that it’s supposed to be a pear shade, but it’s just a little pale for my taste. For being an adjustable bangle, this was surprisingly sturdy and comfortable to wear!
Set of 4 Savon Marie Pear Soaps, 4.5 oz total – Value $6.75
Aren’t these so cute? These pear-shaped soaps are each about the size of a golf ball. They have a very light, blossom-y fragrance to them, and thanks to ingredients like coconut oil and safflower oil, they make for a creamy lather.
Naked Scrubs Lemon Ginger Bath Tea, 2 oz – Value $10.00
This scrub smells so good! It really is like breathing in a cup of aromatic, vibrant lemon ginger tea. It’s perfect for a peaceful fall soak in the tub. I do wish there was a larger container—this 2 oz one will probably be enough for one bath, but that’s all.
Delice Pear Whiskey Caramel Sauce, 1.5 oz – Value $4.00
Mmm! This caramel sauce is super tasty. The jar is teensy weensy, so I probably won’t get more than a use or two out of it. But the flavor of the caramel is rich and just the slightest bit juicy (from the pear). It’s been great on pretzels so far, but the info card recommends putting it on ice cream or even on coffee, which sounds great!
Dardimans Dehydrated California Pear Slices, 0.8 oz – Value $2.49
I’ve had dried apple chips before, but these pear chips were a great twist on that wholesome snack. I liked that these chips came in a convenient snack pack that I could take with me in the car or pull out at work. The flavor is similar to an apple chip, but with the more mild, earthy sweetness of pear.
Chewy candies aren’t my fave, just because they tend to get stuck in my teeth. (The worst!) But the ginger flavor of these chews was really awesome—it was the powerful, hot kind of ginger flavor I like in ginger beer. The info card mentions that these are great for curing nausea, so maybe I’ll stash the two I haven’t eaten yet for a long road trip I have coming up!
This vase is really more of a squat, rounded jar sans lid. That said, it’s very sweet, and the lace-inspired pattern painted on it is really pretty. I like the idea of popping a few jewel-toned flowers inside this bud vase and brightening up my fall coffee table.
Verdict: Fruit for Thought has a really cute concept, and I enjoyed the fact that they featured products from smaller vendors. While nothing really wowed me, all of these small surprises were pretty delightful—the soaps were probably the cutest, most unexpected pick. My only concern is that, after shipping, this box costs $47.99, which feels very steep for what I got. The box included $50.91 worth of product, not counting the three candies. It’s not a deal by any means, but it could be a fun box to discover small brands that love the same fruity flavors and fragrances you do!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order by the 10th to get the current box!
Coupon – Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $47.99 (cost + shipping), but I estimate that I got $50.91 in the box (not counting the three candies, which likely cost less than $1.00, if I had to guess). Going by those numbers, this box cost me about 6% less than what I’d pay to purchase all of the items at retail. Of course, after you add in the shipping it’d cost to order all of these small-vendor-made products, this subscription might even be a bit more cost effective than that (if you love the kinds of items they offer)!
What do you think of Fruit for Thought?