RawBox is a quarterly subscription box of raw, plant-based snacks and clean lifestyle products. Every quarter, expect 10-12 products, most of which are full-size, single-serving packages. (RawBox recently switched to a quarterly subscription model.)
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The Subscription Box: RawBox
The Cost: $39.95 a quarter + shipping or $151.80 for 4 quarters + shipping
The Products: Raw, plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan snacks and clean lifestyle products such as beauty products and household supplies that are free of parabens, sulfates, etc.
Ships to: U.S.
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Included was a two-sided, full-color brochure containing information about the products. It is so big, I really couldn’t photograph the whole thing and have it still be readable. But it is a good, informative card – one of the best I’ve seen for a subscription box.
Skout Organic Energy Peruvian Chocolate Bar (1.3 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $28.50
This was probably my favorite item in the box. I’ve had a lot of Skout pumpkin seeds before but this was a new product for me. It was neither sticky nor crumbly, and the chocolate flavor had just the right level of sweetness for me. It was also relatively low calorie for a bar, at only 110 calories (many bars are closer to 200).
Moondani Natural Breath Mist (0.17 fl oz) – Value $8.50
I received this in another box once and the sprayer was broken so I was never able to try it then. I’m happy to report that must’ve been a fluke because the sprayer here worked well. I tried this out after eating the pumpkin seeds (see below) and I really do think it helped. The flavor was mostly minty and one or two sprays are really enough.
Orga Foods Cranberry Super Crisps (4 oz) – Value $7
One thing you can say about RawBox is that usually the sizes of the items are generous, and that is definitely the case here. When you get crackers in RawBox, they are typically seed crackers (raw grain crackers wouldn’t be all that digestible…). And these were definitely seedy. To me, they tasted quite strongly of sesame, which didn’t necessarily go well with the cranberry. But I can see how some people would like these.
Burkart Organics Mixed Fruit (8 oz) – Value $8.79?
We’ve received products from this brand in RawBox in the past, but never this mixed fruit before. I’m not sure what all the fruits are (I think there may be persimmons in there, possibly even whole ones…). Some of the pieces are too big to snack on but we have a Crock Pot recipe that uses mixed dried fruit so we are saving this to go in there. (This product isn’t currently on their website so I’ve used the value from a similar product.)
Koyah Pineapple Kale Banana (1 tube) – Buy 8 Tubes for $39.95
I think you are supposed to mix this with water (or nut milk) and just drink it, but I was pretty sure I would not enjoy it that way (I really don’t like the texture of powdered beverages mixed with water), so I have been adding this a little bit at a time to smoothies and it is working well that way. I don’t always eat enough greens so I am especially happy to see the kale here.
Cocoburg Coconut Jerky, Original (1.5 oz) – Value $5.99
I have never in my life eaten any type of meat jerky (it wasn’t something we had in the house when I was a kid, and then I quit eating meat) so I have no idea if this is similar. (Probably not.) This had about the texture you would expect, being made of coconut. The flavor was odd. With the coconut there, you kind of wanted it to be sweet, and it was savory instead. This was interesting to try but I don’t think I would buy it.
Leap Red Power Smoothie-to-Be (1.8 oz) – Buy 12 Packages for $39
I already know I like this product because I’ve received it in boxes in the past. I don’t drink it straight as a smoothie (see earlier comments regarding powdered mixes) but rather mix some of it in with other ingredients (PB2, cacao, matcha, frozen fruit, etc.) to get a superfood fix every morning. I was almost out so I am glad to have more!
Pureplanet Organic Coconut Water (Energy Mango Tea with Yerba Mate and Green Tea, 8g) – Buy 20 Servings for $25.49
Well, I like this more than plain coconut water; I think the green tea and mango flavors really help. It is also nice to get a drink with only 30 calories. I’d probably be more interested in this if it came already in liquid form, though of course that would increase shipping costs.
Plaine Products Shampoo in Rosemary Mint Vanilla (2.5 oz) – Value $5
I knew rosemary mint was a good combination in shampoo, but I think the vanilla definitely adds here as well. This is sulfate free but lathers really well, and it is free of a lot of the problems I tend to associate with natural shampoos (for example, you can use a reasonable amount instead of half the bottle).
Plaine Products Conditioner in Rosemary Mint Vanilla (2.5 oz) – Value $5
This smells about the same as the shampoo. I have used it for two days in a row now and it leaves my hair really soft. It is not as great with controlling frizz, but I do like the softness. These little containers are metal and it is a little difficult to get the conditioner out without being able to squeeze.
Note: Plaine Products is big on non-plastic, refillable, reusable packaging. If this is important to you, definitely click on the links to their products and see how their system works.
Skout Raw Pumpkin Seeds in Jalapeno Salsa (2.5 oz) – Buy 6 Bags for $23.95
I’ve had lots of Skout seeds before, but this flavor is new to me. It is a pretty standard type of generic Tex-Mex flavor (which I like) and the coating does get all over your fingers. This also has garlic in it, so it was a good chance to test out the breath mist. (This flavor wasn’t available on the Skout site so I used the value from other flavors.)
The Mix Super Snack (1.16 oz) – Buy a Box of 16 for $32.99
This was a standard trail mix with a few nuts, some bits of dried fruit (including white mulberries), and some sunflower seeds. This would be easier to eat right out of the bag since there were a lot of small pieces. It was decent but there are a lot of similar products out there.
Verdict: There were 12 items in the Fall RawBox, so you are paying about $3.33 per item. I think that is a great deal – as you can see above, when these items were individually available, they were usually priced higher than $3.33 each, so you are getting most of these things at a significant discount. Although I didn’t necessarily love everything, it was generally new to me, or if I knew the brand, maybe the flavor or product was different. The Plaine Products shampoo and conditioner worked better than I expected (I don’t have the best luck with non-sulfate shampoos) and I was a fan of both Skout snacks.
What do you think of the Fall 2017 RawBox?