Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Review – February 2018

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monthly mystery box of awesome

The Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome is a subscription offered by They send a variety of random items that should exceed the cost of the subscription and every month one subscriber wins a SUPER box with a really expensive item in it. What will you receive in your mystery box? It’s a complete surprise!

inside monthly mystery box of awesome

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This is a review of the Standard box, which is $24.99 a month.

all items in the monthly mystery box of awesome

About Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Subscription Box: Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome

The Cost: $24.99 per month for the standard box or $34.98 per month for the deluxe box + free shipping

The Products: The products you receive are a complete mystery! There’s no theme and items are pretty much gender neutral.

Ships to: the US

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome February 2018 Box Review

giveaway info

Each month, there’s a chance to win a BIG prize. This month’s prize was a spa. Next month, there’s a chance to win a Roomba!

nature valley granola bars

granola bars in box

back of granola bar package

granola bar broken in half

Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Nut Toasted Coconut Granola Bars, Box of 6 – Buy a 12 pack of 6-count boxes for $46.02 here

These bars are so yummy! There’s just enough coconutty flavor without it being overwhelming. The bars also contain peanuts and almond butter, which give the bar a nice heartiness. There’s a bit of vanilla-ish icing aonthe bottom of each bar, too. They’re very sweet, but there’s only 8 grams of sugar in each bar!

happy book

happy book page

coloring page

back of book

Portable Color Me Happy Book – Listed Value $9.99

I like coloring as a peaceful, meditative activity after a long day. This book organizes its designs into categories including nature, music, art, and more. The images are intricate and playful, so they’re fun to color. I did notice that online, this book comes with a set of colored pencils, where the one I got was just the book. I listed the price that’s noted on the tag of the book (there’s also a sale price, which is $7.99). I guess they got these at a discount? It’s still fun—I just had to provide the coloring utensils.

metal bowl

metal bowl label

side of metal bowl

metal bowl from above

3qt Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl

I’m growing my kitchen cooking supplies right now, so I’m excited to have this bowl to add to my collection. It’s pretty straightforward and simple—just a nice bowl with a bit of a flat lip around the edge. Thus far, I’m most excited about using it to eat big salads and heaps of roasted veggies out of, hehe! Do any of the foodies out there know what recipes stainless steel bowls are intended/best for? Let me know in the comments!

pink fuzzy beret

fuzzy calvin klein beret

calvin klein tag

Calvin Klein Fuzzy Pink Beret – Estimated Value $40.00

I couldn’t find this pink hat online, but a really similar ivory version goes for $40.00! I can believe it—it’s a name-brand hat and it feels really luxurious. The knit fabric is lightweight but wonderfully fuzzy. I feel really posh and a bit retro wearing it around with my pea coat. It’s not the warmest, but it’s comfy. I hear berets are making a comeback, so I feel very on trend with this fun accessory in my stash!

lord of the rings night light

night light parts

back of gandalf night light

gandalf night light on

Lord of the Rings Gandalf Night Light – Retail Value $11.64

I’m a huge LOTR fan! I don’t know that I’ve had a night light for ten or more years now, but I like the design of this Gandalf light so much that I’m either going to keep it as a little treat for myself or give it as a gift to a younger fan. The glow is appropriately ethereal, isn’t it?

solar powered laser sensor

laser sensor on its side

laser sensor lens

laser light solar power panel

Solar Powered Decorative Laser Light

Hmm. I wasn’t sure what I’d do with a night light, but I’m reaaaally not sure what I’ll do with this laser light! It’s solar powered, which is nice, but it has a holiday vibe that might not come in handy until next year. It comes with a stake that you can pop into the ground. Just point it at a wall and let the light show begin!

The Verdict: As usual, this subscription box was a mix of practical goodies and odd little items. I love my hat, and I’m excited to put my steel bowl to use (in a more culinary way than just eating big salads out of it…). The coloring book is fun. The granola bars are tasty. The other items? Eh, a little more of a miss. That’s sort of the wonder of this subscription—it’s rarely a home run from start to finish, but half the fun is unboxing it and seeing just what unexpected items you got.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? There’s no telling which random items you’ll get inside this box, even if you sign up today. Subscribe now to get your own box of surprises!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $24.99 (with free shipping). There were a few items that I couldn’t find prices for, but consider that the items I could estimate retail values for were worth over $60.00. Not bad!

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

Posted in Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome | 18 comments


  1. I have had consistent problems with shipping for this subscription. I placed an order on December 18th and received my box on January 27th. My next order was placed on January 18th, and it’s now March 14th and no box. Almost 2 month shipping delay? No thank you. I am guessing I will not receive my most recent order placed on February 18th until May. Ridiculous. I just wanted to share my bad experience with this subscription company, so that others don’t fall victim to this lagging company.

  2. Unfortunately, I received my fFebruary box yesterday. It had Chritmas a Cristmas mug cocoa set, Xmas gift boxes with candy, ice scraper with mitt, a game, silicone measuring cups, and a frying pan. It was an odd box to get in March!

  3. Stainless steel mixing bowls are great for making instant pudding set up quickly in the fridge. Or at least that’s what I use my small one for lol.

  4. This seems like a box of junk. For $25 I can get what I need at clearance sales, it just seems like throwing money away

  5. The nightlight would have a permanent home on my stair landing just so that I can say, “You shall not pass!” every time I walked by!

  6. I have hat envy. Mine was no where near as nice. 😕

  7. Just wait until someone asks you why you have a Moses night light.

    Berets are making a comeback? Oy vey.

    • I thought that it’s Moses too! Wow.

  8. I’m seeing that you have a little over a week to eat those granola bars before they expire…

    • Although I get not wanting to receive “expired” items in a sub box, food expiration dates, especially on something like a granola bar are often not valid indicators of food safety and cause such a waste of food. I imagine these will taste exactly the same the day after, probably months after the “expiration” date 😉

  9. You can use the nightlight in the bathroom so you don’t have to blind yourself in the middle of the night. I always have one in my bathroom.

    • Me too!! With a small dog it’s good to have a bit of light for that 3am bathroom trip.

  10. Lol! That beret is nicer than the one that I got from Oui Please.

    Love it!!

  11. I use my set of stainless steel mixing bowls for everything – making tuna salad, beating eggs, mixing cookie dough. It’s great to use as the top of a double boiler when you want to melt chocolate or re-heat leftovers without using direct heat.

    • Me too! I have a set and I use them for mostly everything as they are nice and lightweight and you never have to worry about them breaking. Also, if you are whipping cream, it is best to use a metal bowl, as it will firm up much faster.

  12. I use to get this box. But when every I ordered food from That Daily Deal it was either experierd or close to it.

    • Your “experierd” typo is actually flawless for this box. It is like a mash up of “expired” and “weird”. Brilliant!

  13. That hat is a TREASURE! You’re gonna rock it so well!! 🌸

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