All Around Vegan Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2018
All Around Vegan a monthly subscription box for vegans containing four categories of items: nutrition, lifestyle, bath and body, and activism.
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.)
About All Around Vegan
The Subscription Box: All Around Vegan
The Cost: $34.95/box + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Nutrition items (think pantry items, supplements, and snacks), lifestyle items (clothing, books, kitchen gadgets), bath and body products, and activism items (think materials to educate and inspire others), all of which are vegan and cruelty-free
Ships to: US ($7.50), Canada ($15), International ($20)
All Around Vegan May 2018 Review
All Around Vegan is a fairly new box for me and I didn’t know what to expect. Let’s see what came in May’s box:
There was a standard information card with more details about the items in the box, including how they fit the categories nutrition, lifestyle, bath/body, and activism.
Avocado Hugger – Estimated Value $10
I don’t have any brand information on this so I am linking to a similar item here. This is a cool idea. I hate it when avocados start to turn brown, but I rarely want to eat the whole one at once, and here is a solution. This covers a halved avocado (with pit still in) and the strap holds it down, which minimizes air exposure and, thus, oxidation. I didn’t have any avocados in the house with which to test this, mostly because I hate how they turn brown when only partially used, but now I will be on the lookout for avocado-containing dishes to make next week so I can test this out.
How convenient, I just ran out of the cleanser I was previously using. This one is for oily and blemish-prone skin and contains tea tree oil, which can help fight breakouts. As I get older, I find that tea tree oil does most of what I need in terms of breakout control (I no longer require high strength benzoyl peroxide, for example). This also has antioxidants and is sulfate-free. Most importantly, it left my face feeling clean and rinsed off without leaving a bunch of residue. This will get totally used up.
Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit Mix in “Beach Bash” (6 oz) – Retail Value $4.49
I would call this a trail mix, though it is nut-free because Enjoy Life’s thing is making foods free of the 8 major allergens (as well as other various ingredients people may avoid, like sulfites and mustard and sesame). This one is saved by the dried fruit (I think my husband and I are just not the biggest fans of sunflower seeds) and I would recommend eating with a spoon because of the tiny size of the pieces.
Go Raw Chewy Apricot Sprouted Bar (0.4 oz) – Buy 10 Bars for $11.90
This is the first of two bars from Go Raw we received this month. I am familiar with this brand from other vegan subscription boxes as well as, of course, RawBox. This is a product I haven’t tried before, though. It is more like a fruit leather that happens to have some flax seeds than a snack bar in terms of the eating experience.
Go Raw Pumpkin Seed Sprouted Bar (0.4 oz) – Buy 10 Bars for $11.90
This is a smaller bar that is only about 60 calories, which is nice if you are counting calories because you do feel like you are eating something relatively substantial. This is pretty plain, though, and basically just tastes seedy. I don’t mind receiving one in a box but based on this experience, it’s probably not a snack I would seek out to purchase.
Balade en Provence Apple Hand Cream (1 fl oz) – Retail Value $12
This is adorable packaging, but it’s also good hand cream. It’s quite thick and it smells very nice, and there are no artificial dyes. This brand is new to me but I think I am a fan.
Canvas Tote – Estimated Value $10
This item seems to have been designed exclusively for All Around Vegan so I can’t find it for sale online. But, similar custom-printed totes of comparable quality are selling on Zazzle for around $10, so that’s what I’ll go with. I do like that this subscription ties items like totes into their mission (using this instead of a plastic shopping bag) instead of just including them to pad the value of the box.
Stop Sign Stickers (2 count) – Retail Value $4
The “activism” items this month are stickers. The All Around Vegan shop sells this particular sticker for two bucks each. They tell you not to put these on stop signs while clearly also intending for you to put these on stop signs (these honestly don’t make much sense if they are not put on stop signs). I am a little conflicted about the whole vandalism aspect of this item. Also, I’m curious as to whether anyone reading this post has tried using an item like this and do you think it influences people?
Small Activism Stickers (3 sheets) – Retail Value $9
There are a ton of small stickers like this in the All Around Vegan shop. You can find these particular designs for three bucks each here, here, and here. The examples on the All Around Vegan shop show these stuck to relevant food items in a supermarket. I’m not sure supermarket employees and management are going to be fans of this sort of activity. I am also wondering if anyone reading this review would be influenced to purchase or not to purchase a food item based on the presence of a sticker like this (or whether you’d just grab the next one over on the shelf?). I’m not criticizing, I really don’t know.
Here are close-ups of the stickers I received.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $56.48 for this box, not counting the bars, which are not available for individual purchase (and estimating the values for the avocado hugger and the canvas tote). This subscription costs $42.45 (with shipping), so the value is comfortably above the cost of the subscription. I am not sure how I feel about using the stickers as displayed on the website where they’re sold, but all the snacks were new to me (hard to do, when you get several food subscription boxes) and the beauty products were super useful to me, and I do feel that, overall, All Around Vegan is really making an effort to stay true to their mission (which they are very open about, so I wasn’t surprised by anything in the box).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, you’ll get the June box (ships June 1st) as your first box.
Coupon – Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 + $7.50 shipping, which means that each of the 11 items in the box (counting the stickers individually) has an average cost of $3.86.
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