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All Around Vegan Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2018

closed All Around Vegan box

All Around Vegan a monthly subscription box for vegans containing four categories of items: nutrition, lifestyle, bath and body, and activism.

inside All Around Vegan 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.)

All Around Vegan May 2018 Review

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.

Dr. Woods Tea Tree Facial Cleanser (8 fl oz)

Dr. Woods Tea Tree Facial Cleanser (8 fl oz) – Retail Value $6.99 (found here for $5.59)

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

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)

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)

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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What do you think of the May 2018 All Around Vegan box?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in All Around Vegan Reviews, Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: all around vegan | 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. I love this box, including the stickers but obviously it is not for everyone.

  2. They have given you homework and made you pay for it?

    I would be more likely to become vegan if they made a push for affordable vegan restaurants to be a thing. Putting someone down or telling them how to live is not the way to sway anyone though it is a way to get them on the defensive. I don’t quite care about the legal aspect of the sticker I do care that they are pushing you to work on their behalf in a way that only creates more trash and affects little to no change.

  3. Those stickers are obnoxious. People need to realize that everyone has different dietary needs and preferences. I personally am very pro-local when it comes to foods but I wouldn’t criticize individuals choosing to pay less on certain items even if they come from other areas, countries, etc. I used to be a vegan and now, I would have hit my former vegan self with a steak (let’s just say I was very pro-PETA).

  4. In answer to your question it would NOT influence me at all. I would just buy one without the sticker. I find it obnoxious when people try to push “their” beliefs on me.

  5. I have nothing against veganism but I certainly don’t agree with vandalism and causing extra work for poor grocery store employees that are probably already hardworking. As someone else said, the whole trying to force your beliefs on other people (in any aspect of life) is what immediately puts me off and will make me more likely to dismiss you and your views instead of listening and giving it more consideration. Plus, in this day and age, I don’t think any of the information on these stickers is particularly eye-opening or novel. I’m sure people know what they are eating. It’s less educational and more obnoxious.

  6. While I do love some of the items in this box, the whole putting stickers on grocery food items and stop signs puts me a bit off. For this reason I would not subscribe to this box.

  7. One can be vegan without forcing their views on others.

    • Thank you.

    • I totally agree with you. Thank you for saying so. I often feel attacked by meat eaters who want to convince me that I should be eating meat. I don’t even bring the subject up.

  8. Ragan I love your reviews but omg this box is a joke. It makes me want to put stickers on their door about how I love meat.

  9. I would not recommend adding any activism stickers to stop signs or anyone’s property. There are laws against that. Like it is vandalism? Check it out.

  10. I personally haven’t put the Eating Animals stickers on stop signs, but I have several friends who have in the past and while I don’t think that it has much of an impact on people becoming vegan or vegetarian, I do think that it starts conversations about making healthier choices. That’s just my personal opinion for whatever it’s worth.

  11. Having been at one time the person who would have been tasked to remove those grocery stickers, I can say they would motivate me to buy the product they were on.

  12. I guess they are very forward about the activism aspect of their subscription box, but I personally feel weird about the stickers.

    I’m pretty sure that if someone tried to shame me for my choices even in sticker format, it would make me hold on to them even tighter. Not to mention, one of those stickers only mentions half of the truth (yes animal flesh causes heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, but unless you’re eating raw fruits/veggies, you can be vegan AND at risk of those same diseases).

    To me, this box screams of that moral superiority that I’ve come to associate with new vegans.

    • Wow. I am pretty sure broccoli whether raw or cooked is not a big risk for colon cancer or heart disease unless you are cooking it in a big pan of bacon and ground beef.

      • It certainly can be. Vegans get the same diseases meat-eaters do. Things like simple carbs, processed foods, and high levels of sodium increase risk of heart disease. So do a tempura broccoli with soy sauce and yup, increased risk.

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