Fruit For Thought Gift Box Review + Coupon – January 2019


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Fruit for Thought is a subscription box that sends fruit or vegetable themed packages each month. There is a $44.99 a month Full-size and $31.99 Mini box option, and they focus on sending artisan-made products.

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This is a review of the Fruit For Thought Full-size, $44.99 + $4.95 shipping, box.

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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.)

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About Fruit For Thought

The Subscription Box: Fruit for Thought

The Cost:$44.99 + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer 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

Fruit For Thought “Blood Orange Kumquat” January 2019 Review

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Here is the card that gives you some more information about the items included.

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Tarocco Blood Orange Shampoo, 8.6 oz – Retail Value $18

I am pretty picky about the shampoos that I use, but I really loved the refreshing blood orange scent this had. I enjoy reaching for citrus scents in the morning when I am trying to start the day off right (or just fully wake up), and this would fit right in with my other citrus necessities.

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GGCreations75 Kumquat Bath Bomb – Retail Value $3.50

This bath bomb has a bright citrus scent thanks to notes of kumquat, orange, and pineapple, and it is made with mango butter, cocoa butter, shea butter, and apricot oil to hydrate your skin. I don’t think you will find a more hydrating bath bomb than this one for the price, and I loved the scent.

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Serum No 5 Kumquat Lime Cuticle Serum – Retail Value $6

This cuticle oil is made with jojoba oil, Vitamin E, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. I abuse my cuticles and take nowhere near the care I should of them, so I am always happy to get more hydrating oils like this one in the hopes of one day applying it regularly. I enjoyed the zesty kumquat lime scent, too.

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Sweet Addict Blood Orange Caramel Sauce – Buy an 8 oz jar for $10

This stuff is dangerous- it is SO good. I could literally eat it with a spoon, and I think it would also be super delicious mixed with cream cheese as a fruit dip. I wasn’t sure how the blood orange would pair with the sweet caramel, but it complemented rather than competed. The blood orange was like a savory back note to the caramel, and it was so tasty.

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Lord of Meringues Citrus Meringue Gift Box – Retail Value $9

There have been many tasty subscription box snacks of the years. Favorites of mine have included the Cinnamon Churro Smashmallows from the March 2017 Popsugar Must Have box and the Chuao Chocolate Bar from the February 2017 Popsugar Must Have box (for the record, Chuao remains my all-time favorite chocolate brand). But these delightful meringues may actually be my favorite subscription box treat of all time. The citrus flavors include blood orange, lemon, key lime, and grapefruit, and the citrus is light and perfectly pairs with the airy meringues. They melt on your tongue once you bite through the outer crust, and they really are just incredible. Lord of Meringues is actually just a city away from me since they are located in New Orleans, and I think I may need to take a road trip soon.

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Blood Orange Diet Coke, 12 oz – Retail Value $0.99

I am not much of a coke fan, diet or otherwise (if I am indulging in a soda, it’s usually a small-brand root beer or cream soda!), but I actually quite enjoyed this blood orange diet coke. It wasn’t overly citrus, but it was rather like a squeeze of orange was added into some diet coke. I would drink this again!

The Verdict: I have never had a kumquat before, so I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to expect with this box. I am a happy camper that it was a zesty selection of citrus that included some incredible treats, and overall I thought the curation was great. Fruit For Thought is a fun way to see, smell, and taste different fruity themes, and I am excited to see what February has to offer.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the February box.

Coupon – Use code MSA20 to save 20% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $44.99 + $4.95 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $8.32.

Check out all of our Fruit for Thought reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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What do you think of Fruit for Thought?

Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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14 Comments

  1. Wow, I used to think this box was pretty cool but to be honest this month looks like a major rip off! Too bad!

  2. Spoiler! This summer the Cherry Berry themed box will have the meringues again in berry flavors.

  3. This makes me want to go get a can of Blood Orange Diet Coke.

  4. For the cost of the box ($50), the RV should at least meet the cost, which it doesn’t. You don’t list a total RV for this box, and there isn’t a specific RV associated with the caramel, but I’m guessing the RV comes out to about 40 bucks total.

    Feels like there should be at least one or two more items to round it out for the cost.

    Good idea for boxes, but not enough stuff for the price of the sub, sadly.

    • The cost of the box is $44.99. The cost of shipping is $5 (which actually cost us $8 average to ship.) We don’t promise a specific value but generally it is around $45 – $50 which is the cost of the box. The value you get is the curation and presentation. Many of the items we include are handmade and if you ordered them individually you would pay much more for shipping. I understand many boxes focus on value but we focus more on the fact that you are getting things that are unusual and special and our customers love our boxes!

      • In my opinion the curation isn’t that interesting to use the citation as the value in such a costly box, But good luck.

        • Not everyone can appreciate it! Lucky for us we’ve been very successful for almost 3 years now!

        • This isn’t a new sub it’s been around a couple years so it’s successful with the current model.

        • That’s your opinion (and just that). I drool over this box everytime I see the reviews. People focus too much on fake RV values provided by other boxes imo. The curation of this box is spot on.

          • If you’re drooling over just the reviews I guess you don’t purchase sooo……
            Don’t understand why people get so offended over comments that don’t agree with how amazing someone thinks a box is. If I’m going to purchase a product I appreciate someone telling me the truth that it’s not that great and other better suggestions.

          • Well, Mariek, I think you are doing the same thing you claim you don’t understand other people doing.

            I think this box is great. Therefore, I wrote that.

            You don’t like this box. Therefore, you wrote that.

            What is causing you a lack of understanding? What would you like me to clarify for you?

            There are a handful of boxes on MSA which I think do an exceptional job with curation. If I had extra cash, yeah, I would absolutely subscribe.

          • Have to agree with Ks. This looks like a great box. People do seem to be focused on the RV values provided by other boxes. I used to be too then realized that something like a face cream that is $189.00 that makes me break out really isn’t even worth $1.00 to me. Great curation and I would never even know about these delicious looking treats if I hadn’t seen this box.

        • Agree not that interesting. If you compare this to other subscriptions you don’t get much in curation or product.

          • I agree, if I had purchased this box I would have been very upset. A .99 coke? A Big Lots shampoo currently on the shelf where I live for 2.99. No thanks. I don’t care if (insert your favorite influencer here) curated it. $50 bucks for that? That’s right up there with the $20 a pound Candy Club.

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