TokiBox is a monthly subscription box that supports a vegan wellness lifestyle.
Each box has one superfood of the month, plus vegan & cruelty-free skincare, vegan snacks, and vegan lifestyle items such as eco-friendly bags, vegan guides, wellness guides, and tips.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: TokiBox
The Cost: $34.95 a month + free US shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month subscriptions.
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The Products: a minimum of 6 full-size and travel-size items. All vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and non-toxic. The products are curated from small local businesses and other small businesses across the US.
Ships to: US (free shipping) and Worldwide (flat-rate shipping)
TokiBox February 2019 Review
TokiBox includes a card which normally describes a monthly theme. This month, it seems to be all about the love, but I keep feeling like they miss the mark when it comes to curating a thematic collection. Though lovely, there's only one item in this box that lends itself to love/hearts.
Loco Love Chocolate, Hazelnut & Praline, 1.05oz— Retail Value $3.51 ($4.95 AUD), Listed Value $4.44
The December TokiBox included a Loco Love chocolate that I really liked. This month they gave us a delicious Hazelnut & Praline bar which contains He Shou Wu, a longevity herb said to help the body to combat stress and increase libido. (If you've already guessed that this is the "love" product, you are correct!) Once again, I recognized and could pronounce each of the high-quality ingredients, including coconut butter, cacao paste, and Celtic salt. Extra bonus: according to the packaging, each chocolate purchased provides a child in Ethiopia one day of water.
Wildway Grain Free Granola, Banana Nut, 1.75oz — Estimated Value $2.50 (buy a 4-pack for $9.99), Listed Value $8
Growing up with two brothers and a Scout leader for a Dad, the term "be prepared" was ingrained in me from an early age. I've noticed this applies most noticeably to the snack bag I pack for myself whenever I go anywhere (like, even driving to the grocery store - what if I break down and there's a fluke snow storm in June, leaving me stuck in my vehicle for 10 hours??!) Granola is a quintessential item in my snack bag because it keeps well, it's filling, and it tends to be yummy. I didn't get a ton of banana flavor here, but I did taste loads of cinnamon which is one of my favorite spices.
The Daily Bar Superfood Snack Bars, Salted Caramel, 1 bar —Estimated Value $2.84 (buy a 10-pack for $40 AUD), Listed Value $6
I was first struck by the packaging of this treat and appreciate the sturdy box to prevent the bar from breaking apart as it is very crumbly. It's one of those bars where you sort of have to make your palm a plate and then lick off the fallen nuggets. Taste-wise, I expected a lot more sweetness the way a salted caramel anything typically is. It wasn't bad at all, just maybe a little too bland to justify dealing with the mess.
Delia Organics Nail & Cuticle Oil with Rosehip Oil and Peppermint, 10ml — Retail Value $15.99
Chemotherapy does a number on your nails. I also have the horrible and gross habit of biting my cuticles when I'm stressed. Needless to say, my hands are a mess! I never really used cuticle oil in the past, but this rollerball design seems like an easy addition to my nighttime routine. The spearmint aroma comes through most for me, but the overall smell is not overpowering. It seems to absorb quickly and isn't greasy. Who knows, maybe nice nails are in my future after all!
BKIND Hand Balm, Floral, 50g — Retail Value $12.13 ($15.95 CAD)
I tend to not be wild about flowery scents in products. Fortunately, this one was not super potent. The primary ingredients are shea butter, coconut oil, and apricot oil. This variety also contains rose extract, geranium essential oil, and bergamot essential oil. The consistency was creamier than I expected, but I didn't love how it felt on my hands. This may wind up as part of my nighttime routine, but I don't think I could use it during the day when my hands are needed to do things.
Ivy & Twig Rose Clay Face Mask, travel size — Retail Value $1.95
I'll do the occasional face mask whenever I realize I need a mental health break, but I prefer when they come ready to go rather than when I have to mix it up myself. With this one, I really had to play around with the water to get a good consistency. Once I did, however, the mask itself was really nice. It has a pleasant, clean aroma.
The Verdict: I liked the food products in this month's Tokibox more than the beauty products. Using a combo of retail values and list prices where retail values weren't available, the contents of this box add up to an estimated total of $38.92. I don't think this month's box is a good value for $34.95, including free shipping. I guess the saying about having to give love to get love is true in this case!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March box. Order by the 11th of the month to receive that month's box.
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 USD, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $5.83.
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