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Fortune Cookie Soap Limited Edition Halloween Review – October 2020

The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a monthly subscription that offers exclusive bath and body products centered on a new theme each month.

This is a limited-edition Halloween Box FCS created as a one-time purchase box. Unfortunately, it is sold out.

The Halloween 2020 box theme is “Nibble, Nibble, Gnaw”, inspired by the tale of Hansel and Gretel!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About this Halloween Box

The Box: Fortune Cookie Soap Limited Edition Halloween Box(sold out)

The Cost: $50.00 including shipping ($150+ value)

The Products: 12 items inspired by the tale of Hansel and Gretel featuring all brand-new scents, plus a custom-printed item and a $10 discount code.

Ships: Worldwide

Fortune Cookie Soap Limited Edition Halloween 2020 Box Review

Here is the info sheet for the box will full scent descriptions and creepy details.

 

 

Every limited edition box from FCS usually includes a branded item in addition to the bath and body products. This time around, we received a neck gaiter.

 

Witches Wart Rejuvenating Facial Oil, 30 ml

As you can probably tell in the unboxing photos, I had a product break during transit. It was this facial oil, and it got everywhere. Accidents happen, though, so we reached out to the FCS team for a replacement. The experience was definitely different than working with a major retailer – they couldn’t guarantee that I would receive a replacement until they finished shipping all of their boxes, so it took a few days to get it sorted out. Ultimately, though, I received a replacement and she is a beauty. I am not a big fan of heavily fragranced skincare, so I have been using this vanilla, sandalwood, white lily, and tonka bean scented oil on my dry hands and cuticles, and it has been a real treat on my beat-up skin.

My Tale is Done Dual-Phase Perfume Oil

Normally I don’t love the perfume oils from FCS because they come as a rollerball, so I was delighted to find this perfume oil has a spray nozzle! It features an oil inside of water reminiscent of a lava lamp, and the scent has notes of berries, Jasmine, lilies, bergamot, and vanilla. 

Deep Dark Woods Scent Diffuser

Scent diffusers are a frequent box item, and I’m starting to run out of places to put them because they last for a while. This has one of my favorite scent notes in cyclamen, and it’s paired with vanilla, oak, and cedar. The overall effect does give off forest vibes, especially a forest after a nice rain. 

 

Stretch Out Your Finger Bath Bomb

This bath bomb has scent notes of cherry, strawberry, white peach, vanilla, and tonka bean, but really my nose just thought it smelled like cherry cotton candy. I still loved it, and I appreciated how after bathing I noticed this bath bomb left me with softer skin.

 

Creep In Whipped Cream, 4.6 oz

I love the whipped cream lotion formula from FCS, whenever it appears in a box, it gets used. This lotion works well for back massages as well as standard solo lotion applications, and it adds moisture to my skin without being greasy or heavy. The scent has notes of pomegranate, marshmallow, pine, and patchouli, and it’s less sweet (in a good way) than one would typically think a marshmallow-scented fragrance would be. 

 

Nibble Nibble Gnaw OCD Hand Sanitizer, 1 oz

This hand sanitizer is fun – along with the blue color, it has small gummy bears inside of the tube that demonstrates the creativity and attention to detail FCS takes with all of their products. The fragrance is a blend of lemon, lime, blueberry, crushed candies, and pineapple juice, and once the alcohol smell evaporates my hands are left smelling delectable. If you’re curious as to why they named their hand sanitizer OCD, more information can be found here.

 

Don’t Eat The Candy Wax Tarts

I get wax tarts often enough in subscription boxes that I really should have a wax melter, and yet I keep forgetting to actually buy one. What I end up doing instead is placing them in an oven-safe ramekin, and then placing that in a pan on the stove with some water. That way, I can still have my kitchen fill with the scent of black currants, citrus zest, a medley of fruits, sandalwood, and patchouli. Also, the gummy bear shapes are the cutest.

Happy Trail Leave-In Conditioner, 4 oz 

My hair needs a lot of moisture, so while this smelled great thanks to notes of strawberry, grape, wild berries, bing cherries, orange, caramel, and buttercream, it didn’t really do much for my hair. Those with fine and straight hair will probably appreciate the lightweight formula that doesn’t weigh hair down, and I think almost everyone will appreciate how nice this smells.

Plump-kin Clarifying Shampoo, 4 oz 

My hair is so picky when it comes to shampoos that honestly, most brands don’t stand a chance and it isn’t their fault. In an effort to give this pineapple, honey, pumpkin, and vanilla-scented shampoo a fair shake I handed it off to my boyfriend to try out and report back. He said the scent was “kinda like pumpkin spice,” and that it worked just like most shampoos. I noticed that it did indeed leave a faint smell of pumpkin in his hair, but his hair was also noticeably softer, too.

 

Do Come In Bar Soap

I am not much of a bar soap fan, but even I can’t resist the call of an adorable gingerbread house with a gummy bear at the door. It smells like (you guessed it) spiced gingerbread with notes of maple, vanilla, ginger, and nutmeg, and this hefty cube of soap will last me quite a while.

Find Your Way Home Milk Bath, 8 0z 

I love anything that I get to add to a warm bath, so this milk bath was right up my alley. Along with dry milk, this also features oat kernel, cocoa seed butter, shea butter, and dead sea salt. The coconut milk, buttercream, cookie dough, and sweet spice-scented water soothed my mind while the ingredients soothed my skin, and this big jar was enough for three baths.

Oven Roasted Witch Carpet Deodorizer, 6 oz

I think this is a neat box inclusion- and it is a great way to freshen up my living room carpet before I have guests come over for the holidays. This contains sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, and fragrance, and the scent is a welcoming blend of peppermint, apple, coriander, juniper, pine, and amber.

The Verdict: FCS always hits the ball out of the park when it comes to their limited-edition boxes, and this one was no exception. I was honestly impressed with just how many full-size items were included for the cost of the box, and I think this had a good assortment of products that the brand features. Because this is a limited edition box and not every item had a size listed, I couldn’t come up with a value to assign to this box. However, after two years of reviewing both the monthly boxes and limited edition boxes (plus making some personal purchases on the side), I am confident in saying that the retail value far exceeds the cost of the box, and that doesn’t even take into account the exclusivity factor. Yeah, it was a bummer that the oil broke in my original box, but all’s well that ends well and I am definitely satisfied.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is unfortunately sold out.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $50 with free shipping which means you are paying $4.17 per item!

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, 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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Comments (10)

  1. Cute, cute, cute! I will be on the look out for their Christmas themed box!

  2. Bar soaps are better for the environment!

  3. FCS is so clever! Their themes and execution impress me.

  4. I wish I would of gotten this. I can not wait for the LE box

  5. I loved my box! Always a delight.

  6. Try the face oil on your face it’s amazing.

  7. Definitely some similarities to what last year’s Christmas box was like.

    • Hit enter too soon – in that there seem to be less bath/soap products and more face, perfume, room products 🤷‍♀️

      • Yeah, I signed up for this box thinking it would be like last year’s Halloween box, which was almost all bath/body stuff. It’s a little disappointing, because while I love FCS’s formulas for body products, their formulas for hair and skincare leave me less enthused. I will still use everything (except the shampoo, because of the sulfates), but I will probably not order another limited edition box from them. (All that being said, I LOVE the perfume oil scent, and that, the whipped cream, wax tarts, hand sanitizer, scent diffuser and bar soap are worth the $50 for me.)

  8. Seriously I hate roller balls too they never work for me.

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