Monday, April 24, 2017

PB&Jealous April 2017 Sweet Subscription Box Review and $10 Coupon

PB&Jealous is one of my new favorite subscriptions. Every month they send small batch nut butters, jams and jellies and/or nut related snacks and goodies. It's a lesson in mouthwatering deliciousness and restraint. This month was "WOW!" one the peanut butter side and "/swoon" on the jamtasticness.

One of the wonderful things about PB&Jealous is the ability to customize your box (to an extent). First, you get to choose if you want only Sweet items or if you want a dash of Spicy in your box. I choose Sweet Things Only because I don't like spicy things. Second, if you have allergies, just mention them when you sign up and you'll be taken care of. This also means every box may be a little different. I have an issue with grape since it's a migraine trigger so anything grape that would go in the normal box is swapped out with something else for me. How awesome is that?! Really awesome!

There are also two box sizes, so depending on the size of your family, you can get the most appropriate one. I get the bigger box even though there's only two of us because we go through sandwich fixings pretty quickly.

The last box I got was the Welcome Box. It has a little bit of everything from previous boxes and it was SO fantastic. You can see what I received here. I was so happy I was subscribed. Seriously.

The Cost: $34.95/month plus $5 shipping for the Big Box, $26.95/month plus $5 shipping for Mini.

What You Get: The Big Box will have 5-8 artisan products, an average of over $40 in value. The Mini has 3-5 artisan products, an average of $30 in value. Both boxes will include a handcrafted artisan nut butter and a delicious, all natural jam, jelly or preserve. Additional products can be anything from honey and fruit butters to syrups and organic snacks.
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The Daily Goodie Box Free Sampling Program Review April 2017

I'm totally in love with The Daily Goodie Box. It's a free sampling program that sends full size and sample products. My favorite part about the whole program, besides the fact that it's completely free and they send awesome items, is the fact that you don't have to do anything to get your samples. There's no scrambling out of bed at an ungodly hour to snag some samples before everyone else does. I *love* that. While there's no guarantee you'll get a box, you don't have to stress out about annnyyything! The only thing you have to do is make an account and fill out your profile.

Filling out your profile means you'll get samples that fit you and your household. So if you don't have a baby you're not going to get diaper wipes and if you have a husband you may get items for him to try. That kind of thing. It's actually a great system and means you'll get things you are most likely to use and enjoy.

Here's the criteria they use for sending out boxes:

a) Have you already received a Goodie Box previously?
b) If you have received a Goodie Box, have you completed your product reviews?
c) Do your demographics match what the brands supplying the products are looking for?
d) Do you show interest in this months products by viewing them from the 'Products' page?
e) Do you actively engage in our social media pages?
f) Is your shipping information up to date?

Once you get a box, you need to try everything and then report your thoughts back via your profile. Easy peasy!

I was selected for another Goodie Box and was sent an email saying it was on the way. I didn't expect to get another one so quickly but I was pretty happy when it did! Here's what arrived:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Hive Box March 2017 Subscription Box Review and Coupon

The Hive Box is my new favorite thing! Every box has a raw honey in it plus all kinds of honey and bee related goodies. Now that I always have a new fun honey, I've been using it a lot more often (and more generously) in my teas. It's nice to splurge with different honeys, especially when they all have such unique flavors.

There are two different sizes of this box. The one I get is the Deluxe box but they also have a smaller box that has a honey, a beeswax candle and one goodie in it for $15.95. I may switch to that one but right now I'm still enjoying the added bits that the deluxe version has.

The Cost: $24.95/month plus shipping.

What You Get: Every month you'll receive one new raw honey plus 3-5 other bee-related items like candles, soaps, home goods, paper products and edibles.

SweetsGiftBox March 2017 Review and 50% Off Coupon

SweetsGiftBox sends tasty baked goods, candies and treats to your door every month. This month was a total win for me because I loved everything in it. This is a fairly new subscription under the TheGiftBox umbrella (they also have boxes for pets and are still expanding). I'm curious to see how this box progresses. It's a little bit different than other treat boxes because it doesn't stick to just independent confectionaries and small businesses necessarily.

The theme this month is probably the best theme I've seen for a box of desserts. It's "Space" and the contents are so fitting it's fun!

The Cost: $25/month

What You Get: Every month you'll receive a selection of 4-5 sweets ranging from crunchy, chewy, chocolate, fruity or salty.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bokksu Japanese Snack Subscription Review and Coupon March 2017

When I opened up this month's Bokksu box I had to grin. Check out all that PINK! The theme is "Snacks over Flowers" and pays homage to cherry tree blossoms. Spring in Japan starts when the cherry blossoms bloom. When they do, everyone stakes out a spot in the parks underneath the trees and picnics under the flowers. When we visited Tokyo, it was at the end of the bloom season but there were still plenty of flowers and groups having tea on the grass.
So this month there are some sakura flavored treats, along with other pink snacks and sweets. Plus a tea pairing, of  course, which might be one of my favorite parts about this box. No one else does it!

The Cost: $38.99/month

What You Get: You'll receive 18-20 authentic Japanese snacks sourced directly from Japan plus a tea pairing curated around a cultural theme.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Esian Box Deluxe Snack Box Review and $3 Coupon Code

Esianmall has a few eclectic box subscriptions for those into Asian snacks, Asian beauty and/or geeky gamer goodies. It seems like kind of an awkward combination but it works. At least for the box I got. This is the Deluxe Esian Box version of their snack box which means it comes with not just snacks but also gamer items!
I'm all for snacks. Bonus geek items are always welcome in my household so this went over fairly well. We've been taste testing since it arrived.
Esian Box has a selection of three different Snack Boxes. The Deluxe box is the only snack box that comes with "geek swag" though. Since I've only received one box so far, I can't attest to the total quality of the swag and style. I'm happy with what showed up in this month's box, though.

The Cost: $34.95/month

What You Get: In the Deluxe box you'll receive 12-14 snacks with 1-2 items of geek merchandise. Total value is at least $50 per box.

Snakku March 2017 Premium Japanese Snack Subscription Review and Coupon

Snakku has been arriving directly from Japan for the last few months. I think that means better access to delicious snacks. There were some REALLY tasty snacks in this box, too. I usually tend to love the crunchy, savory snacks but lately Snakku has been sending some delicious sweet treats and I've enjoyed the indulgence.
I know I've said it a million times but I'm always so impressed with Snakku's presentation. This box is a pleasure to open. The pretty furoshiki cloth. the colorful box itself and the professional information page add up to a gift experience. I love it!

The Cost: $38.99/month for the Snakku Box. $15.95/month for the Tasting Box.

What You Get: Get a collection of 10-15 hand-picked snacks that you can only find in Japan,
along with a selection of familiar & delicious Japanese snacks delivered every month.