Wednesday, March 21, 2012

February Blissmo Box

This week I received my February Blissmo box.  What's a Blissmo box?  Blissmo is a monthly membership service that is geared toward organic & eco products that are safer and better for you.  Each month they offer different boxes which vary based on themes or seasons.  For February I picked the fitness foods box.  The price is $19 plus $3 shipping.  The company advertises that you will receive between $19-$40 worth of items for your $22.  This is the February box but I received it in March. 

The good:

Like trying new snacks but not sure what to try.  This is a good start to trying new things without being overwhelmed. 

The price: $22 isn't a bad price for delivery of healthy foods to try.  The bad part would be if everything was horribly inedible.  So far I've tried things I wouldn't purchase but nothing that I tossed out. 

The not so good.

Skip a month? Yes you can skip a month but they still charge you.  So if you skip March you will still be charged but will be able to pick two boxed in April.  If you skipping the month in order to save money this doesn't work.  If your paying for the box you might as well receive it.  Of course if none of the boxes appeal to you then you aren't forced to buy it.  I think it would be easier to have the option to skip and not get charged. 

Here are the pics from my March Box:


Here is what I received: (Retail value listed in parenthesis)


PlantFusion drink mix in Chocolate Raspberry $2.49 - I didn't have high expectations for this. I find if the word "plant" is in the name the taste is not very good. This was the exception. There was no bitterness, no chalkyness just a yummy chocolate flavor. I pour the packet into my water bottle shook it up and drank it down. It was the perfect thing to drink before my spin class. Only 120 calories and 21g of protein!

PlantFusion drink mix in Vanilla $2.49 - This wasn't a good as the chocolate one.  It had your typical chalky protein drink flavor. 

Kutoa Health Bar $3.00 - This was fantastic.  It had big chunks of raisins, was chewy, soft and very satisfying. 

Foods Alive Flax Seed Crackers (this was not full size but retail of the sample is $1.99) - these were interesting, good flavor and nice crisp.  Good in small doses just to get the flax. 

Orgain Chocolate Shake $3.50 - Not bad for a protein shake but I prefer the Atkins dark chocolate

Orgain Vanilla Shake $3.50 - Not much flavor in this, the texture was not appealing - watery and the contents didn't mix well even with lots of shaking

Kopali Organics Organic Dried Mango $3.99 - These were good at first but left a weird aftertaste

Larabar Apple Pie - $1.25

The retail value of my box was $22.21.  So no loss/no gain on this box.  It was nice to try products I may not have ordinarily tried which is part of the goal of these boxes.  I would like to see the company give a little extra every now and then though.  It's always nice to receive an extra treasure. 


**I pay for these services myself and am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Blissmo**

3 comments:

  1. I thought Blissmo sounded like a good deal with the first box half off, but they get it back by ripping you off on products. Do you really think they pay retail for these items? You wouldn't pay retail for these items at the store either, something would always be on sale or have a coupon.
    This company is charging you extra for letting them tell you what is good. Ripoff.

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    1. I like Wellybox better. It's made by the company Wellyfish. www.wellyfish.com it's really all organic, gluten free, vegan... full size often, very very high quality

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    2. Prem - thanks for the info on wellybox. I'm going to check that out!

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