Thursday, April 12, 2012

March Blissmo Box

My March Blissmo box arrived last weekend.  I was torn on which box to choose.  The options were Beauty, Bath & Body, Chocolate lovers and Natural Nibbles.  I already get tons of beauty stuff in the mail so I had to decide between chocolate or natural nibbles? decisions, decisions.  I was a good girl and went with natural nibbles hoping they would find pity on me and throw some natural chocolate in the box.
For those new here you might be asking what is a Blissmo box?  Blissmo is a monthly subscription service geared toward organic & eco products that are described as safer and better for you.  Each month they offer different boxes which vary based on themes or seasons.  You can see my March box here.  The cost is $19 plus $3 shipping.  HOWEVER on their website it says due to rising fuel costs new members pricing is set to go up later this month.  I don't know what the new price will be but if your thinking of joining I would do it now.   The company advertises that you will receive between $19-$40 worth of items for your $22. This is my second month and the highest dollar amount of goods I've received is $24.70.  This is the March box but I received it in April. 

The good:
Like trying new things but not sure what to try? This is a good start to trying new products without being overwhelmed.  

Variety: They offer different boxes not just food.  I've seen some that had items for baby in them.

Infomation: They include a card with information about the company and their products. Also on the card they list the value of each item received, I really like this. 

The price: $22 (with shipping) isn't horrible for having good for you products delivered to your door.  The bad part would be if you absolutely don't use something in the box. Then you would "lose" money on it.  

The not so good:
Skip a month? yes you can skip a month but they still charge you.  So if you skip April you will still be charged but will able to pick two boxes in May.  If your skipping the month in order to save money this doesn't work.  If you are going to pay for the box you might as well receive it right? Of course if none of the boxes appeal to you then you aren't forced to waste the money.  I think it would be easier for customers to have the option to skip the month and not be charged. 

Here is my April Box:



Below are the contents of the box (retail price listed in parenthesis)

Rapunzel organic milk chocolate bar ($3.79)

Rapunzel organic extra dark chocolate bar ($3.79) - yay chocolate! - very good

Food Should Taste Good single serve multigrain chips ($1.49) - I didn't get to try these but was told by my boyfriend that they were good for multigrain chips

Yummy Earth organic lollipops x3 (.75/ea)

Barbary Brix Salty Dog Balinese sea salt caramels ($4.89) - these are delicious

Yogavive organic Apple Chips ($1.50) - the taste reminds me a apple baby food, but not in a bad way

Oren's Kitchen Indian Ajain Cashews ($6.99) - these were really good, the cumin spice on the perfectly oiled cashews was deliciously addicting.  I ate the whole bag in one day! 

The retail value of my box was $24.70, which is $2.70 more than I paid.  There is nothing in this box that won't get eaten so it's a good value for me.  Now I may or may not have been able to find a couple of these items on sale but my time and gas is worth more than a couple dollars.  I would like to see the company get a little closer to the $30-$40 mark 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**

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a good box, but I wish that Blissmo would make it a little more worth my money... I tried them out for three months, but realized I could just take the $22 and try out my own foods and products. Thanks for sharing though!

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  2. Laura - I agree with you on the value part. I would like these them get over that $30 mark. I am curious how much the new subscriptions are going to be, this could have a great effect on how many new subscribers they get. I like the service mostly for the convenience of having the items sent to me and so far I've used all the products so no money lost.

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