Sunday, August 19, 2012

August Yumvelope

Yumvelope is a food/snack monthly subscription service.  Each month you receive a large USPS envelope filled with goodies.  The cost for this service is $21 a month with shipping included or you can sign up for their yearly plan at $228 for the year which brings the price down to $19 a month.  With that fee they promise to send a minimum of 6 full size items in each envelope.    

The good:

Variety: There is a good variety of items.  A couple of the products I received I've tried before and like so I was glad I received them.  

Discounts: The try and send a promo code for each product so you can order your favorite products at a discounted price.  

Size: They send full size products which is always nice.  

The not so good:

Value vs. Price: I received two other shipments that missed the mark for me on the value side.  Their values were $11.46 and $14.26. Sam the founder commented on my July post and said he thought I would love the August box.  I'm hoping that meant the value was bumped up a little.  

Food Treasures!

1 pkg containing 2 Bob's Biscotti. Value = $3.29 - delicious hazelnut flavor. I intended to have them with my coffee but they were so delicious I ate them both sans coffee

1 Nature's Bakery  Raspberry Fig Bar. Value = $1.25 - I am in love with Nature's bakery items.  I hadn't tried this flavor before but it's just as delicious as the others.  

1 The Bliss Bar in Chocolate Goji. Value = $3.89 - This wasn't very good.  The consistency was like a really thick energy bar with a "healthy" type flavor to match.

1.19 oz. packet of Artisana Cashew Butter. Value = $1.73 (8oz. $11.61)

1 box of Purely Elizabeth Cookie Mix in Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate chip. Value = $8.99

5 different flavors of EcoTeas. Value = $0.23/ea

Bonus item for sharing a review on Facebook or Twitter
1 Pamela's Oat Chocolate Chip Coconut Whenever Bar. Value = $3.85 - Loved this!  I couldn't eaten a whole box of these.  The flavor combination was fantastic!

The total value of this Yumvelope is $20.30 (not including the bonus item).  This is a super improvement from June and July's shipments!  There are some very interesting items in this shipment that I'm eager to try.  I love oatmeal cookies so I'm excited to try the cookie mix.  Teas are always good to have around.  I love cashews so I can only imagine the cashew butter will be delicious.  I am very happy with this shipment and I hope the company continues on this path.  I was also told by Sam that they will be starting a meal donation program soon which will be awesome.  I always factor that into the value because it's a painless way for me to donate.        

Verdict:  This shipment was great.  I'm looking forward to next month.    

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Yumvelope.  I purchase these monthly subscriptions myself.  

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