Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 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 plus $3.00 shipping or you can sign up for a month to month subscription for a flat $21.00.  If you like what you get then you can sign up for 6 months for $126.00 w/shipping included and a bonus shipment (I'm guess that means an extra month free).  With your payment they promise to all natural hand picked delicious items in each envelope.  Yumvelope has also started a meal donation program for each envelope purchased, and you know I'm a big fan of that.  This month they also made a small loan to a food entrepreneur through Kiva which I also love!   

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.  

Meal donation: This month they started a program to donate a meal for each box purchased. 

The not so good:

Value vs. Price: This seems to fluctuate from month to month.  Lately it's been in the higher range which is great. 

Here are my yummy treasures.  The chocolate can got a little dented in the mail but the product was still safe inside. 

Contents of box with retail price listed.  

4 oz. bag Li'l Puffs Vegan Marshmallows.  Value = $6.00 - I love marshmallows but I didn't care much for the texture of these.  They were really soft and almost wet.  

10 serving can of Intrigue Chocolates Co. Hot Cocoa. Value = $10.00

(2) Comanzo & Co. Biscotti. Value = $6.00 ??- these were sooooo good. They were still soft in the package and perfect for dipping in my coffee. I couldn't find the value of these but I think they are worth $6 a pack.   

1.5 oz package with 5 JJ's Cocomels. Value = $3.99 - These had a caramel flavor but an odd aftertaste to me.  It wasn't bad just odd. 

1 Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bar. Value = $1.03 (6pk. $6.19)

1 Athena Blueberry Greek Yogurt Bar. Value = $1.89 - The boyfriend ate this.  He seemed to enjoy it.  

Bonus item for submitting a survey:

Tru-Sweets Organic Candy Cane.  Value = $0.50

The total value of this Yumvelope is $28.91 (not including the bonus item). I was really excited about the marshmallows but I didn't really like them.  That's the beauty of these boxes though, you can try things at a discounted price.  On the flip side I loved the Biscotti and was so happy I've been introduced to these tasty treasures.  Snack bars are always great to have around my house.  I love being able to grab these when I'm on the go.  I can't wait to try the chocolate, it sounds yummy. 

Verdict: I've really been enjoying my Yumvelopes

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

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