Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cravebox Back to School Snacks

Cravebox isn't a monthly subscription service they just send of boxes of really cool stuff if you are lucky enough to get picked.  Here's how it works.  Sign up on their website to be notified when a box becomes available they will send you an email telling you the drawing is open and what the price of the box will be.  If you choose to enter you will get an email about a week later telling you if you've been chosen or not.  They don't tell you what's in the box, just the theme of the box.   

This box is the Back to School Snacks box.  The price of this box was $14.00. 

The good: 

Themed Boxes: While you don't know what exactly is coming in your box you know the general theme and the price it will be.  

The price: I don't think.  It ranges from $10-$15 but they always tell you what it will be before you enter.  I've only had one box come in under the price paid.  

Referral program: If someone lists your user name as a referral you earn points which may get you a free box.  Also it's retroactive meaning you can add someones user name even if you signed up months ago.  I wish it were clickable link but it's very cool none the less. My user name is pixiepower. 

The not so good: 

I can't think of anything. 

Back to School Snacks Box.

                Coupons, coloring book and recipe book. 

Contents of box with approximate retail value listed: 

1 oz. Good Health Natural Foods Veggie Stix. Value = $1.00 - The boyfriend tried these he said they were kind of flavorless but good if you needed something crunchy. 

Barilla Mezze Penne Pasta meal. Value = $2.99 - The boyfriend ate this.  He said it was ok but tasted like a pre-packaged meal.  It was super easy to make though 60 seconds in the microwave and it was done. 
Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness Juice. Value = $0.54

(2) Handi-snacks Mr. Salty Cheese snacks. Value = $0.60/ea.

I.D. Stride Berrymelon Gum. Value = $1.29

SunRype Strawberry Banana Fruit & Veggie strip. Value = $0.45

SunRype Wildberry Fruit Strip. Value = $0.45

SunRype Strawberry Fruit Strip. Value = $0.45

Coupon for a free Earthbound Farm Product. Value = $6.00

Kids Coloring Book

Recipes from Earthbound Farm

The total value of the Back to School Snacks box is $13.77.  This box just ok.  It did have some new snacks that I haven't tried yet and some oldie but goodies (Handi-snacks!).  I'm excited about the grape juice because I haven't had grape juice in forever and who doesn't love grape juice?  The SunRype fruit strips aren't really something I eat.  The boyfriend has tried the fruit bars before and he said they were just ok.  The coupon for an Earthbound product is pretty cool and I will use it.   

Verdict: This was an ok box.

I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Cravebox.  I purchase these boxes myself.    


  1. This was my first ever cravebox. I had seen reviews of earlier boxes and they looked great.
    I had the Barilla pasta and it was pretty good for a pre-packaged meal. For sure worth keeping one at work for when I need a lunch but forgot mine. And HandiSnacks are always good.
    But the rest of it was "meh". I was disappointed in this box.