Friday, June 21, 2013

June Bestowed Box

The good folks over at Bestowed offered to send me a box of their goodies complimentary for review. I checked out there website and thought #1 How come I didn't know about this before? and #2 Yep, this looks like something I would be totally into trying. So I accepted the offer and the box made it's way from New York to California.

Bestowed was created by nutritionist and author Heather Bauer in an effort to answer the question everyone had when it comes to health food.."which one of these is really the best?" Each month, Heather and her team of health and diet experts carefully curate 5 product samples that have caught their attention. Items like nutrition bars, snacks, breakfast cereals, and supplements are just a few of the categories considered. The price of this box is $19.00 a month with shipping included or you can pre-pay for a yearly plan for $209 which brings the price down to $17.42 a month (basically 12 months for the price of 11).

This subscription is only available in the US and ships from New York. 

Bestowed is offering $5.00 any subscription to my readers using code 5OFFBSTOWED01.

The good:

Variety: I liked that there was some variety to this box. It wasn't just limited to food or products, you get both!

Good size samples: The samples are full size or close to it.

Information: They include a sheet with product info and tips on usage.

The not so good:

Skip a month: I didn't see an option to skip a month.

June Bestowed Box

Here are all the packets that were in the  Herban pack. Lots of variety!

This is the information page that is included. 

Contents of box with approximate retail value:

GimMe All Natural Roasted Seaweed Snack in Cheddar Cheese flavor. Value = $1.92

True Bar Coconut Cashew Bar. Value = $1.99

Artisana Acai Berry Nut Butter. Value = $1.75

Herban Essentials Essential Oil Towelette pack. Value = $6.00

Zico Coconut Water. Value = $2.29

(2) Roots Superfood Powder Packet. Value = $1.73/ea.

Coupon for a free Dr. Praegers item. Value = up to $5.29

Bon'App. Value = 0

The total value of this months box is $22.70. I was very happy with the products that came in this box.  I love seaweed and haven't heard of this brand before. I'm not sure about the cheese flavor but Bestowed said it works great as a replacement for croutons on a salad. I'm also a big fan of the True Bar and Coconut Cashew happens to be my favorite flavor. I've had Dr. Praegers spinach cakes before which were very good so I am looking forward to trying other items from that brand. I had never heard of the Bon'App app so even though this was a zero value (it's a free app) I was glad they included it. I downloaded it but haven't played with it a whole lot yet. The Herban towelettes are pretty cool. I'm going to take them with me on vacation, I think they will be useful. The Roots product doesn't look tasty to me but they swear it tastes good and you can mix it with water to get days worth of vitamins and nutrients. 

Verdict: This is a box I could really get into. I think I might just have to subscribe. 

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