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They All Arrived on One Day

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Last Friday, these arrived at my doorstep:

photo 1Yes, all four subscription boxes arrived on the same day. Only I didn’t know it. I was hosting an Open House Wine Tasting and our first guest had to bring them in! Consequently, I actually waited until the next morning to open them. I was like a kid on Christmas morning!

So hear goes…. From Top to Bottom!

Love with Food

  • $10 + $2 shipping per month
  • Each box shipped = meal donated to a hungry child
  • Earn points for reviewing or referring toward product purchase

November’s {appropriate} Love with Food Box Theme:

There was a whole slew of coupons and inserts, as well as a recipe from Chef Ryan Scott:

And the contents:

November Love with Food Contents {clockwise from top left}:

  • Mighty Leaf Ginger Leaf Tea – Refreshing!
  • Arora Creations Indian Spice Blend – There is a recipe to make Indian-spiced green beans or asparagus. Can’t wait to try this!
  • Kukuruza Tuxedo Popcorn – Rob and I split this and we were in love {with the popcorn!}
  • Eat Natural Almond, Apricot and Yoghurt Bar
  • Laura Secord Maple Fudge – Reminded me of a caramel… sort of. YUM!
  • Dancing Deer Baking Co. Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread – Rosemary may sound like a strange flavor for rosemary, but so hath one of my favorite desserts in all of the Twin Cities!
  • Sensible Foods Sweet Corn Crunch – I received this in what I believe was my very first Love with Food box. Loved it then, so I’m sure I will again!
  • Sweet Potato Popchips
  • And to the right… Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate {70%}Dark chocolate. Duh.

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Birchbox

  • $10 per month (includes shipping)
  • Earn points for reviews and referrals toward product purchase.
  • Discounts on each month’s products for members.

November Contents

November Birchbox contents {clockwise from top left}:

  • Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil
  • Fatty Sundays Chocolate Covered Pretzel – Yummy Toasted Coconut. But a full-sized one one/container is about $32.
  • Beauty Protector Shampoo & Conditioner – samples sized, perfect for travel
  • Supergoop Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream – sample size

This month’s box = not that exciting.

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Bestowed

  • $19 per month (includes shipping)
  • All products chosen by a Registered Dietician

November Bestowed box contents {clockwise, from top left}:

  • Nektar Honey Crystals – I’ve received these before and love that they make honey portable for tea.
  • Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers (full-size) – I’ve received these in other boxes, too, and love them. I love that Bestowed includes full-size products!
  • Perfect Fuel Chocolate
  • Wild Garden Hummus Dip – I’ve had this before and wasn’t a fan. I love hummus, but I’m just not thrilled with this stuff.
  • Eat Green Tea – Eat green tea?! Just sprinkle it on anything and get your green tea antioxidants. I liked it on my salad. They recommend it in smoothies.
  • Quest Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix – I really liked the flavors
  • Salba Smart Chia Boost
  • ZICO Chocolate Coconut Water
  • And to the right… LifeIce – I put this in the freezer and forgot about it until now!

Obviously, I haven’t had time to try everything. And I really didn’t want to, because it’s one of the best put-together boxes in my opinion, but I canceled Bestowed. *GASP!* I decided it’s way too many foods to keep trying. I’m sticking with LWF for now because it’s cheaper and I’ve racked up rewards. But that may change soon, too, just because Rob and I are talking about more clean eating. Otherwise, I think I actually prefer Bestowed… by a small margin! I’d highly recommend it.

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Barkbox

  • $29/month (including shipping), as low as $19 per month if you pay up front.
  • Earn free boxes for referrals. Click my referral link for $5 off your first box.
Anxious Sham

Anxious dogs!

Last year we wrapped the December Bark Box for Sophie & Benny and opened it for them on Christmas. We are planning to do the same this year. But here’s November’s Box:

November BarkBox contents {clockwise from top left}:

  • Bocce’s Bakery Truffle Mac & Cheese Dog Treats
  • N-Bone – I’m glad there were two! They chewed on the chair together, as you can see above.
  • Happy Howie’s Turkey Sausage Treats
  • Etta Says Chew – Not pictured. I’m not sure why. These are Sophie’s favorite, so I’m trying to find a time when I can give it to her without making Sham jeaouls.
  • P.L.A.Y Zucchini Toy – Not pictured. Shamrock stole it immediately. Of course, it’s his new favorite. {Until the next new toy comes around!} I liked that there was a zucchini muffin recipe for dogs included! I may attempt those this weekend.

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It’s not spring, but I’m doing a little spring cleaning! Today, I’m cleaning out my closet AND the office. All of this “stuff” sometimes makes me want to purge a few things. I’m actually looking forward to it.

What do you need to purge/organize this time of year?

Disclosure: I was not paid to review any products listed here and have purchased the boxes on my own. Referral links are imbeded in this post if you choose to try out a box.

Cheers,
Carrie

Bestowed

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Subscription Box Saturday

With a $10 deal, this new-to-me box was bestowed upon me.

Bestowed1With the disappearance of Goodies, this could not have come at a better time. Here’s a description from their website:

Get an assortment of FULL-sized healthy snacks, beverages, and more  — delivered to your door every month. All products are selected by nutritionist and author Heather Bauer and every box is loaded with expert tips, recipes, and advice! FREE Shipping.

Even better. However, it’s regularly $19 per month. Still I was surprised and thrilled by what was bestowed upon me!

Bestowed4And the well-thought-out booklet describing all of the contents really impressed me. This month’s theme was no GMOs:

And finally, the contents of the October Box:

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From Top Left Clockwise:

  • Way Better Snacks Simply Beyond Black Bean Tortilla Chips – I had these with my leftover Crockpot Carnitas!
  • Ultima Replisher – Add this packet to 8 -12 ounces of water. There’s nothing artificial, but lots of nutrients. I guess it would be a good alternative to Crystal Light packets. Tasted just fine to me.
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  • Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix – Like trail mix without the nuts. It’s perfect for those with nut allergies.
  • The Good Bean Smoky & Chili Lime Chickpea Snacks – I had these in another box earlier this year. Surprisingly, they didn’t have much flavor, so I’ll either give them another try or give them away.
  • UNREAL Peanut Butter Cups – Rob and I split the package and we both agreed that these are better than the ones we all know and love! I adore that they are made with dark chocolate, too. Not a health food by any means; but if you are gong to eat one, you might as well have one that is better on your body and tastes better, too!Bestowed
  • Fiber Love Cinnamon Raisin Bar – A cinnamon raisin bar. There’s not much more to say.
  • Hemp Pro 70 Plant Based Protein Supplements (2)– I don’t use protein supplements or shakes because I prefer the real thing. But I’m willing to give this a try. Anyone got a good use for this?Bestowed10
  • Nature’s Path Love Crunch – Dark Chocolate Macaroon Granola – I’ve had Nature’s Path Love Crunch before, but not the dark chocolate macaroon granola. Now that I have some milk in the house, this will be on the breakfast menu this week.

And there was a special Bonus this month:

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That was perfect timing because I just received a notice to renew my subscription!

I loved the healthiness focus of this box. My November box has already been shipped. I’m excited to see what will be bestowed upon me this month! However, I’m not sure if I can keep up with all of these snacks. There are just too many now.

Do you worry about GMOs?

What is your favorite non-GMO product?

Is there a favorite product of which you wish you could find a non-GMO version?

Cheers~
Carrie