October 2014 Subscription Boxes



Bestowed is a monthly subscription box that is filled with mostly healthy snacks, and other healthy living items.

Peeled Cinnamon Apple Clusters ($5.49).  A little disappointing since we just got these in the August box.  This was a bigger bag with “4” servings, but while they taste good they are not filling at all.  I ate the whole thing in one sitting and was still starving.  Probably a good snack for kids though.
Little Miracles ($2.50).  I actually really enjoyed this energy drink, but was disappointed that it’s not a US product and therefore not available any way except by ordering online (expensive).
Glee Gum ($0.29).  I liked the watermelon flavor and the idea of a “healthy” gum, but the flavor only lasted for about 3 minutes.
Fiber Love Bars (About $o.90 each for the sample size).  I got the cinnamon raisin and peanut butter chocolate.  They claimed to taste like cookies but they really just taste my fiber bars.  I much prefer Clif bars for texture, though the flavor was fine.
Crunchmaster Crackers ($0.75).  I actually did enjoy these crackers.  There were only 7 in this bag (half a serving size) and they were a bit salty, but I liked the flavor and ate them with some mozzarella cheese.
Hooray Puree Spinach ($5.00).  I don’t think I’ve ever used pureed spinach in my life, so I don’t really plan to use this.  I always have fresh spinach around, and would puree that if need be.
Numi Organic Tea (two tea bags, $0.65 each).  I haven’t tried this yet but I’m hoping it will be good – I got the chocolate mint flavor, which seems unusual for tea.  I enjoy tea but usually use loose leaf if I can.

I calculated this box to be worth $17.13, which is definitely better than the last two boxes but still not even worth as much as they charge for it.  That fact, combined with the fact that I didn’t even enjoy all of the items, convinced me to cancel my subscription.  Goodbye, Bestowed!

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Bestowed Subscription Box Review

Coming at you today with another non-Disney related, subscription box review.  This time the box is Bestowed, which I went with after being offered a discount of 3 months worth of boxes for $36.  It sounded interesting so I decided to give it a go!  The idea behind Bestowed is that they offer you healthy products, mostly snacks, and they are recommended by Heather Bauer.


Maybe August was not the best time to sign up, but I was rather disappointed with my first box, the September box.  It was billed as a “back to school” box, and a lot of the items seemed geared toward kids, of which I have none.  Nothing is full size either, but rather sampler sized or a one-serving packet.  Compared to NatureBox I’m much happier with that one and feel like I get more for my money!  Some of the stuff was good though.  Here’s a look at what was inside my box:

Funley’s Cheddar Super Crackers


This is a one serving, 100 calorie pack.  They tasted pretty much exactly like Cheeze-its, which is good since I love Cheeze-Its!  They are however made with all natural ingredients.  Like regular Cheeze-its they were a tasty snack but not a super filling one, which is something I’ve been seeking out more with my snacks.  Still, if you are craving a cheddar cracker but want something natural this is a good choice.  Although I will admit I was a little freaked out by the old people faces printed on the crackers!  A bit weird.

A box of 6 100 calorie packs costs $4.75, so this one pack was worth $0.79.  There was also a coupon for $1.00 off a Funley purchase but I don’t plan to use it as these aren’t easily accessible at my supermarket and I didn’t like them enough to go seek them out elsewhere.

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