Conscious Box: August 2013 Review

Conscious Box | August 2013Hello, and welcome to our third installment of Conscious Box reviews, August 2013! Conscious Box is probably one of the best eco-friendly subscription box services out there, and they even offer gluten-free and vegan options. Each month, they try to introduce you to green choices for every day products. In the past, I’ve received food, cleaning supplies, paper and even cutlery!

This month… I was a little disappointed. I feel like I got a collection of dietary supplements and items I’d already tried before. And that’s definitely a let down.

In this month’s box I found:

  • Stash Tea Organic | Very Berry Herbal Tea
  • A.Vogel | Herbamare Original
  • Slumberland Snacks | Sleep Squares
  • Sneakz Organic | Yummy Veggie Nutrition Milkshake
  • Clif Bar | Sierra Trail Mix Energy Bar
  • Happy Tot | Super Toddler Bars
  • MRM | Veggie Protein
  • Barbara’s Organic | Snackimal Cereal
  • Amazing Grass | Green Superfood
  • Nordic Naturals | Omega-3 Jellies
  • Allimax | 100% Allicin Capsules
  • MRM | Relax-All or Digest-All

Stash Tea Organic | Very Berry Herbal TeaStash Tea Organic | Very Berry Herbal Tea
Sample Value: $0.22
Full Size Cost: $21.99 (100 count)
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Alright, to start things off we have this herbal tea from Stash Tea Organic. This isn’t a new item for me… I actually got it in my Conscious box last month, which is a huge disappointment. I just don’t understand sending the same item two months in a row. It seemed like an after thought, and I wasn’t impressed.

A.Vogel | Herbamare OriginalA.Vogel | Herbamare Original
Sample Value: $0.09
Full Size Cost: $17.49 (500 g)
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Now this is a pretty neat concept… organic spices? Aren’t most spices organic? Okay, yes I know they aren’t. I’ve been to more than one Wildtree party to know better! Anyway… this guy features a combination of sea salt and 12 other organic herbs and vegetables, like chives, garlic, basil, rosemary, and thyme. I haven’t tried this out yet, but it sure sounds tasty! Probably would be great in a soup.

Slumberland Snacks | Sleep SquaresSlumberland Snacks | Sleep Squares
Sample Value: $1.67
Full Size Cost: $24.98 (30 count)
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My hubby has trouble sleeping so I passed these off to him. I’m impressed there’s an eco-friendly option out there for something like this, so I definitely appreciated the information!

Sneakz Organic | Yummy Veggie NutritionSneakz Organic | Yummy Veggie Nutrition Milkshake
Sample Value: $1.67
Full Size Cost: $19.99 (12 count)
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I got these guys in my June 2013 Conscious Box, and I was not impressed. I’m going to have to pawn this off to an unsuspecting child somewhere because I really don’t find these things tasty at all.

Clif Bar | Sierra Trail Mix Energy BarClif Bar | Sierra Trail Mix Energy Bar
Sample Value: $1.08
Full Size Cost: $12.98 (12 count)
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Now, I love me some Clif bars! In finding this item in this month’s box, I learned my hubby had actually never tried one before. So, I did some sharing and let him take it to work. He was super pleased and I am glad I got him to try something new!

Happy Tot | Super Toddler BarsHappy Tot | Super Toddler Bars
Sample Value: $1.68
Full Size Cost: $4.20 (5 count)
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These guys came with me to work and they made a great little afternoon snack. They may be made for toddlers, but I found them to be light and yummy for grownups too!

These snack bars are gluten-free, organic and made from whole grains. And, there’s a ton of good stuff packed inside like organic sunbutter and the super grain salba.

MRM | Veggie ProteinMRM | Veggie Protein
Sample Value: $0.33
Full Size Cost: $15.23 (20.1 oz)
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Yep, probably not going to use this. These things are just not my cup of tea. I mean, maybe when I am feeling ambitious I’ll whip this up, but these kind of supplements aren’t appealing to me. If it’s something you’re into… MRM’s Veggie Protein Supplement is 100% all natural, gluten-free and vegan. It’ll give you seven grams of protein for only 40 calories, which could be appealing.

Barbara's Organic | Snackimal CerealBarbara’s Organic | Snackimal Cereal
Sample Value: $0.44
Full Size Cost: $3.74 (9 oz)
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Now, I LOVED LOVED LOVED this cereal! It was the first thing I dug into after opening the box and I immediately wished I had more! It’s not too sweet and had a wonderful hint of vanilla.

Amazing Grass | Green SuperfoodAmazing Grass | Green Superfood
Sample Value: $1.04
Full Size Cost: $35.87 (17 oz)
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This is another one of those supplement mixes that I would have to feel pretty ambitious to try. I’m sorry guys, I’m just not into these things! If it’s up your alley and are dying to know more… Conscious Box says:

Get all your fruits and veggies in at once with this energizing and alkalizing gluten-free, vegan, and raw superfood blend. Simply add to your beverage of choice for enhanced energy levels, immune function and a wholesome dose of vitamins. Yum!

Nordic Naturals | Omega-3 JelliesNordic Naturals | Omega-3 Jellies
Sample Value: $1.11
Full Size Cost: $21.21 (36 count)
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Okay, so these little guys or just cute and seem like a great way to get kids to get some essential omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These yummy tutti frutti jellies help support healthy brain, eye and immune system function, and they’re just the right size for kids!

Allimax | 100% Allicin CapsulesAllimax | 100% Allicin Capsules
Sample Value: $1.60
Full Size Cost: $23.97 (30 count)
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I don’t know if it’s the packaging or what, but these capsules kind of freak me out. I don’t know, they just seem intimidating. I mean, they’re made from the amino acid alliin that’s  found in garlic, so they can’t be that bad right? Anyway, these guys are all about fighting bacterial, fungal and viral infections.

MRM | Relax-All or Digest-AllMRM | Digest-All
Sample Value: $0.14
Full Size Cost: $13.95 (100 count)
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Another dietary supplement! YAY! Do you sense the sarcasm in my voice? Two types of MRM supplements went out, and I got the Digest-All, which, you guessed it, is supposed to help you take a poo. They also sent out Relax-All which is supposed to help calm you down… I probably could use the latter more.

The Verdict
Cost: $19.99
Value: $11.07

Okay, so it’s probably pretty obvious I’m not too pleased with this month’s box. I was uber disappointed with the variety and the value! $11.07 for a $19.99/month box? What a let down! I don’t know, there’s just something left to be wanted when you get a box with so many similar products and products you’ve already tried. The cereal was a definite win, but other than that… I can’t say there was anything else I really loved personally.

I’ll probably be taking a step back from Conscious Box. I gave it a good run to try it out, but I think I’ve had my fill for a while.

Did you get this month’s Conscious Box? Am I crazy person? Did you love it? Let me know below!

Disclosure: This product was not received in exchange for a review. All views in this review are the opinion of the author. Just Louise Please will not accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain referral links. Complete Disclosure Policy.

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4 thoughts on “Conscious Box: August 2013 Review

  1. Karen says:

    I’ve heard others were disappointed by this month, too. Hopefully, they’ll bounce back.

    Karen
    Unpack the Box

  2. September box arrived yesterday. It was awful. It was full of weird pills, supplements, etc. full. Not okay.

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