Goodies Co: October 2013 Review

Goodies Co | October 2013This month’s Tasters Box from Goodies Co. was probably one of my favorites! There were just so many yummy treats inside and I was immediately impressed with the quantity and variety!

The Goodies Co. Taster’s Box is all about finding new snacks to enjoy. If you’re tired of eating the same thing, but don’t want to splurge on buying something new you’re scared you won’t like, this subscription is right up your alley. The flat $7/month rate includes taxes and shipping and each box features 5-8 hand-picked snacks to expand your palate.

In this month’s box I received:

  • Nueva Cocoa | Latte Coffee Thins
  • Enjoy Life | Chocolate Sunbutter
  • Caffe D’Vita | Spiced Tea Latte
  • Guylian | Original Praline Chocolate
  • Happy Family | Greek Yogurt
  • Special K Nourish | Hot Cereal
  • At The Table Together | Easy Make Pizza Dough
  • Orion Choco Pie | Fluffy Biscuit

Nueva Cocoa | Latte Coffee ThinsNueva Cocoa | Latte Coffee Thins
Sample Value: $0.83 (2 pieces)
Full Size Cost: $4.99 (12 pieces)
Buy  at coffeethins.com

So, I hate to start things off on a bad note (especially since overall, I really liked this box), but I was really not in to these little Latte Coffee Thins. Maybe it’s because my brain couldn’t convince itself that these things are not meant to be chocolate! I kept hoping they were, but the definitely were not! While they are supposed to have that same silky texture, I found them to be dry and chalky. I only tried a bite, since I’m trying to watch my caffeine and each square packs as much as a real cup of joe. 

Enjoy Life | Chocolate SunbutterEnjoy Life | Chocolate Sunbutter
Sample Value: $1.06 (1 bar)
Full Size Cost: $5.29 (5 bars)
Buy at shop.enjoylifefoods.com

Now this guy was super tasty and very chocolaty! I didn’t expect it to be quite so sweet, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it! Not only is this bar delicious, it’s also gluten and nut free! It’s made completely from chocolate (go figure!) and sunflower seed butter. It’s 100% natural and free from the top 8 allergens!

Caffe D'Vita | Spiced Tea LatteCaffe D’Vita | Spiced Tea Latte
Sample Value: $2.08 (1 pouch)
Full Size Cost: $24.95 (12 pouches)
Buy at secure.caffedvita.com

Now, when I do want some caffeine, I’ve been really into Chai Tea Lattes lately, so this was right up my ally! The pouch says you can make it hot, cold or blended! I wish they had included three pouches so I could have tried it each way! But, this time I opted for it hot and enjoyed it immensely! I never thought of buying Chai Tea to make at home… may need to add that to my next shopping list! 

Guylian | Original Praline ChocolateGuylian | Original Praline Chocolate
Full Size Value: $1.09
Buy at guylianbelgianchocolate.com

These guys were everything I wanted those Latte Coffee Thins to be! Well, hello… they’re truffles, so I guess they should be! Anyway, these things were INCREDIBLE. Super tasty and delicious and each luxurious truffle is crafted from silky smooth Belgian chocolates made from 100% pure cocoa butter. What’s there to complain about there?

Happy Family | Greek YogurtHappy Family | Greek Yogurt
Sample Value: $2.00 (estimate)
Buy at Walmart (in stores only)

Okay, so when I saw this, I wasn’t entirely sure it was not baby food. After checking with some very knowledgeable moms at work, they assured me that as an adult, I could also enjoy this treat. So I popped it open and gave it a go. I have to say I haven’t tried greek yogurt in this way before, and I was a little unnerved by the fact that it didn’t have to be refrigerated. I did end up cooling it before I actually ate it, and while the texture was grainier than other yogurt, I still found it pretty enjoyable. I had no problem eating the whole thing, and I felt pretty good knowing that it was made with all organic ingredients and no sugar. Plus, all that calcium and Vitamin D is good for you too! 

Special K Nourish | Hot CerealSpecial K Nourish | Hot Cereal
Sample Size Value: $1.39 (1 serving)
Full Size Cost: $2.78 (2 servings)
Buy at amazon.com

What’s the difference between hot cereal and oatmeal? I have no clue. Really, I couldn’t tell the difference when I tried this guy out. This multi-grain blend hot cereal is pretty new from Special K, and while I was fine with this Cranberry and Almond variety, I probably wouldn’t pick it again. I much prefer Special K’s traditional cereals. I just found this option to be kind of bland and lacking in flavor. 

At The Table Together | Easy Make Pizza DoughAt The Table Together | Easy Make Pizza Dough
Full Size Value: $6.00
Buy at amazon.com

Can’t say I have whipped up a pizza yet, but I like making my own dough, so I am sure to try out this variety! It went right into my cupboard! It’s supposed to mix together in 5 minutes, rise in 2 hours and bake in 20 minutes. I guess that’s pretty easy for a homemade pizza dough! 

Orion Choco Pie | Fluffy BiscuitOrion Choco Pie | Fluffy Biscuit
Sample Size Value: $0.08 (1)
Full Size Value: $0.99 (12)
Buy at amazon.com

Now this treat just seems shady to me. I couldn’t find hardly any information on it, and I think they may be made overseas. It just seems like something really strange and unusual for Goodies Co. to include. It wasn’t listed on their website either, which makes me think its addition was an afterthought and the decision to include it was kind of haphazard.

The Verdict
Cost: $7.00/month
Value: $14.53

Even though I got some items I wasn’t 100% happy with after trying, I am still very happy with this months box. There was just a ton of stuff to try and trying new products is my favorite part of Goodies Co.’s Tasters Box! So, to me… even if I didn’t like everything, the box still did it’s job!

Did you get this month’s Taster’s Box? Did you get any items you didn’t expect? Would love to hear your thoughts 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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