This is the first month I am getting Goodies Co. There was a special coupon for a free box this month and that's why I took the plunge and got this box. This snack box seemed more appealing to me with more snacks and not huge emphasis on healthy food.
The first thing about Goodies that was different from other boxes I received is the absence of a shipping notification and tracking number. I logged onto my account and it said it was expected to ship on September 19th. I wasn't expecting to see the box until sometime next week when it came on September 20th.
When the box came, I was plesantly surprised at how large it was. For $7 a month, I expected something smaller and comparable to Birchbox or Love with Food's size, but it was much larger.
While the box was large, it wasn't necessarily filled to the brim to really justify the size of the box. Most of the box was filled with those packing strips. Also, it didn't have a card that talked about each product in the box. I liked having that in other boxes I have subscribed to and this was a bit of a disappointment. There also wasn't a theme, but I am ok with that.
For whatever reason I wasn't able to get the picture straight, but I think you get it. This is the first thing I took out of my box and was not pleased. I don't like black licorice. YUCK! Anyways, this was Scottie Dogs All Natural Black Licorice. The licorice pieces a shaped like a little dog and are very cute.
Sample Value: $1.29
I was excited about this one. Bare fruit crunchy fujji red apple chips. As you know, I am a picky eater and don't eat fruits or vegetables. It's a texture thing to an extent, and I like to eat things that are crispy. In an attempt to try to start eating fruits, I decided to try these dried fruits since they will be nice and crunchy. The problem I had when I tried these was I bought an assorted fruit bag and when I ate one, I had an allergic reaction because strawberries were in the bag. UGH! So, I am glad to be able to try these. The one thing that kind of baffled me was the lack of nutrition in these chips. I thought fruits were supposed to be good for you. There are practically no protein or vitamins in these chips. Other than being only 50 calories, I don't see what is so good about them in terms of nutrition.
Looking on their website, they have a caramel, cinnamon, granny smith, and chile lime flavors too.
Sample Value: $1.05
The next thing I pulled out of the box was a Zone Perfect bar. I have eaten many Zone bars and haven't had a chance to try this one yet. Luckily, it's a flavor that I should like and won't be hesitant to try.
Kashi Sundried Tomato, Basil, & Feta Hummus Chips are all natural and look delicious. I haven't tried these before and look forward to eating them. What surprised me about these chips were the amount of nutrition in them. They have much more than the apple chips from above, with 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber in only 110 calorie bag.
Sample Value: $0.70
The next thing was this savory tea from Numi Organics. I got a green tea that is also decaffeinated. I had neutral feelings about getting the tea until I read the flavor they gave me.
Spinach chive and it took everything not to gag after reading it. I couldn't imagine drinking something with that flavor. An oniony drink. Ugh! I will not be drinking this. I think I will just take it to work and leave it there for someone else to try.
Attiki honey is what I pulled out of the box next. Without a card telling me the different things I received, I didn't really know the point of this. It seems like regular honey and I haven't tasted any honey that didn't taste like regular honey. It will be good in my tea, not the spinach chair, but regular tea. After looking on the website, I found that what I got was a Greek honey. I still don't know how its any different from regular honey though.
Sample Value: ????
The last thing I got in my box was Nestle Pure Life Splash in Mandarin Orange. It's flavored water. I am not usually a fan of flavored water because I like bolder, sweet tastes. Usually, flavored water tastes like diet water to me with a aftertaste I am not a fan of. I am willing to give this a try though. It comes in four flavors =.
Sample Value: $.86
The total value of everything in this box was $5.81. I wasn't completely impressed because I was expecting more snack-like items. Since it's only $7, I think I will try this a couple more months and change my settings to say I have children to get more snack items. Maybe I will even try the kids box instead of the tasters box.
Did you get a Goodies box this month? What did you think of it?
*I received this box for free through a coupon. My opinions are my own.*