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April 2016 Sweet Organic Box Review
I like food and I like good deals, so when I found a coupon that greatly discounted the cost of the Sweet Organic Box, I decided to see what the food-themed box had to offer.
The owners of Sweet Organic Box sent the April 2016 box a week early so it would arrive in time for Easter (I received it a few days ago.) That’s a nice thought! So, no, I’m unfortunately not a time traveler as the post date might suggest.
The first item was a 2-pack of Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. I was pleased as pie to see these because I was in the mood for dessert and these sounded delectable to my craving. Surely enough, I devoured them shortly after the video. They were delicious! This size of package sells for around $2.
The second item was a dark chocolate candy bar with 56% cacao and almonds from the 365 brand. I like having dark chocolate around the house for emergencies, so this will serve that purpose. This bar sells for around $2.50 at Whole Foods Market (the makers of the brand.)
The third item was a 10 oz bag of 365 Organic Pacific Rim Coffee. This is the highest value item in the box at an estimated cost of $4.50 (based on an $11 price for a 24 oz), so I’m sad to admit that I don’t actually drink coffee. Most people do, though, so I think this is a fair item to include.
The fourth item was a 2.5 oz bag of Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans. I was happy to see a fruity item included in the box after seeing so much chocolate. I LOVE chocolate, but it’s always nice to get variety, and that’s what Sweet Organic Box delivered. The Surf Sweet bag sells for around $2.
The fifth item was a set of two 1.6 oz packs of Annie’s Berry Patch gummies. I’ve had these before and they’re delicious, so I was happy to receive them - I’ve already eaten both. These bags are worth about $1 each, so the set of two amounts to $2.
The sixth item was a 6 oz bag of Annie’s Cheddar Snack Mix. I hadn’t actually seen this product before and I’m interested to try it. Speaking of variety, this was a nice savory snack to have received along with the fruity and chocolatey snacks that had already been unpacked. A 9 oz bag of this product sells for around $5, so I’m estimating the value of the 6 oz bag at $3.
The seventh item was a Kashi brand granola bar in a Dark Chocolate Pomegranate flavor. I’m not particularly enthused by these bars, but they’re nice to have around. I value the bar at $1.
The eighth item was a Pure Organic bar in the chocolate brownie flavor. Similar to the Kashi bar, I plan to keep this for when I need an energy boost rather than eating it as a treat. The Pure Organic bars usually sell for around $2 each.
The ninth item was actually an item to be unpacked: a little gift package with plastic eggs and fake grass inside. I LOVED this addition to the box. As I mentioned in the video, I had a turbulent childhood and didn’t get to experience Easter much growing up. I really enjoyed having a bit of that experience when opening the eggs in this little gift package.
The gift package contained four pieces of Ocho chocolates along with a lucky ladybug chocolate. I appreciated that each Ocho chocolate had a unique flavor rather than getting four chocolates of the same flavor. The luck ladybug chocolate is also a nice touch. I value the four chocolates plus the ladybug at $3 total.
Overall, the April 2016 Sweet Organic Box contained $22 worth of sweet and savory snacks. Compared to the box’s cost of $45, the value seems a bit lacking. I did, however, appreciate the experience that I had opening the eggs. It’s clear the owners of Sweet Organic Box put a lot of thought and effort into the box’s curation, so while I wouldn’t consider it a good value based on the items alone, it might be fun to get for the experience. I’m happy with the box I received, although I wouldn’t have paid full price for it.
If you want to give the Sweet Organic Box a try without forking over the full $45, you can use code “15OFF” to get $15 off your first box.
Recommended for: people who don’t mind spending money to get a selection of organic treats
Not recommended for: people who are sensitive to products' costs and/or don't care about organic