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May 2016 Sweet Organic Box Review
I purchased a Sweet Organic Box back in March and received the April box early in preparation for Easter - you can read that review by clicking here. To sum, while I enjoyed the experience that the box provided, I found that the cost of the box far exceeded the value of the items included.
Because of the value deficit, I didn’t plan to get a second box. Well...I forgot to cancel my subscription, so here I am! (I’ve cancelled the subscription since then.) In the meantime, here’s my review of the May box - let’s see if it’s value is any higher than the April one.
The first item in the box was a small bag of peanut butter crackers from Late July. These are similar to Ritz’ peanut butter cracker sandwiches, but with the bonus of being organic and natural. The crackers were tasty, but the small bag represents a value of only $1.
The second item in the box was a bag of choco chews from TruJoy. TruJoy is one of my favorite candy companies, so I was happy to see an item from them included in the box. I was a bit underwhelmed by the taste of the choco chews, which I hadn’t had before, but I think it was a good item to include regardless. This bag sell for around $2.
The third item was a bag of fruit chews from TruJoy. Yes, another TruJoy item - with them being one of my favorite candy companies, I was 100% on board with that! This is the product I usually get from TruJoy, and I enjoyed the taste as much as I always do. They’re like a healthier version of Starbursts. Like the choco chews, this bag sells for around $2.
The fourth item was a bar from Nature’s Path in a chunky chocolate peanut variety. I’m not a big fan of bars, but when I eat them, I prefer chocolatey flavors, so I didn’t mind this too much. You can get these bars for around $1 each.
The fifth item was a Z bar from Clif Kid. This bar came in a brownie variety, so it satisfies my preference for chocolate-flavored bars. Being a bar, it has a value around $1.
The sixth item was another bar from Nature’s Path, this time in a “Trail Mixer” variety. I wasn’t as enthused about this one, but I understand that it’s good to include a variety of flavors to satisfy different tastes. This bar has a $1 value, like the others.
The seventh item was...another bar. At least this one was a little different in being more like a dessert than a snack. I’m not personally fond of coffee flavors, so I’ll give this to a friend. Its value is $1.
The eighth item was a box of shells and white cheddar macaroni from Annie’s Homegrown. After all of the bars, I was relieved to get something more substantial. Mac & cheese is always delicious. This 6oz box can be purchased for around $2.
The ninth item was a large bag of mini twist organic pretzels from Field Day. I appreciated the large size of the bag and the deliciousness of the pretzels it contained. This 8oz bag retails for around $3.
The tenth and final item was a packet of organic drinking chocolate from NibMor. The product sounds delicious! I haven’t had a chance to try it yet. The 1.05oz is worth about $2.
Overall, the May 2016 Sweet Organic Box contained $16 worth of products. For a box that costs $45, that’s fairly disappointing, especially when I can simply walk to the grocery store and buy all of these items myself at the lower cost.
With the value being so low, it’s difficult for me to recommend this box to others. I appreciate the experiences that the company owners are trying to impart, but I don’t think the value of the items is worthwhile for the majority of people. I would only recommend it for people who live far from grocery stores that serve these items and who don’t care if the products are delivered at a premium.
Recommended for: people who don’t mind spending extra money to get a selection of organic treats delivered to their door
Not recommended for: people who are sensitive to products' costs and/or don't care about organic and/or live near a grocery store that sells these items