Whoo, just two more sub reviews for my ipsy March and April bags, I’ll be up to date with my sub reviews and can get back to nail polish reviews! 🙂 Sorry for the lack of nail related posts. Once I’m done with these, ipsy is my only sub now, so there won’t be as many box reviews and more nail stuff. Now, onto my belated Goodies Co. February 2013 box review. I actually wrote this in February when I got the box, but I didn’t get a chance to edit the pics ’til now.
I finally got my invite code mid-January and I was super excited to finally be getting a box since I’ve heard good things about Goodies Co. I was supposed to get this box by the 20th, but it came on Saturday while I was away, so it was a great surprise to see the box waiting for me. Below is information on the company.
About Goodies Co.: This subscription box was created by Walmart. Every month you’ll receive 5-8 food samples, ranging from 5-8 food items, from healthy, organic, artisan, and international items. Each box has a theme that relates to the items that are within the box. You can review the items for points that’ll go towards free boxes.
Since they are still in the beta phase, you need to request an invite to join. I don’t know how quickly you’d get the code, since I completely forgot I had signed up until I got my invite code. I think I was on the wait list for a month, but it’s possible to get the code sooner, depending on when you requested the invite.
- They’re still in the beta test phase, so I don’t know if the price will go up once it’s no longer in the test phase.
Is there a “skip” option?: Yes, up to three consecutive months at any given time.
Better Together – Romeo and Juliet. Rhett and Scarlet. Ross and Rachel. Some pairs were just meant to be… And that’s true in the food world too. Goodies plays matchmaker this month with a tasty assortment of food combinations that prove some things are just better together. Featuring classic flavor combos, as well as unexpected pairings, it’s sure to be love at first bite!
There were 9 different boxes this month and I got Taster Box 9. As this month features various combinations, some of them are familar ones, while others are unusual. Let’s see if it was worth the wait! 😀
Whether it’s the dream team combo of chocolate and PB or something wilder, this sweet, nutty butter is the way to go. See the Goodies store for more flavors!
|Sample received: $0.71 for the two samples||Full price: $4.99 for 16 oz. jar|
Comments: The peanut butter is very smooth and very easy to spread. Though, I wonder if it’s a little thicker in the jar since while not runny, it’s definitely a lil bit thinner than some of the other peanut butters I’ve had in the past. I like the fact that it’s all natural and doesn’t contain hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. Smooth Operator is your classic smooth peanut butter.
Like Smooth Operator, Dark Chocolate Dreams is just as smooth and easy to spread. Despite the fact that it has dark chocolate in it, its flavor was mild. I could still taste the peanut flavor very distinctly
Sweet and chewy with crunchy bits of nut, this gluten-free bar showcases the natural union of fruits and nuts. Who knew healthy could taste this good?
|Sample received: $1.99 for one 2 oz. bar||Full price: $3.98 for pack of two 2 oz. bars|
Comments: There were four flavors that you could have gotten and I got Tropical Macadamia. Below is the description of it —
Get a delicious taste of the tropics with macadamia nuts, sweet mango and pineapple, and noni fruit, Hawaii’s ancient and beauty tonic.
I admit that to me, the bar itself doesn’t look all that appetizing, especially since I rather eat the actual food itself, not mixed together in bar form. I do like the fact that it’s pretty much made up of the fruit and nuts, since it’s doesn’t have any artificial ingredients.
Despite its appearance, it’s actually decent and I liked it. The flavors went together quite well. I have no idea what noni fruit’s supposed to taste like, but I did taste both mango and pineapple. For some reason I didn’t taste the macadamia nuts, even when I picked one out and ate it on its own. I guess the fruit completely mellowed out the nut’s flavor.
You love them solo. Now experience the magical combination of Reese’s peanut cups baked into deliciously chewy Chips Ahoy cookies. Double yum.
|Sample received: $0.85 for a 2.3 oz. bag (2 cookies)||Full price: $3.49 for 9.5 oz. bag|
Comments: I actually hate Chips Ahoy cookies since I find them too sweet and crunchy (which I prefer soft cookies), so I didn’t have high hopes for this. I do love Reese’s though, and I’ve baked with them before, so I was hoping that it would be either redeem these cookies, or… make them even more overly sweet.
Luckily, the chocolate and Reese’s don’t over power it, and I do like the combo, but despite that, I hated the cookie overall. Just something about the cookie itself just tastes… well… off to me. It’s soft, but it’s also just as sweet as their regular cookies, which made it hard for me to eat. I was able to finish one, but no way I want to eat the other one. I definitely wouldn’t repurchase this.
Lentils and chips? That’s not a combo you see everyday. But you’ll be smitten with these boldly seasoned, protein-packed, better-for-you lentil crisps.
|Sample received: $1.29 for a 0.8 oz. bag||Full price: $5.16 for a pack of four 8 oz. bags|
Comments: There were four flavors that were sent out and I ended up getting Dill & Sour Cream. I was intrigued with these chips since I’ve never heard of chips made of lentils. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of taste. As for the chip itself, if I didn’t already know, I would have thought that these were just regular chips.
I would’ve figured that it wasn’t potato, but wouldn’t know what it was really made of. I didn’t really taste the sour cream flavor as I found the dill flavor to be more prominent. It’s not overpowering, but it’s strong enough that it’s hard to miss.
Enjoy this classic sweet-salty combo in moderation with a 100-calorie pack of salted pretzel rings coated in sweet, tangy yogurt.
|Sample received: $0.48 for a 0.78 oz bag||Full price: $2.99 for a 4.86 oz. box|
Comments: These aren’t anything new to me since I’ve had yogurt pretzels before. Only difference that these are portioned out and in colorful packaging. I love yogurt covered things, so this was something I was looking forward to eating. I also love the sweet-salty combo, even though it’s something I’m already familiar with.
Bacon makes everything better doesn’t it? The unexpected hit of smoky bacon flavor in this light and fluffy vegetarian popcorn makes quite for quite a delicious duo.
|Sample received: $1.33||Full price: $3.99 for a 9 oz. box (3 bags)|
Comments: The concept just bothered me since I never understood how it’s possible to get bacon flavored things and be vegetarian and vegan friendly. It just doesn’t make sense. >.< Once I finally tried it, the taste was completely fake to me. It was utter crap and threw the rest out.
- Box Score: 3.16/5
- Total Value: $6.65
Final Thoughts: This wasn’t a great box, just alright. I didn’t get my money’s worth in terms of value, but the content itself wasn’t bad. It’s a bit disappointing since I loved the earlier boxes. I decided to suspend my sub for two months to see if things would improve. I wasn’t thrilled with the contents that I saw through other people’s blogs and on Makeuptalk.com.
In the end, I decided to just cancel altogether and someone else could take my spot. It was a real let down since the company started out great, but in recent months, has been going down hill. Maybe down the road I might try it again, but as of now, I wouldn’t.