not having the best week ever, but goodies in the mail always perk me up. There's something exciting about getting a box full of surprises that brings me back to when my mom used to make me care packages when I was in college. It really brightened my day to get a mailer full of random items from home.
I received a Bestowed box to review and one lucky reader will receive one, too! There are so many monthly subscription services out there now it's hard to keep them all straight. What I love about Bestowed is that for $19 a month, you receive at least five product samples that are hand-selected by nutritionist Heather Bauer. I'm attracted to this concept because there are entire stores out there now stuffed with "natural," "organic," "healthy" foods that are completely unregulated. Like, what does all that stuff really mean? You can buy organic oreos and all-natural gummy bears, but I'm not sure if these are smart choices. Let me outsource that to someone else.
Another cool aspect of this service is that the box comes with an explanation about why each item was chosen, as well as tips for how to use the items or best enjoy the snacks. This box contained fig bars, which the insert suggesting heating up in the microwave and serving with yogurt or berries as a dessert. Don't mind if I do.
Past boxes have included snack bars, desserts, treats, energy supplements and the like. Here's what's in the May box:
I thought it was a pretty eclectic selection of items that I wouldn't normally purchase. I appreciate that this type of service exposes you to items that could become new favorites. Much like my comments about Wine Riot, it's too easy to get stuck in a rut of buying the same things over and over again. This breaks the cycle.
I already love the granola and look forward to trying the Hemp Hearts. And my love of Bestowed was cemented with that little chocolate bar. Value wise, there's more than $19 worth of stuff in the box, because I know the granola alone is worth $7 (it's Tim's favorite brand), and there's a $25 gift card in there for iTrain.
If you want to try Bestowed, enter below to snag your own box! Or, get $5 off your first box using discount code - 5OFFBSTOWED02.
This contest will conclude at midnight May 16 and I will announce a winner here after that. Good luck!
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