October Conscious Box Review

October's Conscious Box was full of goodies for me to eat.  I like when they send boxes that are mostly edibles because then I can eat them and be done with it and not have more samples hogging up space around my room.


I was more excited than usual for this box because October and November are my favorite months, and I was hoping for some fall-themed items.  I can't say that the items quite fit that idea, but they were an interesting mix.

She's not as miserable as she looks in this picture, her eyes are half-shut because of the flash
Someone came and plopped herself onto my bed to investigate when I brought the box upstairs to open.  It's true, cats love boxes.


So, as you can see, mostly food this month.  I've noticed (and I've stated before here) that every few months Conscious Box will send a box that's mostly food.  I'm thankful that they do, because I do have a ton of samples piling up, and I really just like to eat treats, too!  There were 11 items total, not including the postcard.  I don't ever try to calculate the true value of the items, but in case you're wondering the box costs $19 ($12 and $7 for shipping) total and generally has about 10-13 items.  I think it's well worth the price.


Here we go, in order from clockwise left to right (sort of).  Sorry that the above photo is blurry, guess I didn't focus that one too well.  I was too excited about breaking into the items!  Oh and this month Conscious Box actually included descriptions of the items in the packing list email (they did away with the index card lists last month to conserve), which was much more helpful than just linking to the survey like they did last month.


  • GoodLight Natural Light Candles - I love candles.  This is a nice sized package of six unscented tea lights.  They're paraffin-free and non-toxic.  Now I just have to get a cute owl tea light holder to burn them in.
  • Larabar - I received the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor, and it was okay.  Larabars aren't my favorite.  I was hoping this would be a little sweeter than it was.
  • GeoDeo Natural Deodorant + Detox - I've heard so many people whining about how natural deodorants "don't work," but I think that this one works great.  I got the Island scent, and not only did it keep me feeling fresh all day, it also smells amazing.  I think sometimes people forget that deodorant is not the same as antiperspirant, and if you're sweating like a beast through a workout you're going to smell no matter what deodorant you use.
  • TeaTulia - I have more tea packets than I think I'll ever drink in a lifetime.  This one is "Whtie Tea" and it's USDA organic.  The label says it's "medium-bodied with notes of peach," which sounds yummy.
  • VitaRocks - These came in my box a few months ago and they're really fun.  They're basically vitamins in Pop Rocks form and Lemon Burst flavor.


  • Yummy Earth Organics Lollipop - I got the Wet Watermelon flavor and it was delicious.  I've had these before and I love them, I just wish they were a little bit bigger.
  • BumbleBar Organic Sesame Bar - I haven't tried this one yet but I like their packaging a lot.  It's the Original Peanut flavor and it's gluten-free.  Looks like there's some cinnamon in there, too, so I think this is going to be pretty good.
  • Postcard - Conscious Box started sending these a few months ago.  I don't really send postcards, so instead I put a few of them (along with the photos they attach to the inside of each box) into a frame that's currently hanging over my desk.


  • Crum Creek Certified Organic Soy Nut Mix - I'm not a fan of nuts so I might pass this off to my dad or my brother.  But then again I'm looking at the ingredients and it contains organic chocolate chips, so maybe I'll keep it for myself after all!
  • Zarbees All-Natural Children's Cough Syrup - I love the cute little bee on this, too!  Obviously I'm going to save this for when I have a cough/cold.  It's grape flavored and a 100% drug-free dietary supplement.
  • Clandestino Banana Bar - This was also included in a previous box, so I've had it before.  I have mixed feelings about these bars--they're tasty because they're covered in chocolate, but I'm not a huge fan of the taste of banana.  But I think someone who liked banana would really enjoy this.


  • RW Garcia Dippers 3 Seed Curry & Mango - Oh. My. GOD!  I can't even describe how delicious these chips are, but I'll try.  THEY ARE AMAZING.  I opened them up as soon as I got the box (the cat was also interested in them, she stuck her nose in the bag because I think she thought they were treats) and I devoured them.  I mean, really devoured.  Took no prisoners, left no survivors.  I even went to the grocery store later that night and picked up a full-sized bag (not realizing, of course, until after I had returned that there was a coupon for $1 off inside the box).  They are the perfect mix of sweet and salty and OMG I just want them all the time!

Bottom Line: By now you all know how much I love Conscious Box!  Even though I've said in the past that I want to stay a subscriber forever, I've been considering putting my subscription on hold for a few months recently.  It's not that I don't love them, it's just that it is a bit pricier than other services and I think I've seen most of what they have to offer by now.  I might take a temporary hiatus to try out some other services, but I'm not sure about that yet.

*Disclaimer: I purchased this box with my own money and was not asked to review it.  I was not compensated for this review in any way and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.

8 comments:

  1. Hi, I've been following your blog for a while and just wanted to let you know that I finally signed up to get a subscription from Conscious Box solely based on your reviews! :) I was very happy with my first box that I signed up for their magical mystery box that will arrive soon.
    Check out my review if you have the time!: http://babydot74.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/conscious-box-review-october-2012/

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you loved your box! Thanks for sharing your review, I'm heading over to check it out now :)

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  2. Omg I love Teatulia! I first discovered them when I got samples in my Yuzen box and I've since bought two canisters - part of my adoration for them is because of their eco-friendly packaging, including biodegradable tea pyramid bags.

    Have you tried blissmobox? They often offer food-themed boxes that are really tasty - in fact my next box will be full of such goodies! The first food box I got was really delicious and I'm still buying the products that I discovered through it... here's my blog post on it: http://maryqin.com/2012/08/blissmobox-blissful-bites

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    1. I haven't tried blissmobox but I am interested in giving Yuzen a go. I haven't subscribed to blissmo because I've looked at their past boxes and I just don't feel that the product is worth the price.

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    2. Haha that's funny, I kind of feel that way about Conscious Box (that it's not worth the price). I guess it works out that there are these different brands because everyone values things differently! Still would like to give Conscious Box a try sometime.

      And if you like eco-friendly, high-quality skincare/health/overall well-being stuff then Yuzen is definitely a great option.

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    3. Yuzen is definitely on my list of boxes to try! I've been really impressed by what they've included in their boxes so far.

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  3. I THINK CONSCIOUS BOX IS TOTALLY NOT ECO CONSCIOUS AND A GIGANTIC RIP OFF. THIS IS ABOUT CONSUMERISM AND WASTE. 1)SAMPLE SIZES ARE A WASTE SO IS USING THE GAS TO SHIP THIS. 2) THESE ARE SAMPLES FROM ESTABLISHED COMPANIES. THE POINT OF THIS IS TO INTRODUCE YOU TO NEW PRODUCTS 3)THEY NEVER PICK UP AT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TRY TO HOLD UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS TO SUBSCRIPTIONS. I RECEIVED 8 JUNKY SAMPLES NOT WORTH $3. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND IF YOU ARE A BUYING NUT, USE THE DEPARTMENT STORE OR YOUR LOCAL HEALTH STORE.

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    1. I'm sorry that you've had a negative experience with Conscious Box. Mine has been quite different, I've always experienced excellent customer service and had great boxes. I have to disagree about the samples being wasteful, because I always either use them or give them to someone who will. As far as them featuring established companies, I also disagree because I've been introduced to some that I had never heard of before. That being said, I appreciate you sharing your opinion because it isn't for everyone.

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