Subscription boxes are all the rage right now. There is just something about receiving a box full of goodies in the mail. It evokes childhood nostalgia of waking up on Christmas morning. Daily Goodie Box channels this emotion perfectly.
I think l love these surprises even more now that I am a mom. Every day, I create well-managed, organized routines for my daughter. You don’t want a lot of surprises as a mom when it comes to kids. The more predictable, the better. As a toddler mom, even more so. One little deviation in the schedule and chaos ensues!
However, we moms may crave a little excitement from time-to-time. So, what is better than a package that arrives in the mail, filled with all kinds of great products that moms will just love? That is where Daily Goodie Box comes in! Signing up for an account is free and the more your review, the more you can earn more free stuff!
A Daily Goodie Box Review
*I was awarded a free sample box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
I love this whole concept. You sign up as a member (for free), receive your Goodie Box, then give feedback about the products in your box. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. (As my students would say). Below are the products I received in my Goodie Box and my honest feedback. Admittedly, I liked some products better than others!
Pipcorn: Delicious Mini Popcorn
Pipcorn is popcorn, but tiny. You do not have to pop it in the microwave or cook it on the stove. It comes popped, ready-to-eat, in prepackaged bags. I have tried prepackaged popped popcorn before and it most often tastes a bit stale. The thing that surprised me the most about Pipcorn, is that it tasted like I had just popped it!
Another important feature of this popcorn is that it is made with no additives. The ingredients in the sea salt flavor I tried are popcorn, olive oil, and sea salt. At only 120 calories per serving, this is a great snack. I enjoyed it myself, but I found it even better for little hands. This would be a great snack for toddlers while on-the-go!
Peanut Butter Meltaway Bar
The Gertrude Hawk Peanut Butter Meltaway Bar is a chocolate bar filled with peanut butter. Do I need to say more? Chocolate. Peanut Butter. I mean, really. This is a classic pairing. Smooth, creamy chocolate filled with rich peanut butter. Really, you can’t go wrong. The site also offers a variety of other chocolate specialties, including ideas for Easter baskets. The prices are incredibly reasonable. The chocolate bars are about $1 each and you can find an Easter basket for your little bunny for as little as $10!
Benecos Natural Lipgloss
Two of my favorite words are “natural” and “lip gloss”. I might have a slight lip balm/lip gloss addiction. I work from home with a tiny human in tow, so makeup is not exactly a priority most days. However, a little moisturizer and lip gloss can really brighten up my look for trips to the grocery store.
I loved that Benecos Natural Lipgloss is made with all-natural ingredients and no parabens. The gloss I received was in “Praline”. It is a sheer nude color with a bit of shimmer. I liked it on it’s own or layering it over a richer hue. The gloss went on smoothly and had a pleasant taste. I might just want to wear makeup a bit more often!
Bhakti Mate Chai Tea
I am a total sucker for chai tea. It is my go-to tea, especially in fall. This tea was great both hot and iced. I especially love the addition of ginger. It really enhanced the spicy flavor. You can get four tins filled with 10 tea bags each on Drink Bhakti for $19.99 and you can mix-and-match flavors. That is 50 cents per drink! I normally spend 10 times that amount for a Chai Tea at Starbucks!
Miss Jones Organic Cookie Mix
This one was the most fun to try because I had included my pint-sized chef in the process. These cookies are super simple to make. Just whip one egg and 5 1/3 tablespoons of butter. Then, add mix and stir. Roll the dough into balls and bake. The package even offers how to make the cookies vegan, which I thought was great. My toddler was in charge of adding the ingredients to my stand mixer and rolling the dough into balls for baking. If a toddler can do it, you know it’s easy!
I tried the Confetti Pop Cookie Mix. These cookies are like sugar cookies mixed with sprinkles. They had a sweet, buttery flavor. The edges were slightly crispy with a soft, chewy center. We served them for guests and everyone assumed they were store bought!
The downside is that each mix sells for $5.99 and makes a dozen cookies. Fifty cents a cookie is a bit pricey when I normally only have to buy a package of chocolate chips for about $3, as I maintain a staple pantry. I can also make about 24 cookies, which is about 12.5 cents per cookie. However, Miss Jones does offer several package options, as well as a variety of other products like cakes, brownies, and frosting. Although a bit pricey for the home cook, it is far less expensive than buying the same items from a gourmet bakery.
Elemental Herbs All Good Organic Skin Food
I’m wearing this on my face right now! All Good Organic Skin Food is made with coconut oil, which is pretty much my favorite product ever. I use coconut oil regularly for skin care and cooking. This was my favorite treatment when my daughter had a diaper rash, as well.
I tried the Skin Food in Lemongrass. The ingredients are just coconut oil and lemongrass essential oil. The combination of coconut oil with the citrus scent is fantastic. The smell is subtle and refreshing and it feels great on the skin. Despite being an “oil”, it is not greasy at all. The skin food comes in coconut and lavender scent and I really want to try both!
It is $15 for 7.5 ounces, which I think is a great price because a little bit goes a long way. I got four uses out of the sample! I also like that this is a product that I would feel comfortable using on my daughter because the ingredients are all-natural. The lotion I currently use for my daughter runs about $1 per ounce, however I have to use quite a bit to keep her moisturized. This product would be a great option for both of us!
Savant Naturals Savi Crisp Chocolate Protein Bar
The Savi Crisp Protein Bar tastes delicious. Unfortunately, I have found this hard to find in a protein bar! As a “Mom on-the-go”, I love to grab a protein bar to keep me fueled when chasing after my toddler. I look for protein bars that have a high amount of protein, but a low amount of sugar. These bars fit the bill with 15 grams of protein, but only 5 grams of sugar.
Seriously, most importantly, they tasted great! There was none of that stale, artificial taste that many protein bars have. They are coated in actual dark chocolate with no added sweeteners. I think this is what made this bar taste more like a sweet treat than a protein bar. These I would be happy to try again!
Run Gum Energy Gum
Run Gum Energy Gum is exactly how it sounds. Gum filled with energy. It contains caffeine, taurine, and b-vitamins. I tried the peppermint and the fruit flavors. My husband said the fruit reminded him of chewing fruit flavored gum back when he was a kid. I preferred the peppermint flavor. As I am trying to limit my caffeine, I would most likely not purchase this item again, even at $1.89 per pack. However, back in my college days, I would have bought cases of this stuff! It’s cheap, easy, and contains no calories!
Alsa Energy Drink Mix
These little packets by Alsa are filled with energy-boosting vitamins that you mix with water. A 12-pack box costs $19.50, so they are a little over a dollar and a half each. That is not a terrible price when you compare the cost of many energy drinks. It comes in the flavors of Dragonfruit, Pomegranate Blueberry, and Three Citrus.
Okay, honestly, I did not like the flavor of any of these energy drinks. It tasted like drinking liquid vitamins and not of the gummy variety. My husband and I both taste tested and grimaced every time we took a sip. However, on the plus side, we both felt that it gave us a little pep in our step when we were particularly exhausted from chasing after our threenager. There was no crash and these are vegan and gluten-free. Taste is a matter of preference, so if a healthy boost of energy is what you need, check these out.
Wild Cocotropic, Chocolate Nootropic Drink For Mental Performance
I have never heard of Wild Cocotropic, Chocolate Nootropic
Drink For Mental Performance before. However, when I saw that it might enhance mental performance and I suffer from a serious case of mom brain, I thought I better give it a try.
This product is like a hot chocolate mix but filled with all kinds of good-for-you herbs. One ingredient is reishi mushroom, which is said to promote relaxation, but I have never tried. It also contains mucuna proteins, which are supposed to help boost your mood and mental performance. The one herb it contains that I am more familiar with is turmeric. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and loaded with anti-oxidants. I often juice it when I am feeling under-the-weather.
The price for this product ranges from $1.50 for a mini-pack to $14.95 for eight ounces. I would absolutely buy the large pack! A little bit goes a long way. Plus, you get your chocolate fix with tons of health benefits. This is a total win-win.
The directions say to mix two tablespoons with hot water as if you were making hot chocolate. It really does have a pleasant taste, but I found an even better way to make this as a drink! I mixed it with match green tea and oh my goodness! Heaven! To combat my insomnia, I am trying to limit my caffeine. So, this concoction was relaxing, yet also gives me the little boost I need in the mornings.
A Goodie Conclusion
If you like surprises and sampling new and unique products, Daily Goodie Box is for you. I did not necessarily love every product, but I did love quite a few! Plus, it was fun trying everything out! I also noticed that many of these products were all-natural or health conscious. These are the types of products, as a mom, that I am the most interested in trying. Try it yourself and see!