Yumvelope – August Unboxing and #Giveaway

yumvelope logoLast summer, I “found” Yumvelope. In case you missed it, here is what I said:

“Sometimes I wonder how many subscription snack services one person can try. No worries, this is a rhetorical question. I liked a new one on Twitter and the magic of Twitter told me to check out Yumvelope. Yumvelope delivers (at least) six full size, small batch, natural artisan products in a padded envelope each month for $21. I contacted them and Sam sent me one to try and to review. Since I [was] doing an elimination diet, I was thinking I would have to give most of it away. To my surprise, there were several products I could try!”

You can see the full review here.

Yumvelope now comes in a box, but they still offer 6 full sized snacks a month and sometimes they have extras! On Cyber Monday, they offered a great deal so I subscribed. Since then, I have gotten to try many new products and enjoyed many Finds’ Faves. This month, Sam offered a blogger box for review. Great news for you, I am going to review my subscription box and giveaway the review box with the same awesome goodies!

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Each box comes with descriptions and the retail prices so you can see if you got your money’s worth.

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Here is the unboxing. This month, I received:

  • Finds’ faves Liz Lovely Cookies (read my raves here). 2 packages! They are all natural AND gluten free. I LOVE the Ginger Snap Dragons and the Chocolate Mint are delicious, too. Who am I kidding? I never met a Liz Lovely cookie I didn’t like.
  • Another Finds’ fave Mountain Trail Mix from Fiona’s (more raves here). This all raw trail mix is perfect for the trails, travel days or a mid-day snack. This mix is fresh and delicious. I was so happy to see it here!
  • A Garuka Bar which is a handmade energy bar made with Vermont honey and 8 all natural ingredients. I have tried these from Yumvelope or another subscription box in the past. They are nutty and sweet and are perfect for hiking or before a long bike ride. They are filling and delish. They are named after a gorilla in Rwandaa and a percentage of the sales goes to gorilla conservation. Cool huh? They will also send you a free sample (limit one per household).
  • Two sample packs of Revolution Tea in Southern Mint. It is caffeine free, so I think I will make it iced for the afternoon. Mint helps with digestion and relieves headaches,
  • A Seven Sundays Muesli which I have been dying to try. And, YAY, they have it at Finds’ fave Abe’s Market and it’s on sale now, too!
  • A Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie which the husband ate right up. He saved me a little piece. It was sweet and tart and I liked the pearlized sugar on the outside.
  • Cafe Britt Octagonal Sampler – 3 flavors. All are dark chocolate and the three flavors are coconut (YUM!), coffee and passionfruit. So far we have tried the coconut and the husband and I gave it two thumbs up.

The retail value of the box is over $25 (and in my opinion it gets an A+ for variety and quality!)

Want to win the Yumvelope “Press Box” I received? Use the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 and over and is void where prohibited. The giveaway runs through August 31st. A winner will be selected and notified on September 1. Please note, I have not opened the second box, so I am not sure if the flavors are the same.

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In the mean time, I recommend Yumvelope. It is one of the subscription boxes I have purchased (without a Groupon or similar) for a full subscription and I will likely renew. They keep finding great new, all natural artisan treats that I love and sharing my favorites again (like Liz Lovely cookies). You can try Yumvelope for one month or send as a gift or subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months. Or you can keep an eye on them on Twitter or Facebook.

Also, you can enter Yumvelope’s double stuff September box giveaway HERE.

Please note: I was not compensated for this post. I received a free Yumvelope box for the cost of shipping in exchange for this review. All opinions on products are my own.

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98 Comments

  1. katy says:

    I am interested in the Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie

  2. Debbie Clauer says:

    I would like to try the Garuka Bar. I get Citrus Lane boxes for my grand daughter. Very nice.

  3. suzie says:

    I love cafe Britt coffee! I used to order that!

  4. Georgette says:

    You know how I love nutrition bars or anything like that, so I’m going with the Café Britt Octagonal Sampler. That sounds cool. As for subscription boxes, I haven’t actually tried too many so I will go with the Conscious Box. That was the first, so I’ll stick with that until I try more.

  5. Nela says:

    I would like to try their Garuka Bar. The one you have up there is nice.

  6. Courtney A says:

    Id love to try the museli

  7. Renata says:

    I’m most interested in the Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie as I love sweet and tart. My favorite subscription box would be Nature Box too. Thanks Erica!

  8. The COOKIES!!! I like that they include the prices of each product to make the value so transparent.

    I am torn on my fave subscription boxes. Love with Food is at the top of my list though. Interesting products and a low price!

  9. The Cafe Britt Octagonal Sampler sounds great! Chocolate all the way!

  10. Laurel C says:

    Those Garuka bars sound good, I’m always on the lookout for bars!

  11. a) one day I will win one of your giveaways
    b) lemon cookies. NOW

  12. The Liz Lovely Cookies look delish- the one sounds like a healthy thin mint cookie! And I love a good subscription box…my faves right now are Stitch Fix and Fabletics!

  13. Heather R says:

    my favorite sub box is ipsy – I have one for myself and another for my daughter! I’d love to try the lemon burst cookies, because I love lemony desserts.

  14. Lisa says:

    The Garuka Bar sounds good! We are fans of Citrus Lane for the kiddos and Glossybox for me!

  15. The cookies sound absolutely delicious!

  16. Maryann D. says:

    I know I would enjoy the Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie.

  17. Maryann D. says:

    Right now my favorite box would be Conscious Box, Vegan.

  18. tianna says:

    never heard of this box, but sounds delicious!

  19. Dandi D says:

    The Garuka bar sounds really good. I really like the Nature Box subscription too.

  20. CraftyHope says:

    Oh, I’ve never heard of these sample boxes before. This selection sounds AMAZING! My mouth is watering. 🙂

  21. Stephanie says:

    What a great way to try new products!

  22. Stacey Niedzwiecki says:

    I love trail mix, so I’d most like to try that and the coffee. Thanks for the recommendation.

  23. Alona Y says:

    The Cafe Britt Octagonal Sampler looks really good!

  24. Helga says:

    I have never heard of this one, but I do like Food with Love boxes.

  25. We only really have one of these companies so far in the UK and that is “Graze”. I suppose we are not huge snackers and resent spending money on things you can bring from home!

  26. Paris says:

    Fun giveaway

  27. The cookies sound awesome. I haven’t tried any subscription boxes, but we got my mom a NatureBox for her birthday and she liked it.

  28. Oh Fun! I’ve never heard of this box before. I am a big fan of the Popsugar monthly box myself. The tea I think would be the most interesting to me!

  29. Yoojin says:

    i’d love to try the lovely cookies! i’m currently subscribed to conscious box, and have liked it so far…

  30. cheryla lister says:

    All the items sound delicious, but especially the Garuka bar. Love anything that tastes nutty. I have never received any subsription boxes so I imagine this would be my favorite.

  31. liz l says:

    Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie and I like birchbox

  32. heather says:

    I am most excited to try the cafe britt coffee. I would like to also try the Nature Box.

  33. Kelly says:

    I have not heard of most of these products. I guess that is the best part of these boxes, is that it is new and exciting tastes. I am most interested in the Garuka Bar. Sounds fantastic.

  34. Cassie says:

    Those mint chocolate cookies look great!

  35. Amanda C. says:

    Seven Sunday Museli

  36. I’ve never used a snack box before! Such a good idea, especially to keep you on top of having healthy snacks around. I want to try the mint chocolate cookies!

  37. Lisa Jones says:

    Grey Ghost Lemon cookie. I love Nature Box! Haven’t received a snack we didn’t like yet.

  38. Julie G says:

    the Garuka bar.. I don’t subscribe to a box

  39. Pat says:

    I’m interested in the Garuka bar. I’ve never subscribed to a subscription box, though I’d like to.

  40. Brandi Dawn says:

    I am most interested in the Garuka Bar. Right now my fave subscription bax in Naturebox!

  41. Amanda Nyx says:

    Chocolate mint cookies… mmmmmm………

  42. Those Liz Lovely Cookies sound delicious and I love that they’re gluten free! I haven’t tried many subscription boxes but the one I like the best so far is NatureBox 🙂

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

  43. Ashliegh says:

    The lemon sugar cookie looks delicious! I love lemon flavored treats – they’re so refreshing!

  44. aleshea says:

    Mmmm, to those cookies I need them in my belly

  45. Penni says:

    Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookies

  46. I love the lemon sugar cookies. My favorite subscription box is Fancy Food box!

  47. Caitlyn says:

    I’m interested in the tea. I really like the food subscription boxes. And the Popsugar box.

  48. Stacey Raymond says:

    I love cookies!

  49. Sharon says:

    Ooooh, the lemon sugar cookie sounds soooo good right now! 🙂 I don’t have any subscription boxes, actually. I did Birch Box for a while, but I never seemed to have the time to enjoy the products.

  50. Steve J. says:

    I would love to try the sugar cookie. Don’t have a subscription, but maybe in the near future.

  51. Bethany says:

    Great giveaway!

  52. i like the garuka bar i never got or heard of these boxes

  53. Fatima says:

    The lemon sugar cookie looks yummy

  54. Misha Estrada says:

    I am most interested in the revolution tea. I also like conscious box.

  55. lauren says:

    I’d like to try the coffee.

    I’ve never tried a subscription box.

  56. Marla L. says:

    The Garuka bar sounds perfect for a post-run treat! I’ve never tried a monthly box – I’ve got commitment issues. 😉

  57. The lemon sugar cookies sound amazing!! I am addicted to Graze Box right now — similar idea!

  58. Caroline says:

    the garuka bar sounds awesome!

  59. Sarah says:

    This box sounds amazing! They just followed me on instagram today so I had to check out some reviews, and they sound worth every penny!

  60. Ray says:

    I’d like the Garuka bar and I like that they’re composed of real foods!

  61. The Cafe Britt Octagonal Sampler looks delicious!

  62. Allison says:

    I’ve never tried a box before! I really like the idea of all the variety though.

  63. Crystal says:

    The grey ghost lemon sugar cookie! I haven’t had the chance to do a subscription box yet but I’m sure I would love a lot of them if I had the chance to subscribe.

  64. Dana says:

    I would be excited to try the tea. I don’t subsribe to any boxes

  65. Elizabeth says:

    I’d love to try the Ginger Snapdragons! I’ve never subscribed to a box before but it always sounds like a ton of fun.

  66. Jennifer says:

    The Garuka Bar sounds delicious! I don’t subscribe to any boxes right now,but I would like to try the runner box that would let me try some new stuff out.

  67. Kitty Iecvan says:

    I’d love to try the Cafe Britt Octagonal Sampler! I don’t have any subscription boxes.

  68. Georgiana says:

    Garuka Bar for me and I like Nature Box.

  69. shaunie says:

    Would have to say the Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie. Never had a subscription box

  70. Amber G. says:

    The Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie sounds great!

  71. Anna says:

    The Liz Lovely cookies sound delicious!!

  72. I think the cafe brit looks cool.

    My favorite subscription box I’ve seen / gotten has to be RunnersBox. I dont have a subscription but have gotten a one off as a gift and loved it.

  73. I would be most interested in the Garuka Bar.

  74. Farrah says:

    I was having a hard time deciding, but then I saw “passionfruit” under the Cafe Britt Octagonal sampler description and I was sold. I adore passionfruit. :D!

  75. april says:

    I’m interested in those Liz Lovely cookies! I don’t receive any subscription boxes, so I don’t know my favorite.

  76. Amy says:

    I am most interested in the lemon cookie! I love lemon desserts! My favorite subscription box is my stridebox!

  77. alisa says:

    the Grey Ghost Lemon sugar cookie sounds the best!

  78. holly says:

    I’m interested in Seven Sundays Muesli. I don’t receive any subscription boxes, so I don’t know my favorite.

  79. I would love to try the Garuka Bar.

  80. Sam says:

    Sounds nice, I would like to try the muesli

  81. Kristen says:

    Cafe Britt please!

  82. Janice Dean says:

    Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie sounds great! Thanks

  83. Priscilla S. says:

    The Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie sounds great and my favorite subscription box is NatureBox.

  84. Erin R. says:

    I’m crazy about tea so I’d love to try the mint tea bags. I have actually never tried a subscription box before but am thinking about trying one.

  85. Julianne Lewis says:

    trail mix! I subscribe to Love With Food, but I am going to check yumvelope out 🙂

  86. Kim Cowgar says:

    Toss up between the Liz Lovely Cookies and the Revolution tea as the ones I’d most like to try. Currently subscribe to Graze box and Love with Food. I think I lean towards the Graze box as my favorite

  87. Mary Bearden says:

    The lemon cookies and the trail mix sound really awesome for me. I don’t subscribe to any boxes right now. I wish I could afford it but we don’t have that kind of budget yet for me to do one of these just yet.

  88. joy says:

    The Cafe Britt octogonal coconut and dark chocolate sounds delish! I’ve never had a subscription box but I’ve always wanted to try one.

  89. meredith says:

    the Liz Lovely Cookies look awesome!

  90. Annette says:

    I’d most like to try the Grey Ghost Lemon Sugar Cookie, because I love all things lemon. I’ve not tried any subscription boxes yet, so I can’t comment on my favorite.

  91. Paulina J. says:

    Something about revolution tea just kind of calls put to me.

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